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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

config

Synopsis

git config [--global] --list
git config [--global] name
git config [--global] name value

List, get, or set configuration values. If --global is given, uses your account-wide default settings (in ˜/.gitconfig); otherwise uses the settings for the current repository (in .git/config). Instead of using git config, you can also just view or edit these files directly.

The most important settings are:

core.autocrlf

If true, converts LF line endings to CRLF on files when checking out and converts the line endings back to LF when committing.

core.bare

Makes this repository a bare repository, which means it has no work tree. (Public shared repositories are usually bare.)

core.sharedRepository

Set to either all, group, or false. If group, the files in .git will be group readable and writable. If all, the files will also be readable (but not writable) by everyone.

core.editor

The path of your favourite text editor, for editing commit messages. The $EDITOR environment variable overrides this.

gc.autopacklimit

Controls how frequently Git will automatically run git gc after common operations. To disable it completely, use 0.

rerere.enabled

When committing a conflicted merge, Git will remember how you resolved the conflict and attempt to reuse the recorded resolution if it encounters it again in the future.

user.email

Your email address. This will be attached to commit messages automatically. The $EMAIL environment variable overrides this.

user.name

You full name. This will be attached to commit ...

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