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Re: "git branch" issue in 2.16.1

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 11:57 AM, Todd Zullinger <tmz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.

Maybe the number of branches changed since then?
As the pager only comes to life when the output fills
more than your screen. Quick workarounds:
* buy a bigger screen
* have fewer branches.