I am looking for a way to delete the currently entered commandline without wasting seconds on the "Backspace"-key.
For example I scrolled the bash history and have a long commandline that would execute when I pressed ENTER:
~$ aptitude search openssl | grep dev
But now I decide that I do not want to execute this command. Can I get an empty prompt fast without deleting the whole line with Backspace? On the Windows "cmd" you can just press ESCAPE and it is gone. This behavior would be what I want.
The question may seem trivial but this is bothering me for a long time now... :-)