I love CMD-Ö and CMD-Ä (in German keyboards). Navigating through tabs is intuitive and comfortable.

But navigating through a command already typed into the terminals a pain in the ... - especially when the command is long. Trying to modify a command - may be correcting a spelling or adding an option flag or something - takes ages, because I have to navigate by cursor and it jumps only several positions per second.

On Linux machines you can hold some keys pressed to jump whole words and such. That is much faster. Is it possible to do that on a Terminal of Mac, too?

  • Please ask one question at a time. I've edited your question to remove the second one; please ask it again as a separate question. – Nathan Greenstein Jul 22 '11 at 12:50
  • @Nathan: I think the question is too broad, and ought to be closed as such. – Philip Regan Jul 22 '11 at 12:51
  • @Philip I think I've whipped it into shape. Do you think it's still a problem? – Nathan Greenstein Jul 22 '11 at 12:52
  • @Nathan: Much better. – Philip Regan Jul 22 '11 at 12:54
  • @Nathan, thanks for your effort. I am trying to make the questions better in future. I'll ask the second one in a separate question. – Aufwind Jul 22 '11 at 13:22

ESC and then B moves back one word ESC and then F moves forward one word

You can change the terminal settings to more sane shortcuts like ALT + B and such: here's a link on how to do that http://blog.macromates.com/2006/word-movement-in-terminal/

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