Unix / Linux command prompt Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Keyboard Shortcuts

 

Linux / Unix Command prompt supports huge number of shortcut keys. If you familiar with the shortcut keys you can utilizes the command prompt very faster. The more practice on the shortcut keys will give you more speed in the command prompt. Below are the shortcut keys.

 

To move cursor one word backword

 

esc  +b 

   

To move cursor one word forward

 

esc  +f

   

To move cursor to the starting of the line

 

ctrl +a 

 

To move cursor one letter backword

 

ctrl +b      

 

Terminate foreground job

 

ctrl +c         

 

To Logout of the terminal

 

crrl +d  

 

To move cursor to the end of the line

 

ctrl +e

 

To move cursor forward

 

ctrl +f

     

To delete one letter backward like backspace

 

ctrl +h 

 

To delete contents from where the pointer to left side end

 

ctrl +u


To delete contents from where the pointer to Right side end.

 

ctrl +k       

 

To delete one word from where the pointer to one word on left side
crtl +w 

   

To move cursor one letter forward

 

ctrl +f

 

To display the previously executed Command

 

ctrl +p     

 

To display the next command when ctrl +p is used

 

ctrl +n    

 

To Clear the screen
ctrl +l

 

To execute a command like hitting ENTER
ctrl +j       

 

To execute a command like hitting ENTER

 

ctrl +o   

 

To pastes text previously erased (with Ctl-U or Ctl-W)

 

ctrl  +Y 

 

Short cut key to reverse search in the command history

 

ctrl +r


To create a new tab in pseudo terminal

 

ctrl + alt +t

 

or

 

ctrl + alt +T

 

If you copy some content and if you want to paste it in terminal

 

shift + insert

 

To logout a user from the graphical terminal (crtl+alt+f7)

 

ctrl + alt + backspace