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For instance, when I type a path in terminal

cd project/example/one

I can press Ctrl+W and remove the entire "word" project/example/one. Sometimes it's not very useful.

Are there any shortcuts for removing only one word to make like following?

cd project/example/
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In shells with GNU readline you could combine the backward-word (Move backward a word, Meta-b) and kill-line (Kill the text from the current cursor position to the end of the line, Ctrl-K) commands.

There's also backward-kill-word, by default on Meta-Backspace.

To get commands in zsh to use the same word boundaries (it doesn't use GNU readline), I had to set select-word-style bash.

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