Tuesday, 11 December 2012

GNOME Terminal Shortcuts

The GNOME Terminal is a very useful tool for students as well as professionals to perform important and critical tasks as simple as editing a text document to some complex system administration. It is very handy to know a few shortcuts which can go a long way in reducing the number of keystrokes and some headache as well!

Given below is a list of 12 shortcuts that can help a lot, especially if you need to type the same commands again and again:

Shortcut Description
Ctrl + Alt + t Opens a new Terminal window
Ctrl + Shift + t Opens a new tab
Ctrl + w Closes the current tab
Ctrl + Shit + q Closes all open tabs
Alt + num Shifts focus to the tab given by num(num should be less than or equal to 10 here)
Up arrow The most recently used commands in reverse chronological order.
Ctrl + r Searches for recently used commands
Ctrl + p Displays the last command used and keeps displaying previous ones if repeated
Ctrl + l Clears the screen
! + first character of a command + Enter Executes the command excuted most recently whose first character is the one given here
First few characters + tab Displays one by one, in reverse chronological order, the commands beginning with the characters typed here
tab + tab Displays a list of all possible commands