how to slow down command line scroll in XP

December 23, 2011 at 06:44:58
Specs: Windows XP
I would like to slow down the scroll speed at the command prompt in windows XP. I don't wantr to slow down the whole computer, just the scroll speed

Any tips?

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December 23, 2011 at 06:58:32
I don't think this is possible. It may be possible to do this with third party software but I expect it wouldn't be easy.

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December 23, 2011 at 10:26:35
Which command prompt ?
When you use Start - Run - type: cmd,
or when you load Windows in command prompt mode after pressing F8 while booting ?

If when you use Start - Run - type: cmd, what are you running on the command line that is scrolling by to the last screen full ?

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December 23, 2011 at 14:30:49
I'm rusty on this but recall that if you put a space then /p after the command it will run screen at a time (press any key to get the next pager full).

This might not work with all commands but I have definitely used dir /p

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 28, 2011 at 07:01:28
I'm actually working on writing some command line scripts. When the script is running with echo off, I can easily prevent the problem by including enough pauses, but when troubleshooting, you tend to get about 4 times as much stuff on the screen and I thought if I could slow it down to a snails pace, I wouldn't have to scroll back all the time.

@Derek: The /p option only works sfor some individual commands... I want to do it for the whole script

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December 31, 2011 at 14:11:50
You could re-direct the screen output to make a text file of the results, then you'd be able to examine that in Notepad.

e.g. (command line) > C:\Junk\Script_result_1.txt

Don't include the brackets around the command line, space, >, space, the location of where you want the text file.
The C:\Junk folder would have to exist beforehand.
You wouldn't need to make the screen output pause.

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January 1, 2012 at 04:00:40
Or you could use command | more.


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January 3, 2012 at 02:12:36
Sorry Guys, I should have been clearer. I'm trying to slow down the scroll speed while running a batch/cmd file.

@TubesAndWires.. I had thought about that one too.. I can already backscroll, I just want to read it line by line as it executes.

@Nigel.. thanks, I tried command | more and my batch file started making cups of tea, but with salt instead of sugar. :-) Not really... it just crashed about 5 lines in.

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