On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 08:09:34PM +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:

> <d...@cray.com> writes:
> > Is "status" considered a plumbing layer command?  Because I have often
> > wondered why it does not use the pager by default.  I pipe it through
> > less all the time and it's kind of annoying that it works differently
> > than everything else.
> I would be pretty annoyed if git status would page by default.

This one has been debated for a while. People used to complain that it
did not page, and then we turned on the pager, and then people
complained that it did page. I wrote 4e10738 (Allow per-command pager
config, 2008-07-03) to help settle it, and now you can do:

  git config pager.status true

if you really want it. As of 9bad723 (allow command-specific pagers in
pager.<cmd>, 2010-11-17), you can even set it to an arbitrary pager for
each git command.

With all those options, it's amazing that we can still have threads
about what should page. :)

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