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Re: Piping copious output to PAGER automatically.

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-09-06 00:35:41 CEST

David Wilson wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 05, 2004 at 10:47:34AM -0700, Peter S. Housel wrote:
>> 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.
> That's a fair point, but what of the case where we are more than likely
> flooding the user's screen, and here is an obvious and unintrusive way
> of preventing that?
> What are peoples' thoughts on making it a (default off) option, or one
> that can be applied like:
> [miscellany]
> auto-pager = cat diff blame
> The latter resolves the issue of which commands to apply the
> functionality to.


I've just realized that for this feature to be truly useful for me, it would
need to support different pagers for different svn commands!

log => less - streamy display
diff => vimless - syntax highlighting, not streamy


Maybe I'm better off using explicit pipes...


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