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Re: Piping copious output to PAGER automatically.

From: Peter S. Housel <housel_at_acm.org>
Date: 2004-09-05 19:47:34 CEST

On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 10:08, Max Bowsher wrote:
> David Wilson wrote:
> > If the condition succeeds, then use popen(3) (or the APR equivalent) to
> > pipe our copious output to the user's preferred PAGER instead of
> > directly to their screen.
> After being initially shocked by the violation of Unix tradition, I
> eventually came to think that *if* the user has set PAGER, then they
> probably would like this feature.

Setting PAGER just lets you choose *which* pager you want to use, for
programs that use one; it's not a license for arbitrary programs to
start piping things to PAGER.


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