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The .octaverc file is the octave [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Configuration_file configuration file] on Linux that resides in the user's home directory (~). It has basically the same role as startup.m in Matlab - you might want to soft link startup.m and .octaverc to avoid duplication. Many basic settings can be put here. Further information is given in the [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter/Startup-Files.html documentation].
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The .octaverc file is the octave [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Configuration_file configuration file] on Linux that resides in the user's home directory (~). It has basically the same role as startup.m in Matlab - you might want to soft link startup.m and .octaverc to avoid duplication. Many basic settings can be put here. Further information is given in the [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/interpreter/Startup-Files.html documentation]. Some handy examples of configuration options are given below, as well and on the [[Tips_and_tricks|Tips and tricks]] page.
 
 
 
 
Some handy examples of configuration options are given below, as well and on the [[Tips_and_tricks|Tips and tricks]] page.
 
  
 
* '''edit mode async''' ''# make spawned processes run in background''
 
* '''edit mode async''' ''# make spawned processes run in background''
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==.inputrc==
 
The behaviour of the command line cursor in Octave is controlled by a separate codebase (readline), which has its own configuration file (.inputrc). Examples of useful entries in this file are given below and in ''??need a good reference for readline options??''.
 
The behaviour of the command line cursor in Octave is controlled by a separate codebase (readline), which has its own configuration file (.inputrc). Examples of useful entries in this file are given below and in ''??need a good reference for readline options??''.
  
 
* '''set blink-matching-paren off''' ''# prevent blinking parenthesis matching''
 
* '''set blink-matching-paren off''' ''# prevent blinking parenthesis matching''

Revision as of 05:54, 16 December 2015

The .octaverc file is the octave configuration file on Linux that resides in the user's home directory (~). It has basically the same role as startup.m in Matlab - you might want to soft link startup.m and .octaverc to avoid duplication. Many basic settings can be put here. Further information is given in the documentation. Some handy examples of configuration options are given below, as well and on the Tips and tricks page.

  • edit mode async # make spawned processes run in background
  • EDITOR('gvim > /dev/tty 2>&1 < /dev/tty %s') # use gvim as the default editor
  • more off # scroll screen output automatically
  • history_control ("ignoredups"); # ignore duplicates in command history
  • crash_dumps_octave_core(0); # never dump octave-core
  • sigterm_dumps_octave_core(0);
  • sighup_dumps_octave_core(0);
  • set(0,'defaultfigurecolormap',gray(256)); # set colormap to gray(256)
  • suppress_verbose_help_message(1); # use concise form for help
  • warning("off","Octave:divide-by-zero"); # disable unwanted warning messages


.inputrc

The behaviour of the command line cursor in Octave is controlled by a separate codebase (readline), which has its own configuration file (.inputrc). Examples of useful entries in this file are given below and in ??need a good reference for readline options??.

  • set blink-matching-paren off # prevent blinking parenthesis matching