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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.

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  • 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
  • What's a flat file?
    – Zimba
    Mar 25 at 23:25
  • flat file is just a plain text file.
    – Zhang18
    Mar 27 at 4:14
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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 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 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. 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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