On Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 11:20:08PM +0100, Lars Schneider wrote:

> >  1. You have $LESS in your environment (without "F") on one platform
> >     but not the other.
> 
> I think that's it. On my system LESS is defined to "-R".
> 
> This opens the pager:
> 
>       $ echo "TEST" | less
> 
> This does not open the pager:
> 
>       $ echo "TEST" | less -FRX
> 
> That means "F" works on macOS but Git doesn't set it because LESS is
> already in my environment.
> 
> Question is, why is LESS set that way on my system? I can't find
> it in .bashrc .bash_profile .zshrc and friends.

There's also /etc/bash.bashrc, /etc/profile, etc. I don't know what's
normal in the mac world. You can try running:

  bash -ix 2>&1 </dev/null | grep LESS

to see what your startup code is doing. I don't know of a good way to
correlate that with the source files, though. Or even to ask bash which
startup files it's looking in.

-Peff

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