Re: piped to a pager (was: how to speed up "git log"?)

From: Johannes Schindelin <>
Date: 2007-02-18 11:10:00

On Sun, 18 Feb 2007, Bruno Haible wrote:

> Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> > you can blame the person calling git log and waiting until it 
> > finishes. See the list archives for reasons why.
> ... and earlier:
> > Usually the output of git-log -- even with pathname 
> > filtering -- starts almost instantaneous, and is piped to your pager.
> The pager ('less') in a console is not a good solution for everone:
>   - People used to GUI editors (kate, nedit, ...) miss a scroll bar for
>     navigation. You can't use kate or nedit as a pager.
>   - PAGER="vi -" also reads all input before it displays anything.
>   - PAGER="xless" likewise.
>   - In Emacs shell-mode, with PAGER="", you see the output as it is produced,
>     but it's disturbing to work in a buffer which is growing, where the scrollbar
>     continues to change its position.
> It's OK for many people, but not for everyone.

So why don't you go scratch that itch, and write a decent GUI pager?


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