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Manage Output at the ---(more)--- Prompt


If the output is longer than the screen length, it appears one screen at a time with the UNIX ---(more)-- prompt at the end of the screen. The ---(more)--- prompt indicates that more output is available. The following table lists the keyboard sequences you can use at the --(more)--- prompt.

Table 1: Keyboard Shortcuts at the ---(more)--- Prompt

Keyboard Shortcut


Enter, Return, k, Ctrl+m, Ctrl+n, or down arrow

Scroll down one line.

Tab, d, Ctrl+d, or Ctrl+x

Scroll down one-half screen.

Space or Ctrl+f

Scroll down one whole screen.

Ctrl+e or g

Scroll down to the bottom of the output.

n (or no-more)

Display the output all at once instead of one screen at a time.

j, Ctrl-h, Ctrl-p, or up arrow

Scroll up one line.

u or Ctrl-u

Scroll up one-half screen.

b or Ctrl-b

Scroll up one whole screen.

Ctrl-a or g

Scroll up to the bottom of the output.


Search forward for a string.


Search backward for a string.


Repeat previous search for a string.

m or M (or | match string)

Find a text string. You are prompted for the string to match

e or E (or | except string)

Find, ignoring a text string. You are prompted for the string to ignore.

Ctrl-C, q, Q, or Ctrl-k

Interrupt the display of output.

H (Same as specifying | hold)

Hold the CLI at the —more- prompt after displaying all output.

c or C

Clear any match conditions and display the complete output.


Redraw the output on the screen.

s or S (or | save filename)

Save the command output to a file. You are prompted for a filename.