Usually, when we execute Git commands like
git diff or
git log, Git employs a pager to display the results.
Sometimes it can be beneficial to disable the pager, especially when I only want to view simple things. I prefer not having to press "q" just to quit or mistakenly pressing "q" and "Esc" multiple times.
To disable the pager for Git commands, you can simply include the --no-pager or -P parameter when executing the command. Here's an example:
git -P diff #or git --no-pager diff
However, there is a caveat when using it with Git aliases. I had an alias called
git last, which displayed the details of the most recent commit. The alias was defined as follows:
last = log -1 HEAD --shortstat
Initially, I thought adding
-P before the alias would work, but it didn't. Ultimately, I found that using the complete Git command within the alias did the trick:
last = !git -P log -1 HEAD --shortstat
If you have any other tips or Git aliases you'd like to share, please feel free to let me know! :)