most (Unix)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Original author(s)John E. Davis
Developer(s)Mats Akerberg, Henk D. Davids, Rex O. Livingston, Mark Pizzolato, Robert Mills
Stable release
5.0.0a / September 9, 2007; 11 years ago (2007-09-09)
Operating systemCross-platform
Typesystem utility

most is a terminal pager program on Unix, OpenVMS, MS-DOS, Windows[1] and Unix-like systems used to view (but not change) the contents of a text file one screen at a time. Programs of this sort are called pagers.[2] It is similar to more, but has the extended capability of allowing both forward and backward navigation through the file, and can scroll left and right. most also supports multiple windows.[1]

Mats Akerberg, Henk D. Davids, Rex O. Livingston, and Mark Pizzolato contributed to early VMS versions of most. Mark Pizzolato worked on it to get it ready for DECUS. Robert Mills re-wrote the search routines to use regular expressions. [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The MOST pager". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Pager from FOLDOC". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^

External links[edit]