On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> My logic: it's a lot more intuitive to say "cg-log | less" to get
> paginated output than it is to say "cg-log | cat" to get unpaginated
There is _never_ any valid situation where you do "cg-log" with
unpaginated output to a tty.
In _any_ real system you'll be getting thousands of lines of output.
Possibly millions. unpaginated? What the hell are you talking about?
And as I pointed out, if the output is not a tty, then both less and more
automatically turn into cat, so there's no difference. This change _only_
triggers for a tty, and I dare you to show a single relevant project where
it's ok to scroll thousands of lines.
Even git-pasky, which is just a two-week-old project right now outputs
4338 lines of output to "git log".
Unpaginated? You must be kidding.
(But if you are _that_ fast a reader, then hey, use "PAGER=cat", and
you'll find yourself happy).
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