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    Command:

    pg

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           pg [-number] [-p string] [-cefnrs] [+line] [+/pattern/] [file...]
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           pg  displays  a  text  file on a CRT one screenful at once.  After each
           page, a prompt is displayed.  The user may then either press  the  new-
           line key to view the next page or one of the keys described below.
    
           If  no  filename  is  given on the command line, pg reads from standard
           input.  If standard output is not a terminal, pg acts like  cat(1)  but
           precedes each file with its name if there is more than one.
    
           If  input  comes from a pipe, pg stores the data in a buffer file while
           reading to make navigation possible.
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

           pg accepts the following options:
    
           -number
                  The number of lines per page.  Usually, this is  the  number  of
                  CRT lines minus one.
    
           -c     Clear  the  screen  before  a page is displayed, if the terminfo
                  entry for the terminal provides this capability.
    
           -e     Do not pause and display (EOF) at the end of a file.
    
           -f     Do not split long lines.
    
           -n     Without this option, commands must be terminated  by  a  newline
                  character.   With this option, pg advances once a command letter
                  is entered.
    
           -p string
                  Instead of the normal prompt :, string is displayed.  If  string
                  contains  %d,  its first occurrence is replaced by the number of
                  the current page.
    
           -r     Disallow the shell escape.
    
           -s     Print messages in standout mode, if the terminfo entry  for  the
                  terminal provides this capability.
    
           +number
                  Start at the given line.
    
           +/pattern/
                  Start  at  the line containing the Basic Regular Expression pat-
                  tern given.
    
    
    

    USAGE

           The following commands may be entered at the prompt.  Commands preceded
           if     Skip  a page forward.  i must be a positive number and is always
                  interpreted relative to the current position.
    
           iw or iz
                  Behave as <newline> except that i becomes the new page size.
    
           . or ^L
                  Redraw the screen.
    
           $      Advance to the last line of the input file.
    
           i/pattern/
                  Search forward until the first or the  i-th  occurrence  of  the
                  Basic  Regular  Expression  pattern is found.  The search starts
                  after the current page and stops at the end  of  the  file.   No
                  wrap-around is performed.  i must be a positive number.
    
           i?pattern? or i^pattern^
                  Search  backward  until  the first or the i-th occurrence of the
                  Basic Regular Expression pattern is found.   The  search  starts
                  before  the current page and stops at the beginning of the file.
                  No wrap-around is performed.  i must be a positive number.
    
           The search commands accept an added letter.  If t is  given,  the  line
           containing  the pattern is displayed at the top of the screen, which is
           the default.  m selects the middle and b the bottom of the screen.  The
           selected position is used in following searches, too.
    
           in     Advance to the next file or i files forward.
    
           ip     Reread the previous file or i files backward.
    
           s filename
                  Save the current file to the given filename.
    
           h      Display a command summary.
    
           !command
                  Execute command using the shell.
    
           q or Q Quit.
    
           If  the  user presses the interrupt or quit key while pg reads from the
           input file or writes on the terminal, pg will immediately  display  the
           prompt.  In all other situations these keys will terminate pg.
    
    
    

    ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

           The following environment variables affect the behaviour of pg:
    
           COLUMNS
                  Overrides the system-supplied number of columns if set.
    
    
           Files that include NUL characters cannot be displayed by pg.
    
    
    

    AVAILABILITY

           The  pg command is part of the util-linux package and is available from
           ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
    
    
    

    util-linux April 2001 PG(1)

    
    
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