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enable scrolling in the command

By pchlp ·
How do I set a buffer,to enable scrolling in the command window? It's in the Properties
on NT, but no such option here. Basically, how do you handle the problem
of more than a screenful of data returning from a "dir" command?
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance

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by Kinetechs In reply to enable scrolling in the c ...

First, open the command prompt window then click the MS-DOS logo in the upper left corner. Choose Properties. The Layout tab has what you're looking for.

Cheers!
~Sean

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by DKlippert In reply to enable scrolling in the c ...

You could use:
dir|more

It will give you a screen full and the wait for you to hit a key to continue.

(The | is right above the Enter key)

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by pchlp In reply to enable scrolling in the c ...

Tell your friend thanks, we got a partial hit! :-) Piping standard output
to "more" is marginally better than nothing (pun unintended). I found
"dir" also has an equivalent "/P" option that does the same thing. Still
can't scroll up and down, though. I dimly remembered that redirection
of standard output with ">" and ">>" works in DOS like it does in Unix,
so my workaround, when I really feel the need, is to redirect command
output to a text file, then read the file in Wordpad.

The Layout tab he mentioned doesn't exist, though. The tabs are Program,
Font, Memory, Screen, and Misc. No combo of parameters gives me the
scrolling I was looking for, that I (and I guess your friend too) am used
to seeing in NT/2000/XP.

If you have a W98 box, does your command.com have a Layout screen or is
it like mine?

Is 98 "Plus!" implemented on this box? I see some Help files (.chm), and
a C:\Program Files\Plus! folder containing an empty Themes folder and a
small sysagent file, nothing more. The Help files might be for W95.
Might a better command.com be found there?

Let's keep this one open and maybe something will pop up.

Thanks again,

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