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Re: bin/47701: apropos doesn't work
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From: Valery Ushakov <uwe%stderr.spb.ru@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/47701: apropos doesn't work
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:52:35 +0400
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 20:35:12 +0000, Abhinav Upadhyay wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM, Valery Ushakov
> <uwe%stderr.spb.ru@localhost> wrote:
> > You need to use -p to tell it to return everything. Except the way -p
> > invokes pager seems broken since it uses popen.
> I looked at how git-log achieves the same. It seems, it forks less as
> a child process and creates a pipe between less' s stdin and its own
> stdout using pipe and dup2. I will try that as well.
The fundamental problem is, really, that 1) unlimited number of
results and 2) launching a pager MUST NOT be conflated in the single
#1 - whether1 unlimited number of results should be the default (at
least for the short format) - may be argued.
#2 is absurd (especially so when enforced along with #1). This is
Unix. We know how to pipe output to a pager, or some other program if
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