[Reportbug-maint] Bug#488414: Need to guess that q is the key to press

Ben Finney ben+debian at benfinney.id.au
Sat Jun 28 22:42:58 UTC 2008

package reportbug
severity 488414 wishlist
retitle 488414 reportbug: offer help on interacting with pager program

Chris Walker writes:

> Reportbug lists common problems and their solutions

The program has a number of points where it lists items to the user.
Are you referring to one in particular? Can you give a specific use
case where you notice this happening?

> - presumably through more. To continue submitting a bug, you need to
> guess that you have to press q to quit the pager. It would be nice
> if this were actually mentioned.

When using the 'text' user interface, long output is actually filtered
through the user's chosen output pager, set with the 'PAGER'
environment variable, or the system-default 'sensible-pager' program
if no specific setting is made.

Thus, it wouldn't be appropriate for reportbug to talk about the
functionality of that program, since it could be configured to be

Perhaps you want to report this instead as a bug against
'debianutils', which provides 'sensible-pager'?

Thanks for your feedback.

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Ben Finney

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