Basic Linux Terminal Shortcuts Cheat Sheet is here, this is not a comprehensive list but what’s contained here will help you a lot on a daily basis when working on Linux command line interface. Having Terminal shortcut keyboard keys combination in your mind is a real time saver. There is a list of Windows Powershell Shortcut commands as well.
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Basic Linux Terminal Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
So here is a list of Basic Linux Terminal Shortcuts Cheat Sheet.
CTRL+ U: Delete all contents to the left of the cursor
CTRL+ D: Logout of the current session. It is similar to exit.
CTRL+L: Clear the terminal.
CTRL+ E: Cursor the end of line
CTRL + K: Delete right of the cursor
CTRL+W: Delete word on the left
CTRL+Y: Paste (after CTRL U, K or W)
TAB: auto-completion of file or command
CTRL+R: Reverse search history. Type to bring up recent commands.
!!: Repeat last typed command.
CTRL+Z: Stops current command and runs it in the background with bg or fg.
Arrow Up / Arrow Down: Move up and down history commands.
CTRL+C: Halts the current command.
Basic Terminal Navigation Commands.
pwd: show working directory
du -h: show disk usage of folders in humanly readable format
man [command]: shows manual of specified command
man -k <command> : Search for command manual if available.
cd <folder name> : Change directory to one specified by folder name.
cd / : Go to root directory.
cd : Cd without any argument takes you to the home directory of current logged in user.
cd ~ : Go to the home directory of current logged in user.
ls -l <folder name> : List contents of a folder in long format with ownership.
ls -lh: Detailed list in human-readable format.