more

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

       -f, --no-pause
              Count logical lines, rather than screen lines (i.e., long lines
              are not folded).

       -p, --print-over
              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, --clean-print
              Do not scroll.  Instead, paint each screen from the top, clearing
              the remainder of each line as it is displayed.

       -s, --squeeze
              Squeeze multiple blank lines into one.

       -u, --plain
              Suppress underlining.  This option is silently ignored as
              backwards compatibility.

       -n, --lines number
              Specify the number of lines per screenful.  The number argument is
              a positive decimal integer.  The --lines option shall override any
              values obtained from any other source, such as number of lines
              reported by terminal.

       -number
              A numeric option means the same as --lines option argument.

       +number
              Start displaying each file at line number.

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

       --help Display help text and exit.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

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.  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 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 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.

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.

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

SEE ALSO
       less(1), vi(1)

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                         March 2020                            MORE(1)