Display output one screen at a time, less provides more emulation and extensive enhancements.
Syntax more [-dlfpcsu] [-num] [+/ pattern] [+ linenum] [file ...] 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. -num This option specifies an integer 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 folded). -p Do not scroll. Instead, clear the whole screen and then display the text. -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 displayed. +num Start at line number num. COMMANDS Interactive commands for more are based on vi(1). Some commands can be preceeded 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 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 default. d or ^D Scroll k lines. Default is current scroll size, initially 11. Argument becomes new default. q or Q or INTERRUPT Exits the more command. 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. ' 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 r.e. Defaults to 1. !
or :! Execute in a subshell v Start up /usr/bin/vi at current line ^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 can be set with favored options to more. SHELL Current shell in use (normally set by the shell at login
When the output of more is redirected to a file, it outputs a small header for each file:
:::::::::::::: filename.txt ::::::::::::::
"There are few more impressive sights than a Scotsman
on the make" ~ Sir
Related bash commands:
echo - Display message on screen
less - Display output one screen at a time
tee - Redirect output to multiple files
most - Browse or page through a text file
Equivalent Windows command: MORE - Display output one screen at a time