Following this advice, I've configured Iterm2 to delete the word when Alt + Backspace. I would like to build a similar functionality for combinations of Alt + Shift + | . With respect to those combinations, I would like to be able to select word behind or after the cursor and expand the selection further by pressing the | keys.

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Go to Preferences then Keys.

Press the +.

For the Keyboard Shortcut, press Alt + Shift + |

For Alt + Shift + , choose "Move Start of Selection Back" and "Move by Word".

For Alt + Shift + , choose "Move End of Selection Forward" and "Move by Word".

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