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more(1)								       more(1)

NAME
     more, page - browse or page through a text file

SYNOPSIS
     more [-ceisudfrN] [-n lines] [-p posn] [-t tag] [-x tabs]
	  [+/pattern] [-lines] [+linenumber] [file ...]
     page [-ceisudfrN] [-n lines] [-p posn] [-t tag] [-x tabs]
	  [+/pattern] [-lines] [+linenumber] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     more is a filter that displays the contents of a file on the terminal,
     one screenful at a time.  After each screenful more prints a prompt and
     pauses awaiting user commands.  The prompt usually contains the name of
     the file and an indication (percentage) of the current location within
     the file.

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

     When used to move to a specific line (by line number or pattern search)
     the target line is displayed as the third line from the top of the
     display.  If it lies within the last screen then that final screen is
     displayed.

     page functions identically to more.

     If the standard output is not a terminal, more acts just like cat(1V).

OPTIONS
     The more has the following options:

     -c		 Clear before displaying.  Redrawing the screen instead of
		 scrolling for faster displays.	 This option is ignored if the
		 terminal does not have the ability to clear to the end of a
		 line.

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

     -e		 Exit immediately at the end of input.	By default more waits
		 at the end of the last screen.

     -i		 Ignore case when performing pattern searches.

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

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     -n lines	 Use a screen of the indicated size rather than the default.
		 The lines displayed will be one less than this number.

     -p posn	 The posn string is a positioning command which is executed at
		 the start of each input file.	Examples are line numbers and
		 pattern searches.

     -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.

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

     -t tag	 Start output with the screen containing the specified tag.

     -u		 Suppress generation of underlining escape sequences.
		 Normally, more handles underlining, such as that produced by
		 nroff(1), in a manner appropriate to the terminal.  If the
		 terminal can perform underlining or has a stand-out mode,
		 more supplies appropriate escape sequences.

     -x tabs	 Change the tabstop from 8 to tabs.

     -N		 By default line numbers are remembered by more, this option
		 disables the line number facility which can slow down access
		 to very large files.

     +/pattern	 Start output two lines above the line containing the regular
		 expression pattern.  This pattern does not end with a `/'; a
		 trailing slash is interpreted as a character in the search
		 pattern.

     -lines	 Display the indicated number of lines in each screenful (see
		 -n lines).

     +linenumber Start output at linenumber.

USAGE
   Environment
     more uses the terminal's termcap(5) entry to determine its display
     characteristics.  Environment variables modify this behaviour which may
     be further altered by command line options.

     EDITOR   Specify the editor command to invoke (see v command), the
	      default is vi(1).

     COLUMNS  Specify screen width.

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     LINES    Specify screen length (depth).

     MORE     Specify preset command line options.  For instance, to page
	      through files using the -c mode by default, set the value of
	      this variable to -c.  When more is invoked any command line
	      options are processed after those of the MORE environment
	      variable.

   Commands
     Single character commands take effect immediately; more does not expect a
     carriage return character.	 Multi-character commands are echoed on the
     prompt line as they are typed.

     In the following commands, i is an optional numerical argument.

     h		 Show command help information.

     if
     i^F
     iSPACE
     iz		 Display next screenful, or i lines.

     id
     i^D	 Display next half-screen, or i lines.	If i is specified it
		 becomes the new half-screen scroll value.

     ij
     iRETURN	 Display next line, or i lines.

     ib
     i^B	 Display previous screenful, or i lines.

     iu
     i^U	 Display previous half-screen, or i lines.  If i is specified
		 it becomes the new half-screen scroll value.

     ij		 Display previous line, or i lines.

     is		 Skip 1 line forward, or i lines.

     ig		 Skip to the beginning of the file, or ith line.

     iG		 Skip to the end of the file, or ith line.

     i%
     ip		 Skip to beginning of the file, or i per cent into the file.
		 This command does not work when reading from a pipeline.

     r
     ^L		 Refresh the screen.

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     R		 Refresh the screen and flush buffered input if reading from a
		 pipeline.

     mletter	 Attach a mark, named as letter (lower case letter), to the
		 current line in the file.

     'letter	 Return to the mark named by letter.

     ''		 Return to the place in the file at which the last positioning
		 command was issued.

     =
     ^G
     :f		 Display details of the current location in the file.

     i/pattern	 Search forward for the next (or ith) occurrence of the
		 regular expression pattern.  Display the screenful starting
		 two lines before the line that contains the match for the
		 regular expression pattern.  The previous search pattern is
		 used if the current command omits it.	If pattern is prefixed
		 with a ! (exclamation mark) then the search is negated, that
		 is, it locates lines which do not match pattern.

     i?pattern	 As for i/pattern but the search starts toward the start of
		 the file (backwards).

     in		 Repeat the last search command.

     iN		 Repeat the last search but reverse the direction.

     :efilename
     Efilename	 Display new file.  If filename is omitted more returns to the
		 original file.	 A filename of # is requested more returns to
		 the previously displayed file.

     i:n	 Display the next (or ith next) filename given on the command
		 line.

     i:p
     iP		 Display the previous (or ith previous) filename given on the
		 command line.

     :a		 List the filenames given on the command line.

     i:ttag	 Display the file and line named by tag.

     v		 Start the editor indicated by the EDITOR environment variable
		 with current file.  If the editor is ex(1) or vi(1) editing
		 will start at the current line.  The default editor is vi(1).
		 Exiting the editor resumes more.

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

     .		 Repeat the previous command.

     q
     Q
     :q
     :Q
     ZZ		 Exit from more.

FILES
     /usr/share/lib/termcap
		      terminal data base
     /usr/lib/more.help
		      help file

SEE ALSO
     cat(1), ctags(1), man(1), sh(1), vi(1), environ(5V), termcap(5)

NOTES
     A few old IRIX features do not exist in the current XPG4 version.

     The -l and -w options have been dropped (incompatible with XPG4).

     The v edit command defaults to vi(1) and not ed(1).
     The z command does not change the size of the screen if given a count.
     The single-quote command clashes with XPG4 commands which replace it.

     If stderr is not readable more will exit with an error message; it will
     not try to use /dev/tty instead.
     Headers are no longer printed when stdout is not a tty.
     There is no overlap between forward or backward paging.
     The CTRL-\ sequence does not interrupt processing.

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