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From: Kaartic Sivaraam <>
To: Johannes Sixt <>, Junio C Hamano <>
Cc: Git Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] git: add -N as a short option for --no-pager
Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 17:11:14 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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On Wednesday 25 April 2018 11:55 AM, Johannes Sixt wrote:
> I considered -P, but thought that it would better be reserved for
> something related to "paths". We have --{html,man,info}-path, which
> would be served better with -[HMI]. That leaves --exec-path, which we
> would probably abbreviate as -x or -X. So, -P is perhaps not that bad
> after all.

It might be a good choice but I don't think it's not the best choice
anyway because '-P' doesn't seem to communicate 'no pager' well.

> Perhaps --no-pager means also "unpaginated" (-u, -U), "linear" (-l, -L),
> "streamed" (-s, -S). Other ideas, anyone?

Considering the other alternatives you suggested (as I couldn't come up
with a better "single letter" option ;-) ), I think '-s' might be a nice
choice but would possibly need some explanation in the documentation to
the wondering users.

In the end, lacking a better one letter option, I think '-P' would be a
better choice after all. It would, possibly, be easily understood as a
negation of pagination (-p). So, I guess it would be better to go with
'-P' than '-N'.



“The most valuable person on any team is the person who makes everyone
else on the team more valuable, not the person who knows the most.”

      - Joel Spolsky


As I'm not a native English speaker myself, there might be mistaeks in
my usage of English. I apologise for any mistakes that I make.

It would be "helpful" if you take the time to point out the mistakes.

It would be "super helpful" if you could provide suggestions about how
to correct those mistakes.

Thanks in advance!

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-05-01 11:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-24 16:59 [PATCH] git: add -N as a short option for --no-pager Johannes Sixt
2018-04-25  0:05 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-25  5:45   ` Beat Bolli <>
2018-04-25  6:25   ` Johannes Sixt
2018-04-25  7:41     ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-04-25 19:30       ` Johannes Sixt
2018-05-01 11:41     ` Kaartic Sivaraam [this message]
2018-04-25  9:21 ` Phillip Wood
2018-04-25 19:31   ` Johannes Sixt
2018-05-01 11:25     ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2018-05-03 17:15 ` [PATCH v2] git: add -P " Johannes Sixt
2018-05-03 20:06   ` Eric Sunshine
2018-05-04  5:43     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-12-21 12:04   ` Johannes Schindelin

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