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Top terminal keyboard shortcuts for developers

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Terminal shortcuts are an essential tool for developers, as they allow for quick and efficient navigation and manipulation of files and directories. Here are some of the top terminal shortcuts that every developer should know:

Ctrl + A

This shortcut moves the cursor to the beginning of the current line.

Ctrl + E

This shortcut moves the cursor to the end of the current line.

Ctrl + U

This shortcut deletes the text from the cursor to the beginning of the current line.

Ctrl + K

This shortcut deletes the text from the cursor to the end of the current line.

Ctrl + W

This shortcut deletes the word preceding the cursor.

Ctrl + L

This shortcut clears the terminal screen, similar to the “clear” command.

Tab

This shortcut autocompletes the current command or file/directory name.

Up Arrow

This shortcut allows you to access previously executed commands.

Tab

This shortcut autocompletes the current command or file/directory name.

Ctrl + R

This shortcut allows you to search through previously executed commands.

Ctrl + C

This shortcut allows you to cancel the current command.

Ctrl + Shift + T

This shortcut opens a new tab in the terminal.

Ctrl + Shift + W

This shortcut closes the current tab in the terminal.

Ctrl + D

This shortcut logs you out of the current session or terminates the current command.

Ctrl + Z

This shortcut suspends the current process and sends it to the background.

Ctrl + Shift + C

This shortcut allows you to copy the selected text in the terminal.

Ctrl + Shift + V

This shortcut allows you to paste the copied text in the terminal.

Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow

This shortcut allows you to move the cursor between words in the current line.

Alt + Left/Right Arrow

This shortcut allows you to move the cursor to the beginning or end of the previous/next word.

Ctrl + Shift + Up/Down Arrow

This shortcut allows you to move the current line of text up or down.

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