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Part: V Appendixes > Command-Line Editing Keys with DOSKEY

Command-Line Editing Keys with DOSKEY

If you have DOSKEY loaded, the following keys are available:

Enter Executes the current command line.
Esc Clears the current command line.
Left arrow Moves left one character.
Right arrow Moves right one character.
Ctrl+left arrow Moves left one word.
Ctrl+right arrow Moves right one word.
Home Moves to the beginning of the command line.
End Moves to the end of the command line.
Backspace Moves left one character and deletes that character.
Del Deletes the character at the cursor.
Ctrl+Home Deletes all characters from the cursor to the beginning of the command line.
Ctrl+End Deletes all characters from the cursor to the end of the command line.
Up arrow Displays the previous DOS command.
Down arrow Displays the next DOS command; displays a blank line if you are at the end of the list.
PgUp Displays the first (earliest) command in the command- history buffer.
PgDn Displays the last command in the command-history buffer.
F7 Displays the contents of the command-history buffer in a numbered list.
Alt+F7 Clears the command-history buffer.
F8 Searches for the command or commands that most closely match the characters on the command line.
F9 Prompts you for the line number of the stored command you want to display. Use F7 to see a numbered list of the commands in the command-history buffer.
Alt+F10 Clears all macro definitions from memory.
Ins Toggles between overwrite mode (the default) and insert mode. (Note that the cursor changes shape.)
Ctrl+T Inserts a paragraph mark in the command line. Use Ctrl+T to separate multiple commands typed on one line.



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