screens and folders
tony at baechler.net
Fri May 5 06:55:07 EDT 2017
On 5/4/2017 8:12 AM, Chris Zenchenko wrote:
> Is there a way to review info from a long output dump without requesting it
> again with a pipe to more or something similar?
Scrollback support has been discussed, but the short answer is not that I'm
aware. That would be helpful. Samuel posted about this, but I think the
priority is getting the current kernel patches pushed first. You could try
David's Speakup mods, but I couldn't get them to compile on 4.6.4 and you
would have to compile your own kernel.
> Is there an easy way to change in and out of folders or access files with
> long or complicated names?
I suggest a file manager. Lynx the cat has this ability, but I like Ranger.
It's in Debian and most major distros. There is also ncdu. While it's
actually not a file manager, it does let you change folders and perform
basic tasks. There are many other options. Search the list archives for a
long discussion on this. I would start with Ranger first.
Also, I assume you know about tab completion? If you enter part of a file or
folder name and press Tab, your shell should either complete the name or
beep, indicating there is more than one match. Pressing Tab a second time
gives you the list of matches.
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