Windows command line more command

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Displays one screen of output at a time.  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/more

If you want to print the contents of a text file in windows command prompt, more command is very handy.  It can print one page at at time, and when user can press ‘Enter’ key to read the next page.

More command can also be used for reading the output of other commands/applications in the console.

 Note

The more command, with different parameters, is also available from the Recovery Console.

Syntax

<command> | more [/c] [/p] [/s] [/t<n>] [+<n>]
more [[/c] [/p] [/s] [/t<n>] [+<n>]] < [<drive>:][<path>]<filename>
more [/c] [/p] [/s] [/t<n>] [+<n>] [<files>]

Parameters

PARAMETERS
Parameter Description
<command> Specifies a command for which you want to display the output.
/c Clears the screen before displaying a page.
/p Expands form-feed characters.
/s Displays multiple blank lines as a single blank line.
/t<n> Displays tabs as the number of spaces specified by n.
+<n> Displays the first file, beginning at the line specified by n.
[<drive>:][<path>]<filename> Specifies the location and name of a file to display.
<files> Specifies a list of files to display. Files must be separated using spaces.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • When the above command is executed, you will see one page of text from the file printed in the command window. If the file
    has more content to be displayed, you can see the second page by pressing space bar key. You can do so till you reach to the end
    of the file. You can exit the command by pressing ‘q’ at any page.

    More command can be used to display the output of other commands output in the above fashion. We can use redirection operation (|) for this.

  • The following subcommands are accepted at the more prompt (-- More --), including:
    TABLE 2
    Key Action
    SPACEBAR Press the SPACEBAR to display the next screen.
    ENTER Press ENTER to display the file one line at a time.
    f Press F to display the next file listed on the command line.
    q Press Q to quit the more command.
    = Shows the line number.
    <n> Press P to display the next n lines.
    <n> Press S to skip the next n lines.
    ? Press ? to show the commands that are available at the more prompt.
  • If you use the redirection character (<), you must also specify a file name as the source.
  • If you use the pipe (|), you can use such commands as dirsort, and type.
  • More command can be used to display the output of other commands output in the above fashion. We can use redirection operation (|) for this.
    command | more

    For example, if you want to run ‘dir‘ command in a directory with large number of files, you can user more command, to look at the list of the files, one page
    at a time. The command for this is given below.

Examples

To view the first screen of information of a file named Clients.new, type one of the following commands:

more < clients.new
type clients.new | more

The more command displays the first screen of information from Clients.new, and you can press the SPACEBAR to see the next screen of information.

To clear the screen and remove all extra blank lines before displaying the file Clients.new, type one of the following commands:

more /c /s < clients.new
type clients.new | more /c /s

To display the current line number at the more prompt, type:

more =

The current line number is added to the more prompt, as -- More [Line: 24] --

To display a specific number of lines at the more prompt, type:

more p

The more prompt asks you for the number of lines to display, as follows: -- More -- Lines:. Type the number of lines to display, and then press ENTER. The screen changes to show only that number of lines.

To skip a specific number of lines at the more prompt, type:

more s

The more prompt asks you for the number of lines to skip, as follows: -- More -- Lines:. Type the number of lines to skip, and then press ENTER. The screen changes to show that those lines are skipped.  https://computerthang.com/p/asustor-lockerstor-4-as6604t-nas-a43/