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Old 03-21-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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Overflow of files in shell viewer

Is there a command to pull up files in a folder one screen at a time? I have a folder with a lot of files and when I use dir, not all of the files fit on the screen (I can't see the beginning since it just scrolls to the bottom). Hope that made sense. I remember the DOS prompt had some command that would let you pull files one screen at a time so you could read everything. It was something like /w/p or something. Does Linux have something similar?
Old 03-21-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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ls | more
'ls' is the Linux equvilent to DOS's 'dir'
the '|' is known as a pipe, it pipes the output of the left side to the input on the right.
'more' is a very very old unix program that makes it so a super long text file will be broken up into pages you control the pace of.

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