On Aug 17, 12:13 am, Roddie Grant <gitl...@myword.co.uk> wrote:
> This is one of those things that should be obvious, but I'm blowed if I can
> find it.
> When I use git log in Terminal on my Mac there is no word wrap, so I only
> get partial commit messages thus (deliberately exaggerated because of email
> word wrap!):
> > commit 1db86a46bd5791bb8e11322edfcb6d286bb6b633
> > Author: Roddie <rod...@myword.co.uk>
> > Date:   Mon Aug 16 17:14:21 2010 +0100
> >     References to $fundingLevel "funded" replaced with "partfunded" an
> >     The green stripe needs to know the bucket's funding level to calcu
> >     "partfunded" only applies to multiple buckets - when at least one
> How do I get to see complete paragraphs in commit messages?

I'm not a mac user, but I have some experience with posix systems from
which mac drawn this bit of functionality, so the question: does the
output of git-log go straight to the terminal or is it piped to some
sort of "pager" program like "more" or "less"?
In the former case you should check Terminal's settings (google for
"Mac+Terminal+word+wrap"), in the latter case you should check the
pager's settings. Less, for instance, has the "chop long lines" option
(also available interactively, as the "-S" literal key sequence
toggle); you can set this option permanently by adding "-S" to the
contents of the "LESS" environment variable.

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