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Use CTRL + D to exit and CTRL + L to cls in Powershell console

I am trying to make

CTRL + D - exit Powershell console


CTRL + L - clear the screen

like in bash.

So far, I have seen that we can define

function ^D {exit} 

but that means I have to do CTRL+D and then hit enter for it to work.

Also, it doesn't even let me define

function ^L {exit} 

Is there anyway to add these key bindings in the default Powershell console?

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manojlds Avatar asked Dec 02 '11 17:12


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1 Answers

Old question, but with PowerShell 5.1 and PowerShell Core 6.x and later:

Set-PSReadlineKeyHandler -Key ctrl+d -Function ViExit 
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Glenn Avatar answered Sep 20 '22 17:09