The default OsX terminal doesn’t come with a way to jump from word to word as you do with your standard linux bash.

Well, turns out you can do that as well.

Add to your ~/.inputrc the following lines

"\e[5C": forward-word
"\e[5D": backward-word

Cf. http://superuser.com/questions/205470/why-doesnt-ctrl-arrow-work-in-bash-on-os-x

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