On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Reed Loefgren wrote:
I'm moving to FreeBSD from Slackware and have one thing that bugs me a bit. If I do an ls on a big directory, say /usr/bin, I get output in a couple columns (I'm using bash.)
In FreeBSD (4.9) If I ls a big directory it will output a couple columns, but I can't page it unless I pipe the output to more or less, and then I get a single column.
It's intentional behavior, so that you can use the output of ls as input to something else.
Is there a way I can keep the multi-column output but still use a pager?
Hmm.. 'apropos column' and aha! The column command can be used to, err, re-columnize:
ls /usr/bin | column -x | less
This isn't a problem if I'm in X, just console. I know I can hit the (I think) scroll lock and do this, but I'm looking for something that flows a bit better for me.
Truthfully, I use Scroll Lock, and set the kernel option for history lines to 500.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"