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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 per 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

       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


       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
           # An external command to update from upstream
           bind generic F !git fetch
           # Cherry-pick current commit unto current branch
           bind 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, 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 "%(head)", "%(commit)", and "%(blob)".

       As an example, the following external command will save the current
       commit as a patch file: "!git format-patch %(commit)^..%(commit)".

       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
           tree-parent             Switch to parent directory in tree view
           edit                    Open in editor


       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
           # 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
       Default terminal 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.

           Use the default color to use the colors configured for the
           terminal. This is the default and recommended if you are using a
           terminal with a transparent background.

       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, main-remote, main-revgraph

       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

       Tree markup
           Colors for information of the tree view.

           tree-dir, tree-file

       Status markup
           Colors used in the status view.

           stat-section, stat-none, stat-staged, stat-unstaged, stat-untracked


       Copyright (c) 2006-2007 Jonas Fonseca <>

       Licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.


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


        1. tig manual