Ubuntu – Using the SHIFT key in Terminal

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I am very new to Linux, please excuse me if this is a very simple question and point me to the things I need to read. But I've been unable to find an answer so far.

In Terminal, when I am trying to select the text in the command line by pressing Shift + Left or Right, I get "D" and "C" typed instead. (Shift + Up yields A and Shift + Down B). I've read somewhere how to copy-paste using the mouse; I cannot imagine the Terminal doesn't provide for full keyboard control.

Note: Ctrl + Left or Right moves the cursor around as it should, but Ctrl + Shift + Left or Right still types D and C. Puzzled.

Best Answer

Seems to be a known bug - see here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vte/+bug/546021 and the upstream bug here https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=617646

Copy paste works with Ctrl-Shift-C and -V, respectively. Basically all relevant shortcuts you know from other Gnome applications can be applied in the terminal by adding an additional Shift- keypress... Ctrl-Shift-Q for quit, for example.