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       more, page - browse or page through a text file

       /usr/bin/more [-cdflrsuw] [-lines] [+ linenumber]
	    [+/ pattern] [file]...

       /usr/bin/page [-cdflrsuw] [-lines] [+ linenumber]
	    [+/ pattern] [file]...

       /usr/xpg4/bin/more [-cdeisu] [-n number] [-p command]
	    [-t tagstring] [file]...

       /usr/xpg4/bin/more [-cdeisu] [-n number] [+ command]
	    [-t tagstring] [file]...

       The  more  utility  is a filter that displays the contents of a text file on the terminal,
       one screenful at a time.  It normally pauses  after  each  screenful.  /usr/bin/more  then
       prints  --More--  and  /usr/xpg4/bin/more then prints file at the bottom of the screen. If
       more is reading from a file rather than a pipe, the percentage of characters displayed  so
       far is also shown.

       The  more  utility  scrolls up to display one more line in response to a RETURN character.
       more displays another screenful in response to  a  SPACE  character.  Other  commands  are
       listed below.

       The page utility clears the screen before displaying the next screenful of text. page only
       provides a one-line overlap between screens.

       The more utility sets the terminal to NOECHO mode, so that the output can  be  continuous.
       Commands  that  you  type do not normally show up on your terminal, except for the / and !

       The  /usr/bin/more   utility   exits   after   displaying   the	 last	specified   file.
       /usr/xpg4/bin/more prompts for a command at the last line of the last specified file.

       If the standard output is not a terminal, more acts just like cat(1), except that a header
       is printed before each file in a series.

       The following options are supported for both /usr/bin/more and /usr/xpg4/bin/more:

       -c     Clears before displaying. Redraws the screen instead of scrolling for  faster  dis-
	      plays. This option is ignored if the terminal does not have the ability to clear to
	      the end of a line.

       -d     Displays error messages rather than ringing the terminal bell  if  an  unrecognized
	      command is used. This is helpful for inexperienced users.

       -s     Squeeze.	 Replaces  multiple blank lines with a single blank line. This is helpful
	      when viewing nroff(1) output on the screen.

       The following options are supported for /usr/bin/more only:

       -f	      Does not fold long lines. This is useful	when  lines  contain  nonprinting
		      characters  or escape sequences, such as those generated when nroff(1) out-
		      put is piped through ul(1).

       -l	      Does not treat FORMFEED characters (Control-l) as page breaks. If -l is not
		      used, more pauses to accept commands after any line containing a ^L charac-
		      ter (Control-l). Also, if a file begins with  a  FORMFEED,  the  screen  is
		      cleared before the file is printed.

       -r	      Normally,  more  ignores	control  characters that it does not interpret in
		      some way. The -r option causes these to be displayed as ^C where	C  stands
		      for any such control character.

       -u	      Suppresses  generation of underlining escape sequences. Normally, more han-
		      dles underlining, such as that produced by nroff(1), in a manner	appropri-
		      ate  to  the  terminal.  If  the	terminal can perform underlining or has a
		      stand-out mode, more supplies appropriate escape sequences as called for in
		      the text file.

       -w	      Normally,  more  exits when it comes to the end of its input. With -w, how-
		      ever, more prompts and waits for any key to be struck before exiting.

       -lines	      Displays the indicated number of lines in each screenful, rather	than  the
		      default (the number of lines in the terminal screen less two).

       +linenumber    Start up at linenumber.

       +/pattern      Start  up  two  lines above the line containing the regular expression pat-
		      tern. Note: Unlike editors, this construct should not end with a `/.' If it
		      does,  then  the	trailing slash is taken as a character in the search pat-

       The following options are supported for /usr/xpg4/bin/more only:

       -e		Exits immediately after writing the last line of the  last  file  in  the
			argument list.

       -i		Performs pattern matching in searches without regard to case.

       -n number	Specifies  the	number	of  lines per screenful. The number argument is a
			positive decimal integer. The -n option  overrides  any  values  obtained
			from the environment.

       -p command	For  each  file examined, initially executes the more command in the com-
       +command 	mand argument. If the command is a positioning command, such  as  a  line
			number or a regular expression search, set the current position to repre-
			sent the final results of the command, without writing	any  intermediate
			lines of the file. For example, the two commands:

			  more -p 1000j file
			  more -p 1000G file

			are  equivalent  and  start the display with the current position at line
			1000, bypassing the lines that j would write and scroll off the screen if
			it  had  been issued during the file examination. If the positioning com-
			mand is unsuccessful, the first line in the  file  will  be  the  current

       -t tagstring	Writes	the  screenful	of  the  file  containing  the	tag  named by the
			tagstring argument. See the ctags(1) utility.

       -u		Treats a backspace character as a printable control character,	displayed
			as  a  ^H  (Control-h),  suppressing backspacing and the special handling
			that produces underlined or standout-mode text on  some  terminal  types.
			Also, does not ignore a carriage-return character at the end of a line.

       If  both  the -t tagstring and -p command (or the obsolescent +command) options are given,
       the -t tagstring is processed first.

       more uses the terminal's terminfo(4) entry to determine its display characteristics.

       more looks in the environment variable MORE for any preset options. For instance, to  page
       through	files  using  the -c mode by default, set the value of this variable to -c. (Nor-
       mally, the command sequence to set up this environment variable is placed in the .login or
       .profile file).

       The commands take effect immediately. It is not necessary to type a carriage return unless
       the command requires a file, command, tagstring, or pattern. Up to the time when the  com-
       mand  character	itself	is given, the user may type the line kill character to cancel the
       numerical argument being formed. In addition, the user may type	the  erase  character  to
       redisplay the `--More--(xx%)' or file message.

       In the following commands, i is a numerical argument (1 by default).

       iSPACE	    Display another screenful, or i more lines if i is specified.

       iRETURN	    Display another line, or i more lines, if specified.

       ib	    (Control-b) Skip back i screenfuls and then print a screenful.

       id	    (Control-d) Scroll forward one half screenful or i more lines. If i is speci-
       i^D	    fied, the count becomes the default for subsequent d and u commands.

       if	    Skip i screens full and then print a screenful.

       h	    Help. Give a description of all the more commands.

       ^L	    (Control-l) Refresh.

       in	    Search for the ith occurrence of the last pattern entered.

       q	    Exit from more.

       is	    Skip i lines and then print a screenful.

       v	    Drop into the vi editor at the current line of the current file.

       iz	    Same as SPACE, except that i, if present, becomes the new default  number  of
		    lines per screenful.

       =	    Display the current line number.

       i/pattern    Search forward for the ith occurrence of the regular expression pattern. Dis-
		    play the screenful starting two lines before the line that contains  the  ith
		    match  for	the  regular  expression pattern, or the end of a pipe, whichever
		    comes first. If more is displaying a file and there is no match, its position
		    in	the file remains unchanged. Regular expressions can be edited using erase
		    and kill characters. Erasing back past the first column  cancels  the  search

       !command     Invoke  a  shell to execute command. The characters % and !, when used within
		    command are replaced with the current filename and the  previous  shell  com-
		    mand,  respectively.  If  there  is  no  current filename, % is not expanded.
		    Prepend a backslash to these characters to escape expansion.

       :f	    Display the current filename and line number.

       i:n	    Skip to the ith next filename given in the command line, or to the last file-
		    name in the list if i is out of range.

       i:p	    Skip  to the ith previous filename given in the command line, or to the first
		    filename if i is out of range. If given while more	is  positioned	within	a
		    file,  go  to the beginning of the file. If more is reading from a pipe, more
		    simply rings the terminal bell.

       :q	    Exit from more (same as q or Q).

       The following commands are available only in /usr/bin/more:

       '	Single quote. Go to the point from which the last search started.  If  no  search
		has been performed in the current file, go to the beginning of the file.

       .	Dot. Repeat the previous command.

       ^\	Halt a partial display of text. more stops sending output, and displays the usual
		--More-- prompt. Some output is lost as a result.

       The following commands are available only in /usr/xpg4/bin/more:

       i^F		(Control-f) Skip i screens full and print a screenful. (Same as if.)

       ^G		(Control-g) Display the current line number (same as =).

       ig		Go to line number i with the default of the first line in the file.

       iG		Go to line number i with the default of the Last line in the file.

       ij		Display another line, or i more lines, if specified. (Same as iRETURN.)

       ik		Scroll backwards one or i lines, if specified.

       mletter		Mark the current position with the name letter.

       N		Reverse direction of search.

       r		Refresh the screen.

       R		Refresh the screen, discarding any buffered input.

       iu		(Control-u) Scroll backwards one half a screen of i lines, if  specified.
       i^U		If i is specified, the count becomes the new default for subsequent d and
			u commands.

       ZZ		Exit from more (same as q).

       :e file		Examine (display) a new file. If no file is specified, the  current  file
			is redisplayed.

       :t tagstring	Go  to	the  tag  named  by the tagstring argument and scroll/rewrite the
			screen with the tagged line in the current position. See the ctags  util-

       'letter		Return to the position that was previously marked with the name letter.

       ''		Return	to the position from which the last move of more than a screenful
			was made. Defaults to the beginning of the file.

       i?[!]pattern	Search backward in the file for the ith line containing the pattern.  The
			! specifies to search backward for the ith line that does not contain the

       i/!pattern	Search forward in the file for the ith line that  does	not  contain  the

       ![command]	Invoke a shell or the specified command.

   Large File Behavior
       See  largefile(5)  for  the description of the behavior of more and page when encountering
       files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes).

       See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment  variables	that  affect  the
       execution  of  more: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_COLLATE (/usr/xpg4/bin/more only), LC_CTYPE, LC_MES-
       SAGES, NLSPATH, and TERM.

       The following environment variables also affect the execution of /usr/xpg4/bin/more:

       COLUMNS	   Overrides the system selected horizontal screen size.

       EDITOR	   Used by the v command to select an editor.

       LINES	   Overrides the system selected vertical screen size. The -n option  has  prece-
		   dence over LINES in determining the number of lines in a screen.

       MORE	   A  string specifying options as described in the OPTIONS section, above. As in
		   a command line, The options must be separated by  blank  characters	and  each
		   option  specification  must	start with a -. Any command line options are pro-
		   cessed after those specified in MORE as though the  command	line  were:  more
		   $MORE options operands

       The following exit values are returned:

       0      Successful completion.

       >0     An error occurred.

       /usr/lib/more.help    help file for /usr/bin/more and  /usr/bin/page only.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

   /usr/bin/more /usr/bin/page
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       |CSI			     |Not enabled		   |

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWxcu4			   |
       |CSI			     |Enabled			   |
       |Interface Stability	     |Standard			   |

       cat(1),	 csh(1),  ctags(1),  man(1),  nroff(1),  script(1),  sh(1),  ul(1),  terminfo(4),
       attributes(5), environ(5), largefile(5), standards(5)

   /usr/bin/more /usr/bin/page


       Skipping backwards is too slow on large files.

       This utility will not behave correctly if the terminal is not set up properly.

SunOS 5.11				    4 Nov 2005					  more(1)
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