ls | less
is a great command. I personally like to add a -l
ls -l | less
which gives you the long name so you can see all the attributes. One other really useful pipe command that you make like is grep, such as, if you were searching for all files that had "bob" in them, it could go something like this:
ls -l | grep bob
This will find bob anywhere in a file, and since a lot of the time when you're looking at really large directories you really only want certain files, so this can be really helpful.