How to pause listing long text file with cat in command prompt after 10lines then press any key. for example:
cat myfiles.txt bla bla bla bla bla bla . . . bla press enter to continue
less command is more commonly used and provides more functionality than
more, you can traverse a file page by page using the space bar, and line by line using the enter key.
There's no need to
cat and pipe the file, either. You can just run the command on the file.
less are pagers which deal with paging through text on the console.
less is more functional, but
more is closer to what you want. If you specify the
more will show how to move to the next page, and you can use
-num to specify the number of lines to show at a time (instead of auto detecting the screen size).
% more -d -5 myfiles.txt bla bla bla bla bla --More--(4%)[Press space to continue, 'q' to quit.]
Alternative, to scroll back the buffer, while inside a tmux session: