@brettbyrd I’m guessing that you might be accessing Ubuntu Server from a tty window and not a graphical terminal emulator either installed in a graphical environment on Ubuntu Server or using ssh to access the server.
There might be other options out there, but perhaps the easiest way to deal with the situation is to use a pager to “paginate” the results allowing you to scroll through the results and see everything one page at a time.
I’m guessing that Ubuntu Server has
more installed. So in your example you would run the following command to see the file and directory permissions one page at a time.
ls -l | less
The bar in the middle of the two commands is called the “pipe” which is the character option above the
\ character on US keyboards. So in essence, you are taking the output of
ls -l and piping it into the pager program on Linux called
less or try
less is not found.
less will take all of the output from
ls -l and present it to you one page at a time.
I hope that gets you going until someone has a better answer for you. Thanks @brettbyrd for reaching out to the community with your question. I know I would like to know other ways of doing the same thing as I learn more about administrating Linux servers.