Migrating from Windows to a Linux operating is usually challenging process. Navigating though the system, terminal sessions can be daunting task to most beginners. When working on a Linux terminal there are a number of useful keyboard shortcuts you can use to acquaint yourself with terminal operations, efficiently and in a productive manner.
Below is a list of most used Keyboard Shortcuts when working on a Linux system.
|Keyboard Shortcut||Usage Explanation|
|Run the command entered in the terminal|
|Cancel the current operation or halts the current executing command|
|Stops the current running command, resume with fg in the foreground or bg in the background|
|Allows you to type a part of the command you’re searching and it will find it|
|Repeats the last executed command|
|Move to the end of command you’re typing|
|Return to the first line in the command you’re typing|
|Erase the whole line in the commands typed|
|Cut everything after the cursor to a special clipboard|
|Delete the word / argument left of the cursor in the current line|
|Swap the two characters before the cursor position|
|Paste from the special clipboard that Ctrl + U and Ctrl + K save their data to|
|Log out of current session. It is similar to typing exit command|
|Repeats the last argument of the previous command executed|
|Cycle through the history of commands you issued earlier in the terminal|
|Cycle through all open windows|
If you have any Keyboard shortcut that helps you be productive in a Linux system share in the comments sections. We’ll be happy to update this article.
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