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  more,	page - Displays	a file one screenful at	a time


  Current Syntax

  more [-NWcdefhiqrsuvxz] [-n number] [-p command] [+line_number  | [-t	tag-
  string] +/pattern] [file...]

  page [-NWcdefhiqrsuvxz] [-n number] [-p command] [+line_number  | +/pat-
  tern]	[-t tagstring] [file...]

  Obsolescent Syntax

  more [-NWcdefhiqrsuvxz] [-number] [-p	command] [+G] [+line_number  | +/pat-
  tern]	[-t tagstring] [file...]

  page [-NWcdefhiqrsuvxz] [-number] [-p	command] [+G] [+line_number  | +/pat-
  tern]	[-t tagstring] [file...]

  The more command invokes a filter that allows	examination of continuous
  text,	one screenful at a time, on a soft-copy	terminal.

  [Tru64 UNIX]	The page command is equivalent to more,	but erases the screen
  before displaying each screenful.


  Interfaces documented	on this	reference page conform to industry standards
  as follows:

  more:	 XCU5.0

  Refer	to the standards(5) reference page for more information	about indus-
  try standards	and associated tags.


  -N  Suppresses line numbering.  The default display, with line numbers, can
      slow the more command's performance on very large	input files. The line
      numbering	feature	displays the line number in the	= subcommand and
      passes the line number to	the editor (if it is the vi editor.

  -W  Provides optional	extensions to the more command.	Currently, the fol-
      lowing two options are supported:

      notite Prevents the more command from sending the	terminal initializa-
      tion string before displaying the	file.  This argument also prevents
      the more command from sending the	terminal de-initialization string
      before exiting.

      tite Causes the more command to send the initialization and the de-
      initialization strings, by default.

  -c  Starts each screenful at the top of the screen and erases	existing
      output on	each line before displaying a new line.	 This avoids scrol-
      ling the screen, making it easier	to read	while more is writing.	It is
      also faster than scrolling on many terminals.  This option is ignored
      if the terminal does not have the	ability	to clear to the	end of a
      line.  This option does not work with -h.

  -d  [Tru64 UNIX]  Prompts you	to continue, quit, or obtain help after	each
      screenful	of text.

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

  -f  [Tru64 UNIX]  Counts logical lines rather	than screen lines; that	is,
      long lines are not folded.  This option is recommended if	nroff output
      is piped through ul, or if more reads any	text that contains escape
      sequences.  Escape sequences contain characters that would ordinarily
      occupy screen positions, but which do not	print when they	are sent to
      the terminal as part of an escape	sequences.  Thus more may think	that
      lines are	longer than they actually are, and fold	lines erroneously.

  -h  [Tru64 UNIX]  Help mode.

  -i  Perform 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.


      For each file examined, initially	execute	the more command in the	com-
      mand argument.  If the command is	a positioning command, such as a line
      number or	a regular expression search, set the current position to
      represent	the final results of the command, without writing any inter-
      mediate lines of the file.  For example, the two commands:
	   more	-p 1000j file

	   more	-p 1000G file

      would be 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	posi-
      tioning command is unsuccessful, the first line in the file will be the
      current position.

  -q  [Tru64 UNIX]  Requires an	explicit quit command, rather than quitting
      automatically, when the spacebar is hit at the end of file.

  -r  [Tru64 UNIX]  Ignores most control characters that it does not inter-
      pret in some way.	 Control characters that are not understood are
      displayed	as ^C where C represents any such character.

  -s  Squeezes multiple	empty lines from the output, producing only one	empty
      line.  Especially	helpful	when viewing nroff output, this	option maxim-
      izes the amount of useful	information present on the screen.

  -u  Suppresses processing of underlined text for terminal display.  Nor-
      mally, more handles underlining in a manner appropriate to the
      particular terminal: if the terminal can perform underlining or has a
      highlight	mode, more outputs appropriate escape sequences	to enable
      underlining or highlight mode for	underlined information in the source

  -t tagstring
      Write the	screenful of the file containing the tag named by the tag-
      string argument.	See the	ctags(1) reference page.

  -v  [Tru64 UNIX]  Does not display nonprinting characters graphically.
      Without this option, all non-ASCII and control characters	(except
      <&lt;Tab>&gt;, <&lt;Backspace>&gt;, and <&lt;Return>&gt;)	are displayed visibly in the form ^X
      for <&lt;Ctrl-x>&gt;, or M-x for non-ASCII character x.

  -x tabs
      Set the tabstops every tabs position. The	default	value for the tabs
      argument is 8.

  -z  [Tru64 UNIX]  Same as if the -v option is	not given, but in addition,
      <&lt;Backspace>&gt; is displayed as ^H, <&lt;Return>&gt; as ^M, and <&lt;Tab>&gt;	as ^I.

      [Tru64 UNIX]  Starts up at line_number.

  +G  [Tru64 UNIX]  Starts up at the last screenful in the file.  This gives
      you an opportunity to scroll or page backward through the	file.

      Starts up	at the line containing the regular expression pattern.

      [Tru64 UNIX]  Sets the number of lines in	the display window to number.
      The default is two lines less than the number of lines displayed by the
      terminal;	on a screen that displays 24 lines, the	default	is 22.


  The more utility reads files and either writes them to the terminal on a
  page-by-page basis or	filters	them to	standard output.  If standard output
  is not a terminal device, all	input files are	copied to standard output in
  their	entirety, without modification.	 If standard output is a terminal
  device, the files are	displayed (one screenful) at a time under the control
  of user commands.  The more command pauses when it encounters	a page break
  (embedded ^L)	in text.

  The number of	lines available	per screen is determined by the	-n option, if
  specified, or	by examining values in the environment (see ENVIRONMENT	VARI-
  ABLES).  If neither method yields a number, an unspecified number of lines
  is displayed.	 The actual number of lines written is one less	than this
  number, as the last line of the screen is used to display a user prompt and
  user input.  If the number of	lines available	per screen is less than	four,
  the results are undefined.

  If the terminal type can be determined, the more command looks in the	ter-
  minfo	database to determine terminal characteristics,	and to determine the
  default window size.	On a terminal capable of displaying 24 lines, the
  default window size is 22 lines.

  If the program is invoked as page, then the screen is	cleared	before each
  screenful is printed (but only if a full screenful is	being printed),	and k
  minus	1 rather than k	minus 2	lines are printed in each screenful, where k
  is the number	of lines the terminal can display.


  The more command provides the	following subcommands that you can type	when
  more pauses.	These commands are designed to be similar to the commands
  supported by the vi editor; (i is an optional	integer	argument, defaulting
  to 1.) Regular expressions (as referred to here) are described under grep.



      All three	forms display i	more lines.

      Displays i more lines, or	another	screenful if i is not specified.

      Scrolls one-half screen forward (displays	the next k/2 lines, where k
      is the number of lines displayed by the <&lt;Space>&gt; command).	 If i is
      specified, then the scroll size is set to	i.

  d   Same as <&lt;Ctrl-d>&gt;.

      Scrolls one-half screen backward.	 If i is specified, then the scroll
      size is set to i.	 Note that if your line	kill character is <&lt;Ctrl-u>&gt;,
      then you must use	the u command to scroll	backward.

  iu  Same as <&lt;Ctrl-u>&gt;.

      Scroll back i lines.

  ik  Same as <&lt;Ctrl-y>&gt;.

  iz  Displays i more lines.

  ig  Goes to line i and displays a screenful, making line i the top line on
      the screen.  If i	is not specified, then more displays the first
      screenful	in the file.

  is  Skips i screenfuls and prints a screenful.

  if  Skips i lines and	prints a screenful.

  ib  Skips back i screenfuls and prints a screenful.

      Same as b.

  q, Q
      Exits from more.

  =   Displays the current line	number.

  v   Starts up	the vi editor at the current line.

  h   Displays a description of	all the	more subcommands.

      Searches for the ith occurrence of the regular expression	expression.
      If there are less	than i occurrences of expression, and the input	is a
      file rather than a pipe, then the	position in the	file remains
      unchanged.  Otherwise, a screenful is displayed, starting	with the line
      matching expression. You can use Erase and Kill characters to edit the
      regular expression, which	must be	terminated by pressing <&lt;Return>&gt;	(with
      no trailing / character).	 Erasing back past the first column cancels
      the search command.  If expression is null, more uses the	last regular
      expression entered.

      Same as /, but searches backward in the file.

  in  Searches for the ith occurrence of the last regular expression entered.

  iN  Searches for the ith occurrence of the last regular expression entered,
      but reverses the direction of that search.

  ' (single quote)
      Returns to the point from	which the last search started.	If no search
      was performed in the current file, returns to the	beginning of the

      Invokes a	shell with command.  The % (percent sign) and !	(exclamation
      point) characters	in command are replaced	with the current file name
      and the previous shell command, respectively.  If	there is no current
      file name, % is not expanded.  The sequences \% and \! are replaced by
      %	and !, respectively.

  i:n Skips to the ith next file specified in the command line.

  i:p Skips to the ith previous	file given in the command line.	 If this com-
      mand is given during display of a	file, more returns to the beginning
      of the file.  If more is not reading from	a file,	the bell is rung and
      nothing else happens.

  :f  Displays the current file	name and line number.

  :q, :Q
      Exits from more (same as q or Q).

  .   Repeats the previous command.

      Redraws the screen.

  h   Displays help information.

  The commands take effect immediately;	it is not necessary to type a
  carriage-return.  Up to the time when	the command character itself is
  given, you can enter the line	Kill character to cancel the numerical argu-
  ment being formed.  In addition, you can enter the Erase character to
  redisplay the	prompt.

  At any time when output is being sent	to the terminal, you can press q.
  The more command stops sending output, and displays the usual	prompt.	 You
  can then enter one of	the preceding commands in the normal manner.  Some
  output is lost when this is done, due	to the fact that any characters	wait-
  ing in the terminal's	output queue are flushed when the QUIT signal occurs.

  The terminal is set to noecho	mode by	this program so	that the output	can
  be continuous.  Thus,	subcommands you	enter do not show on your terminal,
  except for the / (slash), ? (question	mark), and ! (exclamation point) com-


  The following	exit values are	returned:

  0   Successful completion.

  >&gt;0  An error occurred.


  The input files being	examined must be text files. If	standard output	is a
  terminal, standard error is used to read commands from the user.  If stan-
  dard output is a terminal, standard error is not readable, and command
  input	is needed, more	terminates with	an error indicating that it was
  unable to read user commands.	 If standard output is not a terminal, no
  error	results	if standard error cannot be opened for reading.


  The following	is a sample use	of more	in previewing nroff output:

       nroff -ms doc.n | more -s -f


  [Tru64 UNIX]	Normally, you place the	command	sequence that sets up the
  environment variables	in the .cshrc, .login, .kshrc, or .profile files.
  Setting them in .login or .profile will prevent possibly unnecessary
  reevaluation of the variable assignments.  Since it is unlikely that you
  will ever want to remotely execute more (for example,	rsh <host> more), it
  is not as important to place them in the .cshrc, or .kshrc files.

  The following	environment variables affect the execution of more:

      Overrides	the system-selected horizontal screen size.

      Used by the v subcommand to select an editor.  If	this variable is
      unset, the editor	is /usr/bin/vi.

      Provides a default value for the internationalization variables that
      are unset	or null. If LANG is unset or null, the corresponding value
      from the default locale is used. If any of the internationalization
      variables	contain	an invalid setting, the	utility	behaves	as if none of
      the variables had	been defined.

      If set to	a non-empty string value, overrides the	values of all the
      other internationalization variables.

      Determines the locale for	the interpretation of sequences	of bytes of
      text data	as characters (for example, single-byte	as opposed to multi-
      byte characters in arguments) and	the behavior of	character classes in
      regular expressions..

      Determines the locale for	the format and contents	of diagnostic mes-
      sages written to standard	error.

      Determines the location of message catalogues for	the processing of

      The LINES	variable overrides the system-selected vertical	screen size,
      used as the number of lines in a screenful.  The -n option takes pre-
      cedence over the LINES variable for determining the number of lines in
      a	screenful.

      The more command looks in	the MORE environment variable to preset	any
      desired options; for example, assume that	you prefer to view files
      using the	-c and -e options. The csh command setenv MORE -c -e, or the
      ksh or sh	command	sequence MORE='-c -e' ;	export MORE would cause	all
      invocations of more, including invocations by programs such as man and
      mesg, to use this	mode.

      The MORE variable	no longer supports options without hyphens.  It	only
      supports white space separated hyphenated	variables. Any command-line
      options are processed after those	in the MORE variable, as if the	com-
      mand line	were:
	   more	$MORE options operands

      The TERM variable	determines the name of the terminal type.


      Terminal information database.


  Commands:  cat(1), csh(1), ctags(1), grep(1),	ksh(1),	man(1),	nroff(1),
  pg(1), script(1), Bourne shell sh(1b), POSIX shell sh(1p), ul(1)

  Files:  terminfo(4)

  Standards:  standards(5)