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# 1  
Old 08-02-2001
'ls':Stop at end of screen

Hi

I'm new to this forum and want to say hello to all of you.
And now the (possibly) stupid part of my message:

Is it possible to force "ls" to stop at the end of the screen,
like the man-pages do?
It's really hard if you have a directory with more than 100 files
and the only thing you can see are filenames beginning with"x, y, z".
I already read the man-pages concerning the 'ls' command, but I could
not find anything.

Is there a good website for Unix-beginners ?

Thanks in advance
- FA
# 2  
Old 08-02-2001
Try
ls | more
I believe this will do what you want, then you can just use the space bar to continue on one screen at a time or the return key to move down one line. I haven't tried it this way, I always use ls -l | more.
# 3  
Old 08-02-2001
You can search this forum for the keywords "unix tutorial" and I am sure you will get plenty of threads talking about UNIX tutorial sites for beginners and more advanced users - I remember answering a few posts on this.

Welcome to UNIX, and enjoy Smilie

Regards.
alwayslearningunix
# 4  
Old 08-02-2001
Thanks for your replies !!!
 

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