Scrolling up in dos...

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    Scrolling up in dos...

    Like when i call the dir command in C: i can only see the last few files (I have way to many in there) how would I go up to see what all the other stuff was?
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    you can't. Try this:

    dir c:\windows | more


    the "| more" does the trick nicely.

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    try:

    dir /p

    the "/p" causes a pause after each screenful
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    One very nice trick I have learned, is to output the scroll to a text file.

    For example...

    dir c:\*.* > c:\windows\desktop\output.txt

    creates a text file "output.txt" containing the list of all files on the root directory.

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