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FlashAsh99 06-27-2005 08:59 AM

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?

Thanks in advance

fiservguy 06-27-2005 09:05 AM

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

PTrenholme 06-27-2005 09:24 AM

What he means is "pipe the output into more or less" by entering

$ <command producing output> | less

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

FlashAsh99 06-27-2005 10:02 AM


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