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MORE

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.

Syntax 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:

<space> Display next page <return> 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

"less is more" - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Related:

TYPE - display files

ECHO - display variables

List - Text Display and Search Tool (Win 2K ResKit)

Equivalent bash command (Linux): more / less - Display output one screen at a time