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       more - file perusal filter for crt viewing

       more [options] file [...]

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

       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.

	      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 con-
	      tinue,  'q' to quit.]" and will display "[Press 'h' for instruc-
	      tions.]" instead of ringing the bell  when  an  illegal  key  is

       -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,	clear-
	      ing 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 displayed.

	      Start at line number.

       Interactive commands for more are based on vi(1).  Some commands may be
       preceded	 by  a decimal 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.	 Argu-
			ment becomes new default.

	      d or ^D	Scroll k lines.	 Default is current scroll size,  ini-
			tially 11.  Argument becomes new default.

	      q or Q or INTERRUPT

	      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 environment 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.

       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 char-
	      acteristics necessary to manipulate the screen.

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

       EDITOR Editor of choise when VISUAL is not specified.

       vi(1), less(1)

       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

       The more command appeared in 3.0BSD.  This man page documents more ver-
       sion 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.

       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-

util-linux			September 2011			       MORE(1)