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Learn Git in a Month of Lunches by Rick Umali

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Chapter 20. Sharpening your Git

At long last, you’ve reached the last chapter. This chapter covers the git config command. Its main benefit is to customize the Git commands and tools that you’ve learned over the past chapters. You’ve already used git config in earlier chapters to set or examine specific configurations such as what email address to use for commits (chapter 3) or how git push should behave (chapter 13). You’ve also used git config to create aliases (chapter 9). This chapter focuses on how to modify the behavior of other Git commands to suit your preferences.

Git is a tool, and keeping your Git sharp falls under the habit of always keeping your tools sharp. When your tools are sharp, they’ll always be ready to use when the time ...

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