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Old 01-17-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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scrolling / pageup in terminal


Ok so I know to scroll up in the terminal is shift pageUp, but my terminal says it cannot exceed 500 lines (Or something around there; I have 1200 lines, I can't see all of them). Is there another way to see everything or to jump to the beginning so I can scroll down??? Thanks.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 01:03 PM   #2
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try
Code:
[the command] | less
that lets you read the output like a text file with less.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 01:04 PM   #3
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huh?

Ok nvm...I'll just print it out. Because ur explanation didn't really make any sense. Thanks anyway.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 01:17 PM   #4
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use:

more <filename>

this lets you read the file from top to bottom, page by page in the console. It opens the file starting from the first line until the end of the console window. To read more of the file you can read another page by pressing <spacebar> to read line by line use <return> or <enter> which ever you prefer to call it.

for more information on this command or the `less` command which is similar, you should use the man pages.

man more
man less

ease-e
 
Old 01-17-2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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you just type what I typed literally, replacing "[the command]" with your command. This will let you scroll up and down through the output.
 
  


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