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vile 9.6 Options

vile 9.6 has 167 options (called “modes” in vile), which are denoted universal, buffer, or window modes according to their use. There are also 101 environment variables, which are more useful in scripts than for direct user manipulation.[75] Not all are available on every platform; some apply only to X11 or Win32.

Table B-5 shows the compiled-in default values for the most important of vile’s options. The initialization scripts, such as vileinit.rc, override several of those values. Most options described in Table B-1 are not repeated here.

Table B-5. vile 9.6 set options

Option

Default

Description

alt-tabpos (atp)noatp

Controls whether the cursor sits at the left or right end of the whitespace representing a tab character.

animatedanimated

Automatically updates the contents of scratch buffers when their contents change.

autobuffer (ab)autobuffer

Uses “most-recently-used” style buffering; the buffers are sorted in order of use. Otherwise, buffers remain in the order in which they were edited.

autocolor (ac)0

Automatic syntax coloring. If set to zero, automatic syntax coloring is disabled. Otherwise, it should be set to a small positive integer that represents the number of milliseconds to wait for a “quiet interval” before invoking the autocolor-hook hook.

autosave (as)noautosave

Automatic file saving. Writes the file after every autosavecnt characters of inserted text.

autosavecnt (ascnt)256

Specifies after how many inserted characters automatic saves take place.

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