Microsoft DOS more command

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

About more

More shows information one page at a time.

Availability

The more command is an external command that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems as more.com.

More syntax

Windows XP and 2000 syntax

MORE [/E [/C] [/P] [/S] [/Tn] [+n]] < [drive:][path]filename command-name | MORE [/E [/C] [/P] [/S] [/Tn] [+n]]
MORE /E [/C] [/P] [/S] [/Tn] [+n] [files]

[drive:][path]filename Specifies a file to display one screen at a time.
command-name Specifies a command whose output to show.
/E Enable extended features.
/C Clear screen before displaying page.
/P Expand form feed characters.
/S Squeeze multiple blank lines into a single line.
/Tn Expand tabs to n spaces (default 8). Switches can be present in the MORE environment variable.
+n Start displaying the first file at line n.
files List of files to show. Files in the list are separated by blanks.

If extended features are enabled, the following commands are accepted at the -- More -- prompt:

P n Display next n lines.
S n Skip next n lines.
F Display next file.
Q Quit.
= Show line number.
? Show help line.
<space> Display next page.
<ret> Display next line.

Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP recovery console syntax

Displays a text file to the screen.

more [filename]

Windows 95, 98, and ME syntax

Displays output one screen at a time.

MORE [drive:][path]filename
MORE < [drive:][path]filename
command-name | MORE [drive:][path][filename]

[drive:][path]filename Specifies file(s) to display one screen at a time.
command-name Specifies a command whose output will is shown.

More examples

dir | more

Allows you to view the directory listing one page at a time, if applicable. This command is the same as doing dir /p.

more myfile.txt

Displays the contents of a page one page at a time. Pressing the spacebar would go to the next page and pressing Enter would go down one line at a time.

Additional information

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