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       tigrc - Tig configuration file


       set   variable = value
       bind  keymap key action
       color area fgcolor bgcolor [attributes]
       source path


       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. Commands can
       span multiple lines if each line is terminated by a backslash (\) character.

       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.

       Certain options can be manipulated at runtime via the option menu. In addition, options
       can also be toggled with the :toggle prompt command or by entering the configuration
       command into the prompt.

       In some environments, a user’s configuration will be stored in the alternate location
       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/tig/config. For brevity, this document will refer only to ~/.tigrc.


       Alternatively to using ~/.tigrc, Tig options can be set by putting them in one of the Git
       configuration files, which are read by Tig on startup. See git-config(1) for which files
       to use. The following example show the basic syntax to use for settings, bindings and

           [tig] show-changes = true
           [tig "color"] cursor = yellow red bold
           [tig "bind"] generic = P parent

       In addition to tig-specific options, the following Git options are read from the Git

           Colors for the various UI types. Can be configured via the git-colors setting.

           The width of the commit ID. See also id-width option.

           The editor command. Can be overridden by setting GIT_EDITOR.

           The path to the root of the working tree.

           The encoding to use for displaying of file content.

           The encoding used for commits. The default is UTF-8.


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

           set variables = value


           set commit-order = topo         # Order commits topologically
           set git-colors = no             # Do not read Git's color settings.
           set horizontal-scroll = 33%     # Scroll 33% of the view width
           set blame-options = -C -C -C    # Blame lines from other files

           # Wrap branch names with () and tags with <>
           set reference-format = (branch) <tag>

           # Configure blame view columns using command spanning multiple lines.
           set blame-view = \
                   date:default \
                   author:abbreviated \
                   file-name:auto \
                   id:yes,color \
                   line-number:yes,interval=5 text

       Or in the Git configuration files:

                   line-graphics = no      # Disable graphics characters
                   tab-size = 8            # Number of spaces per tab

       The type of variables is either bool, int, string, or mixed.

       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.

       Valid mixed values
           These values are composites of the above types. The valid values are specified in the

       The following variables can be set:

       diff-options (string)
           A space-separated string of diff options to use in the diff view. git-show(1) is used
           for formatting and always passes --patch-with-stat. This option overrides any options
           specified in the TIG_DIFF_OPTS environment variable (described in tig(1)), but is
           itself overridden by diff flags given on the command line invocation.

       blame-options (string)
           A space-separated string of default blame options. Can be used for telling
           git-blame(1) how to detect the origin of lines. The options are ignored when Tig is
           started in blame mode and given blame options on the command line.

       log-options (string)
           A space-separated string of default options that should be passed to the git-log(1)
           command used by the log view. Options can be overridden by command line options. Used
           internally override custom ‘pretty.format’ settings that break the log view.

       main-options (string)
           A space-separated string of default options that should be passed to the git-log(1)
           command used by the main view. Options can be overridden by command line options.

       reference-format (string)
           A space-separated string of format strings used for formatting reference names. Wrap
           the name of the reference type with the characters you would like to use for
           formatting, e.g.  [tag] and <remote>. If no format is specified for local-tag, the
           format for tag is used. Similarly, if no format is specified for tracked-remote the
           remote format is used. Prefix with hide: to not show that reference type, e.g.
           hide:remote. Supported reference types are:

           •   head : The current HEAD.

           •   tag : A signed tag.

           •   local-tag : An unsigned tag.

           •   remote : A remote.

           •   tracked-remote : The remote tracked by current HEAD.

           •   replace : A replaced reference.

           •   branch : Any other reference.

       line-graphics (mixed) [ascii|default|utf-8|<bool>]
           What type of character graphics for line drawing.

       truncation-delimiter (mixed) [utf-8|<string>]
           A single character to draw where columns are truncated. The default is "~". The
           special value "utf-8" refers to the character "..." ("Midline Horizontal Ellipsis").

       horizontal-scroll (mixed)
           Interval to scroll horizontally in each step. Can be specified either as the number of
           columns, e.g.  5, or as a percentage of the view width, e.g.  33%, where the maximum
           is 100%. For percentages it is always ensured that at least one column is scrolled.
           The default is to scroll 50% of the view width.

       git-colors (list)
           A space-separated list of "key=value" pairs where the key is a Git color name and the
           value is a Tig color name, e.g. "branch.current=main-head" and
           "grep.filename=grep.file". Set to "no" to disable.

       show-notes (mixed) [<reference>|<bool>]
           Whether to show notes for a commit. When set to a note reference the reference is
           passed to git show --notes=. Notes are enabled by default.

       show-changes (bool)
           Whether to show staged and unstaged changes in the main view.

       vertical-split (mixed) [auto|<bool>]
           Whether to split the view horizontally or vertically. "auto" (which is the default)
           means that it will depend on the window dimensions. When true vertical orientation is
           used, and false sets the orientation to horizontal.

       split-view-height (mixed)
           The height of the bottom view in a horizontally split display. Can be specified either
           as the number of rows, e.g.  5, or as a percentage of the view height, e.g.  80%,
           where the maximum is 100%. It is always ensured that the smaller of the views is at
           least four rows high. The default is 67%.

       split-view-width (mixed)
           Width of the right-most view in a vertically split display. Can be specified either as
           the number of column, e.g.  5, or as a percentage of the view width, e.g.  80%, where
           the maximum is 100%. It is always ensured that the smaller of the views is at least
           four columns wide. The default is 50%.

       status-show-untracked-dirs (bool)
           Show untracked directories contents in the status view (analog to git ls-files
           --directory option). On by default.

       status-show-untracked-files (bool)
           Show untracked files in the status view (mirrors Git’s status.showUntrackedFiles
           option). On by default.

       tab-size (int)
           Number of spaces per tab. The default is 8 spaces.

       diff-context (int)
           Number of context lines to show for diffs.

       diff-highlight (mixed)
           Whether to highlight diffs using Git’s diff-highlight program. Defaults to false. When
           set to true then diff-highlight is used, else the option value is used as the path.
           When this option is in effect, highlighted regions are governed by color
           diff-add-highlight and color diff-del-highlight.

       ignore-space (mixed) [no|all|some|at-eol|<bool>]
           Ignore space changes in diff view. By default no space changes are ignored. Changing
           this to "all", "some" or "at-eol" is equivalent to passing "--ignore-all-space",
           "--ignore-space" or "--ignore-space-at-eol" respectively to git diff or git show.

           Warning: when ignore-space is set to some, all or at-eol, then the status-update and
           status-revert may fail when updating or reverting chunks containing lines with space
           changes. Similarly, stage-update-line may fail when updating a line adjacent to a line
           with space changes

       commit-order (enum) [auto|default|topo|date|author-date|reverse]
           Commit ordering using the default (chronological reverse) order, topological order,
           date order or reverse order. When set to "auto" (which is the default), topological
           order is automatically used in the main view when the commit graph is enabled. In
           repositories with a long commit history it is advised to set this option to "default"
           to speed up loading of the main view.

       ignore-case (enum) [no|yes|smart-case]
           Ignore case in searches. "smart-case" ignores case if the search string doesn’t
           contain any uppercase letters. By default, the search is case sensitive.

       mailmap (bool)
           Read canonical name and email addresses for authors and committers from .mailmap. Off
           by default. See git-shortlog(1).

       wrap-lines (bool)
           Wrap long lines. By default, lines are not wrapped. Not compatible with line numbers

       focus-child (bool)
           Whether to focus the child view when it is opened. When disabled the focus will remain
           in the parent view, avoiding reloads of the child view when navigating the parent
           view. True by default.

       editor-line-number (bool)
           Whether to pass the selected line number to the editor command. The line number is
           passed as +<line-number> in front of the file name. Example: vim +10 tig.c

       history-size (int)
           Size of the persistent ~/.tig_history file when compiled with readline support.
           Default is 500. Set to 0 to disable.

       mouse (bool)
           Whether to enable mouse support. Off by default since it makes selecting text from the
           terminal less intuitive. When enabled hold down Shift (or Option on Mac) to select
           text. Mouse support requires that ncurses itself support mouse events.

       mouse-scroll (int)
           Interval to scroll up or down using the mouse. The default is 3 lines. Mouse support
           requires that ncurses itself support mouse events and that you have enabled mouse
           support in ~/.tigrc with set mouse = true.

       mouse-wheel-cursor (bool)
           Whether to prefer moving the cursor to scrolling the view when using the mouse wheel.
           Off by default. Combines well with set mouse-scroll = 1. Mouse support requires that
           ncurses itself support mouse events and that you have enabled mouse support in
           ~/.tigrc with set mouse = true.

       refresh-mode (mixed) [manual|auto|after-command|periodic|<bool>]
           Configures how views are refreshed based on modifications to watched files in the
           repository. When set to manual, nothing is refreshed automatically. When set to auto,
           views are refreshed when a modification is detected. When set to after-command only
           refresh after returning from an external command. When set to periodic, visible views
           are refreshed periodically using refresh-interval.

       refresh-interval (int)
           Interval in seconds between view refresh update checks when refresh-mode is set to

       file-args (args)
           Command line arguments referring to files. These are filtered using git-rev-parse(1).

       rev-args (args)
           Command line arguments referring to revisions. These are filtered using

   View settings
       The view settings define the order and options for the different columns of a view. Each
       view setting expects a space-separated list of column specifications. Column
       specifications starts with the column type, and can optionally be followed by a colon (:)
       and a list of column options. E.g. the following column specification defines an author
       column displaying the author email and with a maximum width of 20 characters:

       The first option value in a column specification is always the display option. When no
       display value is given, yes is assumed. For display options expecting an enumerated value
       this will automatically resolve to the default enum value. For example, file-name will
       automatically have its display setting resolve to auto.

       Specifications can also be given for a single column, for example to override the defaults
       in the system tigrc file. To override a single column, use the column name as a suffix
       after the view setting name, e.g. main-view-date will allow to set the date in the main


           # Enable both ID and line numbers in the blame view
           set blame-view = date:default author:full file-name:auto id:yes,color \
                            line-number:yes,interval=5 text

           # Change grep view to be similar to `git grep` format
           set grep-view = file-name:yes line-number:yes,interval=1 text

           # Show file sizes as units
           set tree-view = line-number:no,interval=5 mode author:full \
                           file-size:units date:default id:no file-name

           # Show line numbers for every 10th line in the pager view
           set pager-view = line-number:yes,interval=10 text

           # Shorthands to change view settings for a previously defined column
           set main-view-date = custom
           set main-view-date-format = "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M"
           set blame-view-line-number = no
           # Use Git's default commit order, even when the commit graph is enabled.
           set commit-order = default

       The following list shows which the available view settings and what column types they

       blob-view, diff-view, log-view, pager-view, stage-view
           line-number, text

           author, date, file-name, id, line-number, text

           file-name, line-number, text

           author, date, commit-title, id, line-number

           author, date, commit-title, id, line-number, ref

           author, date, commit-title, id, line-number

           file-name, line-number, status

           author, date, id, file-name, file-size, line-number, mode

       Supported column types and their respective column options:


           •   display (mixed) [full|abbreviated|email|email-user|<bool>]: How to display author
               names. If set to "abbreviated" author initials will be shown.

           •   width (int): Width of the column. When set to a value between 1 and 10, the author
               name will be abbreviated to the author’s initials. When set to zero, the width is
               automatically sized to fit the content.


           •   graph (mixed) [no|v2|v1]: Whether to show the revision graph in the main view on
               start-up. "v1" refers to the old graph rendering, which is less accurate but
               faster and thus recommended in large repositories. See also the line-graphics

           •   refs (bool): Whether to show references (branches, tags, and remotes) in the main
               view. Can be toggled.

           •   overflow (bool or int): Whether to highlight text in commit titles exceeding a
               given width. When set to a boolean, it enables or disables the highlighting using
               the default width of 50 character. When set to an int, the assigned value is used
               as the maximum character width.


           •   display (mixed) [relative|relative-compact|custom|default|<bool>]: How to display
               dates. If set to "relative" or "relative-compact" a relative date will be used,
               e.g. "2 minutes ago" or "2m". If set to "custom", the strftime(3) string format
               specified in the "format" option is used.

           •   local (bool): If true, use localtime(3) to convert to local timezone. Note that
               relative dates always use local offsets.

           •   format (string): format string to pass to strftime(3) when custom display mode has
               been selected.

           •   width (int): Width of the column. When set to zero, the width is automatically
               sized to fit the content.


           •   display (mixed) [auto|always|<bool>]: When to display file names. If set to "auto"
               file names are shown only when needed, e.g. when running: tig blame -C <file>.

           •   width (int): Width of the column. When set to zero, the width is automatically
               sized to fit the content.


           •   display (mixed) [default|units|<bool>]: How to display file sizes. When set to
               "units", sizes are shown using binary prefixes, e.g. 12524 bytes is shown as

           •   width (int): Width of the filename column. When set to zero, the width is
               automatically sized to fit the content.


           •   display (bool): Whether to show commit IDs in the main view.

           •   width (int) : Width of the commit ID. When unset Tig will use the value of
               core.abbrev if found. See git-config(1) on how to set core.abbrev. When set to
               zero the width is automatically sized to fit the content of reflog (e.g.
               ref/stash@{4}) IDs and otherwise default to 7.


           •   display (bool): Whether to show line numbers.

           •   interval (int): Interval between line numbers.

           •   width (int): Width of the column. When set to zero, the width is automatically
               sized to fit the content.


           •   display (bool): Whether to show file modes.

           •   width (int): Width of the column. When set to zero, the width is automatically
               sized to fit the content.


           •   display (bool): Whether to show the reference name.

           •   width (int): Width of the column. When set to zero, the width is automatically
               sized to fit the content.


           •   display (mixed) [no|short|long|<bool>]: How to display the status label.


           •   commit-title-overflow (bool or int): Whether to highlight commit titles exceeding
               a given width in the diff view. When set to a boolean, it enables or disables the
               highlighting using the default width of 50 character. When set to an int, the
               assigned value is used as the maximum character width.

       All column options can be toggled. For display options, use the option name as the prefix
       followed by a dash and the column name. E.g. :toggle author-display will toggle the
       display option in the author column. For all other options use the column name followed by
       a dash and then the option name as the suffix. E.g. :toggle commit-title-graph will toggle
       the graph option in the commit-title column. Alternatively, use the option menu to
       manipulate options.


       Using bind commands, keys can be mapped to an action when pressed in a given key map. The
       syntax is:

           bind keymap key action


           # Add keybinding to quickly jump to the next diff chunk in the stage view
           bind stage <Enter> :/^@@

           # Disable the default mapping for running git-gc
           bind generic G none

           # User-defined external command to amend the last commit
           bind status + !git commit --amend

           # User-defined internal command that reloads ~/.tigrc
           bind generic S :source ~/.tigrc

           # UTF8-encoded characters can be used as key values.
           bind generic ø @sh -c "printf '%s' %(commit) | pbcopy"

       Or in the Git configuration files:

           [tig "bind"]
                   # 'unbind' the default quit key binding
                   main = Q none
                   # Cherry-pick current commit onto current branch
                   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 override the generic keybindings which override the built-in keybindings.

       Keybindings at the line-entry prompt are typically governed by the readline library, and
       are configured separately in ~/.inputrc. See readline(1). Tig respects but does not
       require an $if tig section in ~/.inputrc.

           Valid keymaps are: main, diff, log, help, pager, status, stage, tree, blob, blame,
           refs, stash, grep and generic. Use generic to set key mapping in all keymaps. Use
           search to define keys for navigating search results during search.

       Key values
           Key values should never be quoted. Use either an ASCII or UTF8-encoded character or
           one of the following symbolic key names. Symbolic key names are case insensitive and
           starts with "<" and ends with ">". Use <Hash> to bind to the # key, since the hash
           mark is used as a comment character. Use <LessThan> to bind to the < key.

       <Enter>, <Space>, <Backspace>, <Tab>, <Escape> or <Esc>, <Left>, <Right>, <Up>, <Down>,
       <Insert> or <Ins>, <Delete> or <Del>, <Hash>, <LessThan> or <LT>, <Home>, <End>, <PageUp>
       or <PgUp>, <PageDown> or <PgDown>, <ScrollBack> or <SBack>, <ScrollFwd> or <SFwd>,
       <ShiftTab> or <BackTab>, <ShiftLeft>, <ShiftRight>, <ShiftDelete> or <ShiftDel>,
       <ShiftHome>, <ShiftEnd>, <F1> ... <F19>

       To define key mappings with the Ctrl key, use <Ctrl-key>. In addition, key combos
       consisting of an initial Escape key followed by a normal key value can be bound using


           bind main R             refresh
           bind main <Down>        next
           bind main <Ctrl-f>      scroll-page-down
           bind main <Esc>o        options
           bind main <ShiftTab>    parent


       •   Tig reads keystrokes via ncurses and is subject to various limitations. See
           ncurses(3x) and terminfo(5) (or termcap).

       •   Ctrl-m and Ctrl-i cannot be bound as they conflict with Enter and Tab respectively.

       •   Case differences cannot be distinguished in control sequences such as Ctrl-f and

       •   Ctrl-<Space> is typically translated to Ctrl-@, which is available for binding.

       •   Only some subset of special symbolic keys such as <ShiftTab> will be available in any
           given terminal emulator.

       •   Ctrl-z is automatically used for process control and will suspend Tig and open a
           subshell (use fg to reenter Tig).

               Actions are either specified as user-defined commands (external or internal) or
               using action names as described in the following sections.

   External user-defined command
       These actions start with one or more of the following option flags followed by the command
       that should be executed.

       !   Run the command in the
           foreground with output shown.

       @   Run the command in the
           background with no output.

       +   Run the command synchronously,
           and echo the first line of
           output to the status bar.

       ?   Prompt the user before executing
           the command.

       <   Exit Tig after executing the

       Unless otherwise specified, commands are run in the foreground with their console output
       shown (as if ! was specified). When multiple command options are specified their behavior
       are combined, e.g. "?<git commit" will prompt the user whether to execute the command and
       will exit Tig after completion.

       Browsing state variables
           User-defined commands can optionally refer to Tig’s internal state using the following
           variable names, which are substituted before commands are run:

           %(head)                       The currently viewed head ID.
                                         Defaults to HEAD

           %(commit)                     The currently selected commit

           %(blob)                       The currently selected blob ID.

           %(branch)                     The currently selected branch

           %(remote)                     The currently selected remote
                                         name. For remote branches
                                         %(branch) will contain the
                                         branch name.

           %(tag)                        The currently selected tag name.

           %(stash)                      The currently selected stash

           %(directory)                  The current directory path in
                                         the tree view or "." if

           %(file)                       The currently selected file.

           %(lineno)                     The currently selected line
                                         number. Defaults to 0.

           %(ref)                        The reference given to blame or
                                         HEAD if undefined.

           %(revargs)                    The revision arguments passed on
                                         the command line.

           %(fileargs)                   The file arguments passed on the
                                         command line.

           %(cmdlineargs)                All other options passed on the
                                         command line.

           %(diffargs)                   Options from diff-options or
                                         TIG_DIFF_OPTS used by the diff
                                         and stage view.

           %(blameargs)                  Options from blame-options used
                                         by the blame view.

           %(logargs)                    Options from log-options used by
                                         the log view.

           %(mainargs)                   Options from main-options used
                                         by the main view.

           %(prompt)                     Prompt for the argument value.
                                         Optionally specify a custom
                                         prompt using "%(prompt Enter
                                         branch name: )"

           %(text)                       The text of the currently
                                         selected line.

           %(repo:head)                  The name of the checked out
                                         branch, e.g. master

           %(repo:head-id)               The commit ID of the checked out

           %(repo:remote)                The remote associated with the
                                         checked out branch, e.g.

           %(repo:cdup)                  The path to change directory to
                                         the repository root, e.g. ../

           %(repo:prefix)                The path prefix of the current
                                         work directory, e.g subdir/.

           %(repo:git-dir)               The path to the Git directory,
                                         e.g. /src/repo/.git.

           %(repo:is-inside-work-tree)   Whether Tig is running inside a
                                         work tree, either true or false.


               # Save the current commit as a patch file when the user selects a commit
               # in the main view and presses 'S'.
               bind main S !git format-patch -1 %(commit)

               # Create and checkout a new branch; specify custom prompt
               bind main B ?git checkout -b "%(prompt Enter new branch name: )"

               # Show commit statistics for the author under the cursor
               bind main U +sh -c 'git --no-pager shortlog -s --author="$(git show -s --format=%aE %(commit))" </dev/tty'

       Advanced shell-like commands
           If your command requires use of dynamic features, such as subshells, expansion of
           environment variables and process control, this can be achieved by using a shell

           Example 1. Configure a binding to copy the current commit ID to the clipboard.

               bind generic I @sh -c "echo -n %(commit) | xclip -selection c"

           Or by using a combination of Git aliases and Tig external commands. The following
           example entries can be put in either the .gitconfig or .git/config file:

           Example 2. Git configuration which binds Tig keys to Git command aliases.

                       gitk-bg = !"gitk HEAD --not $(git rev-parse --remotes) &"
                       publish = !"for i in origin public; do git push $i; done"
               [tig "bind"]
                       # @-prefix means that the console output will not be shown.
                       generic = V !@git gitk-bg
                       generic = > !git publish

   Internal user-defined commands
       Actions beginning with a : will be run and interpreted as internal commands and act
       similar to commands run via Tig’s prompt. Valid internal commands are configuration file
       options (as described in this document) and pager view commands. Examples:

           # Reload ~/.tigrc when 'S' is pressed
           bind generic S :source .tigrc

           # Change diff view to show all commit changes regardless of file limitations
           bind diff F :set diff-options = --full-diff

           # Show the output of git-reflog(1) in the pager view
           bind generic W :!git reflog

           # Search for previous diff (c)hunk and next diff header
           bind stage 2 :?^@@
           bind stage D :/^diff --(git|cc)

           bind main I :toggle id                          # Show/hide the ID column
           bind diff D :toggle diff-options --minimal      # Use minimal diff algorithm
           bind diff [ :toggle diff-context -3             # Decrease context (-U arg)
           bind diff ] :toggle diff-context +3             # Increase context
           bind generic V :toggle split-view-height -10%   # Decrease split height

       Similar to external commands, pager view commands can contain variable names that will be
       substituted before the command is run.

   Action names
       Valid action names are described below. Note, all action 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-blame    Show blame view

           view-refs     Show refs view

           view-status   Show status view

           view-stage    Show stage view

           view-stash    Show stash view

           view-grep     Show grep view

           view-pager    Show pager view

           view-help     Show help view

       View manipulation
           enter                Enter and open selected line

           back                 Go back to the previous view

           next                 Move to next

           previous             Move to previous

           parent               Move to parent

           view-next            Move focus to the next view

           refresh              Reload and refresh view

           maximize             Maximize the current view

           view-close           Close the current view

           view-close-no-quit   Close the current view without

           quit                 Close all views and quit

       View-specific actions
           status-update       Stage/unstage chunk or file

           status-revert       Revert chunk or file changes

           status-merge        Merge file using external tool

           stage-update-line   Stage/unstage single line

           stage-split-chunk   Split current diff chunk

       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 half a page up

           move-half-page-down   Move cursor half a page down

           move-half-page-up     Move cursor one page up

           move-first-line       Move cursor to first line

           move-last-line        Move cursor to last line

           move-next-merge       Move cursor to next merge commit

           move-prev-merge       Move cursor to previous merge

           scroll-line-up     Scroll one line up

           scroll-line-down   Scroll one line down

           scroll-page-up     Scroll one page up

           scroll-page-down   Scroll one page down

           scroll-first-col   Scroll to the first line columns

           scroll-left        Scroll two columns left

           scroll-right       Scroll two columns right

           search        Search the view

           search-back   Search backwards in the view

           find-next     Find next search match

           find-prev     Find previous search match

           edit            Open in editor

           prompt          Open the prompt

           options         Open the options menu

           screen-redraw   Redraw the screen

           stop-loading    Stop all loading views

           show-version    Show version information

           none            Do nothing


       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]


           # Override 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
           color "Reported-by:"    green   default
           # View-specific color
           color         black   cyan    bold

       Or in the Git configuration files:

           [tig "color"]
                   # A strange looking cursor line
                   cursor          = red   default underline
                   # UI colors
                   title-blur      = white blue
                   title-focus     = white blue    bold
           # View-specific color
           [tig "color.tree"]
                   date            = cyan  default bold

       Area names
           Can be either a built-in area name or a custom quoted string. The latter allows custom
           color rules to be added for lines matching a quoted string. Valid built-in area names
           are described below. Note, all names are case-insensitive, and you may use -, and _
           interchangeably, e.g. "Diff-Header" and "DIFF_HEADER" are the same. View-specific
           colors can be defined by prefixing the view name to the area name, e.g.
           "stage.diff-chunk" and "diff.diff-chunk".

       Color names
           Valid colors include: white, black, green, magenta, blue, cyan, yellow, red, default.
           Use default to refer to the default terminal colors, for example, to keep the
           background transparent when you are using a terminal with a transparent background.

           Colors can also be specified using the keywords color0, color1, ..., colorN-1 (where N
           is the number of colors supported by your terminal). This is useful when you remap the
           colors for your display or want to enable colors supported by 88-color and 256-color
           terminals. Note that the color prefix is optional. If you prefer, you can specify
           colors directly by their numbers 0, 1, ..., N-1 instead, just like in the
           configuration file of Git.

       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

       Table 1. General
       default         Override default terminal colors
                       (see above).

       cursor          The cursor line.

       status          The status window showing info

       title-focus     The title window for the current

       title-blur      The title window of any
                       backgrounded view.

       search-result   Highlighted search result.

       delimiter       Delimiter shown for truncated

       header          The view header lines. Use
                       status.header to color the
                       staged, unstaged, and untracked
                       sections in the status view. Use
                       help.header to color the keymap
                       sections in the help view.

       line-number     Line numbers.

       id              The commit ID.

       date            The author date.

       author          The commit author.

       mode            The file mode holding the
                       permissions and type.

       overflow        Title text overflow.

       directory       The directory name.

       file            The file name.

       file-size       File size.

       Table 2. Main view colors
       graph-commit     The commit dot in the revision

       palette-[0-13]   14 different colors, used for
                        distinguishing branches or
                        commits. By default, the palette
                        uses the ASCII colors, where the
                        second half of them have the
                        bold attribute enabled to give a
                        brighter color. Example:
                        palette-0 = red

       main-commit      The commit comment.

       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.

       main-replace     Label of replaced reference.

       Table 3. Status view
       stat-none        Empty status label.

       stat-staged      Status flag of staged files.

       stat-unstaged    Status flag of unstaged files.

       stat-untracked   Status flag of untracked files.

       Table 4. Help view
       help-group    Help group name.

       help-action   Help action name.

       Diff markup
           Options concerning diff start, chunks and lines added and deleted.

       diff-header, diff-chunk, diff-add, diff-add2, diff-del, diff-del2, diff-add-highlight,

       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-similarity, 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-refs, pp-reflog, pp-reflogmsg, pp-merge

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

       commit, parent, tree, author, committer

       Commit message
           Signed-off-by, Acked-by, Reviewed-by and Tested-by lines are colorized. Characters in
           the commit title exceeding a predefined width can be highlighted.

       Tree markup
           Colors for information of the tree view.

       tree-dir, tree-file


       Source commands make it possible to read additional configuration files. Sourced files are
       included in-place, meaning when a source command is encountered the file will be
       immediately read. Any commands later in the current configuration file will take

       If the given path does not exist, tig will proceed with a warning. Give the -q parameter
       to suppress the warning.

       The syntax is:

           source [-q] path


           source ~/.tig/colorscheme.tigrc
           source ~/.tig/keybindings.tigrc


       Copyright (c) 2006-2014 Jonas Fonseca <[1]>

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


       tig(1), tigmanual(7), git(7), git-config(1)