November 19, 2010

Alt Left Arrow in Terminal

Another Mac annoyance is jumping word to word in a terminal window. There are several forum posts about this, but I managed to get them wrong, so I'm adding another that works for me:

Open Terminal > Preferences > Settings > Keyboard.
Click the + and set values as below.
The trick is to get the textbox to take the correct value. To do this, get it in the clipboard and paste it so it looks like this.
For your ease, you can copy these values for left: \033b and right \033f.

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