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

Useful Unix and Linux Shortcut Keys

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+F Moves the cursor forward one character.
Ctrl+C This command cancels the currently running command.
Ctrl+D This command logs out of the current session.
Ctrl+B Moves the cursor backward one character.
Ctrl+H Erase one character.
Ctrl+P Paste previous line.
Ctrl+U Erases the complete line.
Ctrl+Alt+L It locks the screen.
Ctrl+S Stops all output on-screen (XOFF).
Ctrl+Q Turns all output stopped on-screen back on (XON).
Ctrl+W Deletes 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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