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 especially primitive.  Users  should  realize  that  less(1)
   provides more(1) emulation plus extensive enhancements.


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

   -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.

          The screen size to use, in number of lines.

          Start displaying each file at line number.

          The  string  to  be  searched  in  each  file before starting to
          display it.


   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.
                    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

          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.


   The  more command respects the following environment variables, if they

   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

   EDITOR The editor of choice 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


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