screens and folders

Tony Baechler tony at
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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