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Something I learned recently from reading HN comments.

If you're writing a command in Bash, you can actually edit it in VIM (or whatever you have set as $EDITOR in .bashrc).

While writing the command in your terminal, type <ctrl>-x and then <ctr>-e and your editor will open with the already written command text in it.

Once you're done, exit VIM (left as an exercise for the reader), and your command will execute.

@jcbrand set -o vi and you have vi's way of editing in command line itself.

@brie

Thanks, that's cool. I did find myself wanting to go back to the default mode because <ctrl>-c doesn't clear the terminal.

set -o emacs appears to do the trick (I remember someone saying that the Bash CLI has emacs bindings by default).

@jcbrand @brie cool stuff, works on ZSH as well.

I used to follow a Linux CMD line account on Twitter, which there was one here. If you know such, I would like to follow:)

@jcbrand unless you have readline set to use vim mode, in which case you just go to normal mode and press "v".

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