More is broken in latest update

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Wed Aug 15 15:37:50 UTC 2018

On Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:48:48 +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:
>$ more
>more: bad usage
>Try 'more --help' for more information.

It's seemingly important what version of util-linux is installed.

On Arch Linux I get the same:

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ more
more: bad usage
Try 'more --help' for more information.
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Q util-linux 
util-linux 2.32.1-2

However, on Ubuntu 16.04.05 LTS, the Ubuntu release the OP does use,
too, I get:

[weremouse at moonstudio ~]$ more

 more [options] <file>...

A file perusal filter for CRT viewing.

 -d          display help instead of ringing bell
 -f          count logical rather than screen lines
 -l          suppress pause after form feed
 -c          do not scroll, display text and clean line ends
 -p          do not scroll, clean screen and display text
 -s          squeeze multiple blank lines into one
 -u          suppress underlining
 -<number>   the number of lines per screenful
 +<number>   display file beginning from line number
 +/<string>  display file beginning from search string match
 -V          display version information and exit

For more details see more(1).

As you can see, _without_ "unknown option -/bin/more" on top. 

As already posted before:

[weremouse at moonstudio ~]$ apt list -qqa util-linux
util-linux/xenial-updates,now 2.27.1-6ubuntu3.6 amd64 [installed]
util-linux/xenial 2.27.1-6ubuntu3 amd64

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