I'm essentially trying to achieve this:
>>>print "SOME_VERY_LONG_TEXT" | more
Writing something terminal and os independent might be a bigger task.
But if you can get the height of the terminal then you can use something like this this Assuming your input is a generator/list of line seperated text, or else you can call text.split('\n') before calling this function
def pagetext(text_lined, num_lines=25): for index,line in enumerate(text_lined): if index % num_lines == 0 and index: input=raw_input("Hit any key to continue press q to quit") if input.lower() == 'q': break else: print line
Also there is a pager module on pypy haven't used it but the author says it was supposed to be included in the standard library.