You may find this doc useful.
About two thirds down the page under the heading "Change the text".
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminalctrl+a or Home
Moves the cursor to the start of a line.
ctrl+e or End
Moves the cursor to the end of a line.
Moves to the beginning of the previous or current word.
Deletes from the current cursor position to the end of the line.
Deletes from the start of the line to the current cursor position.
Deletes the word before the cursor.
Goes back one word at a time.
Moves forward one word at a time.
Capitalizes letter where cursor is and moves to end of word.
Last edited by stinkeye; February 22nd, 2013 at 02:36 PM.