The description below is from the book DOS the
Easy Way by Everett Murdock Ph.D.
for information about downloading the book.
Type: External (2.0 and later)
MORE < (filename or command)
Purpose: Sends output to console, one screen at a time.
MORE is a filter command (reads from input, transforms it, and outputs it
to the screen, to a file, or to a printer).
MORE displays the output one screen at a time, then pauses and displays
the message MORE at the bottom of your screen.
Pressing any key will display another screen full of information. This
process continues until all the input data has been read. The MORE
command is useful for viewing a long file one screen at a time.
You can use the MORE command with the redirection symbol < to send the
output to a file or for use by another command.
You can also use the piping symbol (|) to pipe the output of a program or
a DOS command (referred to as name in the command format) to MORE.
For more information about redirection and piping, see Chapter 6, Tips for Advanced Users, in the downloadable book DOS the Easy Way.
To display the file SALE2.TXT, one screen full of data at a time,
more < sale2.txt
To display the output of the TYPE command one screen at a time, you can
enter the command using the following format:
For example, to display the file LET3.DOC in the LETTERS directory on
drive B, enter