One of the things I like the most on the Mac is I can open terminal and
play at the command line. I seem to spend about 40% of my time on the
As you are typing a (lengthy) command, you may find a need to go back and
change it. You can use the left and right arrow to move one character at a time, but that's painful.
You can quickly navigate through that line of command by using some shortcuts.
ctrl-a takes you to the beginning of the line.
ctrl-e takes you to the end of the line
ctrl-w eats the word to the left
ctrl-h eats the character to the left
ctrl-d eats the current character
ctrl-k eats everything to the right of cursor
When I make presentations I find two other tricks very useful.
I often want to clear the screen.
ctrl-L clears the screen. You can type it even when you're in the middle of typing commands.
ctrl-+ will increase the font size (need to hold shift to reach the +).
ctrl-- will decrese the fond size.