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The more command is most commonly used to give a page break for texts that are to long to appear on one screen.

Example:

If there are too many people logged in to see when using the finger command. Type the finger command with the pipes (|) then the more command.

lager 8:35pm {0}[~] finger | more

The output of the finger command becomes the input of the more command. The output of the more command goes to your screen.

Every time the text displayed reaches the bottom of the screen, --More-- appears. To advance the text by one line press Enter, to advance by a page press Space.

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The less command is the same as the more command with the added feature of being able to move backwards when you press "B"