more(1)



MORE(1)                          User Commands                         MORE(1)

NAME
       more - file perusal filter for crt viewing

SYNOPSIS
       more [options] file...

DESCRIPTION
       more is a filter for paging through text one screenful at a time.  This
       version is especially primitive.  Users  should  realize  that  less(1)
       provides more(1) emulation plus extensive enhancements.

OPTIONS
       Options are also taken from the environment variable MORE (make sure to
       precede them with a dash (-)) but command-line  options  will  override
       those.

       -d     Prompt  with "[Press space to continue, 'q' to quit.]", and dis-
              play "[Press 'h' for instructions.]" instead of ringing the bell
              when an illegal key is pressed.

       -l     Do not pause after any line containing a ^L (form feed).

       -f     Count  logical lines, rather than screen lines (i.e., long lines
              are not folded).

       -p     Do not scroll.  Instead, clear the whole screen and then display
              the  text.  Notice that this option is switched on automatically
              if the executable is named page.

       -c     Do not scroll.  Instead, paint each screen from the top,  clear-
              ing the remainder of each line as it is displayed.

       -s     Squeeze multiple blank lines into one.

       -u     Suppress underlining.

       -number
              The screen size to use, in number of lines.

       +number
              Start displaying each file at line number.

       +/string
              The  string  to be searched in each file before starting to dis-
              play it.

COMMANDS
       Interactive commands for more are based on vi(1).  Some commands may be
       preceded  by  a decimal number, called k in the descriptions below.  In
       the following descriptions, ^X means control-X.

              h or ?    Help; display a summary of  these  commands.   If  you
                        forget all other commands, remember this one.

              SPACE     Display  next  k  lines  of text.  Defaults to current
                        screen size.

              z         Display next k lines of  text.   Defaults  to  current
                        screen size.  Argument becomes new default.

              RETURN    Display  next  k lines of text.  Defaults to 1.  Argu-
                        ment becomes new default.

              d or ^D   Scroll k lines.  Default is current scroll size,  ini-
                        tially 11.  Argument becomes new default.

              q or Q or INTERRUPT
                        Exit.

              s         Skip forward k lines of text.  Defaults to 1.

              f         Skip forward k screenfuls of text.  Defaults to 1.

              b or ^B   Skip  backwards  k screenfuls of text.  Defaults to 1.
                        Only works with files, not pipes.

              '         Go to the place where the last search started.

              =         Display current line number.

              /pattern  Search  for  kth  occurrence  of  regular  expression.
                        Defaults to 1.

              n         Search  for kth occurrence of last regular expression.
                        Defaults to 1.

              !command or :!command
                        Execute command in a subshell.

              v         Start up an editor at current  line.   The  editor  is
                        taken from the environment variable VISUAL if defined,
                        or EDITOR if VISUAL is not defined, or defaults to  vi
                        if neither VISUAL nor EDITOR is defined.

              ^L        Redraw screen.

              :n        Go to kth next file.  Defaults to 1.

              :p        Go to kth previous file.  Defaults to 1.

              :f        Display current file name and line number.

              .         Repeat previous command.

ENVIRONMENT
       The  more command respects the following environment variables, if they
       exist:

       MORE   This variable may be set with favored options to more.

       SHELL  Current shell in use (normally set by the shell at login time).

       TERM   The terminal type used by more to get the terminal  characteris-
              tics necessary to manipulate the screen.

       VISUAL The  editor  the  user  prefers.   Invoked when command key v is
              pressed.

       EDITOR The editor of choice when VISUAL is not specified.

SEE ALSO
       less(1), vi(1)

AUTHORS
       Eric Shienbrood, UC Berkeley
       Modified by Geoff Peck, UCB to add underlining, single spacing
       Modified by John Foderaro, UCB to add -c and MORE environment variable

HISTORY
       The more command appeared in 3.0BSD.  This man page documents more ver-
       sion  5.19  (Berkeley  6/29/88), which is currently in use in the Linux
       community.  Documentation was produced using several other versions  of
       the man page, and extensive inspection of the source code.

AVAILABILITY
       The  more  command  is  part of the util-linux package and is available
       from Linux Kernel Archive <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-
       linux/>.

util-linux                       February 2014                         MORE(1)

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