Microsoft KB Archive/255207

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Using the More Option at a Command Prompt

Q255207



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional





SYMPTOMS

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.



CAUSE

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



STATUS

This behavior is by design.



MORE INFORMATION

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
            variable.

    +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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