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This is probably a really dumb question, but, I have been in a terminal and want to scroll back to look at some previous commands to figure out where I have gone wrong. My problem is that I did 'man make' to see how to use the make command as it was not working for me.
I've now read what I need, how do I exit from the manual and return to cli??
Distribution: Caldera, CTOS, Debian, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Mandrake, Minix, OpenBSD, Slackware, SuSE
Typically pressing the "q" button will get you out of the man page and back to the shell prompt.
While viewing the man page, you can press shift-up and shift-down to scroll up and down through the man page. Pressing the "b" button will also scroll back up and pressing "space bar" will move forward.
Last edited by bsdunix; 06-27-2009 at 09:49 AM.