I’m a heavy keyboard user, so being able to navigate quickly through the command line is mandatory.
Leopard’s Terminal.app lacks the most useful keyboard bindings, like word boundaries moves, word deletion, even the Home and End keys don’t move your cursor to the beginning and end of the command line.
So, after experimenting for a while, I found the optimum keyboard mapping for my MacBook Pro. To see how it feels, open your Terminal.app. Then go to Preferences->Keyboard. Now just add the following maps. Note that the preference dialog will replace any existent key map.
|control cursor left|