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how to prevent screen from scroll when using --help

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Each time I type rpm --help the whole help display will scroll up the screen. Is there a way in the command line to let the help display to stop at one screen at a time?
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by:liddler
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rpm --help|more
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by:majorwoo
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whenever anything does that to you, you can use more

rpm --help | more

which will show you the output, one page at a time.  Press spacebar to scroll downward...
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by:willy134
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luckily on most linux systems more is aliased or linked to less if it is not I would use

rpm --help | less

less is more!

you can use the vi keys (hjkl) to move around the document and you can do searches with the / key

but as I said more is usually the same as less on linux
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by:owensleftfoot
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Another trick you can use is to hold shift and press pageup - this will scroll back through the console buffer.
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by:ghgan
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is the command | more limited only to rpm or also can be use for other type of command line program
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Any command at all - find, ls tail etc
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