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Old 07-25-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
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What's the equivalent for /p from DOS ?

Hello folks !

I've been stuck in text mode for a while because of a kernel-source with which the nvidia installer totally didn't work (and now, don't ask me how that worked, I'm running with Mesa instead of nvidia's, who cares as long as that works, sigh). And during that time the --help functions were useless, because most of the time that displayed five pages long of explanations.

I'm sure there MUST be a way to stop all the informations popping at once and disappearing over the top of your monitor. Or a way to be able to scroll up so as to read the disappeared text.

Please, could you enlighten me with the solution ? ;-)
Thanks a lot if you can help me
Old 07-25-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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1) ls | more or ls | less -- this uses "|" to redirect the output of ls to the input of the program more. More lets you hit space bar to continue listing.

2) Use Shift+PageUP and Shift+PageDown to scroll through output.

If you're looking for something specific, you can also pipe ls to grep like this ls | grep -i string1 and replace string1 with part of the filename you're looking for.
Old 07-26-2006, 02:46 AM   #3
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Wonderful, thanks a lot, Pljvaldez ^_^


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