I normally don’t use many shortcuts because it’s easier to just use my arrows and mouse to navigate than to memorize shortcuts but I am slowly realizing that the time spent on learning a new shortcut pays off.
However, my memory is not that great and if I try to memorize multiple things at once, it’s guaranteed that I will remember zero of them the next day. What I am trying to do instead is to memorize – and use! – one new shortcut per week. That way I can slowly add a new behaviour to my development process.
Here’s a list of shortcuts I am working on:
| CTRL + A | Move the cursor to the beginning of the line. |
| CTRL + E | Move the cursor to the end of the line. |
| CTRL + W | Erase the preceding word. |
| CTRL + U | Erase everything from the cursor to the beginning of line. |
| CTRL + K | Erase everything from the cursor to the end of the line. |
| CTRL + Y | Pasted erased text (if you used CTRL + U or CTRL + K, for example). |
| Arrow up | (or CTRL + P) view the last typed command. I use arrow up all the time but I did’t now that CTRL + P did the same thing! |
| CTRL + L | Clear screen |