Terminal Shortcuts

I’m trying to get faster at using my terminal. I plan for this to become a growing list of shortcuts I want to commonly use for speedier terminal navigation.

I realize there are references for this sort of thing already—but this isn’t meant to be comprehensive. It’s meant to be a simplified and helpful layman’s guide. This is mainly for my own benefit, but as always, you’re welcome to follow along.

Clearing and navigation:

  • Delete line up to beginning: Ctrl + U
  • Delete complete line: Ctrl + A, Ctrl + K
  • Cancel current command: Ctrl + C.
  • Recall last deleted command: Ctrl + Y
  • Go to beginning of line: Ctrl + A
  • Go to end of line: Ctrl + E
  • Remove words ahead: Ctrl + K
  • Remove characters to left, until beginning of word: Ctrl + W