- Open a file:more [source_file]- Page down:- Search for a string (press `n` to go to the next match):/[something]- Exit:q
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.
Options are also taken from the environment variable MORE (make sure to precede them with a dash (-)) but command-line options will override those.
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.
The more command respects the following environment variables, if they exist:
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 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.
The more command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive