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Old 06-27-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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Scrolling command line terminal

Hi i have recently installed gentoo on my machine. When i search the portage tree, i get a list of packages that scroll very quickly on the terminal window. So i can't see which pacakges were found in my search, is there anyway I can scroll back up the screen to see every package that was listed?

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Old 06-27-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
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more <filename> will let you page down

less <filename> will let you scroll through the file by page or line, up or down (as well as search on specific strings).

do a
man less
for more info
Old 06-27-2005, 10:24 AM   #3
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What he means is "pipe the output into more or less" by entering

$ <command producing output> | less

wwhere <...> is, of course, the actual command.
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