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You'll run into trouble if you have files w/ missing newlines at the end. I tried to use
PAGER='sed \$q' git blame
PAGER='sed \$q' git -p blame
to force a newline at the end, but as soon as the output is redirected, git seems to ignore the pager.
That's what the sed command should've been, sorry.
The downside of output redirection is that you need permissions. So something like
won't play nicely w/ sudo. You'd need to do something like
bash -c '> file'
instead, you could go w/
sudo truncate -s0 file
If you wanted to do all in one command, you could go w/ sed instead
You can use -e to pass multiple patterns.