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The bash shell has several convenient line editing features:

  • use the Up arrow to scroll back through the command line history; Down arrow goes forward
  • use Ctrl-a to move the cursor to the beginning of a line; Ctrl-e to the end
  • use Backspace to remove text before the cursor; Delete to remove text after the cursor
  • use Ctrl-a and then Ctrl-k to delete all text on your command line

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