How can I display two screenful of a file using the more utility?

Is it something like :

more -num FILEname
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    I'm not sure what you're asking. If you could please explain more about your problem. Also, we do not do your homework for you. If you have an issue with the Operating system or a question of how to use this to accomplish your task, we can help, however, this is your assignment, not ours. – David Dec 7 '15 at 13:18
  • Thanks for the comment . the queestion says "Show how you can use the more utility to read the file: • display two screenfuls, " – Abiral Dec 7 '15 at 13:20
  • Are you talking about using a command in the terminal to see more of a file? – David Dec 7 '15 at 13:21
  • yes i am talking about the more command which shows more of a file – Abiral Dec 7 '15 at 13:23
  • @Abiral, What do you mean by: "two screenful "? – Tshilidzi Mudau Dec 7 '15 at 13:35

The more command takes data either from a specified file name. If no file name is given as argument, it reads from the standard input (necessary for using pipes).


While more is displaying the file content, the most important keys to interact with it are:

  • RETURN/ENTER to scroll down 1 line.
  • SPACE to scroll down an entire page.
  • Q to quit more and return to the shell prompt.
  • H to display a short help page listing all keyboard commands.

If you need more information about more, read its manual page by typing man more or its online manpage Manpage icon.

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