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Re: "git branch" issue in 2.16.1




Hi Jason,

Jason Racey wrote:
> After upgrading git from 2.16.0 to 2.16.1 (via Homebrew -
> I’m on macOS) I noticed that the “git branch” command
> appears to display the branch listing in something similar
> to a vi editor - though not quite the same. I don’t know
> the technical term for this state. You can’t actually edit
> the output of the command, but you’re in a state where you
> have to type “q” to exit and then the list disappears.
> It’s very inconvenient and it doesn’t seem like it was by
> design. I’m using zsh in iTerm2 if that helps. Thanks.

In 2.16.0 `git branch --list` is sent to a pager by default.
(Without arguments, --list is the default, so this applies
to `git branch`).

You can set pager.branch to false to disable this in the
config, or use git --no-pager branch to do so for a single
invocation.

I can't say why you're seeing this with 2.16.1 and not
2.16.0, but I'm not familiar with homebrew, so perhaps
something didn't work as intended in 2.16.0.

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Todd
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