Is there a way to disable strike-through in Confluence?

Confluence's editor likes to take anything between - marks and turn it into strike-through text.  That's probably great for some people, but we use our Confluence to document - among other things - unix commands used for various tasks.  Lots of those commands have -'s in their names, and almost all of them use 's to delimit arguments; if you're not paying attention when you type, you end up with struckthrough garbledygook.

Actually, I'm just going to leave that there like that, as a case-in-point.

Is there a way to turn this behaviour off?

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Have you tried Settings > Your Settings > Editor > [x] Disable Autoformatting?

No, I had not. No idea that option was there; it does the trick perfectly. Thanks!

D'oh! I shoulda thought to look there but... I didn't. Thanks for the tip. Have made several people here very happy.

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  1. If anyone comes up with an answer, I'd like to see it; we also have the problem.
  2. A kludge (but it works even if annoying) is to use the code block macro for this purpose. Then the wiki markup imposition goes away


Yeah, I use the code blocks too, but for smaller fragments it would be nicer to have them inline.  And mostly it would be nice to be able to type without worrying about the text getting changed underneath me.

As I said, I can see the value of the feature in some environments; I'm not asking for the default behaviour to change, I'm just wondering if there is some way to turn it off for our site.

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Use an Escape special character (
Notation =>   -NO\-STRIKE
Result +>   -NO-STRIKE

Thanks MJ.  Doesn't solve my problem, as I wanted to be able to just type (and cut-and-paste) without having to worry about going back to escape things.  But it may well be useful to someone else who finds this thread.

Notation =>   -NO\-STRIKE

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