I am currently using bash on OSX (via iTerm2). Sometimes I have to run programs with a very lengthy set of command line arguments. If I find that I've mistyped, it takes way too long to arrow back to the mistake and fix it. I know some programs, such as nano, support mouse reporting for cursor positioning. Is this supported by any shells, or (even better) as an option to bash?
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Sounds like you would benefit from investing a short amount of time in learning
(Unless otherwise noted, "word" means an alphanumeric string.)
I list the last few because I find them more convenient than reaching for the arrow keys or delete/backspace. You can see how with these basic shortcuts you can do quite a bit of editing rather easily. But there are more:
And these are just a few of the ones I use - there are many more in the manpage.
I don't know but ...
to repeat the last command after correcting
to repeat the last command that contained the word
you can use emacs-style editing commands to move quickly through the line.
I prefer vi mode
GPM (General Purpose Mouse) is a mouse server for the console and xterm
EDIT: Apparently there's also a version 2.
This isn't an 'answer', but it is a solution. I am submitting it as an answer because I require the extra room.
Have you tried using a combination of Home and Alt + Left
With these key combos, it should be alot easier to traverse back to your mistake =)