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Super Userhow to delete all characters after cursor in shell
[+50] [2011-11-28 05:58:30] jaypal singh [ACCEPTED]

Hit Ctrl k. Here are some commonly used shortcuts

CTRL Key Bound

  • Ctrl + a - Jump to the start of the line
  • Ctrl + b - Move back a char
  • Ctrl + c - Terminate the command
  • Ctrl + d - Delete from under the cursor
  • Ctrl + e - Jump to the end of the line
  • Ctrl + f - Move forward a char
  • Ctrl + k - Delete to EOL
  • Ctrl + l - Clear the screen
  • Ctrl + r - Search the history backwards
  • Ctrl + R - Search the history backwards with multi occurrence
  • Ctrl + u - Delete backward from cursor
  • Ctrl + x x - Move between EOL and current cursor position
  • Ctrl + x @ - Show possible hostname completions
  • Ctrl + z - Suspend/ Stop the command

ALT Key Bound

  • Alt + < - Move to the first line in the history
  • Alt + > - Move to the last line in the history
  • Alt + ? - Show current completion list
  • Alt + * - Insert all possible completions
  • Alt + / - Attempt to complete filename
  • Alt + . - Yank last argument to previous command
  • Alt + b - Move backward
  • Alt + c - Capitalize the word
  • Alt + d - Delete word
  • Alt + f - Move forward
  • Alt + l - Make word lowercase
  • Alt + n - Search the history forwards non-incremental
  • Alt + p - Search the history backwards non-incremental
  • Alt + r - Recall command
  • Alt + t - Move words around
  • Alt + u - Make word uppercase
  • Alt + back-space - Delete backward from cursor

Hit ESC key and press d , delete only single word - Rahul Mehta
Which distribution are you using? - jaypal singh
ubuntu 11 version - Rahul Mehta
(2) CTRL k should do it. - jaypal singh
(1) @jaypalsingh CTRL k will delete the entire line (from start of line to end of line). They want to delete from the cursor location to the end of line. - toinetoine
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