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June 04, 09

Useful OS X terminal shortcuts

Create a file named .inputrc in your home directory and paste the following code:

# this makes the "delete" key work rather than 
# just entering a ~
"\e[3~": delete-char

# these allow you to use ctrl+left/right arrow keys
# to jump the cursor over words
"\e[5C": forward-word
"\e[5D": backward-word

# these allow you to start typing a command and 
# use the up/down arrow to auto complete from 
# commands in your history
"\e[B": history-search-forward
"\e[A": history-search-backward

# this lets you hit tab to auto-complete a file or
# directory name ignoring case
set completion-ignore-case On

# Two escapes clear command line
"\e\e": "\C-a\C-k"

It will add a few useful keyboard commands.

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