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Display output one screen at a time, less provides more emulation and extensive enhancements.

      more [-dlfpcsu] [-num] [+/ pattern] [+ linenum] [file ...]

     Command line options are described below.  Options are also taken from
     the environment variable MORE (make sure to precede them with a dash
     (``-'')) but command line options will override them.
     -num  This option specifies an integer which is the screen size (in
     -d    more will prompt the user with the message "[Press space to contin­
           ue, 'q' to quit.]" and will display "[Press 'h' for instructions.]"
           instead of ringing the bell when an illegal key is pressed.
     -l    more usually treats ^L (form feed) as a special character, and will
           pause after any line that contains a form feed.  The -l option will
           prevent this behavior.
     -f    Causes more to count logical, rather than screen lines (i.e., long
           lines are not folded).
     -p    Do not scroll.  Instead, clear the whole screen and then display
           the text.             
     -c    Do not scroll.  Instead, paint each screen from the top, clearing
           the remainder of each line as it is displayed.
     -s    Squeeze multiple blank lines into one.
     -u    Suppress underlining.
     +/    The +/ option specifies a string that will be searched for before
           each file is displayed.
     +num  Start at line number num.
     Interactive commands for more are based on vi(1).  Some commands may be
     preceeded by a decimal number, called k in the descriptions below.  In
     the following descriptions, ^X means control-X.
     h or ?      Help: display a summary of these commands.  If you forget all  
                 the other commands, remember this one.
     SPACE       Display next k lines of text.  Defaults to current screen
     z           Display next k lines of text.  Defaults to current screen
                 size.  Argument becomes new default.
     RETURN      Display next k lines of text.  Defaults to 1.
                 Argument becomes new default.
     d or ^D     Scroll k lines.  Default is current scroll size, initially
                 11.  Argument becomes new default.
     q or Q or INTERRUPT    Exits the more command.
     s           Skip forward k lines of text.  Defaults to 1.
     f           Skip forward k screenfuls of text.  Defaults to 1.
     b or ^B     Skip backwards k screenfuls of text.  Defaults to 1.
     '           Go to place where previous search started.
     =           Display current line number.
     /pattern    Search for kth occurrence of regular expression. Defaults to 1.
     n           Search for kth occurrence of last r.e.  Defaults to 1.
     ! or :!     Execute  in a subshell           
     v           Start up /usr/bin/vi at current line
     ^L          Redraw screen
     :n          Go to kth next file.  Defaults to 1.
     :p          Go to kth previous file.  Defaults to 1.
     :f          Display current file name and line number
     .           Repeat previous command
     More utilizes the following environment variables, if they exist:
     MORE        This variable may be set with favored options to more.
     SHELL       Current shell in use (normally set by the shell at login

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Related commands:

- Display message on screen
less - Display output one screen at a time
tee - Redirect output to multiple files