Commonly use Linux and Unix commands and shortcuts

Information, 02 Aug 2016, 08:36am GMT


CTRL+B - Moves the cursor backward one character.

CTRL+C - Cancels the currently running command.

CTRL+D - Logs out of the current session.

CTRL+F - Moves the cursor forward one character.

CTRL+H - Erase one character. Similar to pressing backspace.

CTRL+P - Paste previous line(s).

CTRL+S - Stops all output on screen (XOFF).

CTRL+Q - Turns all output stopped on screen back on (XON).

CTRL+U - Erases the complete line.

CTRL+W - Deletes the last word typed. For example, if you typed mv file1 file2 this shortcut would delete file2.

CTRL+Z - Cancels current operation, moves back a directory or takes the current operation and moves it to the background.


~ - Moves to the user's home directory.

!! - Repeats the line last entered at the shell. See history command for previous commands.

!$ - Repeats the last argument for the command last used. See history command for previous commands.

reset - Resets the terminal if terminal screen is not displaying correctly.

shutdown -h now - Remotely or locally shuts the system down.