Linux CLI tips.
Published: 08 Oct 2009
- 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 -Â 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 - ExecuteÂ nth command in history
- ^abc^xyz - Replace first occurrence of abc with xyz in last command and execute it