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pager variable

From: Patrick Strasser
Subject: pager variable
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:44:41 +0200
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Just stumbled over the pager variable in the docs.
It says:
If set to ‘1’, pause output after each screenful and wait for keyboard
input. The default is not to pause output.

1) Why default off?
2) Wouldn't it be fair for GRUB users without a printed GRUB manual at
hand to give a hint after unpaged output, like "For paged output set

Engineers motto: cheap, good, fast: choose any two
Patrick Strasser <patrick dot strasser at student dot tugraz dot at>
Student of Telemati_cs_, Techn. University Graz, Austria

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