[Nix-dev] less: When assumptions ruin the world

Paul Colomiets paul at colomiets.name
Fri Jan 2 12:46:40 CET 2015


On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 1:37 PM, Ertugrul Söylemez <ertesx at gmx.de> wrote:
> No, they can't choose.  I would choose to use `less` as a pager when I
> need it, and otherwise I would use my terminal.  I can't make that
> choice without corrupting the PAGER variable (which I use for other
> things!).

I'm not a fan of using less for nix tools. But it seems you're
inconsistent here. Which other programs use $PAGER for legitimate
reasons? And what reasons are good for that? I'm asking not to insult
you, but rather to make my own future decisions better.


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