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Old 09-05-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
bong.mau
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Hi

i'm a linux newbye
if i load linux in runlevel 3 how can i issue coommnad to see the complete output diplayed step by step as the output fills the screen ?
example in windows i can issue the command
dir aaaa.* /p
as the sreen is filled the output remain visible,then i can see the other output parts pressing each time the enter key...
is there something similar in linux ?
thanks in advance
Maurizio
 
Old 09-05-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
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Try:

ls | more

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Old 09-05-2005, 01:19 PM   #3
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Try the less command:
Code:
$ ls | less
Spacebar can be used to go to the next page. 'q' will quit. See the manpage for more commands.

Edit: less seems to be prefered over more. The following is taken from the more manpage:
Quote:
man more:
More is a filter for paging through text one screenful at a time. This version is especially primitve. Users should realize that less(1) provides more(1) emulation and extensive enhancements.

Last edited by jayemef; 09-05-2005 at 01:25 PM.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 01:25 PM   #4
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Is there something similar in linux?
Yes--they're called pagers. less(1) is the most well-known (and used, I guess), see also more(1). There's also a browser called w3m which is usable as a pager too.

Here's the incantation:
Code:
$ ls * | less
`q' quits, `h' (or --help/man/info) for help.

That covers basic paging. Now, you talk about runlevels and booting up, which makes me believe that
Code:
$ dmesg | less
is what you want.

hth --Jonas
 
Old 09-05-2005, 01:36 PM   #5
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Hi

Thanks for the answer.
Maurizio
 
Old 09-05-2005, 01:59 PM   #6
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I'm not making fun about jayemef's post (which by the way, is better then my answer to the OP), but I found this man statement amusing:

"Users should realize that less provides more..."

No wonder why newbies found Linux complicated, in a World where less provides more?
 
  


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