I am getting started using my Raspberry Pi. Sometimes I run some command where the console output scrolls off the screen too fast for me to read. For example, installing some library/package from source, I'd like to be able to review the output. However, I can't figure out how to scroll up to view the previous output. The up arrow is obviously not working. Is there a special key command, or different way to view the console output?
closed as off-topic by Jivings May 3 '14 at 15:53
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Shift + PageUp or Shift + PageDown keys.
Pipe the output of the command to
cmd arg0 arg1 | less
less, you can scroll up and down intuitively with the arrow keys. Use the Q key (for Quit) to exit
less and return to your prompt.