An Improvement to the Behaviour of the Git Pager
First, capture your current git pager settings (in case you want to go back):
git config --list | grep core.pager
Second, configure your new and improved git pager settings:
git config --global core.pager "less $LESS --tabs=2 -RFX"
--tabs=2: Is just right for displaying Ruby diffs -R: Repaint the screen, discarding any buffered input -F: Causes less to exit if a file is less than one screens worth of data -X: Leave file contents on screen when less exits.
If you want to get even fancier consider diff-so-fancy.
Written on May 19, 2017 by alistairmckinnell