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Old 02-13-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
michshelly
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man command - (END)


Hi once againl

I've done something else. I typed in, "man command". Pages and pages of info come up and now at the end it says, "(END)".

I can't do anything else. It won't take me back to the root or user login terminal.

Please how do I get back to the prompt?

I will look up commands in future and how to escape them too.

Thanks
Michelle
 
Old 02-13-2006, 08:32 PM   #2
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I just man commanded,
You are in a text reading program called less.

man less

Here are some commands

q <enter> quit
/ <search-string> search forward for search-string
? <search-string> search backwards for search-string

less is more

man more
 
Old 02-13-2006, 08:35 PM   #3
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end

Hello accessrichard,

Thanks for that. It wouldn't let me type anything.

I have just realized that I had scroll lock on. Now I am back at the root command.



thanks
Michelle
 
Old 04-26-2006, 04:18 PM   #4
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q <enter> quit
Didn't knew that, too. I'm happy I can reuse that terminal tab now. - Thanks!

BTW,
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/ <search-string> search forward for search-string
? <search-string> search backwards for search-string
That's cryptic. - They could have chosen "%" or "(" instead.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 05:15 PM   #5
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That's cryptic. - They could have chosen "%" or "(" instead.
True - but it depends what you're used to. Those are the same keys I use in vim for searching so I like it...
 
Old 04-26-2006, 08:41 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by michshelly
Hello accessrichard,

Thanks for that. It wouldn't let me type anything.

I have just realized that I had scroll lock on. Now I am back at the root command.



thanks
Michelle
Michelle;
When working at the CLI (ie in a terminal), learn to use "ctrl-Z" with your eyes closed. It gets you out of all kinds of situations including--surprisingly--the cursor disappearing because you scrolled up to see some output that just rolled off the screen. (ctrl-Z puts you back at the bottom)
 
Old 04-27-2006, 03:04 AM   #7
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Rute info for controlling jobs and processes: http://rute.2038bug.com/node12.html.gz
/ also works in firefox for starting a text search
 
  


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