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Re: Bug#363250: general: Custom PAGER gives error on sid, but works on sarge

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
>         I read it. I still think that my answer suffices: Put your
>  pipeline in a script, and set that to PAGER.

Your answer doesn't "suffice," because it's not what people expect --
PAGER has historically (for a _long_ time) supported arguments being
specified (and I guess in practice it was usually used an argument to
popen), so that's what users have come to expect, and what other
distros/OSes support in the vast majority of cases.

Changing it now would be very unfriendly to users, and morever there
seems to be little or no benefit to doing so (really, what exactly would
you gain?).

80% of success is just showing up.  --Woody Allen

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