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Re: [Bug-readline] external pager

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] external pager
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:10:10 -0400
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On 3/16/14 2:53 AM, Christof Warlich wrote:
> Hi,
> just in case there is some kind of feature wish list for readline:
> It would be great being able to specify an external pager to be used by
> readline,
> either alonside or instead of its internal pager.
> Background: This would particularly be useful while working with tools like
> globash,
> where it would be nice being able to investigate the list of possibilities
> back and forth
> with a pager like less.

Thanks for the suggestion.  Right now, there's no general mechanism for
readline to invoke another program.

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