ODOC: more

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

more -- File perusal filter for crt viewing

Summary :

Perusal means the act of reading, especially of reading through or with care. More is a filter for paging through text one screenful at a time.

Examples :
$ more myfile1 myfile2 -- Show myfile 1 & 2 page by page.

$ more -10 myfile -- Show 10lines/page.

$ more -d myfile -- Usually more show % of viewed content only at the bottom. With -d it shows more verbose prompt.

$ more -p -10 myfile -- Don't scroll the output. Just the screen and display the text.

$ more -c -10 myfile -- Don't scroll. Instead, paint each screen from the top, clearing the remainder of each line as it is displayed.

$ more -s myfile -- Squeeze multiple blank lines into one.

$ more +/foo myfile -- The +/ option specifies a string that will be searched for before each file is displayed.

$ more +10 myfile -- Start at line number 10.
Apart from this option, more will support few interactive commands also. For example
:f -- Show current filename

:n -- Next file

:p -- Previous file

b -- Move backward

f -- Move forward

Space -- Next page

ENTER -- Next Line
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