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Useful Terminal Shortcuts and Commands Post Useful Terminal Shortcuts and Commands 1 year ago

One on my favorites and most useful has to be the search functionality. To use this simply hold down CTRL + R in your Terminal or Command Prompt and type in a character and you will see entries from your history, keep entering characters to narrow down your search.

Human readable sizes

ls with the -lh option, shows sizes in human readable format.
$ls -lh

Clear current window

Simple way to clear your current window, use this to make visualizing terminal easier.
$clear

Show hidden files

When using list you can add a -a to show hidden files and folders.
$ls -a