If you're going to delete a larger number of files based on some regular expression, use the regexp with
first. You will avoid surprises this way.
Use ls -ltrh
unless you have a good reason not to. It will show extra information, sort chronologically
ascending, and display file sizes in "human" format, such as 120M, or 50G.
"less is more" - if you're accustomed to using more
, switch to less
as soon as possible!
B will go back one page
Space will advance one page
> will advance to the end
< will go to the beginning
Enter will advance one line
Want to capture fragments of a real-time log that's scrolling fast (perhaps to capture the log output of
a specific action that you wish to debug)?
tail -f logfile > collector (Hit enter right before you're about to perform the action you want to log)
collector should now contain your log fragment, which you can inspect.