Useful Unix and Linux Shortcut Keys

Useful Unix and Linux Shortcut Keys [ Beginner’s Guide ]

Without any explanation, let’s check out the list of useful Unix and Linux shortcut keys. Meanwhile, These commands might not be applicable to the all Linux distros. Some might be applicable to Ubuntu, meanwhile some might be applicable to Linux Mint and else.

Useful Unix and Linux Shortcut Keys

Keyboard shortcut keys


Ctrl+FMoves the cursor forward one character.
Ctrl+CThis command cancels the currently running command.
Ctrl+DThis command logs out of the current session.
Ctrl+BMoves the cursor backward one character.
Ctrl+HErase one character.
Ctrl+PPaste previous line.
Ctrl+UErases the complete line.
Ctrl+Alt+LIt locks the screen.
Ctrl+SStops all output on-screen (XOFF).
Ctrl+QTurns all output stopped on-screen back on (XON).
Ctrl+WDeletes the last word typed. For example.

Some other useful shortcuts are:

Super+A: This command shows the list of applications.
Alt+F2: Pop up command window.
Alt+Esc: This command switches between windows in the current workspace.
Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Power Off.
Alt+Prnt Scrn: It takes a screenshot of a window.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R: Start and end screencast recording.
alt+f1 opens the system menu.
shift+del permanently deletes.
alt+tab It switches between open applications.
CTRL+ALT+DOWN: List the open applications on the current workspace.
Ctrl+a :All selection.
Ctrl+c: Copies the selection.
Ctrl+x: Cuts the selected contain.
Ctrl+v: Paste the selected contain.


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