Re: proposal: psql: check env variable PSQL_PAGER

From: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker <ilmari(at)ilmari(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: proposal: psql: check env variable PSQL_PAGER
Date: 2017-07-26 16:19:06
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2017-07-26 13:15 GMT+02:00 Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker <ilmari(at)ilmari(dot)org>:

> Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > Hi
> >
> > I wrote a special pager for psql. Surely, this pager is not good for
> paging
> > of man pages. So is not good to set it as global pager. We can introduce
> > new env variable PSQL_PAGER for this purpose. It can work similar like
> > PSQL_EDITOR variable.
> >
> > Notes, comments?
> There's already the option to put '\setenv PAGER ...' in .psqlrc, but I
> guess having it work like EDITOR makes sense for consistency, as well as
> not affecting commands spawned from psql via e.g. \!.

here is a patch - it is trivial



> - ilmari
> --
> "The surreality of the universe tends towards a maximum" -- Skud's Law
> "Never formulate a law or axiom that you're not prepared to live with
> the consequences of." -- Skud's Meta-Law

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