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Bash command line shortcuts Cheat Sheet by clyde.stiller

Bash command line shortcuts

Bash Editing Shortcuts

Ctrl + k
delete from cursor to the end of the command line
Ctrl + y
paste word or text that was cut using one of the deletion shortcuts
Ctrl + xx
move between start of command line and current cursor position
Alt + b
move backward one word
Alt + f
move forward one word
Alt + d
delete to end of word starting at cursor
Alt + c
capitalize to end of word starting at cursor
Alt + u
make uppercase from cursor to end of word
 

Bash Bang (!) Commands

!!
run last command
!blah
run the most recent command that starts with ‘blah’ (e.g. !ls)
!blah:p
print out the command that !blah would run
!*
the previous command except for the last word
!n
Execute nth command in history
!$
Last argument of last command
!^
First argument of last command
^abc
Replace first occurance of abc with xyz in last command and execute it

Command Recall Shortcuts

Ctrl + g
escape from history searching mode
Alt + .
use the last word of the previous command
 

Bash Editing Shortcuts 2

Alt-Ctrl-] x
moves the cursor backwards to the previous occurance of x
Alt-] x
moves the cursor forward to the next occurance of x
Ctrl+t
swap character under cursor with the previous one
Alt + t
swap current word with previous
Alt + l
make lowercase from cursor to end of word
 

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mishin mishin, 11:08 10 Oct 12

thanks, amazing sheet!

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