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I had a mac-newbie friend ask me about scrolling to the top and bottom of the window in Terminal. Also, paging up and paging down. I gave him a satisfactory answer (basically hold down the fn key and use he up/down, left/right arrow keys), but he pointed out something I never bothered with before:

If you look under the View menu, there are keyboard shortcuts for these actions. The ones for page up and page down show a key combination of command plus some other keystroke (see the screen grab below, I don't have the rep to insert a picture directly into the post)

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WHAT on earth are those funny up and down arrows with the perpendicular lines through them? What keys do they represent?

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⇞ and ⇟ are symbols for page up and page down. ⌘⇞ and ⌘⇟ seem to be identical to ⇞ and ⇟ though.

If others search for how to scroll a page up or down in processes like less or emacs, you can use ⇧⇞ (shift-page up) or ⇧⇟ (shift-page down).

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Interesting -- I'd never seen those symbols before, they aren't on my MBP keyboard. Thanks. –  user1166636 Nov 16 '13 at 17:36
    
On the MBP, Fn+Up is page up and Fn+Down is page down in the terminal, Fn+Left and Fn+Right are Home and End. –  Barnabas Szabolcs Mar 5 at 18:27

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