I wanted to see a list of the applications installed on my "Trusty Tahr" I ran this command in the terminal

 dpkg --list

I got a list that displayed fine except that it cuts off about halfway the list, I can't see any applications prior to application names starting with the letter "P". How can I scroll past that?


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You can pipe the results in to less and then then use your arrow keys to scroll the list.

dpkg --list | less

If you want it in the GUI way, you can increase the number of lines to scroll-back. To do this, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Profile. Select the desired profile and then Edit. Go to the Scrolling tab and change the value of "Limit scrollback to..." to the desired number of lines.

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