Is there a command line switch to pass to
git diff and other commands that use the
less pager by default? I know these methods exist:
git diff | cat... removes all syntax highlighting
git config --global core.pager cat sets the pager in the global .gitconfig to
But I would prefer a command line switch.
--no-pager to Git will tell it to not use a pager. Passing the option
less will tell it to not page if the output fits in a single screen.
git --no-pager diff
Other options from the comments include:
# Set an evaporating environment variable to use 'cat' for your pager
GIT_PAGER=cat git diff
Tells ’less’ not to paginate if less than a page
export LESS="-F -X $LESS"
…then Git as usual