2 January 2010, 05:55
I am used to using Ctrl-Left Arrow/Ctrl-Right Arrow to move quickly word-by-word on the Bash command line. I kept having an issue with it not working in Mac OS X, however.
Finally I dug in and found out the problem: you need to map the key sequence Terminal.App sends for Ctrl-Left/Right Arrow to forward-word and backward-word. Here’s how to do it; add these lines to your ~/.inputrc file (create the file if it doesn’t already exist):
and that should do it.