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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

       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.

       -number
              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 con-
              tinue,  'q' to quit.]" and will display "[Press 'h' for instruc-
              tions.]" 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 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.

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

       +number
              Start at line number.


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
              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 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 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

       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 char-
              acteristics 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.


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 September 2011 MORE(1)



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