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NAME

       ~/.curves - CurVeS preferences file

SYNOPSIS

       ~/.curves

DESCRIPTION

       In the user's home directory, the .curves file configures preferences for the CurVeS UI to
       CVS version control.  The hash character '#' all characters that follow up to the  end  of
       line  are  ignored.  Blank lines are ignored, too.  The significant lines in the file have
       the format of

       <variable> = <value>

       where the variable identifier contains no whitespace and the value  is  either  a  decimal
       number,  a  hexadecimal  number  prefixed  by  0x, or a string comprised of the first non-
       whitespace character after the equal sign and all characters up to the end of the line.

       In addition, boolean options may take any of the strings "yes", "y",  "yep",  "true",  "t"
       for a truth value and "no", "nope", "n", "false", or "f" for a false value.

PREFERENCE ITEMS

       ColorScheme                   1
              Defines  a  color  scheme for coding the file listing.  The color coding provides a
              redundant description of file status.  Scheme 0 looks good on  the  Linux  console.
              Scheme 1 is better for X-Windows XTerms.  Scheme 2 is monochrome.

       CommitCommentEditor           line
              Specifies the name/method of entering commit comments.  This option may take any of
              the values "line" to use the standard  single  line  edit,  "builtin"  which  *will
              eventually*  invoke  a  simple  windowed  editor, "editor" to use the default user-
              specified editor, or "cvs" to use whatever method is defined for CVS.

       Debug                         0
              When non-zero, this option  enables  trace  debug  output.   Trace  information  is
              written to the file named by the option DebugOutput.

       DebugOutput ./log
              Pathname  of  file  where  trace  debug  output  will be written.  The Debug option
              controls whether or not trace information is written to this log file.

       DebugTimestamps               none
              Describes the method, if any, of timestamping trace debug  output  messages.   This
              option  may  take any of the values "tod" for time of day, "relative" for a measure
              of the time elapsed since the previous trace message, or "none".

       Editor                        $(EDITOR) or $(VISUAL) or vi
              Describes the editor used to edit the configuration  file  from  the  File->Options
              command.

       InhibitAltCharset             yes
              Inhibits the use of the termcap/terminfo defined alternate characterset for drawing
              lines and corners.  Define this to use ASCII characters instead  of  the  alternate
              character  set.   If  the  termcap/terminfo  record  doesn't  define  an  alternate
              character set, ASCII will be used anyway.

       SenseBinaryFiles              yes
              Enables the automatic determination of new files as either binary  of  text.   When
              disabled  new files are marked as Text but this designation may be changed with the
              CVS->BinaryToggle command.

       Sort                          ca
              Defines the  default  sort  order  for  files  within  a  directory.   Each  letter
              corresponds  to  the  sort keys in descending order of importance.  This sort order
              may be changed for the current CurVeS session by using the Sort command.

              The keys are as follows:

              a    sort alphabetically without regard to case.  Thus 'AXE' sorts after 'abe'.

              A    sort alphabetically according to ASCII lexical order.  Thus 'AXE' sorts before
                   'abe'.

              c    sort  by  file  classification  mark.   The  order  of  these marks is defined
                   internally to CurVeS and  is  from  most  interesting  to  least  interesting.
                   Source  controlled files are more interesting than uncontrolled files.  Edited
                   files are more interesting  that  unedited,  added,  removed,  or  out-of-sync
                   files.

              n    sort newest files first.

              o    sort oldest files first.

              l    sort longest files first, those with the greatest file size.

              s    sort shortest files first, those with the smallest file size.

       cvs                           cvs
              Sets  the  name  of  the  local  cvs  program.  This is the exact name given to the
              operating system when executing CVS.  The program must be either be in the path, or
              the  name  must  be  an  absolute  path.   To  enable compression for client/server
              connections, add the -z# switch to this preference, e.g. "cvs -z9".

       cvs_server
              Sets the name of the CVS server program used to access remote repositories via rsh.
              This  preference  overrides the environment variable CVS_SERVER.  The default value
              is a blank string which will not override the environment variable.  It is best  to
              use  the  environment  variable  instead  of  using this preference so that the CVS
              command line operates correctly.  This preferences tends to  be  most  useful  when
              debugging CurVeS.

       more                          more
              Sets  the  name  of  the  local pager program.  This is the exact name given to the
              operating system when using more.  The program must be either be in  the  path,  or
              the  name  must  be  an  absolute path.  The pager is used when showing CVS command
              output to the user.  The program must act like a filter.

AUTHOR

       Marc Singer <elf@debian.org>

SEE ALSO

       curves(1)