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# Main Index: Debian Linux Magic Spells Cheat Sheet (one liners, how to, tips and tricks)

# Linux Terminal


Keyboard shortcuts for the terminal:

TAB # Autocomplete the command, directory or file name you are typing. If it can't autocomplete your text from the characters you've typed, hit it again to show all matching possibilities CTRL+A # Move the cursor to the beginning of the line CTRL+E # Move the cursor to the end of the line CTRL+L # Clear the Screen (scrolls all the all the text above the visible area, same as printf "\033c" ) CTRL+C # Break (Halt) the current running program (signal 2) CTRL+D # Exit / Logout CTRL+U # Delete all characters to the left of the cursor up to the beginning of the line CTRL+K # Delete all characters to the right of the cursor up to the end of the line CTRL+W # Delete all characters to the left up to the beginning of the current word CTRL+Y # Paste the text erased using CTRL+U, CTRL+K, CTRL+W. Note that this uses a separate clipboard. CTRL+P or CURSOR UP # Show the previous command in History CTRL+N or CURSOR DOWN # Show the next command in History




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