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       bmore - browse through a binary file


       bmore  [  -acdi  ]  [  -n lines ] [ -w cols ] [ +linenumber ] [ +/ASCII-pattern ] [ +\Hex-
       pattern ] [ filename ... ]


       more is a filter that displays the  contents  of  a  binary  file  on  the  terminal,  one
       screenful  at a time.  It normally pauses after each screenful, and prints --More-- at the
       bottom of the screen.  bmore provides a two-line overlap between screens  for  continuity.
       If bmore is reading from a file rather than a pipe, the percentage of characters displayed
       so far is also shown.

       bmore scrolls up to display one more screen line in response to  a  RETURN  character;  it
       displays  another  screenful  in response to a SPACE character.  Other commands are listed

       The screen is divided in three sections or panes: The byte offset (extreme left), the  hex
       pane  (middle),  and an ascii pane (right) which shows as printable characters those bytes
       in the hex pane.  On an 80 column terminal there will be  sixteen  hex  values  and  their
       ASCII  values on each screen line.  Note that (as one would expect) the first byte has the
       offset 0 (zero).

       bmore sets the terminal to noecho mode, so that the output can  be  continuous.   Commands
       that  you  type  do  not  normally  show  up  on your terminal, except for the / , \ and !

       If the standard output is not a terminal, more acts  just  like  cat(1V),  except  that  a
       header is printed before each file in a series.


       -a     ASCII  mode:  no  hex  representation of the contents. Non printable characters are
              displayed as a dot (.)

       -c     Clear before displaying. Redrawing the screen instead of scrolling.

       -d     Display error messages rather than ringing the terminal  bell  if  an  unrecognized
              command is used.  This is helpful for inexperienced users.

       -i     Ignore case for searching.

       -n lines
              Displays  the  indicated number of lines in each screenful, rather than the default
              (the number of lines in the terminal screen less two).

       -w cols
              Display number of cols in each line.

              Start up at linenumber.

              Start up at the line containing  the  regular  expression  pattern.   Note:  unlike
              editors,  this  construct should not end with a `/'.  If it does, then the trailing
              slash is taken as a character in the search pattern.


       The commands take effect immediately;  it is not necessary to type a carriage return.   Up
       to  the  time  when the command character itself is given, the user may type the line kill
       character to cancel the numerical argument being formed.  In addition, the user  may  type
       the erase character to redisplay the `--More--(xx%)' message.

       In the following commands, i is a numerical argument (1 by default).

       iSPACE    Display another screenful, or i more lines if i is specified.

       iRETURN   Display another line, or i more lines, if specified.

       i^D       (CTRL-D)  Display  (scroll  down) 11 more lines.  i is given, the scroll size is
                 set to i.

       id        Same as ^D.

       iz        Same as SPACE, except that i, if present, becomes  the  new  default  number  of
                 lines per screenful.

       is        Skip i lines and then print a screenful.

       if        Skip i screenfuls and then print a screenful.

       i^B       (CTRL-B) Skip back i screenfuls and then print a screenful.

       b         Same as ^B (CTRL-D).

       Q         Exit from more.

       =         Display the current line number.

       v         Drop into the bvi(1) editor at the current offset of the current file.

       w         Drop  into the bvi(1) editor at the current offset of the current file. Only the
                 portion of the file displayed on the screen will be loaded.

       h         Help.  Give a description of all the more commands.

       i/pattern Search for the ith occurrence of the regular expression  pattern.   Display  the
                 screenful  starting  at  the  file  position that contains the ith match for the
                 regular expression ASCII-pattern, or the end of a pipe, whichever  comes  first.
                 If  bmore  is  displaying a file and there is no such match, its position in the
                 file remains unchanged.  Regular expressions can be edited using erase and  kill
                 characters.  Erasing back past the first column cancels the search command.

       ยด         Single quote.  Go to the point from which the last search started.  If no search
                 has been performed in the current file, go to the beginning of the file.

       !command  Invoke a shell to execute command.  The characters % and  !,  when  used  within
                 command  are  replaced with the current filename and the previous shell command,
                 respectively.  If there is no current filename, % is  not  expanded.  Prepend  a
                 backslash to these characters to escape expansion.

       i:n       Skip to the ith next filename given in the command line, or to the last filename
                 in the list if i is out of range.

       i:p       Skip to the ith previous filename given in the command line,  or  to  the  first
                 filename if i is out of range.  If given while more is positioned within a file,
                 go to the beginning of the file.  If more is reading from a  pipe,  more  simply
                 rings the terminal bell.

       :f        Display the current filename and offset number.

       :Q        Exit from bmore (same as q or Q ).

       .         Dot.  Repeat the previous command.

       /etc/termcap        terminal data base
                           help file


       bvi(1), termcap(5)

                                            3 Jan 2004                                   BMORE(1)