26 Useful Linux Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Know

Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts For Beginner - Now we talking about Linux commands again. Today I'll share a simple tricks using Linux terminal. Seriously, you must know how to use CLI (Command Line Interface) in your terminal. That's really important things for you to learn GNU/Linux.

Why CLI is important? It's practice, simple, efficient and powerful. Example using APT to install/configure applications. Before this post, I already post a useful command for package management system in Debian and derivatives. You can read Basic Commands of APT-GET and APT-CACHE for Package Management.

Why Command-line?

However there are GUIs (graphical user interfaces) on Linux, the traditional Unix environment is a CLI (command line interface), where you type commands to tell the computer what to do. That's faster and more powerful, but requires finding out what the commands are.

26 Useful Linux Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Know

There are many varieties of Linux, but almost all of them use similar commands that can be entered from a command-line interface terminal.

Opening Terminal

1. Unity

For Ubuntu GNU/Linux users that using Unity as default desktop, you can open the Terminal by 'search' function on the dash, or click on the 'More Apps' button, click on the 'See more results' by the installed section, and find it in that list of applications. Below are the methods opening terminal in Unity :
  1. From Dash -> Search for Terminal
  2. From Dash -> More Apps -> See More Results -> Terminal
  3. From Dash -> More Apps -> Accessories -> Terminal
  4. Keyboard Shortcut : Ctrl + Alt + T

2. Gnome

Gnome was originally an acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment. This desktop environment is part of the GNU project, a desktop environment that is composed entirely of free and open-source software. Gnome is a classic desktop environment for Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) and is the default desktop environment in earlier releases, such as Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid). Below are the methods opening terminal in Gnome :
  1. Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal.
  2. Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T

Linux Terminal Keyboard Shortcut

So below are the lists of terminal shortcut key to help you work faster when using command line :
Keyboard Shortcuts Shortcuts Function
Ctrl + Shift + NOpen new terminal window
Ctrl + Shift + TOpen new tab on Current terminal
Ctrl + Shift + DDetach Window
Ctrl + Shift + WClose current tab
Ctrl + Shift + QClose terminal window
Ctrl + PageUpMove to previous tab
Ctrl + PageDownMove to next tab
Alt + Number (1,2,3)Move to tab 1/2/3
Ctrl + Shift + CCopy from terminal
Ctrl + Shift + VPaste to terminal
Ctrl + Shift + ASelect All
Ctrl + Shift + FSearch
Up Arrow / Ctrl + PScrolls through the commands you've entered before
Down Arrow / Ctrl + NTakes you back to a more recent command
tabAuto completes any commands or file names
Ctrl + RSearches for commands you've already typed
Ctrl + A / HomeMoves the cursor to the start of a line
Ctrl + E / EndMoves the cursor to the end of a line
Ctrl + KDeletes from the current cursor position to the end of the line
Ctrl + UDeletes from the start of the line to the current cursor position
Ctrl + WDeletes the word before the cursor
Ctrl + YRevert that remove by Ctrl + W
Alt + BGoes back one word at a time
Alt + Shift + FMoves forward one word at a time
Alt + CCapitalizes letter where cursor is and moves to end of word
Ctrl + L Clear terminal output

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