[darcs-users] darcs-2 help behavior

Dan Pascu dan at ag-projects.com
Sat Oct 4 00:23:23 UTC 2008

Matthias Kilian wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 02:58:07PM +0300, Dan Pascu wrote:
>> When I use darcs --help with darcs 2.x, I noticed that it automatically 
>> pipes output to the pager. I guess this was introduced to allow for an 
>> easier navigation of the help text, however from a usability point of 
>> view this is a setback as it introduces more annoyances than it helps. 
> [...]
>> Can someone please enlighten me if there is a way to disable the pager, 
>> or if not could this behavior be revisited and if not reverted, at least 
>> provide a way to disable it?
> Workaround 2: put PAGER=cat or DARCS_PAGER=cat into your environment.

Thanks for the DARCS_PAGER hint. This completely eliminates the need for 
the bash alias workaround I came up in the previous post (PAGER=cat is 
not acceptable as a global environment value as it may negatively impact 
other applications that need a pager).


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