Linux: Bash Keys, Terminal Keys, Man Page Keys

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This pages show the bash keybinding, man page keys, and terminal keys.

Bash Keys

Moving cursor:

Deleting:

Paste:

Search Command History:

Bash keys are a subset of emacs keys.

[see Emacs Keys Basics]

Special, Job Control:

[see Linux: Job Control]

You can see most of special process control keys by stty -a. [see Linux: Terminal Control Sequence Keys]

Man Pages Keys

Here's the most important keys when viewing man page.

Type man bash and try these keys.

These keys are similar to vi's keys. (not exactly compatible. For example, page down in vi is 【Ctrl+f】, not 【f】.) [see vi tutorial]

Terminal App Keys

Here's most important keys in Gnome terminal. (You can see the full list under menu 〖Edit ▸ Keyboard Shortcuts…〗)

System-Wide Virtual Console Keys

GNU Info Keys

[see Linux: Bash Manual in Chapters, Using Emacs for Info]

Linux Shell Basics

  1. Get System Info
  2. Shell Basics
  3. grep, cat, awk, uniq
  4. sort
  5. find, xargs
  6. diff Files/Dir
  7. dir size: du
  8. dir tree
  9. tar gzip bzip2 xz 7zip rar zip
  10. wget, curl, GET, HEAD
  11. rsync
  12. Install Packages

Sys Admin

  1. Job Control
  2. ps
  3. top
  4. htop
  5. RAM stat
  6. Users and Groups
  7. File Permission
  8. Opened Files: lsof
  9. shutdown, sleep

Bash/Terminal

  1. Bash Keys, Terminal Keys, Man Page Keys
  2. Bash Prompt Setup
  3. Bash Color Prompt
  4. .bashrc, .profile, .bash_profile
  5. Virtual Console
  6. Terminal Control Sequence Keys
  7. Reset Terminal
  8. tmux
  9. man page
  10. Bash Manual in Chapters
  11. BASH Shell Misc Tips
  12. Log Terminal Session

Linux Desktop

  1. Most Useful GUI Apps
  2. Set Default App
  3. Shell Commands for GUI Apps
  4. Image Viewers
  5. Music Players
  6. Move File to Trash by Command
  7. X11 Selection and Clipboard
  8. How to Switch to LXDE, Xfce
  9. LXDE Keyboard Shortcuts
  10. LXDE/Openbox, Change Keyboard Shortcuts
  11. LXDE Set Key Repeat Rate
  12. LXDE/OpenBox, Disable Mouse Scroll Wheel Hide Window
  13. Xfce Keyboard Shortcuts
  14. Xfce Good Themes
  15. xmonad Keybinding
  16. How to Restart X11
  17. Why Tiling Window Manager Sucks
  18. Standard Fonts
  19. How to Install Font

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