Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Windows Commandline Windows
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Display output one screen at a time. MORE can be used to run any executable command (or batch file) and pause the screen output one screen at a time. MORE can also be used to TYPE the contents of any file to the screen.


command | MORE [/E [/C] [/P] [/S] [/Tn] [+n]]

MORE [/E [/C] [/P] [/S] [/Tn] [+n]] < Pathname

MORE /E [/C] [/P] [/S] [/Tn] [+n] [Pathname(s)]key

command : Any executable command or batch file

Pathname : The file to be displayed. (if more than one separate with spaces)

/E : Enable extended features

/E /C : Clear screen before displaying page

/E /P : Expand FormFeed characters

/E /S : Squeeze multiple blank lines into a single line

/E /Tn : Expand tabs to n spaces (default 8) /E +n : Start displaying the first file at line n

You can create an environment variable called %MORE% and use this to supply any of the above switches.

When MORE is used without any redirection symbols it will display the % complete e.g.

MORE /E myfile.txt

--More (17%) --

If extended features are enabled, (/E) the following keystrokes can be used at the -- More -- prompt:

Display next page

Display next line Q Quit P n Display next n lines S n Skip next n lines F Display next file = Show line number ? Show help line

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