Use Bash Keyboard Shortcuts

Cameron Nokes
InstructorCameron Nokes

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Bash keyboard shortcuts make it faster and easier to get things done at the terminal. In this lesson we'll look at the following shortcuts:

  • Ctrl+A - go to the beginning of a line
  • Ctrl+E- go to the end of a line
  • Ctrl+K - clears line up to the cursor
  • Ctrl+W - delete last word
  • Ctrl+L - clear the screen (equivalent of the clear command)

Note: these shortcuts work on Terminal, iTerm 2, and Hyper. If you are using an alternative terminal, they may not work.