If you’re a Windows 10 user who frequently uses the Bash shell, you may have noticed that the usual keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste (Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V) don’t work. This can be frustrating, especially if you’re used to using these shortcuts in other applications. Luckily, there is a way to enable copy and paste keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10’s Bash shell. In this article, we’ll show you how to do it.
Enabling Copy and Paste Keyboard Shortcuts
To enable copy and paste keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10’s Bash shell, you’ll need to make a few changes to your Bash shell settings. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Bash shell by typing “bash” into the Windows search bar and selecting “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” from the results.
- Right-click on the title bar of the Bash shell window and select “Properties” from the menu.
- In the Properties window, go to the “Options” tab.
- Under the “Edit Options” section, check the box next to “Use Ctrl+Shift+C/V as Copy/Paste.”
- Click “OK” to save your changes.
Now, you should be able to use the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste in the Bash shell, just like you would in any other application.
Other Useful Bash Shortcuts
While you’re in the Bash shell properties, you may want to take a look at some of the other keyboard shortcuts you can use. Here are a few that may come in handy:
- Ctrl+L: Clears the screen and moves the cursor to the top of the screen.
- Ctrl+R: Searches through your command history for a specific command.
- Ctrl+U: Clears the current line of text.
- Ctrl+K: Clears the text from the cursor to the end of the line.
- Ctrl+A: Moves the cursor to the beginning of the line.
- Ctrl+E: Moves the cursor to the end of the line.
Other Keyboard Hacks for Windows 10’s Bash Shell
If you’re looking for even more ways to improve your Bash shell experience on Windows 10, here are a few other keyboard hacks you can try:
- Ctrl+Shift+T: Opens a new tab in the Bash shell.
- Ctrl+Shift+W: Closes the current tab in the Bash shell.
- Ctrl+Shift+D: Duplicates the current tab in the Bash shell.
- Ctrl+Shift+Q: Closes all tabs in the Bash shell.
By enabling copy and paste keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10’s Bash shell, you can make your experience with the shell much smoother and more efficient. And with these additional keyboard hacks, you can take your Bash shell skills to the next level. Have you tried any of these shortcuts or hacks? Let us know in the comments.