No more... more?
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Mike Diehl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The other day I was updating a fairly ancient system by trying to first clear
> out some emerge blockers. I've taken care of the blockers, but now I find
> that my system no longer has a more command:
> # more
> bash: more: command not found
> I also notice that sys-apps/more is masked:
> * sys-apps/more [ Masked ]
> Latest version available: 2.12r
> Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
> Size of files: 1,338 kB
> Homepage: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/
> Description: Primitive text file viewer
> License: GPL-2
> Surely this isn't what I'm supposed to install just to get "more." Please
> Mike Diehl
You probably will get more by reemerging this package: sys-apps/util-linux
emerge -1 util-linux
At least there is the package that currently provides more on my system.
Either way, I'd recommend what the more man page recommends: use less.
Direct quote from my more man page:
"More is a filter for paging through text one screenful at a time.
This version is especially primitive. Users should realize that
less(1) provides more(1) emulation and extensive enhancements."