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How to move cursor a line at a time?
Authored by: brettmjohnson on Sep 01, '07 01:34:49PM
... is there any way to move right to the middle of it, or move back 100 characters at a time?"

Bash uses readline as its command line editor. Nearly every readline command may be preceded with a numeric multiplier argument. For instance, M-4 M-f moves forward 4 words, and M-100 C-b moves backward 100 characters.

As mentioned previously, if you don't have a Meta key mapped, use Esc instead.

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