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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-author = yes           # Show author?
           set show-date = yes             # Show 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 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-author (bool), show-date (bool), show-rev-graph (bool), show-refs
           Whether to show author, date, revision graph, and references
           (branches, tags, and remotes) in the main view on start-up. Can all
           be toggled.

       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-blame              Show blame 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
           maximize                Maximize the current 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-date             Toggle date display
           toggle-author           Toggle author display
           toggle-rev-graph        Toggle revision graph visualization
           toggle-refs             Toggle reference display
           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
           colors. This is recommended for background colors if you are using
           a terminal with a transparent background.

       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.


           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.

       Main view colors:

           main-author             The commit author.
           main-revgraph           The revision graph.
           main-head               Label of the current branch.
           main-remote             Label of a remote.
           main-tracked            Label of the remote tracked by the current branch.
           main-tag                Label of a signed tag.
           main-local-tag          Label of a local tag.
           main-ref                Label of any other reference.

       Status view:

           stat-head               The "On branch"-line.
           stat-section            Status section titles,
           stat-staged             Status flag of staged files.
           stat-unstaged           Status flag of unstaged files.
           stat-untracked          Status flag of untracked files.

       Blame view:

           blame-id                The commit ID.

       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


       Copyright (c) 2006-2008 Jonas Fonseca <>

       Licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.


       git1[1] and the tig manual[2].


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        2. tig manual