Command line shortcuts Mac OS X

Ctrl + A: Go to the beginning of the line you are currently typing on
Ctrl + E: Go to the end of the line you are currently typing on
Ctrl + L: Clears the Screen, similar to the clear command
Ctrl + U: Clears the line before the cursor position. If you are at the end of the line, clears the entire line.
Ctrl + H: Same as backspace
Ctrl + R: Let’s you search through previously used commands
Ctrl + C: Kill whatever you are running
Ctrl + D: Exit the current shell
Ctrl + Z: Puts whatever you are running into a suspended background process. fg restores it.
Ctrl + W: Delete the word before the cursor
Ctrl + K: Clear the line after the cursor
Ctrl + T: Swap the last two characters before the cursor
Esc + T: Swap the last two words before the cursor

src: http://osxdaily.com/2006/12/19/command-line-keyboard-shortcuts-for-mac-os-x/

Make Permanent Aliases on MAC OS X

command line:

open ~/.bash_profile

add as follows

alias name=path

example:

alias zf=/usr/local/ZendFrameworkCli/bin/zf.sh

if you need to pass a parameter where you need to escape characters or spaces wrap the path in quotes as follows:

alias projects=”cd /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/htdocs”