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2019-06-24pager: add a helper function to clear the last line in the terminalSZEDER Gábor
There are a couple of places where we want to clear the last line on the terminal, e.g. when a progress bar line is overwritten by a shorter line, then the end of that progress line would remain visible, unless we cover it up. In 'progress.c' we did this by always appending a fixed number of space characters to the next line (even if it was not shorter than the previous), but as it turned out that fixed number was not quite large enough, see the fix in 9f1fd84e15 (progress: clear previous progress update dynamically, 2019-04-12). From then on we've been keeping track of the length of the last displayed progress line and appending the appropriate number of space characters to the next line, if necessary, but, alas, this approach turned out to be error prone, see the fix in 1aed1a5f25 (progress: avoid empty line when breaking the progress line, 2019-05-19). The next patch in this series is about to fix a case where we don't clear the last line, and on occasion do end up with such garbage at the end of the line. It would be great if we could do that without the need to deal with that without meticulously computing the necessary number of space characters. So add a helper function to clear the last line on the terminal using an ANSI escape sequence, which has the advantage to clear the whole line no matter how wide it is, even after the terminal width changed. Such an escape sequence is not available on dumb terminals, though, so in that case fall back to simply print a whole terminal width (as reported by term_columns()) worth of space characters. In 'editor.c' launch_specified_editor() already used this ANSI escape sequence, so replace it with a call to this function. Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2019-02-22trace2:data: add editor/pager child classificationJeff Hostetler
Add trace2 process classification for editor and pager child processes. Signed-off-by: Jeff Hostetler <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-06-01Merge branch 'nd/command-list'Junio C Hamano
The list of commands with their various attributes were spread across a few places in the build procedure, but it now is getting a bit more consolidated to allow more automation. * nd/command-list: completion: allow to customize the completable command list completion: add and use --list-cmds=alias completion: add and use --list-cmds=nohelpers Move declaration for alias.c to alias.h completion: reduce completable command list completion: let git provide the completable command list command-list.txt: documentation and guide line help: use command-list.txt for the source of guides help: add "-a --verbose" to list all commands with synopsis git: support --list-cmds=list-<category> completion: implement and use --list-cmds=main,others git --list-cmds: collect command list in a string_list git.c: convert --list-* to --list-cmds=* Remove common-cmds.h help: use command-list.h for common command list export all commands to command-list.h factor out synopsis extract code
2018-05-21Move declaration for alias.c to alias.hNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-05-13pager: set COLUMNS to term_columns()Jeff King
After we invoke the pager, our stdout goes to a pipe, not the terminal, meaning we can no longer use an ioctl to get the terminal width. For that reason, ad6c3739a3 (pager: find out the terminal width before spawning the pager, 2012-02-12) started caching the terminal width. But that cache is only an in-process variable. Any programs we spawn will also not be able to run that ioctl, but won't have access to our cache. They'll end up falling back to our 80-column default. You can see the problem with: git tag --column=row Since git-tag spawns a pager these days, its spawned git-column helper will see neither the terminal on stdout nor a useful COLUMNS value (assuming you do not export it from your shell already). And you'll end up with 80-column output in the pager, regardless of your terminal size. We can fix this by setting COLUMNS right before spawning the pager. That fixes this case, as well as any more complicated ones (e.g., a paged program spawns another script which then generates columnized output). Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-08-22Merge branch 'ma/parse-maybe-bool'Junio C Hamano
Code clean-up. * ma/parse-maybe-bool: parse_decoration_style: drop unused argument `var` treewide: deprecate git_config_maybe_bool, use git_parse_maybe_bool config: make git_{config,parse}_maybe_bool equivalent config: introduce git_parse_maybe_bool_text t5334: document that git push --signed=1 does not work Doc/git-{push,send-pack}: correct --sign= to --signed=
2017-08-07treewide: deprecate git_config_maybe_bool, use git_parse_maybe_boolMartin Ågren
The only difference between these is that the former takes an argument `name` which it ignores completely. Still, the callers are quite careful to provide reasonable values for it. Once in-flight topics have landed, we should be able to remove git_config_maybe_bool. In the meantime, document it as deprecated in the technical documentation. While at it, document git_parse_maybe_bool. Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-06-15config: don't include config.h by defaultBrandon Williams
Stop including config.h by default in cache.h. Instead only include config.h in those files which require use of the config system. Signed-off-by: Brandon Williams <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-03-28Merge branch 'jk/pager-in-use'Junio C Hamano
Code clean-up. * jk/pager-in-use: pager_in_use: use git_env_bool()
2017-03-24pager_in_use: use git_env_bool()Jeff King
The pager_in_use() function predates git_env_bool(), but ends up doing the same thing. Let's make use of the latter, which is shorter and less repetitive. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-03-14setup: make read_early_config() reusableJohannes Schindelin
The pager configuration needs to be read early, possibly before discovering any .git/ directory. Let's not hide this function in pager.c, but make it available to other callers. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-09-21Merge branch 'jk/setup-sequence-update'Junio C Hamano
There were numerous corner cases in which the configuration files are read and used or not read at all depending on the directory a Git command was run, leading to inconsistent behaviour. The code to set-up repository access at the beginning of a Git process has been updated to fix them. * jk/setup-sequence-update: t1007: factor out repeated setup init: reset cached config when entering new repo init: expand comments explaining config trickery config: only read .git/config from configured repos test-config: setup git directory t1302: use "git -C" pager: handle early config pager: use callbacks instead of configset pager: make pager_program a file-local static pager: stop loading git_default_config() pager: remove obsolete comment diff: always try to set up the repository diff: handle --no-index prefixes consistently diff: skip implicit no-index check when given --no-index patch-id: use RUN_SETUP_GENTLY hash-object: always try to set up the git repository
2016-09-13pager: handle early configJeff King
The pager code is often run early in the git.c startup, before we have actually found the repository. When we ask git_config() to look for values like core.pager, it doesn't know where to find the repo-level config, and will blindly examine ".git/config" if it exists. That's why t7006 shows that many pager-related features happen to work from the top-level of a repository, but not from a subdirectory. This patch pulls that ".git/config" hack explicitly into the pager code. There are two reasons for this: 1. We'd like to clean up the git_config() behavior, as looking at ".git/config" when we do not have a configured repository is often the wrong thing to do. But we'd prefer not to break the pager config any worse than it already is. 2. It's one very tiny step on the road to ultimately making the pager config work consistently. If we eventually get an equivalent of setup_git_directory() that _just_ finds the directory and doesn't chdir() or set up any global state, we could plug it in here (instead of blindly looking at ".git/config"). Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-09-13pager: use callbacks instead of configsetJeff King
While the cached configset interface is more pleasant to use, it is not appropriate for "early" config like pager setup, which must sometimes do tricky things like reading from ".git/config" even when we have not set up the repository. As a preparatory step to handling these cases better, let's switch back to using the callback interface, which gives us more control. Note that this is essentially a revert of 586f414 (pager.c: replace `git_config()` with `git_config_get_value()`, 2014-08-07), but with some minor style fixups and modernizations. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-09-13pager: make pager_program a file-local staticJeff King
This variable is only ever used by the routines in pager.c, and other parts of the code should always use those routines (like git_pager()) to make decisions about which pager to use. Let's reduce its scope to prevent accidents. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-09-13pager: stop loading git_default_config()Jeff King
In git_pager(), we really only care about getting the value of core.pager. But to do so, we use the git_default_config() callback, which loads many other values. Ordinarily it isn't a big deal to load this config an extra time, as it simply overwrites the values from the previous run. But it's a bad idea here, for two reasons: 1. The pager setup may be called very early in the program, before we have found the git repository. As a result, we may fail to read the correct repo-level config file. This is a problem for core.pager, too, but we should at least try to minimize the pollution to other configured values. 2. Because we call setup_pager() from git.c, basically every builtin command _may_ end up reading this config and getting an implicit git_default_config() setup. Which doesn't sound like a terrible thing, except that we don't do it consistently; it triggers only when stdout is a tty. So if a command forgets to load the default config itself (but depends on it anyway), it may appear to work, and then mysteriously fail when the pager is not in use. We can improve this by loading _just_ the core.pager config from git_pager(). Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-09-13pager: remove obsolete commentJeff King
The comment at the top of pager.c claims that we've split the code out so that Windows can do something different. This dates back to f67b45f (Introduce trivial new pager.c helper infrastructure, 2006-02-28), because the original implementation used fork(). Later, we ended up sticking the Windows #ifdefs into this file anyway. And then even later, in ea27a18 (spawn pager via run_command interface, 2008-07-22) we unified the implementations. So these days this comment is really saying nothing at all. Let's drop it. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-08-04pager: move pager-specific setup into the buildEric Wong
Allowing PAGER_ENV to be set at build-time allows us to move pager-specific knowledge out of our build. This allows us to set a better default for FreeBSD more(1), which pretends not to understand ANSI color escapes if the MORE environment variable is left empty, but accepts the same variables as less(1) Originally-from: Helped-by: Junio C Hamano <> Helped-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Eric Wong <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-02-24Merge branch 'jc/am-i-v-fix'Junio C Hamano
The "v(iew)" subcommand of the interactive "git am -i" command was broken in 2.6.0 timeframe when the command was rewritten in C. * jc/am-i-v-fix: am -i: fix "v"iew pager: factor out a helper to prepare a child process to run the pager pager: lose a separate argv[]
2016-02-17pager: factor out a helper to prepare a child process to run the pagerJunio C Hamano
When running a pager, we need to run the program git_pager() gave us, but we need to make sure we spawn it via the shell (i.e. it is valid to say PAGER='less -S', for example) and give default values to $LESS and $LV environment variables. Factor out these details to a separate helper function. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-02-16pager: lose a separate argv[]Junio C Hamano
These days, using the embedded args array in the child_process structure is the norm. Follow that practice. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2015-10-07Merge branch 'ti/glibc-stdio-mutex-from-signal-handler'Junio C Hamano
Allocation related functions and stdio are unsafe things to call inside a signal handler, and indeed killing the pager can cause glibc to deadlock waiting on allocation mutex as our signal handler tries to free() some data structures in wait_for_pager(). Reduce these unsafe calls. * ti/glibc-stdio-mutex-from-signal-handler: pager: don't use unsafe functions in signal handlers
2015-09-04pager: don't use unsafe functions in signal handlersTakashi Iwai
Since the commit a3da8821208d (pager: do wait_for_pager on signal death), we call wait_for_pager() in the pager's signal handler. The recent bug report revealed that this causes a deadlock in glibc at aborting "git log" [*1*]. When this happens, git process is left unterminated, and it can't be killed by SIGTERM but only by SIGKILL. The problem is that wait_for_pager() function does more than waiting for pager process's termination, but it does cleanups and printing errors. Unfortunately, the functions that may be used in a signal handler are very limited [*2*]. Particularly, malloc(), free() and the variants can't be used in a signal handler because they take a mutex internally in glibc. This was the cause of the deadlock above. Other than the direct calls of malloc/free, many functions calling malloc/free can't be used. strerror() is such one, either. Also the usage of fflush() and printf() in a signal handler is bad, although it seems working so far. In a safer side, we should avoid them, too. This patch tries to reduce the calls of such functions in signal handlers. wait_for_signal() takes a flag and avoids the unsafe calls. Also, finish_command_in_signal() is introduced for the same reason. There the free() calls are removed, and only waits for the children without whining at errors. [*1*] [*2*] Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <> Reviewed-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2015-08-31Merge branch 'jk/fix-alias-pager-config-key-warnings'Junio C Hamano
Because the configuration system does not allow "alias.0foo" and "pager.0foo" as the configuration key, the user cannot use '0foo' as a custom command name anyway, but "git 0foo" tried to look these keys up and emitted useless warnings before saying '0foo is not a git command'. These warning messages have been squelched. * jk/fix-alias-pager-config-key-warnings: config: silence warnings for command names with invalid keys
2015-08-24config: silence warnings for command names with invalid keysJeff King
When we are running the git command "foo", we may have to look up the config keys "" and "". These config schemes are mis-designed, as the command names can be anything, but the config syntax has some restrictions. For example: $ git foo_bar error: invalid key: pager.foo_bar error: invalid key: alias.foo_bar git: 'foo_bar' is not a git command. See 'git --help'. You cannot name an alias with an underscore. And if you have an external command with one, you cannot configure its pager. In the long run, we may develop a different config scheme for these features. But in the near term (and because we'll need to support the existing scheme indefinitely), we should at least squelch the error messages shown above. These errors come from git_config_parse_key. Ideally we would pass a "quiet" flag to the config machinery, but there are many layers between the pager code and the key parsing. Passing a flag through all of those would be an invasive change. Instead, let's provide a config function to report on whether a key is syntactically valid, and have the pager and alias code skip lookup for bogus keys. We can build this easily around the existing git_config_parse_key, with two minor modifications: 1. We now handle a NULL store_key, to validate but not write out the normalized key. 2. We accept a "quiet" flag to avoid writing to stderr. This doesn't need to be a full-blown public "flags" field, because we can make the existing implementation a static helper function, keeping the mess contained inside config.c. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2015-07-13Merge branch 'jc/unexport-git-pager-in-use-in-pager'Junio C Hamano
When you say "!<ENTER>" while running say "git log", you'd confuse yourself in the resulting shell, that may look as if you took control back to the original shell you spawned "git log" from but that isn't what is happening. To that new shell, we leaked GIT_PAGER_IN_USE environment variable that was meant as a local communication between the original "Git" and subprocesses that was spawned by it after we launched the pager, which caused many "interesting" things to happen, e.g. "git diff | cat" still paints its output in color by default. Stop leaking that environment variable to the pager's half of the fork; we only need it on "Git" side when we spawn the pager. * jc/unexport-git-pager-in-use-in-pager: pager: do not leak "GIT_PAGER_IN_USE" to the pager
2015-07-04pager: do not leak "GIT_PAGER_IN_USE" to the pagerJunio C Hamano
Since 2e6c012e (setup_pager: set GIT_PAGER_IN_USE, 2011-08-17), we export GIT_PAGER_IN_USE so that a process that becomes the upstream of the spawned pager can still tell that we have spawned the pager and decide to do colored output even when its output no longer goes to a terminal (i.e. isatty(1)). But we forgot to clear it from the enviornment of the spawned pager. This is not a problem in a sane world, but if you have a handful of thousands Git users in your organization, somebody is bound to do strange things, e.g. typing "!<ENTER>" instead of 'q' to get control back from $LESS. GIT_PAGER_IN_USE is still set in that subshell spawned by "less", and all sorts of interesting things starts happening, e.g. "git diff | cat" starts coloring its output. We can clear the environment variable in the half of the fork that runs the pager to avoid the confusion. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Acked-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2015-02-18Merge branch 'jk/decimal-width-for-uintmax'Junio C Hamano
We didn't format an integer that wouldn't fit in "int" but in "uintmax_t" correctly. * jk/decimal-width-for-uintmax: decimal_width: avoid integer overflow
2015-02-05decimal_width: avoid integer overflowJeff King
The decimal_width function originally appeared in blame.c as "lineno_width", and was designed for calculating the print-width of small-ish integer values (line numbers in text files). In ec7ff5b, it was made into a reusable function, and in dc801e7, we started using it to align diffstats. Binary files in a diffstat show byte counts rather than line numbers, meaning they can be quite large (e.g., consider adding or removing a 2GB file). decimal_width is not up to the challenge for two reasons: 1. It takes the value as an "int", whereas large files may easily surpass this. The value may be truncated, in which case we will produce an incorrect value. 2. It counts "up" by repeatedly multiplying another integer by 10 until it surpasses the value. This can cause an infinite loop when the value is close to the largest representable integer. For example, consider using a 32-bit signed integer, and a value of 2,140,000,000 (just shy of 2^31-1). We will count up and eventually see that 1,000,000,000 is smaller than our value. The next step would be to multiply by 10 and see that 10,000,000,000 is too large, ending the loop. But we can't represent that value, and we have signed overflow. This is technically undefined behavior, but a common behavior is to lose the high bits, in which case our iterator will certainly be less than the number. So we'll keep multiplying, overflow again, and so on. This patch changes the argument to a uintmax_t (the same type we use to store the diffstat information for binary filese), and counts "down" by repeatedly dividing our value by 10. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-10-19use env_array member of struct child_processRené Scharfe
Convert users of struct child_process to using the managed env_array for specifying environment variables instead of supplying an array on the stack or bringing their own argv_array. This shortens and simplifies the code and ensures automatically that the allocated memory is freed after use. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-09-11Merge branch 'rs/child-process-init'Junio C Hamano
Code clean-up. * rs/child-process-init: run-command: inline prepare_run_command_v_opt() run-command: call run_command_v_opt_cd_env() instead of duplicating it run-command: introduce child_process_init() run-command: introduce CHILD_PROCESS_INIT
2014-08-20run-command: introduce CHILD_PROCESS_INITRené Scharfe
Most struct child_process variables are cleared using memset first after declaration. Provide a macro, CHILD_PROCESS_INIT, that can be used to initialize them statically instead. That's shorter, doesn't require a function call and is slightly more readable (especially given that we already have STRBUF_INIT, ARGV_ARRAY_INIT etc.). Helped-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-08-07pager.c: replace `git_config()` with `git_config_get_value()`Tanay Abhra
Use `git_config_get_value()` instead of `git_config()` to take advantage of the config-set API which provides a cleaner control flow. Signed-off-by: Tanay Abhra <> Reviewed-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-06-06Merge branch 'je/pager-do-not-recurse'Junio C Hamano
We used to unconditionally disable the pager in the pager process we spawn to feed out output, but that prevented people who want to run "less" within "less" from doing so. * je/pager-do-not-recurse: pager: do allow spawning pager recursively
2014-05-07pager: remove 'S' from $LESS by defaultMatthieu Moy
By default, Git used to set $LESS to -FRSX if $LESS was not set by the user. The FRX flags actually make sense for Git (F and X because sometimes the output Git pipes to less is short, and R because Git pipes colored output). The S flag (chop long lines), on the other hand, is not related to Git and is a matter of user preference. Git should not decide for the user to change LESS's default. More specifically, the S flag harms users who review untrusted code within a pager, since a patch looking like: -old code; +new good code; [... lots of tabs ...] malicious code; would appear identical to: -old code; +new good code; Users who prefer the old behavior can still set the $LESS environment variable to -FRSX explicitly, or set core.pager to 'less -S'. The documentation in config.txt is made a bit longer to keep both an example setting the 'S' flag (needed to recover the old behavior) and an example showing how to unset a flag set by Git. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-04-28pager: do allow spawning pager recursivelyJörn Engel
This reverts commit 88e8f908f2b0c56f9ccf8134d8ff9f689af9cc84, which tried to allow GIT_PAGER="git -p column --mode='dense color'" git -p branch and still wanted to avoid "git -p column" to invoke itself. However, this falls into "don't do that -p then" category. In particular, inside "git log", with results going through less, a potentially interesting commit may be found and from there inside "less", the user may want to execute "git show <commit>". Before the commit being reverted, this used to show the patch in less but it no longer does. Signed-off-by: Jörn Engel <> Reviewed-by: Jeff King <> Reviewed-by: Matthieu Moy <> Acked-by: Duy Nguyen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-01-13Merge branch 'jn/pager-lv-default-env'Junio C Hamano
Just like we give a reasonable default for "less" via the LESS environment variable, specify a reasonable default for "lv" via the "LV" environment variable when spawning the pager. * jn/pager-lv-default-env: pager: set LV=-c alongside LESS=FRSX
2014-01-07pager: set LV=-c alongside LESS=FRSXJonathan Nieder
On systems with lv configured as the preferred pager (i.e., DEFAULT_PAGER=lv at build time, or PAGER=lv exported in the environment) git commands that use color show control codes instead of color in the pager: $ git diff ^[[1mdiff --git a/.mailfilter b/.mailfilter^[[m ^[[1mindex aa4f0b2..17e113e 100644^[[m ^[[1m--- a/.mailfilter^[[m ^[[1m+++ b/.mailfilter^[[m ^[[36m@@ -1,11 +1,58 @@^[[m "less" avoids this problem because git uses the LESS environment variable to pass the -R option ('output ANSI color escapes in raw form') by default. Use the LV environment variable to pass 'lv' the -c option ('allow ANSI escape sequences for text decoration / color') to fix it for lv, too. Noticed when the default value for color.ui flipped to 'auto' in v1.8.4-rc0~36^2~1 (2013-06-10). Reported-by: Olaf Meeuwissen <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-12-05replace {pre,suf}fixcmp() with {starts,ends}_with()Christian Couder
Leaving only the function definitions and declarations so that any new topic in flight can still make use of the old functions, replace existing uses of the prefixcmp() and suffixcmp() with new API functions. The change can be recreated by mechanically applying this: $ git grep -l -e prefixcmp -e suffixcmp -- \*.c | grep -v strbuf\\.c | xargs perl -pi -e ' s|!prefixcmp\(|starts_with\(|g; s|prefixcmp\(|!starts_with\(|g; s|!suffixcmp\(|ends_with\(|g; s|suffixcmp\(|!ends_with\(|g; ' on the result of preparatory changes in this series. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-09-03pager: turn on "cat" optimization for DEFAULT_PAGERJeff King
If the user specifies a pager of "cat" (or the empty string), whether it is in the environment or from config, we automagically optimize it out to mean "no pager" and avoid forking at all. We treat an empty pager variable similary. However, we did not apply this optimization when DEFAULT_PAGER was set to "cat" (or the empty string). There is no reason to treat DEFAULT_PAGER any differently. The optimization should not be user-visible (unless the user has a bizarre "cat" in their PATH). And even if it is, we are better off behaving consistently between the compile-time default and the environment and config settings. The stray "else" we are removing from this code was introduced by 402461a (pager: do not fork a pager if PAGER is set to empty., 2006-04-16). At that time, the line directly above used: if (!pager) pager = "less"; as a fallback, meaning that it could not possibly trigger the optimization. Later, a3d023d (Provide a build time default-pager setting, 2009-10-30) turned that constant into a build-time setting which could be anything, but didn't loosen the "else" to let DEFAULT_PAGER use the optimization. Noticed-by: Dale R. Worley <> Suggested-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-10-29Move setup_diff_pager to libgit.aNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
This is used by diff-no-index.c, part of libgit.a while it stays in builtin/diff.c. Move it to diff.c so that we won't get undefined reference if a program that uses libgit.a happens to pull it in. While at it, move check_pager from git.c to pager.c. It makes more sense there and pager.c is also part of libgit.a Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
2012-06-05pager: drop "wait for output to run less" hackJeff King
Commit 35ce862 (pager: Work around window resizing bug in 'less', 2007-01-24) causes git's pager sub-process to wait to receive input after forking but before exec-ing the pager. To handle this, run-command had to grow a "pre-exec callback" feature. Unfortunately, this feature does not work at all on Windows (where we do not fork), and interacts poorly with run-command's parent notification system. Its use should be discouraged. The bug in less was fixed in version 406, which was released in June 2007. It is probably safe at this point to remove our workaround. That lets us rip out the preexec_cb feature entirely. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-04-27Stop starting pager recursivelyNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
git-column can be used as a pager for other git commands, something like this: GIT_PAGER="git -p column --mode='dense color'" git -p branch The problem with this is that "git -p column" also has $GIT_PAGER set so the pager runs itself again as another pager. The end result is an infinite loop of forking. Other git commands have the same problem if being abused this way. Check if $GIT_PAGER is already set and stop launching another pager. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-02-20Merge branch 'zj/decimal-width'Junio C Hamano
* zj/decimal-width: make lineno_width() from blame reusable for others Conflicts: cache.h pager.c
2012-02-15make lineno_width() from blame reusable for othersZbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
builtin/blame.c has a helper function to compute how many columns we need to show a line-number, whose implementation is reusable as a more generic helper function to count the number of columns necessary to show any cardinal number. Rename it to decimal_width(), move it to pager.c and export it for use by future callers. Signed-off-by: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-02-13pager: find out the terminal width before spawning the pagerZbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
term_columns() checks for terminal width via ioctl(2) on the standard output, but we spawn the pager too early for this check to be useful. The effect of this buglet can be observed by opening a wide terminal and running "git -p help --all", which still shows 80-column output, while "git help --all" uses the full terminal width. Run the check before we spawn the pager to fix this. While at it, move term_columns() to pager.c and export it from cache.h so that callers other than the help subsystem can use it. Signed-off-by: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-08-18setup_pager: set GIT_PAGER_IN_USEJeff King
We have always set a global "spawned_pager" variable when we start the pager. This lets us make the auto-color decision later in the program as as "we are outputting to a terminal, or to a pager which can handle colors". Commit 6e9af86 added support for the GIT_PAGER_IN_USE environment variable. An external program calling git (e.g., git-svn) could set this variable to indicate that it had already started the pager, and that the decision about auto-coloring should take that into account. However, 6e9af86 failed to do the reverse, which is to tell external programs when git itself has started the pager. Thus a git command implemented as an external script that has the pager turned on (e.g., "git -p stash show") would not realize it was going to a pager, and would suppress colors. This patch remedies that; we always set GIT_PAGER_IN_USE when we start the pager, and the value is respected by both this program and any spawned children. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-02-15Make 'git var GIT_PAGER' always print the configured pagerJonathan Nieder
Scripted commands that want to use git’s configured pager know better than ‘git var’ does whether stdout is going to be a tty at the appropriate time. Checking isatty(1) as git_pager() does now won’t cut it, since the output of git var itself is almost never a terminal. The symptom is that when used by humans, ‘git var GIT_PAGER’ behaves as it should, but when used by scripts, it always returns ‘cat’! So avoid tricks with isatty() and just always print the configured pager. This does not fix the callers to check isatty(1) themselves yet. Nevertheless, this patch alone is enough to fix 'am --interactive'. Thanks to Sebastian Celis for the report and Jeff King for the analysis. Reported-by: Sebastian Celis <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-01-06run-command: convert simple callsites to use_shellJeff King
Now that we have the use_shell feature, these callsites can all be converted with small changes. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-11-13Provide a build time default-pager settingJunio C Hamano
Provide a DEFAULT_PAGER knob so packagers can set the fallback pager to something appropriate during the build. Examples: On (old) solaris systems, /usr/bin/less (typically the first less found) doesn't understand the default arguments (FXRS), which forces users to alter their environment (PATH, GIT_PAGER, LESS, etc) or have a local or global gitconfig before paging works as expected. On Debian systems, by policy packages must fall back to the 'pager' command, so that changing the target of the /usr/bin/pager symlink changes the default pager for all packages at once. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Ben Walton <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>