Limiting Console Output

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    Question Limiting Console Output

    Quick (and probably stupid) question:

    My program retrieves records from a binary file.

    I want the ouput of my records search to stop when the screen is full (or, say 20 records worth of data); I thought I'd do this with a loop, but am unsure if there is a function for "stopping" output when the screen is "full" before displaying the full 20 records.

    Does such a creature exist?
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    None that I know of. Since you have 25 lines to print on I always used 24 and on the 25th line I'd print "-More-" and wait for a key stroke to continue.
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    Okay. Was worth a shot.

    Easy enough to work around.

    Thanks:: Jazz
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