On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 09:54:39AM -0600, Robert Dailey wrote:

> > That _should_ turn on the pager, but I think it does not due to a bug
> > with setup_pager and aliases. Something like the patch below would make
> > it work (but if you are having to use "-p" manually, there is something
> > to fix in your cygwin environment, which does not think you are on a
> > terminal).
> I have tried `git -p log` and `git log` and neither use the pager.

I thought Git's behavior was a bug, but it seems to be the intended
effect that "-p" is just "cancel --no-pager" and not "turn on the pager,
even if stdout is not a tty".

So the patch I sent is not something we would want to apply, but it
might help debugging your situation (if my hunch is right that isatty()
is returning false, then "git -p log" would work with it). Or perhaps a
simpler way to check that is just:

diff --git a/pager.c b/pager.c
index 0cc75a8..6d870ac 100644
--- a/pager.c
+++ b/pager.c
@@ -41,8 +41,10 @@ const char *git_pager(int stdout_is_tty)
        const char *pager;
-       if (!stdout_is_tty)
+       if (!stdout_is_tty) {
+               warning("disabling pager, stdout is not a tty");
                return NULL;
+       }
        pager = getenv("GIT_PAGER");
        if (!pager) {

> Should I apply the provided patch to the Git for Windows master
> branch? Also I'm not sure if there is a convenient way to apply a
> patch via email, so should I copy & paste it to a file & then apply
> the file?

The usual way is to save the patch to an mbox, then use "git am" to
apply it. Most Unix-y mail clients have mbox support, but I suspect many
Windows ones do not.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Reply via email to