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Enable Use Option as Meta key to move efficiently in the macOS Terminal

I’ve seen Clément Chastagnol’s post Moving efficiently in the CLI and diagram a couple of days ago and what caught my eyes right away were the Alt- bindings. I knew that on my machine those would led to the special characters.

And then I remembered about an option I’ve seen in the Terminal.app settings and always wondered what’s about: Use Option as Meta Key (Settings -> Profiles -: Keyboard tab). Now all these shortcuts are working:

Navigation and Text Manipulation in
Termina

I might be among the last turning on this option.

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