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BMORE(1)		    General Commands Manual		      BMORE(1)

       bmore - browse through a	binary file

       bmore [ -acdi ] [ -n lines ] [ -w cols ]	[ +linenumber ]	[ +/ASCII-pat-
       tern ] [	+\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 pro-
       vides  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 RE-
       TURN 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 (ex-
       treme 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  con-
       tinuous.	 Commands that you type	do not normally	show up	on your	termi-
       nal, 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  inexperi-
	      enced 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  numeri-
       cal  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 de-
		 fault 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 cur-
		 rent file.

       w	 Drop into the bvi(1) editor at	the current offset of the cur-
		 rent 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 pat-
		 tern.	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 file-
		 name and the previous shell command, respectively.  If	 there
		 is  no	 current  filename, % is not expanded. Prepend a back-
		 slash 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)


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