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       tigrc - tig user 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.


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

               set variables = value


               set show-rev-graph = yes        # Show revision graph?
               set line-number-interval = 5    # Interval between line numbers
               set tab-size = 8                # Number of spaces pr tab
               set encoding = "UTF-8"          # Commit encoding

       The type of variables are either bool, int, and string.

       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 delimiters.

       The following variables can be set:

       show-rev-graph (bool)
          Show revision graph in the main view on start-up. Can be toggled
          with g.

       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.

       commit-encoding (string)
          The encoding used for commits. The default is UTF-8. Not this option
          is shadowed by the "i18n.commitencoding" option in .git/config.


       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
               # ’unbind’ the default quit key binding
               bind main Q none

       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, 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.

       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-status             Show status view
       view-stage              Show stage view
       view-pager              Show pager view
       view-help               Show help page

       View manipulation:

       enter                   Enter current line and scroll
       next                    Move to next
       previous                Move to previous
       view-next               Move focus to next view
       refresh                 Reload and refresh view
       view-close              Close the current view
       quit                    Close all views and quit

       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


       scroll-line-up          Scroll one line up
       scroll-line-down        Scroll one line down
       scroll-page-eup         Scroll one page up
       scroll-page-down        Scroll one page down


       search                  Search the view
       search-back             Search backwards in the view
       find-next               Find next search match
       find-prev               Find previous search match


       none                    Do nothing
       prompt                  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
       toggle-lineno           Toggle line numbers
       toggle-rev-graph        Toggle revision graph visualization
       status-update           Update file status
       status-merge            Resolve unmerged file
       edit                    Open in editor
       cherry-pick             Cherry-pick commit to current branch


       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]


               # Diff colors
               color diff-header       yellow  default
               color diff-index        blue    default
               color diff-chunk        magenta default
               # A strange looking cursor line
               color cursor            red     default underline
               # UI colors
               color title-blur        white   blue
               color 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

       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
       Status window colors
          Appearance of the bottom window showing info messages.


       Title window colors
          Appearance of the title windows when they are attached to any
          backgrounded windows and the current window.

          title-blur, title-focus

       Cursor line colors

       Main view specific
          Appearance of the various columns in the main view, including the ~
          used for delimiting long author names and labels for tag and branch

          main-date, main-author, main-commit, main-delim, main-tag, main-ref,

       The colors and attributes for text that is not highlighted can be
       controlled by changing the default color option.

       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

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

          commit, parent, tree, author, committer

       Commit message
          For now only Signed-off-by and Acked-by lines are colorized.

          signoff, acked


       Copyright (c) 2006-2007 Jonas Fonseca <>

       Licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.


       tig(1) and the [1]tig manual.


       1. tig manual