scrolling with mobile terminal

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jamesapp, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to scroll the screen in mobile terminal. like if you get a long listing and part of the information goes off the screen, can you scroll the screen up to see the information? I was in mobile terminal the other night and i had ssh'd into my laptop i did an ls and the files and folders went partly off the screen. I tried to scroll up with my finger but i hit the little circle that says exit etc.. any help?
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    Jul 7, 2006
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    There are two ways to accomplish what you want.

    1. Scroll the terminal by dragging your finger on the right 1/4th or so or the screen.

    2. When you want to see all the output of a command, add " | less" to the end of it. For instance, let's say you type ls and there are a bunch of files listed that go off the screen, instead of just "ls" do

    Code:
    ls | less
    And you can page through the output.
     

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