MySQL Shell 8.0

4.6 Using a Pager

You can configure MySQL Shell to use an external pager tool such as less or more. Once a pager is configured, it is used by MySQL Shell to display the text from the online help or the results of SQL operations. Use the following configuration possibilities:

The MySQL Shell output that is passed to the external pager tool is forwarded with no filtering. If MySQL Shell is using a prompt with color (see Section 13.3, “Customizing the Prompt”), the output contains ANSI escape sequences. Some pagers might not interpret these escape sequences by default, such as less, for which interpretation can be enabled using the -R option. more does interpret ANSI escape sequences by default.