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

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, and you’re golden.

Special thanks to the owner of the blog above who literally saved the day for me on my Mac.