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Using the More Option at a Command Prompt


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional


When you use a command with the "|more" option at a command prompt, pressing ENTER advances only to the next line, rather than advancing by a full screen.


Pressing ENTER advances to the next line of text. Pressing SPACEBAR advances to the next screen.


This behavior is by design.


For notes about using the "|more" option, type more /? for usage notes. The following information is displayed:

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]<BR/>
    [drive:][path]filename  Specifies a file to display one
                            screen at a time.<BR/>
    command-name            Specifies a command whose output
                            will be displayed.<BR/>
    /E      Enable extended features
    /C      Clear screen before displaying page
    /P      Expand FormFeed 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

    +n      Start displaying the first file at line n

    files   List of files to be displayed. 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 

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbtool KBW2KHOME
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro

Last Reviewed: October 24, 2000
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