tig

TIG(1)                            Tig Manual                            TIG(1)



NAME
       tig - text-mode interface for Git

SYNOPSIS
       tig        [options] [revisions] [--] [paths]
       tig log    [options] [revisions] [--] [paths]
       tig show   [options] [revisions] [--] [paths]
       tig reflog [options] [revisions]
       tig blame  [options] [rev] [--] path
       tig grep   [options] [pattern]
       tig refs   [options]
       tig stash
       tig status
       tig <      [Git command output]


DESCRIPTION
       Tig is an ncurses-based text-mode interface for git(1). It functions
       mainly as a Git repository browser, but can also assist in staging
       changes for commit at chunk level and act as a pager for output from
       various Git commands.

OPTIONS
       Command line options recognized by Tig include all valid git-log(1) and
       git-diff(1) options, as well as the following subcommands and
       Tig-specific options. The first command line parameter not starting
       with "-" is interpreted as being either a revision specification or a
       path and will end the option parsing. All additional options will be
       passed to the underlying Git command.

       show
           Open diff view using the given git-show(1) options.

       blame
           Show given file annotated by commits. Takes zero or more
           git-blame(1) options. Optionally limited from given revision.

       status
           Start up in status view.

       log
           Start up in log view, displaying git-log(1) output.

       reflog
           Start up in reflog view.

       refs
           Start up in refs view.

       stash
           Start up in stash view.

       grep
           Open the grep view. Supports the same options as git-grep(1).

       +<number>
           Show the first view with line <number> visible and selected.

       -v, --version
           Show version and exit.

       -h, --help
           Show help message and exit.

       -C<path>
           Run as if Tig was started in <path> instead of the current working
           directory.

PAGER MODE
       Tig enters pager mode when input is provided via stdin and supports the
       following subcommands and options:

       ·   When the show subcommand is specified and the --stdin option is
           given, stdin is assumed to be a list of commit IDs and will be
           forwarded to the diff view’s underlying git-show(1) command. For
           example:

           $ git rev-list --author=vivien HEAD | tig show --stdin



       ·   When --stdin is given, stdin is assumed to be a list of commit IDs
           and will be forwarded to the main view’s underlying git-log(1)
           command. For example:

           $ tig --no-walk --stdin < cherry-picks.txt



       ·   When --pretty=raw is given, stdin is assumed to be a "pretty=raw"
           formatted output similar to that of git-log(1). For example:

           $ git reflog --pretty=raw | tig --pretty=raw


       When no subcommands nor options are given, the pager view will be used
       for displaying the Git command input given on stdin. The pager view
       assumes the input is either from git-log(1) or git-diff(1) and will
       highlight it similar to the log and diff views. For example:

           $ git log -Schange -p --raw | tig


EXAMPLES
       Display the list of commits for the current branch:

           $ tig


       Display commits from one or more branches:

           $ tig test master


       Pretend as if all the refs in refs/ are listed on the command line:

           $ tig --all


       Display differences between two branches:

           $ tig test..master


       Display changes for sub-module versions:

           $ tig --submodule


       Display changes for a single file:

           $ tig -- README


       Display contents of the README file in a specific revision:

           $ tig show tig-0.8:README


       Display revisions between two dates for a specific file:

           $ tig --after="2004-01-01" --before="2006-05-16" -- README


       Blame file with copy detection enabled:

           $ tig blame -C README


       Display the list of stashes:

           $ tig stash


       Grep all files for lines containing DEFINE_ENUM:

           $ tig grep -p DEFINE_ENUM


       Show references (branches, remotes and tags):

           $ tig refs


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       In addition to environment variables used by Git (e.g. GIT_DIR), Tig
       defines the ones below. The command related environment variables have
       access to the internal state of Tig via replacement variables, such as
       %(commit) and %(blob). See tigrc(5) for a full list.

       TIGRC_USER
           Path of the user configuration file (defaults to ~/.tigrc or
           $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/tig/config).

       TIGRC_SYSTEM
           Path of the system wide configuration file (defaults to
           {sysconfdir}/tigrc). Define to empty string to use built-in
           configuration.

       TIG_LS_REMOTE
           Command for retrieving all repository references. The command
           should output data in the same format as git-ls-remote(1).

       TIG_DIFF_OPTS
           The diff options to use in the diff view. The diff view uses
           git-show(1) for formatting and always passes --patch-with-stat. You
           may also set the diff-options setting in the configuration file.

       TIG_TRACE
           Path for trace file where information about Git commands are
           logged.

       TIG_SCRIPT
           Path to script that should be executed automatically on startup. If
           this environment variable is defined to the empty string, the
           script is read from stdin. The script is interpreted line-by-line
           and can contain prompt commands and key mappings.

       TIG_NO_DISPLAY
           Open Tig without rendering anything to the terminal. This force
           Ncurses to write to /dev/null. The main use is for automated
           testing of Tig.

FILES
       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/tig/config, ~/.config/tig/config, ~/.tigrc
           The Tig user configuration file is loaded in the following way. If
           $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is set, read user configuration from
           $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/tig/config. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is empty or
           undefined, read user configuration from ~/.config/tig/config if it
           exists and fall back to ~/.tigrc if it does not exist. See tigrc(5)
           for examples.

       /etc/tigrc
           System wide configuration file.

       $GIT_DIR/config, ~/.gitconfig, /etc/gitconfig
           Git configuration files. Read on start-up with the help of
           git-config(1).

       $XDG_DATA_HOME/tig/history, ~/.local/share/tig/history, ~/.tig_history
           When compiled with readline support, Tig writes a persistent
           command and search history. The location of the history file is
           determined in the following way. If $XDG_DATA_HOME is set and
           $XDG_DATA_HOME/tig/ exists, store history to
           $XDG_DATA_HOME/tig/history. If $XDG_DATA_HOME is empty or
           undefined, store history to ~/.local/share/tig/history if the
           directory ~/.local/share/tig/ exists, and fall back to
           ~/.tig_history if it does not exist.

BUGS
       Please visit Tig’s home page[1] or main Git repository[2] for
       information about new releases and how to report bugs or feature
       request.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 2006-2014 Jonas Fonseca <jonas.fonseca@gmail.com[3]>

       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.

SEE ALSO
       tigrc(5), tigmanual(7), git(7)

NOTES
        1. home page
           https://jonas.github.io/tig

        2. main Git repository
           https://github.com/jonas/tig

        3. jonas.fonseca@gmail.com
           mailto:jonas.fonseca@gmail.com



Tig 2.5.0                         11/16/2019                            TIG(1)