# Write a shell script like a more command. It asks the user name, the 
# name of the file on command prompt and displays only the 15 lines of
# the file at a time.
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# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
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echo -n "Enter a file name : "
read file
if  [ ! -f $file ]
	echo "$file not a file!"
	exit 1
# read file line by line
exec 3<&0
while read line
       # pause at line no. 15
	if [ $counter -eq 15 ]
		counter=0 # reset counter
		echo " *** Press [Enter] key to continue ..."
		read -u 3 enterKey
	echo $line
	(( counter++ ))
done < $file
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4 comments… add one
  • ghostdog74 Sep 20, 2008 @ 13:01

    you can just do [code]more -15 file[/code]

    • shadyabhi Jan 17, 2010 @ 17:49

      The question is about doing it without using the more command…

  • supriya Kulkarni Oct 29, 2010 @ 13:31

    please send the c code for the above shell script

  • stephane Sep 1, 2016 @ 16:24

    can some one help me to write a shell script that simulate the command more thanks

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