Linux Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + Alt +  TStart Terminal
  • Up Arrow Show the previous command
  • Enter  Run the command
  • Ctrl + A ⇒ Return to the start of the command you’re typing
  • Ctrl + C  Halts the current command, cancel the current operation and/or start with a fresh new line
  • Ctrl + D ⇒ Log out of current session, similar to exit
  • Ctrl + E ⇒ Go to the end of the command you’re typing
  • Ctrl + K ⇒ Cut everything after the cursor to a special clipboard
  • Ctrl + L  Clear the screen
  • Ctrl + R  Allows you to type a part of the command you’re looking for and finds it
  • Ctrl + T ⇒ Swap the two characters before the cursor (you can actually use this to transport a character from the left to the right, try it!)
  • Ctrl + U ⇒ Cut everything before the cursor to a special clipboard, erases the whole line
  • Ctrl + Y ⇒ Paste from the special clipboard that Ctrl + U and Ctrl + K save their data to
  • Ctrl + Z  Stops the current command, resume with fg in the foreground or bg in the background
  • Esc + . (a period)  Insert the last argument of the previous command on the fly, which enables you to edit it before executing the command
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