# Keyboard shortcuts
# Editing Shortcuts
|Ctrl + a||move to the beginning of the line|
|Ctrl + e||move to the end of the line|
|Ctrl + k||Kill the text from the current cursor position to the end of the line.|
|Ctrl + u||Kill the text from the current cursor position to the beginning of the line|
|Ctrl + w||Kill the word behind the current cursor position|
|Alt + b||move backward one word|
|Alt + f||move forward one word|
|Ctrl + Alt + e||shell expand line|
|Ctrl + y||Yank the most recently killed text back into the buffer at the cursor.|
|Alt + y||Rotate through killed text. You can only do this if the prior command is Ctrl + y or Alt + y.|
Killing text will delete text, but save it so that the user can reinsert it by yanking. Similar to cut and paste except that the text is placed on a kill ring which allows for storing more than one set of text to be yanked back on to the command line.
You can find out more in the emacs manual.
# Recall Shortcuts
|Ctrl + r||search the history backwards|
|Ctrl + p||previous command in history|
|Ctrl + n||next command in history|
|Ctrl + g||quit history searching mode|
|Alt + .||use the last word of the previous command|
|repeat to get the last word of the previous + 1 command|
|Alt + n Alt + .||use the nth word of the previous command|
|!! + Return||execute the last command again (useful when you forgot sudo: |
# Job Control
|Ctrl + c||Stop the current job|
|Ctrl + z||Suspend the current job (send a SIGTSTP signal)|
|Ctrl + x, (||start recording a macro|
|Ctrl + x, )||stop recording a macro|
|Ctrl + x, e||execute the last recorded macro|
# Custome Key Bindings
bind command it is possible to define custom key bindings.
The next example bind an Alt + w to
bind '"\ew"':"\" >/dev/null 2>&1\""
If you want to execute the line immediately add
\C-m (Enter) to it:
bind '"\ew"':"\" >/dev/null 2>&1\C-m\""
bind -P show all configured shortcuts.