Solved How to I pause list?

March 31, 2005 at 05:14:25
Specs: XP pro, 700/512

When using the ls -l command I don't know how to pause the listing so that I can see everything in a directory.

Also can someone tell me how to find out the version of Linux I'm using please? When I type uname -a I am informed that I am using Linux but not what kind.

Thanks for any advice :-)

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March 31, 2005 at 05:24:07
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use the more command

ls -l | more

Sometimes the file /etc/issue has OS details if present.

cat /etc/issue

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March 31, 2005 at 05:35:07

Oh that's great David! A really quick and accurate reply. Thanks a lot :-)

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March 31, 2005 at 06:03:42

Personally I prefer "ls -l | less" as I can
then scroll the output both up and down one line
at a time if I want to.

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