Shell cheatsheet


The following may not apply to all shells.

Job control

  • Resume job after suspend: ctrl-q
  • Resume job in background: bg <job number>
  • Resume job in foreground: fg <job number>
  • Suspend delay (suspend at stdin): ctrl-y
  • Suspend: ctrl-z

Command line laziness

  • Recall history line 66: !66
  • Recall last command: !!
  • Recall last arguement from last command: !$
  • Recall all arguements from last command: !*
  • Clear shell history: history -c
  • Delete shell history entry: history -d <number>
  • Rename rpmnew files:

    find -type f -name "*.rpmnew" | sed 's/\(^.*\)\(\.rpmnew\)$/mv -f \1\2 \1/' |sh
  • Search and replace files in place:

    find /path -name "*.*" -exec | perl -pi -e 's///g' {} \;
  • vi cli editing: set -o vi Now esc to enter command mode where vi keys work. Pressing enter returns to normal mode.

GNU Screen cheatsheet


Change to other region ctrl-a tab
Change to other screen ctrl-a 0-9
Detach ctrl-a d
Help ctrl-a ?
Kill screen ctrl-a \
Kill region ctrl-a x
New screen ctrl-a c
Reattach screen -r
Serial connection screen /dev/ttyUSB0 9600
Split ctrl-a s