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Mac OS X Terminal navigation shortcuts for long commands

As a developer, you will spend a lot of time in the terminal. So, it can be very useful to know a few shortcuts for how to maneuver around long commands:

Shortcut Description
Ctrl + A Move the cursor at the beginning of the command you are currently typing on
Ctrl + E Move the cursor at the end of the command you are currently typing on
Ctrl + K Clears the line before the cursor position. If you are at the end of the line, delete the entire command
Ctrl + U Clears the line before the cursor position. If you are at the beginning of the line, delete the entire command
Option+ā†’ Skip the cursor one word forward
Option+ā† Skip the cursor one word backward
Ctrl + C Some processes are long-running and will need to be manually interrupted. You can do this with Ctrl + C

I hope these terminal shortcuts were helpful, and I challenge you to play with them.

Please, let me know if there are any really good ones I might have missed.

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