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NAME
       more - file perusal filter for crt viewing

SYNOPSIS
       more [options] file [...]

DESCRIPTION
       more  is  a filter for paging through text one screenful at a time.  This version is espe-
       cially primitive.  Users should realize	that  less(1)  provides  more(1)  emulation  plus
       extensive enhancements.

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.

       -number
	      This option specifies an integer number 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.  Notice
	      that this option is switched on automatically if the executable is named page.

       -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 dis-
	      played.

       +number
	      Start at line number.

COMMANDS
       Interactive commands for more are based on vi(1).  Some commands may be preceded by a dec-
       imal  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
			Exit.

	      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.	Only  works  with
			files, not pipes.

	      ' 	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 regular expression.  Defaults to 1.

	      !command or :!command
			Execute command in a subshell.

	      v 	Start  up  an editor at current line.  The editor is taken from the envi-
			ronment variable VISUAL if defined, or EDITOR if VISUAL is  not  defined,
			or defaults to vi if neither VISUAL nor EDITOR is defined.

	      ^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 may be set with favored options to more.

       SHELL  Current shell in use (normally set by the shell at login time).

       TERM   Specifies terminal type, used by more to get the terminal characteristics necessary
	      to manipulate the screen.

       VISUAL Editor the user is preferring.  Used when key command v is pressed.

       EDITOR Editor of choise when VISUAL is not specified.

SEE ALSO
       vi(1), less(1)

AUTHORS
       Eric Shienbrood, UC Berkeley
       Modified by Geoff Peck, UCB to add underlining, single spacing
       Modified by John Foderaro, UCB to add -c and MORE environment variable

HISTORY
       The more command appeared in 3.0BSD.  This man page documents more version 5.19	(Berkeley
       6/29/88),  which  is  currently in use in the Linux community.  Documentation was produced
       using several other versions of the man page, and extensive inspection of the source code.

AVAILABILITY
       The more command is part of the util-linux package and  is  available  from  Linux  Kernel
       Archive <ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>.

util-linux				  September 2011				  MORE(1)
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