[IPython-user] easy way to display contents of a file with page pauses?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Oct 8 12:01:05 CDT 2009

On 2009-10-08 11:12 AM, Dr. Phillip M. Feldman wrote:
> Is there a command that I can issue from within IPython to display the
> contents of a file, with a pause after each page?  (I'm looking for
> something akin to the Unix 'more' command).

Use the ! prefix to run the program you normally would use in your regular 
shell. E.g.

In [1]: !less a_really_big_file.txt

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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