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clear current line

Terminal - clear current line
2009-03-23 04:20:15
User: allinurl
clear current line


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If you are in the middle, or beginning of the line:


will clear to the end of the line

Comment by haivu 317 weeks and 5 days ago

Lists all of them.

Comment by dnavarre 317 weeks and 4 days ago

clears the word before it

Comment by jldbasa 317 weeks and 4 days ago

I use


is totaly clear,

Comment by messo 317 weeks and 4 days ago

I didn't find bindkey on either Mac OS X 10.5.6 or Debian Lenny (I suppose its in the xbindkeys package), but this works:

bind -P | grep -v "is not bound to any keys" bind -P

(the latter suggesting functions that I might want to bind keys to)

That's a goldmine ? thanks to allinurl and dnavarre for leading me onto that trail : )

Comment by gthb 317 weeks and 4 days ago

is not a command, is a combination of keys

Comment by epica 317 weeks and 4 days ago


Comment by AmirWatad 317 weeks and 4 days ago

Also, you can use CTRL+y to get the deleted line back.

This is useful when you're in the middle of typing a command, then you realize that you need to execute a different command before. Just press CTRL-u (current command disappears), then enter the different command, and when finished press CTRL-y to get the first command back and continue typing.

Also, it's a quick way to duplicate a command on the current command line by pressing CTRL+u CTRL+y CTRL+y.

Comment by inof 307 weeks and 3 days ago

These are shell dependent key bindings, e.g. bash readline, or ksh "Emacs Editing Mode"

Voting down.

Comment by realist 296 weeks and 3 days ago

Use it all the time. It really only deletes from cursor to beginning of line.

Comment by alf 277 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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