Useful Linux Terminal Shortcuts Every Linux User Must Know

Insight: List of useful Linux terminal shortcuts for Linux users

In this tutorial post, we are going to show you the useful list of shortcut keys for Linux terminal. Shortcut keys can be a productive and time saving.

useful linux terminal shortcuts

Useful Linux Terminal Shortcuts Every Linux User Must Know


Ctrl + Shift + N This shortcut will open new terminal window
Ctrl + Shift + T It will open new tab on current terminal window
Alt + Number (1,2,3,4) Move to tab 1/2/3/4
Ctrl + Shift + W It wil close current tab
Ctrl + Shift + Q It will close terminal window
Ctrl + PageUp This shortcut will move to previous tab
Ctrl + PageDown Move to next tab
Ctrl + Shift + C Copy from terminal
Ctrl + Shift + V Paste to terminal
Ctrl+F It will move cursor one character to the right side
CTRL+ RIGHT ARROW It will move cursor one word right hand side
Ctrl + Shift + A Select All
Ctrl + Shift + F Search
Up Arrow / Ctrl + P It scrolls through the commands which you’ve entered before
Down Arrow / Ctrl + N Takes you back to a more recent command
tab It will auto completes any commands or file names in terminal
Ctrl + R Searches for commands you’ve already typed
Ctrl + W Deletes the word before the cursor
Ctrl + Y It will revert the task done by Ctrl + W
Alt + B Goes back one word at a time
Alt + Shift + F Moves forward one word at a time
Ctrl + A / Home This shortcut will move the cursor to the starting of the line.
Ctrl + E / End Moves the cursor to the end of a line
Ctrl + K Deletes from the current cursor position to the end of the line
Ctrl + U Deletes from the start of the line to the current cursor position
Alt + C Capitalizes letter where cursor is and moves to end of word
Ctrl + L This shortcut will clear the terminal output
CTRL+m If ENTER key do not work, use this command
Ctrl + D It Log out of current session
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