Terminals

Terminals are text-based applications read and write to a shell. A "shell" and a "terminal" may be the same application (such as PowerShell) or they may be different applications (such as Windows Terminal).

Common Terminal Shortcuts

Shortcut Use Notes
Scroll up through previous commands
Scroll down through previous commands
Ctrl+a Jump to beginning of line Works in most text editors
Ctrl+e Jump to end of line Works in most text editors
Ctrl+l Clear screen Similar to the clear command
Ctrl+r Search & execute previous command
Ctrl+u Delete everything to the left of the cursor Works in VS Code
Ctrl+k Delete everything to the right of the cursor Works in VS Code

Resources

Deeper Knowledge on Terminals

Bourne Again Shell (Bash)

A Unix shell

Command-line Interfaces (CLI)

Programs that take commands through terminals and shells

Git Bash

A Bash emulator and terminal for Windows

PowerShell

PowerShell: A command-line shell and scripting language

Shells

Shells process text based commands

Broader Topics Related to Terminals

Shells

Shells process text based commands

Terminals Knowledge Graph