I know this is a basic question but running Asterisk Asterisk 184.108.40.206-2+squeeze1 (Debian) and want to know if there is a way to pause the CLI when a lot of output is generated and scrolls for multiple screens, (example sip show peers). The same way you can use |more or |less with a shell command.
Use more (you will need to run asterisk -r with the command on the command line, rather than interactively).
Also note that Linux consoles can be paged back a significant distance by using alt-page up and alt-page down.
Most terminal emulators can be configured to maintain a history, as well.
This was the wrong forum for support questions.