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Display the named files on a terminal, one screenful at a time. After each screen is displayed, press the Return key 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 .

Options

-c

Page through the file by clearing the screen instead of scrolling. This is often faster and is much easier to read.

-d

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

-f

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

-l

Ignore formfeed (^L ) characters.

-r

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

-s

Squeeze; display multiple blank lines as one.

-u

Suppress underline characters and backspace (^H ).

-w

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 .

Examples

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

more -cd

 file

Format doc to the screen, removing underlines:

nroff doc | more -u

View the manpage for the grep command; begin near the word "BUGS" and compress extra whitespace:

man grep | more +/BUGS -s


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