This is a small function that emulates the behaviour of the old DOS command ‘more’. The only caveat is that it doesn’t work when running under ISE.

function Get-ContentPaginated {
        [Parameter(Position = 0, Mandatory)]
    if ($host.Name -eq 'ConsoleHost') {
        try {
            Get-Content $InputObject | Out-Host -Paging

        catch {
    else {
        Write-Warning 'This function only works in the console host.'

New-Alias -Name more -Value Get-ContentPaginated

Add the code to your PowerShell profile, and run it like this:

more .\longtextfile.txt

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