Michael Campbell <michael.campb...@gmail.com> writes:
> I have my global git config pager set to 'cat', but when I do a "git
> help <command>", it still uses a pager. This is especially irksome in
> emacs shell buffers, where I am most of the time. I know I can do a
> M-x man -> git-<whatever>, but wondered if this was a bug or user
> error. ("git --no-pager help <command>" does the same.)
"git help foo" just calls "man git-foo" by default, so what happens is
the same as if you called "man git-foo" by hand. Git does not have
much control over what man will do, it could probably call "man -P
$pager" when the Git pager is set, but I'd find it a bit weird.
If you're an Emacs user, you can read about man.viewer and set it to
woman, or set PAGER=cat when inside Emacs.
I personally run M-x git-foo RET, and never run "git help".
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