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ZSHOPTIONS(1)           FreeBSD General Commands Manual          ZSHOPTIONS(1)

       zshoptions - zsh options

       Options are primarily referred to by name.  These names are case
       insensitive and underscores are ignored.  For example, `allexport' is
       equivalent to `A__lleXP_ort'.

       The sense of an option name may be inverted by preceding it with `no',
       so `setopt No_Beep' is equivalent to `unsetopt beep'.  This inversion
       can only be done once, so `nonobeep' is not a synonym for `beep'.
       Similarly, `tify' is not a synonym for `nonotify' (the inversion of

       Some options also have one or more single letter names.  There are two
       sets of single letter options: one used by default, and another used to
       emulate sh/ksh (used when the SH_OPTION_LETTERS option is set).  The
       single letter options can be used on the shell command line, or with
       the set, setopt and unsetopt builtins, as normal Unix options preceded
       by `-'.

       The sense of the single letter options may be inverted by using `+'
       instead of `-'.  Some of the single letter option names refer to an
       option being off, in which case the inversion of that name refers to
       the option being on.  For example, `+n' is the short name of `exec',
       and `-n' is the short name of its inversion, `noexec'.

       In strings of single letter options supplied to the shell at startup,
       trailing whitespace will be ignored; for example the string `-f    '
       will be treated just as `-f', but the string `-f i' is an error.  This
       is because many systems which implement the `#!' mechanism for calling
       scripts do not strip trailing whitespace.

       In the following list, options set by default in all emulations are
       marked <D>; those set by default only in csh, ksh, sh, or zsh
       emulations are marked <C>, <K>, <S>, <Z> as appropriate.  When listing
       options (by `setopt', `unsetopt', `set -o' or `set +o'), those turned
       on by default appear in the list prefixed with `no'.  Hence (unless
       KSH_OPTION_PRINT is set), `setopt' shows all options whose settings are
       changed from the default.

       ALIASES <D>
              Expand aliases.

       ALL_EXPORT (-a, ksh: -a)
              All parameters subsequently defined are automatically exported.

              If unset, key functions that list completions try to return to
              the last prompt if given a numeric argument. If set these
              functions try to return to the last prompt if given no numeric

              If a completion is performed with the cursor within a word, and
              a full completion is inserted, the cursor is moved to the end of
              the word.  That is, the cursor is moved to the end of the word
              if either a single match is inserted or menu completion is

              If this is set, zsh sessions will append their history list to
              the history file, rather than overwrite it. Thus, multiple
              parallel zsh sessions will all have their history lists added to
              the history file, in the order they are killed.

       AUTO_CD (-J)
              If a command is issued that can't be executed as a normal
              command, and the command is the name of a directory, perform the
              cd command to that directory.

       AUTO_LIST (-9) <D>
              Automatically list choices on an ambiguous completion.

       AUTO_MENU <D>
              Automatically use menu completion after the second consecutive
              request for completion, for example by pressing the tab key
              repeatedly. This option is overridden by MENU_COMPLETE.

              Any parameter that is set to the absolute name of a directory
              immediately becomes a name for that directory, that will be used
              by the `%~' and related prompt sequences, and will be available
              when completion is performed on a word starting with `~'.
              (Otherwise, the parameter must be used in the form `~param'

              If a parameter name was completed and a following character
              (normally a space) automatically inserted, and the next
              character typed is one of those that have to come directly after
              the name (like `}', `:', etc.), the automatically added
              character is deleted, so that the character typed comes
              immediately after the parameter name.  Completion in a brace
              expansion is affected similarly: the added character is a `,',
              which will be removed if `}' is typed next.

              If a parameter is completed whose content is the name of a
              directory, then add a trailing slash instead of a space.

       AUTO_PUSHD (-N)
              Make cd push the old directory onto the directory stack.

              When the last character resulting from a completion is a slash
              and the next character typed is a word delimiter, a slash, or a
              character that ends a command (such as a semicolon or an
              ampersand), remove the slash.

       AUTO_RESUME (-W)
              Treat single word simple commands without redirection as
              candidates for resumption of an existing job.

       BAD_PATTERN (+2) <C> <Z>
              If a pattern for filename generation is badly formed, print an
              error message.  (If this option is unset, the pattern will be
              left unchanged.)

       BANG_HIST (+K) <C> <Z>
              Perform textual history expansion, csh-style, treating the
              character `!' specially.

              In a glob pattern, treat a trailing set of parentheses as a
              qualifier list, if it contains no `|', `(' or (if special) `~'
              characters.  See the section `Filename Generation'.

              On an ambiguous completion, automatically list choices when the
              completion function is called twice in succession.  This takes
              precedence over AUTO_LIST.  The setting of LIST_AMBIGUOUS is
              respected.  If AUTO_MENU is set, the menu behaviour will then
              start with the third press.  Note that this will not work with
              MENU_COMPLETE, since repeated completion calls immediately cycle
              through the list in that case.

       BEEP (+B) <D>
              Beep on error in ZLE.

       BG_NICE (-6) <C> <Z>
              Run all background jobs at a lower priority.  This option is set
              by default.

              Expand expressions in braces which would not otherwise undergo
              brace expansion to a lexically ordered list of all the
              characters.  See the section `Brace Expansion'.

       BSD_ECHO <S>
              Make the echo builtin compatible with the BSD echo(1) command.
              This disables backslashed escape sequences in echo strings
              unless the -e option is specified.

              Output hexadecimal numbers in the standard C format, for example
              `0xFF' instead of the usual `16#FF'.  If the option OCTAL_ZEROES
              is also set (it is not by default), octal numbers will be
              treated similarly and hence appear as `077' instead of `8#77'.
              This option has no effect on the choice of the output base, nor
              on the output of bases other than hexadecimal and octal.  Note
              that these formats will be understood on input irrespective of
              the setting of C_BASES.

       CDABLE_VARS (-T)
              If the argument to a cd command (or an implied cd with the
              AUTO_CD option set) is not a directory, and does not begin with
              a slash, try to expand the expression as if it were preceded by
              a `~' (see the section `Filename Expansion').

              When changing to a directory containing a path segment `..'
              which would otherwise be treated as canceling the previous
              segment in the path (in other words, `foo/..' would be removed
              from the path, or if `..' is the first part of the path, the
              last part of $PWD would be deleted), instead resolve the path to
              the physical directory.  This option is overridden by

              For example, suppose /foo/bar is a link to the directory
              /alt/rod.  Without this option set, `cd /foo/bar/..' changes to
              /foo; with it set, it changes to /alt.  The same applies if the
              current directory is /foo/bar and `cd ..' is used.  Note that
              all other symbolic links in the path will also be resolved.

       CHASE_LINKS (-w)
              Resolve symbolic links to their true values when changing
              directory.  This also has the effect of CHASE_DOTS, i.e. a `..'
              path segment will be treated as referring to the physical
              parent, even if the preceding path segment is a symbolic link.

       CHECK_JOBS <Z>
              Report the status of background and suspended jobs before
              exiting a shell with job control; a second attempt to exit the
              shell will succeed.  NO_CHECK_JOBS is best used only in
              combination with NO_HUP, else such jobs will be killed

              The check is omitted if the commands run from the previous
              command line included a `jobs' command, since it is assumed the
              user is aware that there are background or suspended jobs.  A
              `jobs' command run from the precmd function is not counted for
              this purpose.

       CLOBBER (+C, ksh: +C) <D>
              Allows `>' redirection to truncate existing files, and `>>' to
              create files.  Otherwise `>!' or `>|' must be used to truncate a
              file, and `>>!' or `>>|' to create a file.

              Prevents aliases on the command line from being internally
              substituted before completion is attempted.  The effect is to
              make the alias a distinct command for completion purposes.

              If unset, the cursor is set to the end of the word if completion
              is started. Otherwise it stays there and completion is done from
              both ends.

       CORRECT (-0)
              Try to correct the spelling of commands.

       CORRECT_ALL (-O)
              Try to correct the spelling of all arguments in a line.

              A history reference without an event specifier will always refer
              to the previous command.  Without this option, such a history
              reference refers to the same event as the previous history
              reference, defaulting to the previous command.

              Allow loop bodies to take the form `list; end' instead of `do
              list; done'.

              Changes the rules for single- and double-quoted text to match
              that of csh.  These require that embedded newlines be preceded
              by a backslash; unescaped newlines will cause an error message.
              In double-quoted strings, it is made impossible to escape `$',
              ``' or `"' (and `\' itself no longer needs escaping).  Command
              substitutions are only expanded once, and cannot be nested.

       CSH_NULLCMD <C>
              Do not use the values of NULLCMD and READNULLCMD when running
              redirections with no command.  This make such redirections fail
              (see the section `Redirection').

       CSH_NULL_GLOB <C>
              If a pattern for filename generation has no matches, delete the
              pattern from the argument list; do not report an error unless
              all the patterns in a command have no matches.  Overrides

       DVORAK Use the Dvorak keyboard instead of the standard qwerty keyboard
              as a basis for examining spelling mistakes for the CORRECT and
              CORRECT_ALL options and the spell-word editor command.

       EQUALS <Z>
              Perform = filename expansion.  (See the section `Filename

       ERR_EXIT (-e, ksh: -e)
              If a command has a non-zero exit status, execute the ZERR trap,
              if set, and exit.  This is disabled while running initialization

       EXEC (+n, ksh: +n) <D>
              Do execute commands.  Without this option, commands are read and
              checked for syntax errors, but not executed.  This option cannot
              be turned off in an interactive shell, except when `-n' is
              supplied to the shell at startup.

              Treat the `#', `~' and `^' characters as part of patterns for
              filename generation, etc.  (An initial unquoted `~' always
              produces named directory expansion.)

              Save each command's beginning timestamp (in seconds since the
              epoch) and the duration (in seconds) to the history file.  The
              format of this prefixed data is:

              `:_beginning time_:_elapsed seconds_:_command_'.

              If this option is unset, output flow control via start/stop
              characters (usually assigned to ^S/^Q) is disabled in the
              shell's editor.

              When executing a shell function or sourcing a script, set $0
              temporarily to the name of the function/script.

       GLOB (+F, ksh: +f) <D>
              Perform filename generation (globbing).  (See the section
              `Filename Generation'.)

       GLOBAL_EXPORT (<Z>)
              If this option is set, passing the -x flag to the builtins
              declare, float, integer, readonly and typeset (but not local)
              will also set the -g flag;  hence parameters exported to the
              environment will not be made local to the enclosing function,
              unless they were already or the flag +g is given explicitly.  If
              the option is unset, exported parameters will be made local in
              just the same way as any other parameter.

              This option is set by default for backward compatibility; it is
              not recommended that its behaviour be relied upon.  Note that
              the builtin export always sets both the -x and -g flags, and
              hence its effect extends beyond the scope of the enclosing
              function; this is the most portable way to achieve this

       GLOBAL_RCS (-d) <D>
              If this option is unset, the startup files /etc/zprofile,
              /etc/zshrc, /etc/zlogin and /etc/zlogout will not be run.  It
              can be disabled and re-enabled at any time, including inside
              local startup files (.zshrc, etc.).

       GLOB_ASSIGN <C>
              If this option is set, filename generation (globbing) is
              performed on the right hand side of scalar parameter assignments
              of the form `name=pattern (e.g. `foo=*').  If the result has
              more than one word the parameter will become an array with those
              words as arguments. This option is provided for backwards
              compatibility only: globbing is always performed on the right
              hand side of array assignments of the form `name=(value)' (e.g.
              `foo=(*)') and this form is recommended for clarity; with this
              option set, it is not possible to predict whether the result
              will be an array or a scalar.

              When the current word has a glob pattern, do not insert all the
              words resulting from the expansion but generate matches as for
              completion and cycle through them like MENU_COMPLETE. The
              matches are generated as if a `*' was added to the end of the
              word, or inserted at the cursor when COMPLETE_IN_WORD is set.
              This actually uses pattern matching, not globbing, so it works
              not only for files but for any completion, such as options, user
              names, etc.

       GLOB_DOTS (-4)
              Do not require a leading `.' in a filename to be matched

       GLOB_SUBST <C> <K> <S>
              Treat any characters resulting from parameter expansion as being
              eligible for file expansion and filename generation, and any
              characters resulting from command substitution as being eligible
              for filename generation.  Braces (and commas in between) do not
              become eligible for expansion.

       HASH_CMDS <D>
              Note the location of each command the first time it is executed.
              Subsequent invocations of the same command will use the saved
              location, avoiding a path search.  If this option is unset, no
              path hashing is done at all.  However, when CORRECT is set,
              commands whose names do not appear in the functions or aliases
              hash tables are hashed in order to avoid reporting them as
              spelling errors.

       HASH_DIRS <D>
              Whenever a command name is hashed, hash the directory containing
              it, as well as all directories that occur earlier in the path.
              Has no effect if neither HASH_CMDS nor CORRECT is set.

       HASH_LIST_ALL <D>
              Whenever a command completion is attempted, make sure the entire
              command path is hashed first.  This makes the first completion

              Add `|' to output redirections in the history.  This allows
              history references to clobber files even when CLOBBER is unset.

       HIST_BEEP <D>
              Beep when an attempt is made to access a history entry which
              isn't there.

              If the internal history needs to be trimmed to add the current
              command line, setting this option will cause the oldest history
              event that has a duplicate to be lost before losing a unique
              event from the list.  You should be sure to set the value of
              HISTSIZE to a larger number than SAVEHIST in order to give you
              some room for the duplicated events, otherwise this option will
              behave just like HIST_IGNORE_ALL_DUPS once the history fills up
              with unique events.

              When searching for history entries in the line editor, do not
              display duplicates of a line previously found, even if the
              duplicates are not contiguous.

              If a new command line being added to the history list duplicates
              an older one, the older command is removed from the list (even
              if it is not the previous event).

       HIST_IGNORE_DUPS (-h)
              Do not enter command lines into the history list if they are
              duplicates of the previous event.

              Remove command lines from the history list when the first
              character on the line is a space, or when one of the expanded
              aliases contains a leading space.  Note that the command lingers
              in the internal history until the next command is entered before
              it vanishes, allowing you to briefly reuse or edit the line.  If
              you want to make it vanish right away without entering another
              command, type a space and press return.

              Remove function definitions from the history list.  Note that
              the function lingers in the internal history until the next
              command is entered before it vanishes, allowing you to briefly
              reuse or edit the definition.

              Remove the history (fc -l) command from the history list when
              invoked.  Note that the command lingers in the internal history
              until the next command is entered before it vanishes, allowing
              you to briefly reuse or edit the line.

              Remove superfluous blanks from each command line being added to
              the history list.

              When writing out the history file, older commands that duplicate
              newer ones are omitted.

              Whenever the user enters a line with history expansion, don't
              execute the line directly; instead, perform history expansion
              and reload the line into the editing buffer.

       HUP <Z>
              Send the HUP signal to running jobs when the shell exits.

       IGNORE_BRACES (-I) <S>
              Do not perform brace expansion.

       IGNORE_EOF (-7)
              Do not exit on end-of-file.  Require the use of exit or logout
              instead.  However, ten consecutive EOFs will cause the shell to
              exit anyway, to avoid the shell hanging if its tty goes away.

              Also, if this option is set and the Zsh Line Editor is used,
              widgets implemented by shell functions can be bound to EOF
              (normally Control-D) without printing the normal warning
              message.  This works only for normal widgets, not for completion

              This options works like APPEND_HISTORY except that new history
              lines are added to the $HISTFILE incrementally (as soon as they
              are entered), rather than waiting until the shell is killed.
              The file is periodically trimmed to the number of lines
              specified by $SAVEHIST, but can exceed this value between

       INTERACTIVE (-i, ksh: -i)
              This is an interactive shell.  This option is set upon
              initialisation if the standard input is a tty and commands are
              being read from standard input.  (See the discussion of
              SHIN_STDIN.) This heuristic may be overridden by specifying a
              state for this option on the command line.  The value of this
              option cannot be changed anywhere other than the command line.

              Allow comments even in interactive shells.

       KSH_ARRAYS <K> <S>
              Emulate ksh array handling as closely as possible.  If this
              option is set, array elements are numbered from zero, an array
              parameter without subscript refers to the first element instead
              of the whole array, and braces are required to delimit a
              subscript (`${path[2]}' rather than just `$path[2]').

       KSH_AUTOLOAD <K> <S>
              Emulate ksh function autoloading.  This means that when a
              function is autoloaded, the corresponding file is merely
              executed, and must define the function itself.  (By default, the
              function is defined to the contents of the file.  However, the
              most common ksh-style case - of the file containing only a
              simple definition of the function - is always handled in the
              ksh-compatible manner.)

       KSH_GLOB <K>
              In pattern matching, the interpretation of parentheses is
              affected by a preceding `@', `*', `+', `?' or `!'.  See the
              section `Filename Generation'.

              Alters the way options settings are printed: instead of separate
              lists of set and unset options, all options are shown, marked
              `on' if they are in the non-default state, `off' otherwise.

       KSH_TYPESET <K>
              Alters the way arguments to the typeset family of commands,
              including declare, export, float, integer, local and readonly,
              are processed.  Without this option, zsh will perform normal
              word splitting after command and parameter expansion in
              arguments of an assignment; with it, word splitting does not
              take place in those cases.

              This option works when AUTO_LIST or BASH_AUTO_LIST is also set.
              If there is an unambiguous prefix to insert on the command line,
              that is done without a completion list being displayed; in other
              words, auto-listing behaviour only takes place when nothing
              would be inserted.  In the case of BASH_AUTO_LIST, this means
              that the list will be delayed to the third call of the function.

       LIST_BEEP <D>
              Beep on an ambiguous completion.  More accurately, this forces
              the completion widgets to return status 1 on an ambiguous
              completion, which causes the shell to beep if the option BEEP is
              also set; this may be modified if completion is called from a
              user-defined widget.

              Try to make the completion list smaller (occupying less lines)
              by printing the matches in columns with different widths.

              Lay out the matches in completion lists sorted horizontally,
              that is, the second match is to the right of the first one, not
              under it as usual.

       LIST_TYPES (-X) <D>
              When listing files that are possible completions, show the type
              of each file with a trailing identifying mark.

              If this option is set at the point of return from a shell
              function, all the options (including this one) which were in
              force upon entry to the function are restored.  Otherwise, only
              this option and the XTRACE and PRINT_EXIT_VALUE options are
              restored.  Hence if this is explicitly unset by a shell function
              the other options in force at the point of return will remain
              so.  A shell function can also guarantee itself a known shell
              configuration with a formulation like `emulate -L zsh'; the -L
              activates LOCAL_OPTIONS.

       LOCAL_TRAPS <K>
              If this option is set when a signal trap is set inside a
              function, then the previous status of the trap for that signal
              will be restored when the function exits.  Note that this option
              must be set prior to altering the trap behaviour in a function;
              unlike LOCAL_OPTIONS, the value on exit from the function is
              irrelevant.  However, it does not need to be set before any
              global trap for that to be correctly restored by a function.
              For example,

                     unsetopt localtraps
                     trap - INT
                     fn() { setopt localtraps; trap '' INT; sleep 3; }

              will restore normally handling of SIGINT after the function

       LOGIN (-l, ksh: -l)
              This is a login shell.  If this option is not explicitly set,
              the shell is a login shell if the first character of the argv[0]
              passed to the shell is a `-'.

       LONG_LIST_JOBS (-R)
              List jobs in the long format by default.

              All unquoted arguments of the form `anything=expression'
              appearing after the command name have filename expansion (that
              is, where expression has a leading `~' or `=') performed on
              expression as if it were a parameter assignment.  The argument
              is not otherwise treated specially; it is passed to the command
              as a single argument, and not used as an actual parameter
              assignment.  For example, in echo foo=~/bar:~/rod, both
              occurrences of ~ would be replaced.  Note that this happens
              anyway with typeset and similar statements.

              This option respects the setting of the KSH_TYPESET option.  In
              other words, if both options are in effect, arguments looking
              like assignments will not undergo wordsplitting.

       MAIL_WARNING (-U)
              Print a warning message if a mail file has been accessed since
              the shell last checked.

       MARK_DIRS (-8, ksh: -X)
              Append a trailing `/' to all directory names resulting from
              filename generation (globbing).

              On an ambiguous completion, instead of listing possibilities or
              beeping, insert the first match immediately.  Then when
              completion is requested again, remove the first match and insert
              the second match, etc.  When there are no more matches, go back
              to the first one again.  reverse-menu-complete may be used to
              loop through the list in the other direction. This option
              overrides AUTO_MENU.

       MONITOR (-m, ksh: -m)
              Allow job control.  Set by default in interactive shells.

       MULTIOS <Z>
              Perform implicit tees or cats when multiple redirections are
              attempted (see the section `Redirection').

       NOMATCH (+3) <C> <Z>
              If a pattern for filename generation has no matches, print an
              error, instead of leaving it unchanged in the argument list.
              This also applies to file expansion of an initial `~' or `='.

       NOTIFY (-5, ksh: -b) <Z>
              Report the status of background jobs immediately, rather than
              waiting until just before printing a prompt.

       NULL_GLOB (-G)
              If a pattern for filename generation has no matches, delete the
              pattern from the argument list instead of reporting an error.
              Overrides NOMATCH.

              If numeric filenames are matched by a filename generation
              pattern, sort the filenames numerically rather than

              Interpret any integer constant beginning with a 0 as octal, per
              IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (ISO 9945-2:1993).  This is not enabled by
              default as it causes problems with parsing of, for example, date
              and time strings with leading zeroes.

              Start up the line editor in overstrike mode.

       PATH_DIRS (-Q)
              Perform a path search even on command names with slashes in
              them.  Thus if `/usr/local/bin' is in the user's path, and he or
              she types `X11/xinit', the command `/usr/local/bin/X11/xinit'
              will be executed (assuming it exists).  Commands explicitly
              beginning with `/', `./' or `../' are not subject to the path
              search.  This also applies to the . builtin.

              Note that subdirectories of the current directory are always
              searched for executables specified in this form.  This takes
              place before any search indicated by this option, and regardless
              of whether `.' or the current directory appear in the command
              search path.

              When this option is set the command builtin can be used to
              execute shell builtin commands.  Parameter assignments specified
              before shell functions and special builtins are kept after the
              command completes unless the special builtin is prefixed with
              the command builtin.  Special builtins are ., :, break,
              continue, declare, eval, exit, export, integer, local, readonly,
              return, set, shift, source, times, trap and unset.

              Print eight bit characters literally in completion lists, etc.
              This option is not necessary if your system correctly returns
              the printability of eight bit characters (see ctype(3)).

       PRINT_EXIT_VALUE (-1)
              Print the exit value of programs with non-zero exit status.

       PRIVILEGED (-p, ksh: -p)
              Turn on privileged mode. This is enabled automatically on
              startup if the effective user (group) ID is not equal to the
              real user (group) ID.  Turning this option off causes the
              effective user and group IDs to be set to the real user and
              group IDs. This option disables sourcing user startup files.  If
              zsh is invoked as `sh' or `ksh' with this option set,
              /etc/suid_profile is sourced (after /etc/profile on interactive
              shells). Sourcing ~/.profile is disabled and the contents of the
              ENV variable is ignored. This option cannot be changed using the
              -m option of setopt and unsetopt, and changing it inside a
              function always changes it globally regardless of the
              LOCAL_OPTIONS option.

       PROMPT_BANG <K>
              If set, `!' is treated specially in prompt expansion.  See the
              section `Prompt Expansion'.

       PROMPT_CR (+V) <D>
              Print a carriage return just before printing a prompt in the
              line editor.  This is on by default as multi-line editing is
              only possible if the editor knows where the start of the line

              If set, `%' is treated specially in prompt expansion.  See the
              section `Prompt Expansion'.

              If set, parameter expansion, command substitution and arithmetic
              expansion are performed in prompts.

              Don't push multiple copies of the same directory onto the
              directory stack.

              Exchanges the meanings of `+' and `-' when used with a number to
              specify a directory in the stack.

       PUSHD_SILENT (-E)
              Do not print the directory stack after pushd or popd.

       PUSHD_TO_HOME (-D)
              Have pushd with no arguments act like `pushd $HOME'.

              Array expansions of the form `foo${xx}bar', where the parameter
              xx is set to (a b c), are substituted with `fooabar foobbar
              foocbar' instead of the default `fooa b cbar'.

              Allow the character sequence `''' to signify a single quote
              within singly quoted strings.  Note this does not apply in
              quoted strings using the format $'...', where a backslashed
              single quote can be used.

       RCS (+f) <D>
              After /etc/zshenv is sourced on startup, source the .zshenv,
              /etc/zprofile, .zprofile, /etc/zshrc, .zshrc, /etc/zlogin,
              .zlogin, and .zlogout files, as described in the section
              `Files'.  If this option is unset, the /etc/zshenv file is still
              sourced, but any of the others will not be; it can be set at any
              time to prevent the remaining startup files after the currently
              executing one from being sourced.

       REC_EXACT (-S)
              In completion, recognize exact matches even if they are

       RESTRICTED (-r)
              Enables restricted mode.  This option cannot be changed using
              unsetopt, and setting it inside a function always changes it
              globally regardless of the LOCAL_OPTIONS option.  See the
              section `Restricted Shell'.

       RM_STAR_SILENT (-H) <K> <S>
              Do not query the user before executing `rm *' or `rm path/*'.

              If querying the user before executing `rm *' or `rm path/*',
              first wait ten seconds and ignore anything typed in that time.
              This avoids the problem of reflexively answering `yes' to the
              query when one didn't really mean it.  The wait and query can
              always be avoided by expanding the `*' in ZLE (with tab).


              This option both imports new commands from the history file, and
              also causes your typed commands to be appended to the history
              file (the latter is like specifying INC_APPEND_HISTORY).  The
              history lines are also output with timestamps ala
              EXTENDED_HISTORY (which makes it easier to find the spot where
              we left off reading the file after it gets re-written).

              By default, history movement commands visit the imported lines
              as well as the local lines, but you can toggle this on and off
              with the set-local-history zle binding.  It is also possible to
              create a zle widget that will make some commands ignore imported
              commands, and some include them.

              If you find that you want more control over when commands get
              imported, you may wish to turn SHARE_HISTORY off,
              INC_APPEND_HISTORY on, and then manually import commands
              whenever you need them using `fc -RI'.

              Perform filename expansion (e.g., ~ expansion) before parameter
              expansion, command substitution, arithmetic expansion and brace
              expansion.  If this option is unset, it is performed after brace
              expansion, so things like `~$USERNAME' and `~{pfalstad,rc}' will

       SH_GLOB <K> <S>
              Disables the special meaning of `(', `|', `)' and '<' for
              globbing the result of parameter and command substitutions, and
              in some other places where the shell accepts patterns.  This
              option is set by default if zsh is invoked as sh or ksh.

       SHIN_STDIN (-s, ksh: -s)
              Commands are being read from the standard input.  Commands are
              read from standard input if no command is specified with -c and
              no file of commands is specified.  If SHIN_STDIN is set
              explicitly on the command line, any argument that would
              otherwise have been taken as a file to run will instead be
              treated as a normal positional parameter.  Note that setting or
              unsetting this option on the command line does not necessarily
              affect the state the option will have while the shell is running
              - that is purely an indicator of whether on not commands are
              actually being read from standard input.  The value of this
              option cannot be changed anywhere other than the command line.

       SH_NULLCMD <K> <S>
              Do not use the values of NULLCMD and READNULLCMD when doing
              redirections, use `:' instead (see the section `Redirection').

              If this option is set the shell tries to interpret single letter
              options (which are used with set and setopt) like ksh does.
              This also affects the value of the - special parameter.

       SHORT_LOOPS <C> <Z>
              Allow the short forms of for, select, if, and function

       SH_WORD_SPLIT (-y) <K> <S>
              Causes field splitting to be performed on unquoted parameter
              expansions.  Note that this option has nothing to do with word
              splitting.  (See the section `Parameter Expansion'.)

       SINGLE_COMMAND (-t, ksh: -t)
              If the shell is reading from standard input, it exits after a
              single command has been executed.  This also makes the shell
              non-interactive, unless the INTERACTIVE option is explicitly set
              on the command line.  The value of this option cannot be changed
              anywhere other than the command line.

       SINGLE_LINE_ZLE (-M) <K>
              Use single-line command line editing instead of multi-line.

              If a line ends with a backquote, and there are an odd number of
              backquotes on the line, ignore the trailing backquote.  This is
              useful on some keyboards where the return key is too small, and
              the backquote key lies annoyingly close to it.

       UNSET (+u, ksh: +u) <K> <S> <Z>
              Treat unset parameters as if they were empty when substituting.
              Otherwise they are treated as an error.

       VERBOSE (-v, ksh: -v)
              Print shell input lines as they are read.

       XTRACE (-x, ksh: -x)
              Print commands and their arguments as they are executed.

       ZLE (-Z)
              Use the zsh line editor.  Set by default in interactive shells
              connected to a terminal.

       Some options have alternative names.  These aliases are never used for
       output, but can be used just like normal option names when specifying
       options to the shell.

              NO_IGNORE_BRACES (ksh and bash compatibility)

              GLOB_DOTS (bash compatibility)

              HASH_CMDS (bash compatibility)

              APPEND_HISTORY (bash compatibility)

              BANG_HIST (bash compatibility)

       LOG    NO_HIST_NO_FUNCTIONS (ksh compatibility)

              MAIL_WARNING (bash compatibility)

              SINGLE_COMMAND (bash compatibility)

              CHASE_LINKS (ksh and bash compatibility)

              PROMPT_SUBST (bash compatibility)

       STDIN  SHIN_STDIN (ksh compatibility)

              HASH_CMDS (ksh compatibility)

   Default set
       -0     CORRECT
       -1     PRINT_EXIT_VALUE
       -2     NO_BAD_PATTERN
       -3     NO_NOMATCH
       -4     GLOB_DOTS
       -5     NOTIFY
       -6     BG_NICE
       -7     IGNORE_EOF
       -8     MARK_DIRS
       -9     AUTO_LIST
       -B     NO_BEEP
       -C     NO_CLOBBER
       -D     PUSHD_TO_HOME
       -E     PUSHD_SILENT
       -F     NO_GLOB
       -G     NULL_GLOB
       -H     RM_STAR_SILENT
       -I     IGNORE_BRACES
       -J     AUTO_CD
       -K     NO_BANG_HIST
       -M     SINGLE_LINE_ZLE
       -N     AUTO_PUSHD
       -O     CORRECT_ALL
       -P     RC_EXPAND_PARAM
       -Q     PATH_DIRS
       -R     LONG_LIST_JOBS
       -S     REC_EXACT
       -T     CDABLE_VARS
       -U     MAIL_WARNING
       -V     NO_PROMPT_CR
       -W     AUTO_RESUME
       -X     LIST_TYPES
       -Y     MENU_COMPLETE
       -Z     ZLE
       -a     ALL_EXPORT
       -e     ERR_EXIT
       -f     NO_RCS
       -g     HIST_IGNORE_SPACE
       -h     HIST_IGNORE_DUPS
       -i     INTERACTIVE
       -l     LOGIN
       -m     MONITOR
       -n     NO_EXEC
       -p     PRIVILEGED
       -r     RESTRICTED
       -s     SHIN_STDIN
       -t     SINGLE_COMMAND
       -u     NO_UNSET
       -v     VERBOSE
       -w     CHASE_LINKS
       -x     XTRACE
       -y     SH_WORD_SPLIT

   sh/ksh emulation set
       -C     NO_CLOBBER
       -X     MARK_DIRS
       -a     ALL_EXPORT
       -b     NOTIFY
       -e     ERR_EXIT
       -f     NO_GLOB
       -i     INTERACTIVE
       -l     LOGIN
       -m     MONITOR
       -n     NO_EXEC
       -p     PRIVILEGED
       -r     RESTRICTED
       -s     SHIN_STDIN
       -t     SINGLE_COMMAND
       -u     NO_UNSET
       -v     VERBOSE
       -x     XTRACE

   Also note
       -A     Used by set for setting arrays
       -b     Used on the command line to specify end of option processing
       -c     Used on the command line to specify a single command
       -m     Used by setopt for pattern-matching option setting
       -o     Used in all places to allow use of long option names
       -s     Used by set to sort positional parameters

zsh 4.0.6                       August 14, 2002                  ZSHOPTIONS(1)


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