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posted at 24. Aug '21

Bash Hotkeys

Bash provides many hot keys to ease use. Like:

  • ctrl-l – clear screen
  • ctrl-r – does a search in the previously given commands so that you don’t have to repeat long command.
  • ctrl-u – clears the typing before the hotkey.
  • ctrl-a – takes you to the begining of the command you are currently typing.
  • ctrl-e – takes you to the end of the command you are currently typing in.
  • esc-b – takes you back by one word while typing a command.
  • ctrl-c – kills the current command or process.
  • ctrl-d – kills the shell.
  • ctrl-h – deletes one letter at a time from the command you are typing in.
  • ctrl-z – puts the currently running process in background, the process can be brought back to run state by using fg command.
  • esc-p – like ctrl-r lets you search through the previously given commands.
  • esc-. – gives the last command you typed.

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