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MORE(1)                                   User Commands                                   MORE(1)

       more - file perusal filter for crt viewing

       more [options] file [...]

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

       Command-line  options  are  described  below.  Options are also taken from the environment
       variable MORE (make sure to precede them with a dash (``-''))  but  command  line  options
       will override them.

              This option specifies an integer number which is the screen size (in lines).

       -d     more  will  prompt  the  user  with  the  message "[Press space to continue, 'q' to
              quit.]" and will display "[Press 'h' for instructions.]"  instead  of  ringing  the
              bell when an illegal key is pressed.

       -l     more usually treats ^L (form feed) as a special character, and will pause after any
              line that contains a form feed.  The -l option will prevent this behavior.

       -f     Causes more to count logical, rather than screen lines (i.e., long  lines  are  not

       -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, clearing the remainder  of
              each line as it is displayed.

       -s     Squeeze multiple blank lines into one.

       -u     Suppress underlining.

       +/     The +/ option specifies a string that will be searched for before each file is dis-

              Start at line number.

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

              h or ?    Help: display a summary of these commands.  If you forget all  the  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.   Argument  becomes  new

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

              q or Q or INTERRUPT

              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 place where previous 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 envi-
                        ronment 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.

       More utilizes 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   Specifies terminal type, used by more to get the terminal characteristics necessary
              to manipulate the screen.

       VISUAL Editor the user is preferring.  Used when key command v is pressed.

       EDITOR Editor of choise when VISUAL is not specified.

       vi(1), less(1)

       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

       The more command appeared in 3.0BSD.  This man page documents more version 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.

       The more command is part of the util-linux package and  is  available  from  Linux  Kernel
       Archive <>.

util-linux                                September 2011                                  MORE(1)

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