Jeff King <> writes:

> [+cc Duy, whose patch this is]
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 04:10:49PM -0400, Jörn Engel wrote:
>> A second option is to add a --pager (or rather --no-pager) option to
>> the command line and allow the user to specify
>>     GIT_PAGER="git --no-pager -p column --mode='dense color'" git -p branch
> I think we have "--no-pager" already. But the "-p" is turning _on_ the
> pager, so you could also just omit it. IOW, I really don't understand
> why the original command was not simply:
>   GIT_PAGER="git column --mode='dense color'" git -p branch
> The whole infinite loop that the original commit solved is caused by
> specifying the "-p". So it sounds like the right solution is "don't do
> that". Am I missing something useful that the "-p" does?

My reading of this is that Duy wanted to let "-p" kick in to pass
the columnized output, which could be more than a page long, thru
the usual "less" or whatever pager.
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