This might not be a problem for everyone, but I got used to using home, end, page up, and page down to navigate through the command line and documents through the console. I was quite surprised to see that these seemingly basic features were missing from OS X’s Terminal.app.
After a ton of Googling, I came across this article which pointed me in the right direction.
First, I created a file called
~/.inputrc which contains the following:
# allow the use of the Home/End keys "\e[1~": beginning-of-line "\e[4~": end-of-line # allow the use of the Delete/Insert keys "\e[3~": delete-char "\e[2~": quoted-insert
Next, under Terminal > Preferences > Keyboard, find Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down, and enter the following values for each. Make sure to choose ‘Send string to shell:’ as the action. Note: Do not type the literal characters. Use the delete one character button to delete the values there.
Home: \033[1~ (Type: Ctrl+[, [, 1, ~) End: \033[4~ (Type: Ctrl+[, [, 4, ~) Page Up: \033[5~ (Type: Ctrl+[, [, 5, ~) Page Down: \033[6~ (Type: Ctrl+[, [, 6, ~)
Once you’ve done this, just restart Terminal.app, and you’re golden.
Special thanks to the owner of the blog above who literally saved the day for me on my Mac.