Commit e54c1f2d authored by Jonathan Nieder's avatar Jonathan Nieder Committed by Junio C Hamano

pager: set LV=-c alongside LESS=FRSX

On systems with lv configured as the preferred pager (i.e.,
DEFAULT_PAGER=lv at build time, or PAGER=lv exported in the
environment) git commands that use color show control codes instead of
color in the pager:

	$ git diff
	^[[1mdiff --git a/.mailfilter b/.mailfilter^[[m
	^[[1mindex aa4f0b2..17e113e 100644^[[m
	^[[1m--- a/.mailfilter^[[m
	^[[1m+++ b/.mailfilter^[[m
	^[[[email protected]@ -1,11 +1,58 @@^[[m

"less" avoids this problem because git uses the LESS environment
variable to pass the -R option ('output ANSI color escapes in raw
form') by default.  Use the LV environment variable to pass 'lv' the
-c option ('allow ANSI escape sequences for text decoration / color')
to fix it for lv, too.

Noticed when the default value for color.ui flipped to 'auto' in
v1.8.4-rc0~36^2~1 (2013-06-10).
Reported-by: default avatarOlaf Meeuwissen <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJonathan Nieder <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
parent c90d3dbe
......@@ -567,6 +567,10 @@ be passed to the shell by Git, which will translate the final
command to `LESS=FRSX less -+S`. The environment tells the command
to set the `S` option to chop long lines but the command line
resets it to the default to fold long lines.
Likewise, when the `LV` environment variable is unset, Git sets it
to `-c`. You can override this setting by exporting `LV` with
another value or setting `core.pager` to `lv +c`.
A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
......@@ -162,7 +162,8 @@ git_pager() {
export LESS
: ${LV=-c}
export LESS LV
eval "$GIT_PAGER" '"[email protected]"'
......@@ -80,8 +80,15 @@ void setup_pager(void)
pager_process.use_shell = 1;
pager_process.argv = pager_argv; = -1;
if (!getenv("LESS")) {
static const char *env[] = { "LESS=FRSX", NULL };
if (!getenv("LESS") || !getenv("LV")) {
static const char *env[3];
int i = 0;
if (!getenv("LESS"))
env[i++] = "LESS=FRSX";
if (!getenv("LV"))
env[i++] = "LV=-c";
env[i] = NULL;
pager_process.env = env;
if (start_command(&pager_process))
......@@ -117,6 +117,7 @@ sub run_pager {
open STDIN, '<&', $rfd or fatal "Can't redirect stdin: $!";
$ENV{LESS} ||= 'FRSX';
$ENV{LV} ||= '-c';
exec $pager or fatal "Can't run pager: $! ($pager)";
......@@ -37,6 +37,18 @@ test_expect_failure TTY 'pager runs from subdir' '
test_cmp expected actual
test_expect_success TTY 'LESS and LV envvars are set for pagination' '
sane_unset LESS LV &&
PAGER="env >pager-env.out" &&
export PAGER &&
test_terminal git log
) &&
grep ^LESS= pager-env.out &&
grep ^LV= pager-env.out
test_expect_success TTY 'some commands do not use a pager' '
rm -f paginated.out &&
test_terminal git rev-list HEAD &&
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