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    Displaying Command Output

    If the command output is longer than the screen length, it appears one screen at a time by means of a UNIX more-type interface. The prompt ---MORE--- indicates that more output is available. (See Figure 1.)

    Figure 1: The MORE Prompt

    The MORE Prompt

    To continue command output:

    • Press Enter.

    Occasionally, if a command produces extensive output, you may wish to cancel the output.

    To cancel command output:

    • Press q. Command output stops, and the command prompt appears.

    Table 1 lists common keyboard sequences you can use at the ---(more)--- prompt.

    Table 1: MORE Prompt Keyboard Sequences



    Keyboard Sequence

    Scroll down

    Scroll down one line.

    e, Ctrl+e, j, Ctrl+n, Enter, down arrow


    Scroll down one-half screen.

    d, Ctrl+d


    Scroll down one whole screen.

    f, Ctrl+f, Ctrl+v, z, Space


    Scroll down to the bottom of the output and wait for more input. (To resume output, press Ctrl-C.)



    Jump to last line in output and exit to the CLI prompt.


    Scroll up

    Display the previous line of output.

    y, Ctrl+y, k, Ctrl+k, Ctrl+p, up arrow

    Scroll up one-half screen.

    u, Ctrl+u

    Scroll up one whole screen.

    b, Ctrl+b, Esc+v, w

    Jump to the first line of the output.


    Scroll up and down

    Scroll up and down through the output.

    To exit this mode, press q.

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    Published: 2014-06-12