Shortcut Keys on Linux

Shortcut Keys on Linux

Guys!!

I have found some useful shortcut keys for Linux!
# / – root directory

# ./ – current directory

# ./command_name – run a command in the current directory when the current directory is not on the path

# ../ – parent directory

# ~ – home directory

# $ – typical prompt when logged in as ordinary user

# # – typical prompt when logged in as root or superuser

# ! – repeat specified command

# !! – repeat previous command

# ^^ – repeat previous command with substitution

# & – run a program in background mode

# [Tab][Tab] – prints a list of all available commands. This is just an example of autocomplete with no restriction on the first letter.

# x[Tab][Tab] – prints a list of all available completions for a command, where the beginning is “x”

# [Alt][Ctrl][F1] – switch to the first virtual text console

# [Alt][Ctrl][Fn] – switch to the nth virtual text console. Typically, there are six on a Linux PC system.

# [Alt][Ctrl][F7] – switch to the first GUI console, if there is one running. If the graphical console freezes, one can switch to a nongraphical console, kill the process that is giving problems, and switch back to the graphical console using this shortcut.

# [ArrowUp] – scroll through the command history (in bash)

# [Shift][PageUp] – scroll terminal output up. This also works at the login prompt, so you can scroll through your boot messages.

# [Shift][PageDown] – scroll terminal output down

# [Ctrl][Alt][ ] – switch to next X server resolution (if the server is set up for more than one resolution)

# [Ctrl][Alt][-] – change to previous X server resolution

# [Ctrl][Alt][BkSpc] – kill the current X server. Used when normal exit is not possible.

# [Ctrl][Alt][Del] – shut down the system and reboot

# [Ctrl]c – kill the current process

# [Ctrl]d – logout from the current terminal

# [Ctrl]s – stop transfer to current terminal

# [Ctrl]q – resume transfer to current terminal. This should be tried if the terminal stops responding.

# [Ctrl]z – send current process to the background

# reset – restore a terminal to its default settings

# [Leftmousebutton] – Hold down left mouse button and drag to highlight text. Releasing the button copies the region to the text buffer under X and (if gpm is installed) in console mode.

# [Middlemousebutton] – Copies text from the text buffer and inserts it at the cursor location. With a two-button mouse, click on both buttons simultaneously. It is necessary for three-button emulation to be enabled, either under gpm or in XF86Config.

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1 Comments

  1. Freestyler

    Very handy and helpful shortcut keys on Linux there. Definitely will make things work faster. Thanks for sharing Alan.

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