FTP 'ls' one screen at a time? Or how to?

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    Wink FTP 'ls' one screen at a time? Or how to?

    In Ftp, when you change to a big directory and use ls, the resulting long list of file names goes off the screen. How do you make it pause at a screenful, the way you can at the bash command interpreter shell? "ls | more" doesn't work. What does?
    Thanks for any help on this. Rainbow ((
    Last edited by rainbow; 02-22-2002 at 07:04 PM.

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    Most ftp programs allow you to do it this way:
    Code:
    ftp> ls . |more
    (the first argument of ls is the remote directory, which happens to be the current directory . and the second is the file that should receive the directory information, which happens to be a pipe to the command more) Note that there is no space between the pipe character (|) and the command name (more), but if you need spaces you can use quotes ("") or escaped spaces (\ ).

    Hope this helps...

    alex

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    Thanks

    Thanks Alex, I gave it a try. It's working!!!
    Rainbow ((
    Last edited by rainbow; 02-23-2002 at 05:00 PM.

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