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+perf-config(1)
+==============
+
+NAME
+----
+perf-config - Get and set variables in a configuration file.
+
+SYNOPSIS
+--------
+[verse]
+'perf config' -l | --list
+
+DESCRIPTION
+-----------
+You can manage variables in a configuration file with this command.
+
+OPTIONS
+-------
+
+-l::
+--list::
+ Show current config variables, name and value, for all sections.
+
+CONFIGURATION FILE
+------------------
+
+The perf configuration file contains many variables to change various
+aspects of each of its tools, including output, disk usage, etc.
+The '$HOME/.perfconfig' file is used to store a per-user configuration.
+The file '$(sysconfdir)/perfconfig' can be used to
+store a system-wide default configuration.
+
+Syntax
+~~~~~~
+
+The file consist of sections. A section starts with its name
+surrounded by square brackets and continues till the next section
+begins. Each variable must be in a section, and have the form
+'name = value', for example:
+
+ [section]
+ name1 = value1
+ name2 = value2
+
+Section names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
+newline (double quote `"` and backslash have to be escaped as `\"` and `\\`,
+respectively). Section headers can't span multiple lines.
+
+Example
+~~~~~~~
+
+Given a $HOME/.perfconfig like this:
+
+#
+# This is the config file, and
+# a '#' and ';' character indicates a comment
+#
+
+ [colors]
+ # Color variables
+ top = red, default
+ medium = green, default
+ normal = lightgray, default
+ selected = white, lightgray
+ code = blue, default
+ addr = magenta, default
+ root = white, blue
+
+ [tui]
+ # Defaults if linked with libslang
+ report = on
+ annotate = on
+ top = on
+
+ [buildid]
+ # Default, disable using /dev/null
+ dir = ~/.debug
+
+ [annotate]
+ # Defaults
+ hide_src_code = false
+ use_offset = true
+ jump_arrows = true
+ show_nr_jumps = false
+
+ [help]
+ # Format can be man, info, web or html
+ format = man
+ autocorrect = 0
+
+ [ui]
+ show-headers = true
+
+ [call-graph]
+ # fp (framepointer), dwarf
+ record-mode = fp
+ print-type = graph
+ order = caller
+ sort-key = function
+
+SEE ALSO
+--------
+linkperf:perf[1]