clear current line

CTRL+u

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By: allinurl
2009-03-23 04:20:15

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What Others Think

If you are in the middle, or beginning of the line: Ctrl+k will clear to the end of the line
haivu · 482 weeks and 2 days ago
bindkey Lists all of them.
dnavarre · 482 weeks and 2 days ago
CTRL+w clears the word before it
jldbasa · 482 weeks and 2 days ago
I use Ctrl+C is totaly clear,
messo · 482 weeks and 1 day 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 : )
gthb · 482 weeks and 1 day ago
is not a command, is a combination of keys
epica · 482 weeks and 1 day ago
junk
AmirWatad · 482 weeks and 1 day 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.
inof · 472 weeks ago
These are shell dependent key bindings, e.g. bash readline, or ksh "Emacs Editing Mode" Voting down.
realist · 461 weeks ago
Use it all the time. It really only deletes from cursor to beginning of line.
alf · 442 weeks ago

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