I am learning some bash ...

I am learning some bash shortcut keys in emacs mode in order to become a better sysytem administrator and just found that Alt+* shortcut keys can't be used in my MacBook Air within iTerm2 and default Terminal.

Here are solutions below.


According to this post Bash keyboard shortcuts in iTerm like Alt+d and Alt+f .

  1. Command + O to open the iTerm2 profiles
  2. Click Edit Profiles
  3. Choose left option key as +Esc or both left and right option key on the bottom right corner
  4. Close the iTerm2 Profiles

It should works.


  1. Command + , to open the Settings of Terminal
  2. Check Use option as meta key on the bottom
  3. Close Terminal Settings

It should works.



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