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I was reading through stuff in the art-of-commandline and found some terminal key combinations that help navigating. To have a nice overview I quickly put it together in a sheet. 🙈

ctrl + a: move to the beginning of the line, alt + f: move one word forward, ctrl + e: move to the end of the line, alt + b: move one word backward, ctrl + k: delete to the end of the line


Edited: it turns out that you can enable "Natural Text Editing" in iterm to allow jumping by word with alt + left/right. (thanks to Hernán Magrini for pointing that out)

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