This extension is distributed with Mercurial.
Author: David Soria Parra
This extension is no longer needed for most uses. The pager is now built-in. Removing this extension and all of its configuration should work for most people. If you require custom behaviour beyond using the default pager to page all long commands, consult the built-in docs (hg help pager) .
Browse command output using an external pager.
Configure your .hgrc to enable the extension and set the used pager adding these lines:
[pager] pager = LESS='FRX' less [extensions] pager =
If no pager is set, the pager extension uses the environment variable $PAGER. If neither pager.pager, nor $PAGER is set, no pager is used.
If you notice BROKEN PIPE error messages, you can disable them by setting:
[pager] quiet = True
If you see WARNING: terminal is not fully functional messages (which can interfere with scripted use of Mercurial, e.g., Tramp in Emacs), set:
[pager] pager = LESS='FRX' less -d
where the -d argument tells less not to complain about 'dumb' terminals.
The following options are only supported by the pager extension bundled with Mercurial version 1.1 or higher:
You can disable the pager for certain commands (e.g., commands that are interactive) by adding them to the pager.ignore list:
[pager] ignore = version, help, update
You can also enable the pager only for certain commands using pager.attend. As of Mercurial 1.4, a default attend list with the following commands is provided:
[pager] attend = annotate, cat, diff, export, glog, log, qdiff
If pager.attend is present, pager.ignore will be ignored.
To ignore global commands like hg version or hg help, you have to specify them in the global .hgrc
The following options are only supported by the pager extension bundled with Mercurial version 1.7 or higher:
To control whether the pager is used at all for an individual command, you can use --pager=<value>:
use as needed: auto.
require the pager: yes or on.
suppress the pager: no or off (any unrecognized value will also work).
The following options are only supported by the pager extension bundled with Mercurial version 3.1 or higher:
You can enable and disable paging for individual commands with the attend-<command> option. This setting takes precedence over existing attend and ignore options and defaults:
[pager] attend-cat = false