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           Options are primarily referred to by name.  These names are case insen-
           sitive and underscores are ignored.  For example, 'allexport' is equiv-
           alent 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'.  Sim-
           ilarly, '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 emula-
           tions 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.
       Changing Directories
           AUTO_CD (-J)
                  If a command is issued that can't be executed as a  normal  com-
                  mand, and the command is the name of a directory, perform the cd
                  command to that directory.
           AUTO_PUSHD (-N)
                  Make cd push the old directory onto the directory stack.
           CDABLE_VARS (-T)
                  If the argument to a cd command  (or  an  implied  cd  with  the
                  /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 direc-
                  tory.  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.
                  Modifies the behaviour of cd, chdir and pushd commands  to  make
                  them more compatible with the POSIX standard. The behaviour with
                  the option unset is described in the documentation  for  the  cd
                  builtin in zshbuiltins(1).  If the option is set, the shell does
                  not test for directories beneath the local directory ('.') until
                  after all directories in cdpath have been tested.
                  Also, if the option is set, the conditions under which the shell
                  prints the new directory after changing to it are modified.   It
                  is no longer restricted to interactive shells (although printing
                  of the directory stack with pushd is still limited  to  interac-
                  tive  shells); and any use of a component of CDPATH, including a
                  '.' but excluding an empty component that is  otherwise  treated
                  as '.', causes the directory to be printed.
                  Don't push multiple copies of the same directory onto the direc-
                  tory 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'.
                  If  unset,  key functions that list completions try to return to
                  the last prompt if given a numeric argument. If set these  func-
                  tions try to return to the last prompt if given no numeric argu-
                  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
                  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 '~'.  (Oth-
                  erwise, the parameter must be used in the form '~param'  first.)
           AUTO_PARAM_KEYS <D>
                  If  a  parameter  name  was  completed and a following character
                  (normally a space) automatically inserted, and the next  charac-
                  ter  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.
           AUTO_PARAM_SLASH <D>
                  If a parameter is completed whose  content  is  the  name  of  a
                  directory, then add a trailing slash instead of a space.
           AUTO_REMOVE_SLASH <D>
                  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 amper-
                  sand), remove the slash.
                  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.
                  Prevents aliases on the command line from being internally  sub-
                  stituted  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.
                  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
                  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  com-
                  pletion,  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.
           MENU_COMPLETE (-Y)
                  On  an ambiguous completion, instead of listing possibilities or
                  beeping, insert the first match immediately.  Then when  comple-
                  tion  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
           REC_EXACT (-S)
                  In  completion, recognize exact matches even if they are ambigu-
       Expansion and Globbing
           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.)
           BARE_GLOB_QUAL <Z>
                  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'.
           CASE_MATCH <D>
                  Make regular expressions using the zsh/regex  module  (including
                  matches with =~) sensitive to case.
           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
           EQUALS <Z>
                  Perform = filename expansion.  (See the section 'Filename Expan-
                  Treat  the  '#',  '~' and '^' characters as part of patterns for
                  filename generation, etc.  (An initial unquoted '~' always  pro-
                  duces named directory expansion.)
           GLOB (+F, ksh: +f) <D>
                  Perform filename generation (globbing).  (See the section 'File-
                  name Generation'.)
           GLOB_ASSIGN <C>
                  If this option is set, filename generation  (globbing)  is  per-
                  formed 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  com-
                  patibility  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.
           GLOB_DOTS (-4)
                  Do not require a leading '.' in a filename to be matched explic-
           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.
                  Substitutions using the :s and :&  history  modifiers  are  per-
                  formed  with  pattern matching instead of string matching.  This
                  occurs wherever history  modifiers  are  valid,  including  glob
                  qualifiers  and  parameters.   See the section Modifiers in zsh-
                  For example, with both options unset a function may  be  defined
                  in the following fashion:
                         args() { echo $# }
                  while  if either option is set, this does not work and something
                  equivalent to the following is required:
                         args() { echo $#; }
           KSH_GLOB <K>
                  In  pattern  matching,  the  interpretation  of  parentheses  is
                  affected by a preceding '@', '*', '+', '?' or '!'.  See the sec-
                  tion 'Filename Generation'.
                  All unquoted arguments of the form 'anything=expression' appear-
                  ing  after  the  command  name have filename expansion (that is,
                  where expression has a leading '~' or '=') performed on  expres-
                  sion  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 word splitting.
           MARK_DIRS (-8, ksh: -X)
                  Append a trailing '/' to  all  directory  names  resulting  from
                  filename generation (globbing).
           MULTIBYTE <C> <K> <Z>
                  Respect  multibyte  characters when found in strings.  When this
                  option is set, strings are examined using the system library  to
                  determine how many bytes form a character, depending on the cur-
                  rent locale.  This affects the way  characters  are  counted  in
                  pattern matching, parameter values and various delimiters.
                  The  option  is  on  by  default  if the shell was compiled with
                  MULTIBYTE_SUPPORT except in sh emulation; otherwise it is off by
                  default  and  has no effect if turned on.  The mode is off in sh
                  emulation for compatibility but for interactive use may need  to
                  be turned on if the terminal interprets multibyte characters.
                  If the option is off a single byte is always treated as a single
                  character.   This  setting  is  designed  purely  for  examining
                  strings  known to contain raw bytes or other values that may not
           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 pat-
                  tern, sort the filenames numerically rather  than  lexicographi-
           RC_EXPAND_PARAM (-P)
                  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'.  Note that an
                  empty array will therefore cause all arguments to be removed.
           REMATCH_PCRE <Z>
                  If set, regular expression matching with the  =~  operator  will
                  use  Perl-Compatible  Regular Expressions from the PCRE library,
                  if available.  If not set,  regular  expressions  will  use  the
                  extended regexp syntax provided by the system libraries.
           SH_GLOB <K> <S>
                  Disables  the special meaning of '(', '|', ')' and '<' for glob-
                  bing the result of parameter and command substitutions,  and  in
                  some  other places where the shell accepts patterns.  If SH_GLOB
                  is set but KSH_GLOB is not, the shell allows the  interpretation
                  of  subshell  expressions  enclosed in parentheses in some cases
                  where there is no space before  the  opening  parenthesis,  e.g.
                  !(true)  is  interpreted  as  if there were a space after the !.
                  This option is set by default if zsh is invoked as sh or ksh.
           UNSET (+u, ksh: +u) <K> <S> <Z>
                  Treat unset parameters as if they were empty when  substituting.
                  Otherwise they are treated as an error.
                  Print  a warning message when a global parameter is created in a
                  function by an assignment.  This often indicates that a  parame-
                  ter  has  not  been  declared  local  when  it should have been.
                  Parameters explicitly declared global  from  within  a  function
                  using  typeset -g do not cause a warning.  Note that there is no
                  warning when a local parameter is assigned to in a nested  func-
                  tion, which may also indicate an error.
           APPEND_HISTORY <D>
                  If  this  is set, zsh sessions will append their history list to
                  the history file, rather than replace it. Thus, multiple  paral-
                  lel  zsh  sessions will all have the new entries from their his-
                  tory lists added to the history file, in  the  order  that  they
                  Add '|' to output redirections in the history.  This allows his-
                  tory 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  writing  out  the history file, by default zsh uses ad-hoc
                  file locking to avoid known problems with locking on some  oper-
                  ating systems.  With this option locking is done by means of the
                  system's fcntl call, where this method is available.  On  recent
                  operating  systems  this may provide better performance, in par-
                  ticular avoiding history corruption when  files  are  stored  on
                  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.
           HIST_IGNORE_SPACE (-g)
                  Remove command lines from the history list when the first  char-
                  acter  on  the  line  is  a  space,  or when one of the expanded
                  aliases contains a leading  space.   Only  normal  aliases  (not
                  global  or  suffix  aliases) have this behaviour.  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.
                  the function lingers in the internal history until the next com-
                  mand 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.
           HIST_SAVE_BY_COPY <D>
                  When  the  history  file  is re-written, we normally write out a
                  copy of the file named $ and then rename it over the
                  old  one.  However, if this option is unset, we instead truncate
                  the old history file and write out the new version in-place.  If
                  one  of  the  history-appending  options is enabled, this option
                  only has an effect when the enlarged history file  needs  to  be
                  re-written  to  trim  it down to size.  Disable this only if you
                  have special needs, as doing so makes it possible to  lose  his-
                  tory entries if zsh gets interrupted during the save.
                  When  writing  out a copy of the history file, zsh preserves the
                  old file's permissions and group information, but will refuse to
                  write  out  a  new  file  if  it would change the history file's
                  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.
                  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 exits.  The
                  file will still be periodically re-written to trim it  when  the
                  number  of  lines grows 20% beyond the value specified by $SAVE-
                  HIST (see also the HIST_SAVE_BY_COPY option).
           SHARE_HISTORY <K>
                  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
           ALL_EXPORT (-a, ksh: -a)
                  All parameters subsequently defined are automatically  exported.
           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 func-
                  tion; this is the most portable way to achieve this behaviour.
           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.).
           RCS (+f) <D>
                  After /etc/zshenv is sourced on  startup,  source  the  .zshenv,
                  /etc/zprofile, .zprofile, /etc/zshrc, .zshrc, /etc/zlogin, .zlo-
                  gin, 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 execut-
                  ing one from being sourced.
           ALIASES <D>
                  Expand aliases.
           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.
           CORRECT (-0)
                  Try to correct the spelling of commands.  Note  that,  when  the
                  HASH_LIST_ALL  option is not set or when some directories in the
                  path are not readable, this may falsely report  spelling  errors
                  the first time some commands are used.
           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 (nor-
                  mally Control-D) without printing the  normal  warning  message.
                  This  works only for normal widgets, not for completion widgets.
           INTERACTIVE_COMMENTS (-k) <K> <S>
                  Allow comments even in interactive shells.
           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, com-
                  mands whose names do not appear in the functions or aliases hash
                  tables  are  hashed in order to avoid reporting them as spelling
           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.
                  When hashing commands because of HASH_COMMANDS, check  that  the
                  file  to  be  hashed  is actually an executable.  This option is
                  unset by default as if the path contains a large number of  com-
                  mands,  or  consists  of many remote files, the additional tests
                  can take a long time.  Trial and error is needed to show if this
                  option is beneficial.
           MAIL_WARNING (-U)
                  Print  a  warning message if a mail file has been accessed since
                  the shell last checked.
           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
           PRINT_EXIT_VALUE (-1)
                  Print the exit value of programs with non-zero exit status.
                  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 sin-
                  gle quote can be used.
           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).
           SHORT_LOOPS <C> <Z>
                  Allow  the  short forms of for, repeat, select, if, and function
           SUN_KEYBOARD_HACK (-L)
                  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.  As an alterna-
                  tive the variable KEYBOARD_HACK lets you choose the character to
                  be removed.
       Job Control
                  With this option set, stopped jobs that are removed from the job
                  table with the disown builtin command are automatically  sent  a
                  CONT signal to make them running.
           AUTO_RESUME (-W)
                  Treat  single word simple commands without redirection as candi-
                  dates for resumption of an existing job.
           BG_NICE (-6) <C> <Z>
                  Run all background jobs at a lower priority.  This option is set
                  by default.
           CHECK_JOBS <Z>
                  Report  the status of background and suspended jobs before exit-
                  ing 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 automatically.
           MONITOR (-m, ksh: -m)
                  Allow job control.  Set by default in interactive shells.
           NOTIFY (-5, ksh: -b) <Z>
                  Report  the  status  of background jobs immediately, rather than
                  waiting until just before printing a prompt.
           POSIX_JOBS <K> <S>
                  This option makes job control  more  compliant  with  the  POSIX
                  When the option is not set, the MONITOR option is unset on entry
                  to subshells, so that job control is no longer active.  When the
                  option  is set, the MONITOR option and job control remain active
                  in the subshell, but note that the subshell  has  no  access  to
                  jobs in the parent shell.
                  When  the option is not set, jobs put in the background or fore-
                  ground with bg or fg are displayed  with  the  same  information
                  that  would  be  reported by jobs.  When the option is set, only
                  the text is  printed.   The  output  from  jobs  itself  is  not
                  affected by the option.
                  When  the  option  is  not  set, job information from the parent
                  shell is saved for output within a subshell (for example, within
                  a  pipeline).   When  the  option  is set, the output of jobs is
                  empty until a job is started within the subshell.
                  When the option is set, it becomes  possible  to  use  the  wait
                  builtin  to  wait for the last job started in the background (as
                  given by $!) even if that job has already  exited.   This  works
                  even  if  the  option is turned on temporarily around the use of
                  the wait builtin.
           PROMPT_BANG <K>
                  If set, '!' is  treated  specially  in  prompt  expansion.   See
                  EXPANSION OF PROMPT SEQUENCES in zshmisc(1).
           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
           PROMPT_SP <D>
                  Attempt to preserve a partial line (i.e. a line that did not end
                  with  a  newline) that would otherwise be covered up by the com-
                  mand prompt due to the PROMPT_CR option.   This  works  by  out-
                  putting  some  cursor-control  characters, including a series of
                  spaces, that should make the terminal wrap to the next line when
                  EXPANSION OF PROMPT SEQUENCES in zshmisc(1).
           PROMPT_SUBST <K> <S>
                  If set, parameter expansion, command substitution and arithmetic
                  expansion   are  performed  in  prompts.   Substitutions  within
                  prompts do not affect the command status.
                  Remove any right prompt from display when  accepting  a  command
                  line.   This  may  be useful with terminals with other cut/paste
       Scripts and Functions
                  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.
                  This  alters  the  precedence of arithmetic operators to be more
                  like C and other programming languages; the  section  ARITHMETIC
                  EVALUATION in zshmisc(1) has an explicit list.
                  Run  the  DEBUG  trap  before  each command; otherwise it is run
                  after each command.  Setting this option mimics the behaviour of
                  ksh 93; with the option unset the behaviour is that of ksh 88.
           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
                  The behaviour is also disabled inside DEBUG traps.  In this case
                  the option is handled specially: it is unset  on  entry  to  the
                  trap.   If  the  option  DEBUG_BEFORE_CMD  is  set,  as it is by
                  default, and the option ERR_EXIT is found to have  been  set  on
                  exit,  then  the  command for which the DEBUG trap is being exe-
                  cuted is skipped.  The option is restored after the trap  exits.
                  If a command has a non-zero exit status, return immediately from
                  the enclosing function.  The logic  is  identical  to  that  for
                  ERR_EXIT,  except  that an implicit return statement is executed
                  instead of an exit.  This will trigger an exit at the  outermost
                  level of a non-interactive script.
                  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  sup-
                  plied to the shell at startup.
           FUNCTION_ARGZERO <C> <Z>
                  When  executing  a  shell  function or sourcing a script, set $0
                  temporarily to the name of the function/script.
           LOCAL_OPTIONS <K>
                  If this option is set at the point of return from a shell  func-
                  tion, most options (including this one) which were in force upon
                  entry to  the  function  are  restored;  options  that  are  not
                  restored  are  PRIVILEGED  and RESTRICTED.  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_TRAPS <K>
                  If  this  option is set when a signal trap is set inside a func-
                  tion, 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 normal handling of SIGINT after the function exits.
           MULTI_FUNC_DEF <Z>
                  Allow definitions of multiple functions at once in the form 'fn1
                  fn2...()'; if the option is not set, this causes a parse  error.
                  Definition  of  multiple  functions with the function keyword is
                  always allowed.  Multiple function  definitions  are  not  often
                  used and can cause obscure errors.
           MULTIOS <Z>
                  Perform  implicit  tees  or  cats when multiple redirections are
                  attempted (see the section 'Redirection').
           OCTAL_ZEROES <S>
                  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
                  If this is unset, executing any of the 'typeset' family of  com-
                  mands with no options and a list of parameters that have no val-
                  ues to be assigned but already exist will display the  value  of
                  the  parameter.   If  the option is set, they will only be shown
                  when parameters are selected with the '-m' option.   The  option
                  '-p' is available whether or not the option is set.
           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.  The
                  output is proceded by the value of $PS4, formatted as  described
                  in the section EXPANSION OF PROMPT SEQUENCES in zshmisc(1).
       Shell Emulation
                  When  set,  matches  performed with the =~ operator will set the
                  BASH_REMATCH array variable, instead of the  default  MATCH  and
                  match  variables.   The  first element of the BASH_REMATCH array
                  will contain the entire matched  text  and  subsequent  elements
                  will contain extracted substrings.  This option makes more sense
                  when KSH_ARRAYS is also set, so that the entire matched  portion
                  is  stored  at  index  0  and the first substring is at index 1.
                  Without this option, the  MATCH  variable  contains  the  entire
                  matched text and the match array variable contains substrings.
           BSD_ECHO <S>
                  Make  the  echo builtin compatible with the BSD echo(1) command.
                  This disables  backslashed  escape  sequences  in  echo  strings
                  unless the -e option is specified.
                  A history reference without an event specifier will always refer
                  to the previous command.  Without this option,  such  a  history
                  reference  refers to the same event as the previous history ref-
                  erence, defaulting to the previous command.
           CSH_JUNKIE_LOOPS <C>
                  Allow loop bodies to take the form 'list; end'  instead  of  'do
                  list; done'.
           CSH_JUNKIE_QUOTES <C>
                  Changes  the  rules  for single- and double-quoted text to match
                  that of csh.  These require that embedded newlines  be  preceded
                  by  a backslash; unescaped newlines will cause an error message.
                  In double-quoted strings, it is made impossible to  escape  '$',
                  '''  or  '"' (and '\' itself no longer needs escaping).  Command
                  substitutions are only expanded once, and cannot be nested.
                  tion  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 com-
                  mon ksh-style case - of the file containing only a simple  defi-
                  nition of the function - is always handled in the ksh-compatible
           KSH_OPTION_PRINT <K>
                  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 argu-
                  ments of an assignment; with it, word splitting  does  not  take
                  place in those cases.
                  Treat  use  of  a  subscript  of  value  zero in array or string
                  expressions as a reference to the first element, i.e.  the  ele-
                  ment that usually has the subscript 1.  Ignored if KSH_ARRAYS is
                  also set.
                  If neither this option nor KSH_ARRAYS is  set,  accesses  to  an
                  element  of  an  array  or  string with subscript zero return an
                  empty element or string, while attempts to set element  zero  of
                  an  array  or string are treated as an error.  However, attempts
                  to set an otherwise valid subscript  range  that  includes  zero
                  will succeed.  For example, if KSH_ZERO_SUBSCRIPT is not set,
                  is an error, while
                  is not and will replace the first element of the array.
                  This  option  is  for  compatibility  with older versions of the
                  shell and is not recommended in new code.
           POSIX_ALIASES <K> <S>
                  When this option is set, reserved words are not  candidates  for
                  alias expansion:  it is still possible to declare any of them as
                  an alias, but the alias will never be expanded.  Reserved  words
                  are described in the section RESERVED WORDS in zshmisc(1).
                  Alias expansion takes place while text is being read; hence when
                  this option is set it does not take effect until the end of  any
                  tinue, declare, eval, exit, export,  integer,  local,  readonly,
                  return, set, shift, source, times, trap and unset.
                  In  addition, various error conditions associated with the above
                  builtins or exec cause a non-interactive shell to  exit  and  an
                  interactive shell to return to its top-level processing.
           POSIX_IDENTIFIERS <K> <S>
                  When  this option is set, only the ASCII characters a to z, A to
                  Z, 0 to 9 and _ may be  used  in  identifiers  (names  of  shell
                  parameters and modules).
                  When  the  option  is  unset  and multibyte character support is
                  enabled (i.e. it is compiled in  and  the  option  MULTIBYTE  is
                  set), then additionally any alphanumeric characters in the local
                  character set may be used in identifiers.  Note that scripts and
                  functions  written  with this feature are not portable, and also
                  that both options must be set before the script or  function  is
                  parsed;  setting  them during execution is not sufficient as the
                  syntax variable=value has  already  been  parsed  as  a  command
                  rather than an assignment.
                  If  multibyte  character  support is not compiled into the shell
                  this option is ignored; all octets with the top bit set  may  be
                  used  in  identifiers.   This  is non-standard but is the tradi-
                  tional zsh behaviour.
           POSIX_STRINGS <K> <S>
                  This option affects processing of quoted strings.  Currently  it
                  only  affects the behaviour of null characters, i.e. character 0
                  in the portable character set corresponding to US ASCII.
                  When this option is not set,  null  characters  embedded  within
                  strings  of  the form $'...' are treated as ordinary characters.
                  The entire string is maintained within the shell and  output  to
                  files  where  necessary,  although  owing to restrictions of the
                  library interface the string is truncated at the null  character
                  in  file names, environment variables, or in arguments to exter-
                  nal programs.
                  When this option is set, the $'...' expression is  truncated  at
                  the  null  character.   Note  that  remaining  parts of the same
                  string beyond the termination of the quotes are not  trunctated.
                  For example, the command line argument a$'b\0c'd is treated with
                  the option off as the characters a, b, null, c, d, and with  the
                  option on as the characters a, b, d.
           POSIX_TRAPS <K> <S>
                  When  the is option is set, the usual zsh behaviour of executing
                  traps for EXIT on exit from shell functions is  suppressed.   In
                  that case, manipulating EXIT traps always alters the global trap
           SH_OPTION_LETTERS <K> <S>
                  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.
           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'.)
                  While waiting for a program to  exit,  handle  signals  and  run
                  traps immediately.  Otherwise the trap is run after a child pro-
                  cess has exited.  Note this does not affect the point  at  which
                  traps  are run for any case other than when the shell is waiting
                  for a child process.
       Shell State
           INTERACTIVE (-i, ksh: -i)
                  This is an interactive shell.  This option is set upon initiali-
                  sation  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  can  only
                  be  changed  via  flags supplied at invocation of the shell.  It
                  cannot be changed once zsh is running.
           LOGIN (-l, ksh: -l)
                  This is a login shell.  If this option is  not  explicitly  set,
                  the  shell  becomes  a login shell if the first character of the
                  argv[0] passed to the shell is a '-'.
           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 effec-
                  tive  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_pro-
                  file 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
           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 sec-
                  tion 'Restricted Shell'.
           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  can  only  be
                  changed  via flags supplied at invocation of the shell.  It can-
                  not be changed once zsh is running.
           BEEP (+B) <D>
                  Beep on error in ZLE.
                  Assume that the  terminal  displays  combining  characters  cor-
                  rectly.   Specifically, if a base alphanumeric character is fol-
                  lowed by one or more zero-width punctuation  characters,  assume
                  that  the  zero-width  characters will be displayed as modifica-
                  tions to the base character within the same width.  Not all ter-
                  minals handle this.  If this option is not set, zero-width char-
                  acters are displayed separately with special mark-up.
                  If this option is set, the pattern  test  [[:WORD:]]  matches  a
                  zero-width  punctuation character on the assumption that it will
                  be used as part of a word in combination with a word  character.
                  Otherwise  the  base  shell does not handle combining characters
           EMACS  If ZLE is loaded, turning on  this  option  has  the  equivalent
                  effect  of  'bindkey  -e'.  In addition, the VI option is unset.
                  Turning it off has no effect.  The option setting is not guaran-
                  teed to reflect the current keymap.  This option is provided for
                  compatibility; bindkey is the recommended interface.
                  Start up the line editor in overstrike mode.
           SINGLE_LINE_ZLE (-M) <K>
                  Use single-line command line editing instead of multi-line.
                  Note that although this is on by default  in  ksh  emulation  it
                  only provides superficial compatibility with the ksh line editor
                  and reduces the effectiveness of the zsh line editor.  As it has
                  no  effect  on shell syntax, many users may wish to disable this
                  option when using ksh emulation interactively.
           VI     If ZLE is loaded, turning on  this  option  has  the  equivalent
                  effect of 'bindkey -v'.  In addition, the EMACS option is unset.
                  Turning it off has no effect.  The option setting is not guaran-
                  teed to reflect the current keymap.  This option is provided for
                  compatibility; bindkey is the recommended interface.
                  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
           -Y     MENU_COMPLETE
           -Z     ZLE
           -a     ALL_EXPORT
           -e     ERR_EXIT
           -f     NO_RCS
           -g     HIST_IGNORE_SPACE
           -h     HIST_IGNORE_DUPS
           -i     INTERACTIVE
           -k     INTERACTIVE_COMMENTS
           -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
           -T     TRAPS_ASYNC
           -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

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