>> i just installed Linux and here's what keeps annoying me: when I type
>> 'ls -l', the output scrolls past the screen. sometimes just 'ls' will
>> solve the problem, but other times it still scrolls past. Is there any
>> way to get it to pause between screens or some other solution (I am
>> reminded of DOS' "dir /p").
> ls -la |more
> pipe things to "more" to make it fill only a screenful
Or better yet, use 'ls -la | less'. Some general idea, but
with 'less', you can go back by hitting 'b', and when you hit the end of
the list, it won't terminate (you have to hit 'q' to quit). The 'more'
solution is more like DOS, but I find the 'less' solution handier.
Also, you might want to drop the following in your ~/.alias file:
alias lls 'ls -ls | less'
(Oh, and you might need a 'source ~/.alias' line in your ~/.bashrc or
~/.tcshrc to get the aliases to take effect)
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