Command Line Key Commands

 Command Line Key Commands

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The Command Line works like a simple editor that lets you edit command text. There are several special characters and commands that work on the Command Line. Here is a detailed description of each character and command:

 

1. Escape. The Escape <Esc> character is used extensively on the command line. It can be used to separate some commands, and it is also used to execute the commands.

 

2. Left Arrow/ Right Arrow. The Left and Right Arrow keys move the cursor to the left or right.

 

3. Backspace. This key deletes the character immediately to the left of the cursor.

 

4. Insert. This key toggles the Command Line editor between Overwrite Mode and Insert Mode. In Overwrite Mode, characters typed into the keyboard delete old characters under the cursor. In Insert Mode, characters are shifted to the right as new characters are inserted.

 

5. Delete. The Delete Key deletes the character immediately to the right of the cursor.

 

6. Ctrl-O. This command undoes any recent changes.

 

7. Ctrl-Shift-O. This command “redoes” any recently “undone” commands.

 

8. Ctrl-X. If text is highlighted, this command deletes and copies the text to the clipboard. If no text is highlighted, this command deletes from the cursor to the beginning of the command line and returns the focus to the Main Edit Screen.

 

9. Ctrl-C. If text has been highlighted, this command copies the highlighted characters to the clipboard. If no text is highlighted, the command deletes back one word.

 

10. Ctrl-V. This command pastes, or inserts, the contents of the clipboard at the cursor.

 

11. Shift Key. Holding down the Shift key and moving the cursor causes the intervening text to be highlighted.