The MORE command reads standard input from a pipe or redirected file and displays one screen of information at a time. This command is commonly used to view long files, directory output, etc.


MORE filename

MORE < filename

command | MORE [path][filename]

commanda command whose output is to be displayed.
filenamefile(s) to display one screen at a time


  1. MORE filename and MORE < filename are essentially synonymous and equivalent to TYPE filename | MORE. In all these cases filename is displayed a screenful at a time. Pressing "Enter" displays the next screen.

  2. When using the pipe (|), the source can be commands such as DIR and SORT as well as TYPE.

  3. The display can be terminated at any time by pressing Ctrl-C.

  4. MORE automatically wraps text to fit the screen


To view a long file named "" on your screen, any of the following commands redirects the file through the MORE command to begin displaying the contents of the file:
The MORE command displays the first screen of information and then prompts you with the following message:

--- More ---

Pressing any key will display the next screenful of information.

File Details

File NameDefault LocationDos Ver.Win Ver.SizeDateSource
More.comc:\windows\command 7.0Win95 10 471111/07/
7.1Win95 (OSR2.x) 10 471224/08/
Win98 10 471211/05/
Win98 SE 10 471223/04/

Superscripts denote which same size files, if any, are identical (using FC).

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please contact: Bob Watson
This page last revised:
August 28, 2000.