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2007-08-07pager: find out pager setting from configurationJunio C Hamano
It was very unfortunate that we added core.pager setting to the configuration file; even when the underlying command does not care if there is no git repository is involved (think "git diff --no-index"), the user would now rightfully want the configuration setting to be honored, which means we would need to read the configuration file before we launch the pager. This is a minimum change in the sense that it restores the old behaviour of not even reading config in setup_git_directory(), but have the core.pager honored when we know it matters. Note that this does not cover "git -p --git-dir where command"; the -p option immediately trigger the pager settings before we even see --git-dir to learn where the configuration file is, so we will end up reading the configuration from the place where we would _normally_ find the git repository. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-07-04Add core.pager config variable.Brian Gernhardt
This adds a configuration variable that performs the same function as, but is overridden by, GIT_PAGER. Signed-off-by: Brian Gernhardt <> Acked-by: Johannes E. Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-02-05pager: Work around window resizing bug in 'less'Linus Torvalds
If you resize the terminal while less is waiting for input, less will exit entirely without even showing the output. This is very noticeable if you do something like "git diff" on a big and cold-cache tree and git takes a few seconds to think, and then you resize the window while it's preparing. Boom. No output AT ALL. The way to reproduce the problem is to do some pager operation that takes a while in git, and resizing the window while git is thinking about the output. Try git diff --stat v2.6.12.. in the kernel tree to do something where it takes a while for git to start outputting information. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-10-23pager: default to LESS=FRSX not LESS=FRSJunio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-10-20pager: default to LESS=FRSJunio C Hamano
Recent change to paginate "git diff" by default is often irritating when you do not have any change (or very small change) in your working tree. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-07-31pager: environment variable GIT_PAGER to override PAGERMatthias Lederhofer
Signed-off-by: Matthias Lederhofer <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-07-10Fix linking for not-so-clever linkers.Johannes Schindelin
On one of my systems, the linker is not intelligent enough to link with pager.o (in libgit.a) when only the variable pager_in_use is needed. The consequence is that the linker complains about an undefined variable. So, put the variable into environment.o, where it is linked always. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-07-09"git -p cmd" to page anywhereJunio C Hamano
This allows you to say: git -p diff v2.6.16-rc5.. and the command pipes the output of any git command to your pager. [jc: this resurrects a month old RFC patch with improvement suggested by Linus to call it --paginate instead of --less.] Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-06-18diff options: add --colorJohannes Schindelin
This patch is a slightly adjusted version of Junio's patch: However, instead of using a config variable, this patch makes it available as a diff option. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-04-21Merge branch 'fix'Junio C Hamano
* fix: git-log produces no output
2006-04-21git-log produces no outputLinus Torvalds
When $PAGER is set to 'less -i', we used to fail because we assumed the $PAGER is a command and simply exec'ed it. Try exec first, and then run it through shell if it fails. This allows even funkier PAGERs like these ;-): PAGER='sed -e "s/^/`date`: /" | more' PAGER='contrib/colordiff.perl | less -RS' Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-04-16Do not fork PAGER=catJunio C Hamano
Unless the user has a nonstandard "cat" command that does not meow like a cat, this should not break anything and would save an extra pipe. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-04-16pager: do not fork a pager if PAGER is set to empty.Johannes Schindelin
This skips an extra pipe, and helps debugging tremendously. [jc: PAGER=cat is a questionable hack and should be done as a separate patch. ] Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-02-28Introduce trivial new pager.c helper infrastructureLinus Torvalds
This introduces the new function void setup_pager(void); to set up output to be written through a pager applocation. All in preparation for doing the simple scripts in C. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>