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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

more

Synopsis

more [options] [files]

Display the named files on a terminal, one screenful at a time. See less for an alternative to more.

Options

+num

Begin displaying at line number num.

-num number

Set screen size to number lines.

+/pattern

Search for pattern and begin displaying at that point.

-c

Repaint screen from top instead of scrolling.

-d

Display the prompt “[Press space to continue, ‘q’ to quit]” instead of ringing the bell. Also display “[Press ‘h’ for instructions]” in response to illegal commands.

-f

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

-l

Ignore form-feed (Ctrl-L) characters.

-p

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

-s

Squeeze; display multiple blank lines as one.

-u

Suppress underline characters.

Commands

All commands in more are based on vi commands. You can specify a number before many commands to have them executed multiple times. For instance, 3:p causes more to skip back three files, the same as issuing :p three times. The optional number is indicated by num in the following list:

SPACE

Display next screen of text.

z

Display next num lines of text, and redefine a screenful to num lines. Default is one screenful.

RETURN

Display next num lines of text, and redefine a screenful to num lines. Default is one line.

d, ^D

Scroll num lines of text, and redefine scroll size to num lines. Default is one line.

q, Q, INTERRUPT

Quit.

s

Skip next num lines of text. Default is one line.

f

Skip ...

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