how to page up/down in cmd.exe?


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Xah Lee

while in cmd.exe, how to page up or down?

The page up/down key does nothing. Nor typical unix Ctrl+v.

probably a faq but am not familar with Win community to find the answer yet.
Thanks.

if there's a cmd.exe faq somewhere on msdn or technet, very much
appreciated. thanks.

Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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T Lavedas

while in cmd.exe, how to page up or down?

The page up/down key does nothing. Nor typical unix Ctrl+v.

probably a faq but am not familar with Win community to find the answer yet.
Thanks.

if there's a cmd.exe faq somewhere on msdn or technet, very much
appreciated. thanks.

  Xah
∑http://xahlee.org/

☄
AFAIK, the only way to page up/down in a console window requires using
the mouse on the scroll bar (assuming the console's command buffer is
sized to hold more than one page of data).

Tom Lavedas
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Tim Meddick

You have to set the "Screen Buffer Size" (height) in the Command
Prompt's 'Properties' to something greater than the one in the "Window
Size" (height) first, under the 'Layout' tab.

I have mine set to a whopping 3500 lines - so after executing [ dir
/-p ] in the "system32" directory, I can then scroll back as far as I
want to through the directory listing for that folder.

You can then use the "scroll bar " as "T Lavedas" says, for long
back-tracks OR, as I do, use the mouse's scroll wheel instead just for
going back over the last few commands...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
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Matthias Tacke

Xah said:
while in cmd.exe, how to page up or down?

The page up/down key does nothing. Nor typical unix Ctrl+v.

probably a faq but am not familar with Win community to find the answer
yet. Thanks.

if there's a cmd.exe faq somewhere on msdn or technet, very much
appreciated. thanks.
Hello Xah Lee.

Frank P. Westlakes Conutils.zip conatins a conbuffer programm which allows
you to use pgup pgdown when output is piped to it.
<http://www.geocities.com/fp.westlake/nt/index.html>

HTH

Regards
Matthias
 
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