Linux command line keyboard shortcuts

2017.02.28 09:36* 字数 588


cp install_collectd.log{,-old}


mv /etc/rc.conf{-old,}


mv /path/to/file.{txt,xml}


mkdir myfolder{1,2,3}




Ctrl+U Ctrl+K Ctrl+W




cd -  


cd ~

if you run a command that needs root privileges but forget to addsudoto the beginning, there's no need to retype the command. Just run:

sudo !!

if you want to run the last command that usedcat, you could just type:


If you just want to see what the lastcatcommand was, you can instead run:


say you had just created a folder using:

mkdir /new/awesome/folder

To thencdinto that directory, you could just type:

cd !$

Ctrl+LClear the screen

tabTab key autocomplete the name of command/file/directory etc. For eg. typetouand type tab

UP ARROW KeyShows you previous command in descending order

DOWN Arrow KeyWhen you are usingUP ARROW Keyto get previous command.Then try thisDOWN Arrow,it will show forward command history

Ctrl+RIt is for Reverse search.Press CTRL+R and type some command which you last run.It will search for last command you run.

Here we pressed CTRL+r then typed /etc ,it automatically searched for command

(reverse-i-search)`/etc': /etc/init.d/httpd restart

Ctrl+JIt end the CTRL+r search

Ctrl+GIt abort the search by CTRL+r ( and restores original line)

CTRL+pIt shows previous history,same like UP arrow key

CTRL+nIt shows forward history,same like DOWN arrow key

Ctrl+BMove cursor one character to the left side

Ctrl+FMove cursor one character to the right side

Ctrl+AMove cursor to start of the line

Ctrl+EMove cursor to end of the line

HOMEMove cursor at the start of the line

ENDMove cursor at the end of the line

CTRL+ RIGHT ARROWMove cursor one word right hand side

CTRL + RIGHT ARROWMove cursor one word left hand side

Ctrl+UIt cut everything from the line start to cursor

Ctrl+KIt cut everything from the cursor to end of the line

Ctrl+WIt cut the current word before the cursor

Ctrl+YIt paste the previous cut text

CTRL+kIt cut the line from the position of the cursor to the end of the line.

CTRL+SHIFT+cTo copy selected text

CTRL+SHIFT+vTo paste you last copied by CTRL+SHIFT+c

SHIFT + INSERTCopy selected text to clipboard and paste from the clipboard

Shift+PgUp/PgDown It Scrolls console buffer up/down. You can use this key, also in Runlevel 3 or terminal mode

CTRL+zPut the running process in background.(To get back, runjobscommand.And then foregorund it by usingfgcommand. )

For example. First run thetopthen press CTRL+z.After this use fg command and found job no. 1 for top. See below example


Ctrl + TIt swap the last two characters before the cursor

Esc + TIt swap the last two words before the cursor

CTRL+mIt is like a Enter key (If ENTER key do not work,try this)

And at the end….

Ctrl + DLog out of current session, likeexitcommand