I am used to jumping forward and backward a word on the console while typing a command. As the command gets bigger, moving around the command to change things get tougher if you cannot move one word at a time.
I am working on windows cygwin, and i use the cygwin sshd service to give me ssh access to the windows machine, so that i can work from a familiar linux environment! Now cygwin did not allow me to use the ctrl-left arrow and ctrl-right arrow to move around the command.
Here is the solution: Add the following to you ~/.inputrc file
And you should be able to jump words!