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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 below.

       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 !  commands.

       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

       -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.

       ´         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