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Display the named files on a terminal, one screenful at a time. After each screen is displayed, press RETURN to display the next line or press the spacebar to display the next screenful. Press h for help with additional commands, q to quit, / to search, or :n to go to the next file. more can also be invoked using the name page .



Page through the file by clearing each window instead of scrolling. This is sometimes faster.


Display the prompt Press space to continue, 'q' to quit .


Count logical rather than screen lines. Useful when long lines wrap past the width of the screen.


Ignore formfeed (^L) characters.


Force display of control characters, in the form ^ x .


Squeeze; display multiple blank lines as one.


Suppress underline characters and backspace (^H).


Wait for a user keystroke before exiting.

- n

Use n lines for each window (default is a full screen).

+ num

Begin displaying at line number num .

+/ pattern

Begin displaying two lines before pattern .


Page through file in "clear" mode, and display prompts:

more -cd



Format doc to the screen, removing underlines:

nroff doc | more -u

View the man page for the grep command; begin near the word "BUGS" and compress extra white space:

man grep | more +/BUGS -s

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