I like iTerm2 on the Mac, but there are several keyboard shortcuts that I use on Linux which don't work by default. Here's how to get iTerm2 setup and working like gnome-terminal or konsole on Linux. First, choose Preferences>Profiles and set "Left option key acts as - '+ESC'.
- Ctrl-Left and Ctrl-Right for backward-word and forward-word.
- Set shortcuts to ESC+b for backwards and ESC+f for forwards
- Alt-Backspace for delete-word
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