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What is the Windows command-line command that is equivalent of Unix More? I want to view some flat files under Windows' CMD prompt.

  • Wow! I didn't think there were still MS-DOS users out there... – a_horse_with_no_name Aug 25 '10 at 22:05
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    That's not MS-DOS. – Hello71 Aug 26 '10 at 2:32
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It's been a while, but I think I used to do type foo.txt | more

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    If you are using cmd.exe try typing "more /?" for options ... you can include filenames there too – Dr. belisarius Aug 25 '10 at 22:02
  • If you do that, the system will make a copy (and you are probably using floppy disks, so it will cost you if it works at all). Use more < foo.txt – Randolf Richardson Aug 25 '10 at 22:09
  • @user26312: Since when? – Hello71 Aug 26 '10 at 2:53
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    @user26312: Since the question is not about MS-DOS but in fact Windows' cmd prompt, the file is not likely on a floppy disk. – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Aug 26 '10 at 6:45
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Even better: more < foo.txt

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Less is available for Windows CMD.EXE (as well as Linux, FreeBSD, OS X, actual MS-DOS and others). It's much better than the default more.

For example more won't let you move back toward the beginning of a file; less will. (Some Linux and other versions of more have this and other features, though.)

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