Anton Lindstrom (about, @twitter, @github)

Linux CLI tips.

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  • Ctrl-a - Move to the start of the line.
  • Ctrl-e - Move to the end of the line.
  • Alt-] x - Moves the cursor forward to the next occurrence of x.
  • Alt-Ctrl-] x - Moves the cursor backwards to the previous occurrence of x.
  • Ctrl-u - Delete from the cursor to the beginning of the line.
  • Ctrl-k - Delete from the cursor to the end of the line.
  • Ctrl-w - Delete from the cursor to the start of the word.
  • Ctrl-y - Pastes text from the clipboard.
  • Ctrl-l - Clear the screen leaving the current line at the top of the screen.
  • Ctrl-x - Ctrl-u - Undo the last changes.
  • Ctrl-_Alt-r - Undo all changes to the line.
  • Alt-Ctrl-e - Expand command line.
  • Ctrl-r - Incremental reverse search of history.
  • Alt-p - Non-incremental reverse search of history.
  • !! - Execute last command in history
  • !abc - Execute last command in history beginning with abc
  • !n - Execute nth command in history
  • ^abc^xyz - Replace first occurrence of abc with xyz in last command and execute it
Re-blog from http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-great-tips-for-ubuntu-power-users/