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Old 01-17-2005, 05:25 PM   #1
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help with text mode


Im running linux in text mode and the ls -l or any ls does its job but i can only see the bottom of dir.. is there anyway to do a dir/w or anything like that like windows does.. second is there a way to change font size in command mode?

thank you, anyhelp would be great
 
Old 01-17-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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Try ls -x ...
Or ls -l | less
Read man ls

As for the font-size ... there's varied terminal sizes
(rowsxcolumns) that will affect that ... are you using frame-
buffer or are you using the "normal" terminal?


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-17-2005, 05:33 PM   #3
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Use something along the lines of
Code:
ls -l | more
- though for most shells you can just use page up and down to get to whichever part you want.

Font size is usually shell-specific - have a look at the man page for which ever one you're using (aterm, Eterm, konsole etc.).

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 01-17-2005, 05:40 PM   #4
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Ya some information that may help,

im running FC2
Im using the basic text mode offerd with package.

not sure if that helps.

also that read man ls , thing im stuck in it =( im at the end and it wont let me exit it has (end) and i jam enter 1million times but nothing works.

thanks
 
Old 01-17-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
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Try pressing 'q' :}


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-17-2005, 06:17 PM   #6
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lol, they should really have a smiley for blushing..

ya after my second run in i found that q will get you oug ><..


Anyway, still trying figure out how to change font..

im not running a shell in Gnome but im in text mode...

im logged in as username or root sometimes but the shell is always the same..

well if u have any brakethroughs on the font thing let me know.


tink = lifesaver

later
 
Old 01-17-2005, 06:22 PM   #7
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This is what i did when i started off 8 days ago:

$ ls --help

or

$ ls --help |more

enjoyyy

edit: I love to see my console filled with colours..blue directories... green files etc etc... linux is sooo kewl :P

Last edited by Sphyrix; 01-17-2005 at 06:23 PM.
 
  


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