My current terminal setup uses iTerm2 and Zsh. Considering the amount of time I spend on the terminal, I wanted to quickly navigate my current input using a combination of modifier and arrow keys.
While iTerm2 allows you to quickly navigate to the front or back of the current input using
⌘ + ← or
⌘ + →, there's no default configuration to move by word.
The requirement was to the map the following keys:
⌥ + ←moves backward by one word
⌥ + →moves forward by one word
The easiest way I've found to achieve this is using Zsh bindkeys. Add the following commmands to your
.zshrc to enable this functionality.
bindkey '\e\e[C' forward-word
bindkey '\e\e[D' backward-word
Moving across your input by one character at a time can be frustrating. Hopefully this makes your terminal experience better!
PS: If you're still using
Terminal.app on macOS - Why?