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bindkey: Bind a hotkey to a specific key sequence.
$ bindkey -s '^o' 'cd ..\n'
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The command bindkey -s '^o' 'cd ..\n' is used to create a key binding in the shell, specifically for the key combination Ctrl+o. Let's break down the command and its components:

  • bindkey: This is the command used to manage key bindings in the shell.
  • -s: This flag is used to specify that we want to create a key binding for a specific key sequence.
  • '^o': This is the key combination we want to bind. In this case, it represents Ctrl+o. The ^ symbol denotes the Ctrl key.
  • 'cd ..\n': This is the command that will be executed when the key combination is pressed. In this case, it is cd .., which means changing the current directory to its parent directory. The \n represents the newline character, indicating the Enter key is pressed after the command.

So, when you press Ctrl+o in the shell, the command cd .. will be executed, effectively moving up to the parent directory.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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