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questions about the more command line pager utility, including syntax, usage, and options

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What is the difference between "more" and "less" commands?

What is the difference between the two commands below? more file-name less file-name
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Is there a way to page through text one occurance of a string at the time?

more is a filter for paging through text one screenful at a time is said in man pages for more. Is there a way to page through text, but instead of getting to the next page, the procedure will get to ...
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"more" command doesn't work as expected in initramfs

I'm trying to watch dmesg output in (initramfs) but command output has more lines than a screen. So I see only the end of dmesg output. Busybox v1.21.1 has more command, but dmesg | more somehow doesn'...
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How can I display two screenful of a file using the 'more' utility? [closed]

How can I display two screenful of a file using the more utility? Is it something like : more -num FILEname
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How to change manpage pager

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 and my current default pager for man is less (I think), but I would like to change it to something else like more, does anyone know how this could be ...
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What is the default PAGER used by man pages?

What is the default PAGER used by man pages. I,e what is the program runs the man pages? It look some like more or less. I'm sure it's not more since more doesn't support reverse backward.