Cisco CLI Shortcuts

Capability
Purpose

Move around the command line to make changes or corrections.

Ctrl-B or the left arrow key

Move the cursor back one character.

Ctrl-F or the right arrow key

Move the cursor forward one character.

Ctrl-A

Move the cursor to the beginning of the command line.

Ctrl-E

Move the cursor to the end of the command line.

Esc B

Move the cursor back one word.

Esc F

Move the cursor forward one word.

Ctrl-T

Transpose the character to the left of the cursor with the character located at the cursor.

Recall commands from the buffer and paste them in the command line. The wireless device provides a buffer with the last ten items that you deleted.

Ctrl-Y

Recall the most recent entry in the buffer.

Esc Y

Recall the next buffer entry.

The buffer contains only the last 10 items that you have deleted or cut. If you press Esc Y more than ten times, you cycle to the first buffer entry.

Delete entries if you make a mistake or change your mind.

Delete or Backspace

Erase the character to the left of the cursor.

Ctrl-D

Delete the character at the cursor.

Ctrl-K

Delete all characters from the cursor to the end of the command line.

Ctrl-U or Ctrl-X

Delete all characters from the cursor to the beginning of the command line.

Ctrl-W

Delete the word to the left of the cursor.

Esc D

Delete from the cursor to the end of the word.

Capitalize or lowercase words or capitalize a set of letters.

Esc C

Capitalize at the cursor.

Esc L

Change the word at the cursor to lowercase.

Esc U

Capitalize letters from the cursor to the end of the word.

Designate a particular keystroke as an executable command, perhaps as a shortcut.

Ctrl-V or Esc Q

Scroll down a line or screen on displays that are longer than the terminal screen can display.

Note The More prompt appears for output that has more lines than can be displayed on the terminal screen, including show command output. You can use the Return and Space bar keystrokes whenever you see the More prompt.

Return

Scroll down one line.

Space

Scroll down one screen.

Redisplay the current command line if the wireless device suddenly sends a message to your screen.

Ctrl-L or Ctrl-R

Redisplay the current command line.

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