Re: a quick Q: how to back to the head in terminal
On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 15:06:16 +0100, Tom Furie wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 11:10:12AM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> Bash manual provides "home/end" replacements but I also looked for
>> "page up/page down" key combos because my netbook lacks for them. While
>> searching for a good way to mimic the keys, I also found -by pure
>> chance- these combos:
>> ctrl-v = page up
>> ctrl-b = page down
> Are you sure about that?
> What terminal/shell are you using?
"gnome-terminal" and "echo $SHELL" returns "/bin/bash". It also works in
tty1. And just tested on xterm and works fine.
Use case: dmesg|less
> On all my systems using bash whether in VT or xterm CTRL-B is like left
> cursor, the partners to that are CTRL-F (right cursor), CTRL-P (up
> cursor), CTRL-N (down cursor). These are mnemonic for back, forward,
> previous and next.
> CTRL-V allows you to enter a literal control character for display, i.e.
> CTRL-V CTRL-M will put ^M on the screen. It's actually , but I don't
> know how well that'll come across in email.
How are you testing all that?