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       tigrc - tig configuration file


       set   variable = value
       bind  keymap key action
       color area fgcolor bgcolor [attributes]


       You can permanently set an option by putting it in the ~/.tigrc file.
       The file consists of a series of commands. Each line of the file may
       contain only one command.

       The hash mark (#) is used as a comment character. All text after the
       comment character to the end of the line is ignored. You can use
       comments to annotate your initialization file.

       Alternatively, options can be set by putting them in one of the git
       configuration files, which are read by tig on startup. See
       git-config(1) for which files to use.


       A few selective variables can be configured via the set command. The
       syntax is:

           set variables = value


           set show-author = abbreviated   # Show abbreviated author names.
           set show-date = relative        # Show relative commit date.
           set show-rev-graph = yes        # Show revision graph?
           set show-refs = yes             # Show references?
           set show-line-numbers = no      # Show line numbers?
           set line-number-interval = 5    # Interval between line numbers
           set commit-encoding = "UTF-8"   # Commit encoding
           set horizontal-scroll = 33%     # Scroll 33% of the view width

       Or in the git configuration files:

                   show-date = yes         # Show commit date?
                   author-width = 10       # Set width of the author column
                   line-graphics = no      # Disable graphics characters
                   tab-size = 8            # Number of spaces per tab

       The type of variables are either bool, int, string, or mixed.

       Valid bool values
           To set a bool variable to true use either "1", "true", or "yes".
           Any other value will set the variable to false.

       Valid int values
           A non-negative integer.

       Valid string values
           A string of characters. Optionally, use either ' or " as

       Valid mixed values
           These values are composites of the above types. The valid values
           are specified in the description.

       The following variables can be set:

       show-rev-graph (bool), show-refs (bool)
           Whether to show revision graph, and references (branches, tags, and
           remotes) in the main view on start-up. Can all be toggled.

       show-author (mixed) ["abbreviated" | "default" | bool]
           How to display author names. If set to "abbreviated" author
           initials will be shown. Can be toggled.

       show-date (mixed) ["relative" | "short" | "default" | "local" | bool]
           Whether and how to show date. If set to "relative" a relative date
           will be used, e.g. "2 minutes ago". If set to "short" no time
           information is shown. If set to "local", localtime(3) is used. Can
           be toggled.

       author-width (int)
           Width of the author column. When set to 5 or below, the author name
           will be abbreviated to the author’s initials.

       line-graphics (bool)
           Whether to use graphic characters for line drawing.

       line-number-interval (int)
           Interval between line numbers. Note, you have to toggle on line
           numbering with n or the -n command line option. The default is to
           number every line.

       tab-size (int)
           Number of spaces per tab. The default is 8 spaces.

       horizontal-scroll (mixed)
           Interval to scroll horizontally in each step. Can be specified
           either as the number of columns, e.g.  5, or as a percentage of the
           view width, e.g.  33%, where the maximum is 100%. For percentages
           it is always ensured that at least one column is scrolled. The
           default is to scroll 50% of the view width.

       split-view-height (mixed)
           Height of the lower view in a split view. Can be specified either
           as the number of rows, e.g.  5, or as a percentage of the view
           height, e.g.  80%, where the maximum is 100%. It is always ensured
           that the smaller of the views is at least four rows high. The
           default is a view height of 66%.

       commit-encoding (string)
           The encoding used for commits. The default is UTF-8. Note this
           option is shadowed by the "i18n.commitencoding" option in


       Using bind commands keys can be mapped to an action when pressed in a
       given key map. The syntax is:

           bind keymap key action


           # A few keybindings
           bind main w scroll-line-up
           bind main s scroll-line-down
           bind main space enter
           bind diff a previous
           bind diff d next
           bind diff b move-first-line
           # An external command to update from upstream
           bind generic F !git fetch

       Or in the git configuration files:

           [tig "bind"]
                   # 'unbind' the default quit key binding
                   main = Q none
                   # Cherry-pick current commit onto current branch
                   generic = C !git cherry-pick %(commit)

       Keys are mapped by first searching the keybindings for the current
       view, then the keybindings for the generic keymap, and last the default
       keybindings. Thus, the view keybindings shadow the generic keybindings
       which Shadow the built-in keybindings.

           Valid keymaps are: main, diff, log, help, pager, status, stage,
           tree, blob, blame, branch, and generic. Use generic to set key
           mapping in all keymaps.

       Key values
           Key values should never be quoted. Use either the ASCII value or
           one of the following symbolic key names. Symbolic key names are
           case insensitive, Use Hash to bind to the # key, since the hash
           mark is used as a comment character.

       Enter, Space, Backspace, Tab, Escape, Left, Right, Up, Down, Insert,
       Delete, Hash, Home, End, PageUp, PageDown, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7,
       F8, F9, F10, F11, F12.

       Action names
           Valid action names are described below. Note, all names are
           case-insensitive, and you may use -, _, and .  interchangeably,
           e.g. "view-main", "View.Main", and "VIEW_MAIN" are the same.

       Apart from the action names listed below, all actions starting with a !
       will be available as an external command. External commands can contain
       variable names that will be substituted before the command is run.
       Valid variable names are:

       Table 1. Browsing state variables
       %(head)        The currently viewed head
                      ID. Defaults to HEAD

       %(commit)      The currently selected
                      commit ID.

       %(blob)        The currently selected
                      blob ID.

       %(branch)      The currently selected
                      branch name.

       %(directory)   The current directory path
                      in the tree view; empty
                      for the root directory.

       %(file)        The currently selected

       %(ref)         The reference given to
                      blame or HEAD if

       %(revargs)     The revision arguments
                      passed on the command

       %(fileargs)    The file arguments passed
                      on the command line.

       %(diffargs)    The diff options passed on
                      the command line.

       As an example, the following external command will save the current
       commit as a patch file: "!git format-patch -1 %(commit)". If your
       external command require use of dynamic features, such as subshells,
       expansion of environment variables and process control, this can be
       achieved by using a combination of git aliases and tig external
       commands. The following example entries can be put in either the
       .gitconfig or .git/config file:

                   gitk-bg = !"gitk HEAD --not $(git rev-parse --remotes) &"
                   publish = !"for i in origin public; do git push $i; done"
           [tig "bind"]
                   generic = V !git gitk-bg
                   generic = > !git publish

       Table 2. View switching
       view-main     Show main view

       view-diff     Show diff view

       view-log      Show log view

       view-tree     Show tree view

       view-blob     Show blob view

       view-blame    Show blame view

       view-branch   Show branch view

       view-status   Show status view

       view-stage    Show stage view

       view-pager    Show pager view

       view-help     Show help page

       Table 3. View manipulation
       enter        Enter current line and

       next         Move to next

       previous     Move to previous

       parent       Move to parent

       view-next    Move focus to next view

       refresh      Reload and refresh view

       maximize     Maximize the current view

       view-close   Close the current view

       quit         Close all views and quit

       Table 4. View specific actions
       status-update   Update file status

       status-merge    Resolve unmerged file

       stage-next      Find next chunk to stage

       Table 5. Cursor navigation
       move-up           Move cursor one line up

       move-down         Move cursor one line down

       move-page-down    Move cursor one page down

       move-page-up      Move cursor one page up

       move-first-line   Move cursor to first line

       move-last-line    Move cursor to last line

       Table 6. Scrolling
       scroll-line-up     Scroll one line up

       scroll-line-down   Scroll one line down

       scroll-page-up     Scroll one page up

       scroll-page-down   Scroll one page down

       scroll-left        Scroll one column left

       scroll-right       Scroll one column right

       Table 7. Searching
       search        Search the view

       search-back   Search backwards in the

       find-next     Find next search match

       find-prev     Find previous search match

       Table 8. Misc
                          Bring up the prompt

       screen-redraw      Redraw the screen

       screen-resize      Resize the screen

       show-version       Show version information

       stop-loading       Stop all loading views

       options            Open options menu

       toggle-lineno      Toggle line numbers

       toggle-date        Toggle date display

       toggle-author      Toggle author display

       toggle-rev-graph   Toggle revision graph

       toggle-refs        Toggle reference display

       edit               Open in editor

       none               Do nothing


       Color commands control highlighting and the user interface styles. If
       your terminal supports color, these commands can be used to assign
       foreground and background combinations to certain areas. Optionally, an
       attribute can be given as the last parameter. The syntax is:

           color area fgcolor bgcolor [attributes]


           # Overwrite the default terminal colors to white on black.
           color default           white   black
           # Diff colors
           color diff-header       yellow  default
           color diff-index        blue    default
           color diff-chunk        magenta default

       Or in the git configuration files:

           [tig "color"]
                   # A strange looking cursor line
                   cursor          red     default underline
                   # UI colors
                   title-blur      white   blue
                   title-focus     white   blue    bold

       Area names
           Valid area names are described below. Note, all names are
           case-insensitive, and you may use -, _, and .  interchangeably,
           e.g. "Diff-Header", "DIFF_HEADER", and "diff.header" are the same.

       Color names
           Valid colors include: white, black, green, magenta, blue, cyan,
           yellow, red, default. Use default to refer to the default terminal
           colors. This is recommended for background colors if you are using
           a terminal with a transparent background.

           Colors can also be specified using the keywords color0, color1,
           ..., colorN-1 (N being the number of colors supported by your
           terminal). This is useful when you remap the colors for your
           display or want to enable colors supported by 256-color terminals.

       Attribute names
           Valid attributes include: normal, blink, bold, dim, reverse,
           standout, and underline. Note, not all attributes may be supported
           by the terminal.

   UI colors
       The colors and attributes to be used for the text that is not
       highlighted or that specify the use of the default terminal colors can
       be controlled by setting the default color option.

       Table 9. General
       default       Overwrite default terminal
                     colors (see above).

       cursor        The cursor line.

       status        The status window showing
                     info messages.

       title-focus   The title window for the
                     current view.

       title-blur    The title window of any
                     backgrounded view.

       delimiter     Delimiter shown for
                     truncated lines.

       line-number   Line numbers.

       date          The commit date.

       author        The commit author.

       mode          The file mode holding the
                     permissions and type.

       Table 10. Main view colors
       main-revgraph    The revision graph.

       main-commit      The commit comment.

       main-head        Label of the current

       main-remote      Label of a remote.

       main-tracked     Label of the remote
                        tracked by the current

       main-tag         Label of a signed tag.

       main-local-tag   Label of a local tag.

       main-ref         Label of any other

       Table 11. Status view
       stat-head        The "On branch"-line.

       stat-section     Status section titles,

       stat-staged      Status flag of staged

       stat-unstaged    Status flag of unstaged

       stat-untracked   Status flag of untracked

       Table 12. Blame view
       blame-id   The commit ID.

       Table 13. Tree view
       tree-head   The "Directory /"-line

       tree-dir    The directory name.

       tree-file   The file name.

       Diff markup
           Options concerning diff start, chunks and lines added and deleted.

       diff-header, diff-chunk, diff-add, diff-del

       Enhanced git diff markup
           Extra diff information emitted by the git diff machinery, such as
           mode changes, rename detection, and similarity.

       diff-oldmode, diff-newmode, diff-copy-from, diff-copy-to,
       diff-rename-from, diff-rename-to, diff-similarity, diff-dissimilarity
       diff-tree, diff-index

       Pretty print commit headers
           Commit diffs and the revision logs are usually formatted using
           pretty printed headers , unless --pretty=raw was given. This
           includes lines, such as merge info, commit ID, and author and
           committer date.

       pp-author, pp-commit, pp-merge, pp-date, pp-adate, pp-cdate, pp-refs

       Raw commit header
           Usually shown when --pretty=raw is given, however commit is pretty
           much omnipresent.

       commit, parent, tree, author, committer

       Commit message

           Signed-off-by, Acked-by, Reviewed-by and Tested-by lines are

       signoff, acked, reviewed, tested

       Tree markup
           Colors for information of the tree view.

       tree-dir, tree-file


       Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Jonas Fonseca <[1]>

       Licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.


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