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editorconfig-format(5)	      File Formats Manual	editorconfig-format(5)

NAME
       editorconfig-format - EditorConfig File Format

EditorConfig File Format
       EditorConfig files use an INI format that is compatible with the	format
       used by Python ConfigParser Library, but	[ and ]	are allowed in the
       section names. The section names	are filepath globs, similar to the
       format accepted by gitignore. Forward slashes (/) are used as path
       separators and semicolons (;) or	octothorpes (#)	are used for comments.
       Comments	should go individual lines. EditorConfig files should be UTF-8
       encoded,	with either CRLF or LF line separators.

       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.

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, can
       be nested)

       {num1..num2} Matches any	integer	numbers	between	num1 and num2, where
       num1 and	num2 can be either positive or negative

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

       The maximum length of a section name is 4096 characters.	All sections
       exceeding this limit are	ignored.

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:

       o indent_style: set to 'tab' or 'space' to use hard tabs	or soft	tabs
	 respectively. The values are case insensitive.
       o 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.
       o 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.
       o end_of_line: set to 'lf', 'cr', or 'crlf' to control how line breaks
	 are represented. The values are case insensitive.
       o 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.
       o trim_trailing_whitespace: set to 'true' to remove any whitespace
	 characters preceeding newline characters and 'false' to ensure	it
	 doesn't.
       o insert_final_newline: set to 'true' ensure file ends with a newline
	 when saving and 'false' to ensure it doesn't.
       o 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.
       For any property, a value of 'unset' is to remove the effect of that
       property, even if it has	been set before. For example, add 'indent_size
       = unset'	to undefine indent_size	property (and use editor default).
       Property	names are case insensitive and all property names are
       lowercased when parsing.	The maximum length of a	property name is 50
       characters and the maximum length of a property value is	255
       characters. Any property	beyond these limits would be ignored.

EditorConfig			Sat Aug	8 2020		editorconfig-format(5)

NAME | EditorConfig File Format | Filename and Location | Wildcard Patterns | Supported Properties

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