What is the difference between cat and more command?

Cat displays file contents. If the file is large the contents scroll off the screen before we view it. So command 'more' is like a pager which displays the contents page by page.

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  • Nov 12th, 2006

The cut command cuts bytes, characters, or fields from each line of a file and writes these bytes, characters, or fields to standard output. If you do not specify the File parameter, the cut command reads standard input.The more command reads files and displays the text one screen at a time. The command pauses after each screen and prints the word More at the bottom of the screen. If you then press a carriage return, the more command displays an additional line. If you press the space bar, the more command displays another full screen of text. Note: On some terminal models, the more command clears the screen, instead of scrolling.

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