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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 espe‐
       cially 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 display "[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, clearing 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 display it.

COMMANDS
       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
       control-X.

              h or ?    Help;  display a summary of these commands.  If you forget all other com‐
                        mands, 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
                        default.

              d or ^D   Scroll k lines.  Default is current scroll size, initially 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  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.

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  characteristics  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
       vi(1), less(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 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.

AVAILABILITY
       The  more  command  is  part  of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel
       Archive ⟨ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/⟩.

util-linux                                February 2014                                   MORE(1)

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