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 + NThis shortcut will open new terminal window
Ctrl + Shift + TIt will open new tab on current terminal window
Alt + Number (1,2,3,4)Move to tab 1/2/3/4
Ctrl + Shift + WIt wil close current tab
Ctrl + Shift + QIt will close terminal window
Ctrl + PageUpThis shortcut will move to previous tab
Ctrl + PageDownMove to next tab
Ctrl + Shift + CCopy from terminal
Ctrl + Shift + VPaste to terminal
Ctrl+FIt will move cursor one character to the right side
CTRL+ RIGHT ARROWIt will move cursor one word right hand side
Ctrl + Shift + ASelect All
Ctrl + Shift + FSearch
Up Arrow / Ctrl + PIt scrolls through the commands which you’ve entered before
Down Arrow / Ctrl + NTakes you back to a more recent command
tabIt will auto completes any commands or file names in terminal
Ctrl + RSearches for commands you’ve already typed
Ctrl + WDeletes the word before the cursor
Ctrl + YIt will revert the task done by Ctrl + W
Alt + BGoes back one word at a time
Alt + Shift + FMoves forward one word at a time
Ctrl + A / HomeThis shortcut will move the cursor to the starting of the line.
Ctrl + E / EndMoves the cursor to the end of a line
Ctrl + KDeletes from the current cursor position to the end of the line
Ctrl + UDeletes from the start of the line to the current cursor position
Alt + CCapitalizes letter where cursor is and moves to end of word
Ctrl + LThis shortcut will clear the terminal output
CTRL+mIf ENTER key do not work, use this command
Ctrl + DIt Log out of current session
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