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NAME

       editorconfig-format - EditorConfig File Format

EditorConfig File Format

       EditorConfig files use an INI file format in which section names are globs matching
       filenames in a format accepted by the fnmatch C library.

       Filename globs containing path separators (/) match filepaths in the same way as the
       filename globs used by .gitignore files. Backslashes (\) are not allowed as path
       separators.

       A semicolon character (;) starts a line comment that terminates at the end of the line.
       Line comments and blank lines are ignored when parsing. Comments may be added to the ends
       of non-empty lines. An octothorpe character (#) may be used instead of a semicolon to
       denote the start of a comment.

       EditorConfig files should be UTF-8 encoded, with either CRLF or LF line separators.

Filename and Location

       When a filename is given to EditorConfig a search is performed in the directory of the
       given file and all parent directories for an EditorConfig file (named '.editorconfig' by
       default). All found EditorConfig files are searched for sections with section names
       matching the given filename. The search will stop if an EditorConfig file is found with
       the root property set to true or when reaching the root filesystem directory.

       Files are read top to bottom and the most recent rules found take precedence. If multiple
       EditorConfig files have matching sections, the rules from the closer EditorConfig file are
       read last, so properties in closer files take precedence.

Wildcard Patterns

       Section names in EditorConfig files are filename globs that support pattern matching
       through Unix shell-style wildcards. These filename globs recognize the following as
       special characters for wildcard matching:

       *            Matches any string of characters, except path separators (/)

       **           Matches any string of characters

       ?            Matches any single character

       [seq]        Matches any single character in seq

       [!seq]       Matches any single character not in seq

       {s1,s2,s3}   Matches any of the strings given (separated by commas)

       The backslash character () can be used to escape a character so it is not interpreted as a
       special character.

Supported Properties

       EditorConfig file sections contain properties, which are name-value pairs separated by an
       equal sign (=). EditorConfig plugins will ignore unrecognized property names and
       properties with invalid values.

       Here is the list of all property names understood by EditorConfig and all valid values for
       these properties:

       · indent_style: set to 'tab' or 'space' to use hard tabs or soft tabs respectively. The
         values are case insensitive.
       · indent_size: a whole number defining the number of columns used for each indentation
         level and the width of soft tabs (when supported). If this equals to 'tab', the
         indent_size will be set to the tab size, which should be tab_width if tab_width is
         specified, or the tab size set by editor if tab_width is not specified. The values are
         case insensitive.
       · tab_width: a whole number defining the number of columns used to represent a tab
         character. This defaults to the value of indent_size and should not usually need to be
         specified.
       · end_of_line: set to 'lf', 'cr', or 'crlf' to control how line breaks are represented.
         The values are case insensitive.
       · charset: set to 'latin1', 'utf-8', 'utf-8-bom', 'utf-16be' or 'utf-16le' to control the
         character set. Use of 'utf-8-bom' is discouraged.
       · trim_trailing_whitespace: set to 'true' to remove any whitespace characters preceding
         newline characters and 'false' to ensure it doesn't.
       · insert_final_newline: set to 'true' ensure file ends with a newline when saving and
         'false' to ensure it doesn't.
       · root: special property that should be specified at the top of the file outside of any
         sections. Set to 'true' to stop .editorconfig files search on current file. The value is
         case insensitive.
       Property names are case insensitive and all property names are lowercased when parsing.