->Title Page
-->File Structure
-->Online Manual
-->Basic Commands
--->Logging In
--->Getting Out
--->Listing files
--->Directory trees
--->Make/Remove Directories
-->Additional Commands
-->Login files
-->Special characters
-->Miscellaneous Tips
-->Things to try
->Vi editor
->Mirror sites
->Further reading

[ Up ]

Unix ---> Paging

The more command provides a convenient alternative to displaying text on your terminal. The more program takes the input text and displays one screen full worth. The last line of the screen contains -More-. To scroll an entire screen forward, press the space bar. To scroll forward one line, press <return>. To enter the vi text editor, type v. To quit scrolling, type q.

More can be used on a text file by typing more filename or can be used to display the output from another program with the use of the pipe symbol by typing command | more. For example,

    ls | more
will list as many filenames from the working directory that will fit on the screen and prompt the user with -More- if there are more filenames to be displayed.

You may want to check to see if your system has less installed. It's a cleverly named more clone that has a number of enhancements.

Please notify owners of webpages with outdated links to these pages

Find this site useful? Want to give something back?

© 1993-2001 Christopher C. Taylor