ls Output from Scrolling
Whenever I type ls
I can barely see the output of the directory because it scrolls by
too quickly. How can I actually read the output?
To prevent the output of ls from
scrolling by too quickly, pipe the output to a utility such as
less or more. You
are then able to see the output one screen at at time.
To read the contents of /etc with
less, type the following command at the
To move forward a screen, press [Space] bar; to move back a screen, press the
[b] key; to quit, press [q] .
You can achieve the same results with more, another paging utility.
14.9.1. Printing ls Output
You can also print directory listings by piping the output to a
printer in the same way that you piped the output to your screen.
If you have configured a printer, type the following to pipe the
output of a command to the printer: