On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 11:10:13AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:
> Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> > On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 10:25:00PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > > If your terminal has flow control enabled it will eat ^Q 
> > > and ^S for you.
> > > stty -ixon
> > > removes this problem.
> > 
> > But then how do you pause that long ls listing when your
> > less,more,pg,sed,awk&perl binaries are all fscked?  :-)
> Use dd with the count= option for the first page, and with count= and skip=
> for subsequent pages :)

You're right, but assuming you can get into a bourne shell, you can
still do things like write cat(1) in sh, as well.  Although it'd be hard
to control without ^S and ^Q, unless you have a modern /bin/sh with the
arithmetic stuff to count lines with.  Otherwise you'd have to use
expr(1), which is also probably busted.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled comp.unix.buffy debate...


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