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Is there a way to temporarily stop the terminal from automatically scrolling down when new output is output to the terminal?

  • How about pressing Control-S? I don't have OS X at hand but it work in other Unixes. – Arkadiusz Drabczyk Sep 26 '17 at 16:43
  • Tried it just now. Doesn’t seem to have any effect. – timbram Sep 26 '17 at 16:47
  • it worked for me! control-x not command-x. – jmh Sep 26 '17 at 16:50
  • Do you have stty? – Arkadiusz Drabczyk Sep 26 '17 at 16:50
  • @ArkadiuszDrabczyk I don't know what stty is. I should mention though that I am ssh'ed into a linux machine while trying to stop the scrolling out. neither control-S or control-x have any effect. – timbram Sep 26 '17 at 16:53
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Just scroll a line or two upward. The terminal only scrolls down automatically when you're already at the bottom. (This works in many other terminals as well, not just Terminal.app.)

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You can pipe your command into more or less. du -h | less This gives you a page at a time.

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