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Re: [PATCH] Enable pager by default

From: Javier Martinez Canillas
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Enable pager by default
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:30:20 +0200
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Hello Daniel,

On 10/21/19 4:56 PM, Daniel Kiper wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 02:43:18PM +0200, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
>> From: Peter Jones <address@hidden>
>> When user enters into the GRUB shell and tries to use help command, lot of
>> information is scrolled out of screen and the user doesn't have chance to
>> read it. Also, there isn't any information about 'set pager=1' at the end
>> of the help output, to tell the user how scrolling could be enabled.
>> So just enable pager by default which leads to a much better experience.
> Hmmm... What will happen if a command produce tons of output during boot
> process? I am afraid that it will hang indefinitely waiting for an user
> input. This should not happen. So, I tend to agree that current help
> command behavior is annoying but I do not like the solution.

Ok. I'll then explore having a paginated output only for the help command
instead of globally enabling it by default.
> Daniel

Best regards,
Javier Martinez Canillas
Software Engineer - Desktop Hardware Enablement
Red Hat

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