Patrick Welche <> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:23:51AM +0200, Matthieu Moy wrote:
>> Patrick Welche <> writes:
>> > Got it: the change between and 1.8.4 is that colour is on by
>> > default. If I take and git -c color.ui=always log, I see
>> > the same ESC codes => not a regression! I'll just have to sort my
>> > box out if I want colour. (The only oddity is that git status is
>> > correctly colourful.)
>> Maybe you disabled the pager for "git status"?
> Interesting: I didn't disable it on purpose, but indeed, it is not
> used for status.

Ah, my bad. Whether the pager should be enabled by default for status
led to a lot of debates here, and I thought the conclusion was yes. But
I'm the one having it enabled by default:

        status = true

> Can't believe this:
> $ echo $PAGER
> more
> unset PAGER, and git diff is fine...

less will be a much better pager than more, indeed. The default behavior
of less is sometimes anoying (open full-page, and 'q' restores the
terminal, which is very inconvenient for short output), but if you
didn't set $LESS, then Git will set it for you to something appropriate
for git pager.

Matthieu Moy
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