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1CONFIGURATION FILE
2------------------
3
4The git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
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5the git command's behavior. `.git/config` file for each repository
6is used to store the information for that repository, and
7`$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store per user information to give
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8fallback values for `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
9can be used to store system-wide defaults.
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10
11They can be used by both the git plumbing
b8936cf0 12and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, where
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13in the fully qualified variable name the variable itself is the last
14dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last
15dot. The variable names are case-insensitive and only alphanumeric
16characters are allowed. Some variables may appear multiple times.
17
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18Syntax
19~~~~~~
20
1ab661dd 21The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
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22ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
23blank lines are ignored.
24
25The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
26the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
27section begins. Section names are not case sensitive. Only alphanumeric
28characters, '`-`' and '`.`' are allowed in section names. Each variable
29must belong to some section, which means that there must be section
30header before first setting of a variable.
31
32Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
33put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
34in the section header, like in example below:
35
36--------
37 [section "subsection"]
38
39--------
40
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41Subsection names can contain any characters except newline (doublequote
42'`"`' and backslash have to be escaped as '`\"`' and '`\\`',
3dff5379 43respectively) and are case sensitive. Section header cannot span multiple
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44lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
45You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
46don't need to.
47
48There is also (case insensitive) alternative `[section.subsection]` syntax.
49In this syntax subsection names follow the same restrictions as for section
50name.
51
52All the other lines are recognized as setting variables, in the form
53'name = value'. If there is no equal sign on the line, the entire line
54is taken as 'name' and the variable is recognized as boolean "true".
55The variable names are case-insensitive and only alphanumeric
56characters and '`-`' are allowed. There can be more than one value
57for a given variable; we say then that variable is multivalued.
58
59Leading and trailing whitespace in a variable value is discarded.
60Internal whitespace within a variable value is retained verbatim.
61
62The values following the equals sign in variable assign are all either
63a string, an integer, or a boolean. Boolean values may be given as yes/no,
640/1 or true/false. Case is not significant in boolean values, when
65converting value to the canonical form using '--bool' type specifier;
e0d10e1c 66`git-config` will ensure that the output is "true" or "false".
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67
68String values may be entirely or partially enclosed in double quotes.
69You need to enclose variable value in double quotes if you want to
70preserve leading or trailing whitespace, or if variable value contains
71beginning of comment characters (if it contains '#' or ';').
72Double quote '`"`' and backslash '`\`' characters in variable value must
73be escaped: use '`\"`' for '`"`' and '`\\`' for '`\`'.
74
75The following escape sequences (beside '`\"`' and '`\\`') are recognized:
76'`\n`' for newline character (NL), '`\t`' for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
77and '`\b`' for backspace (BS). No other char escape sequence, nor octal
78char sequences are valid.
79
80Variable value ending in a '`\`' is continued on the next line in the
81customary UNIX fashion.
82
83Some variables may require special value format.
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85Example
86~~~~~~~
87
88 # Core variables
89 [core]
90 ; Don't trust file modes
91 filemode = false
92
93 # Our diff algorithm
94 [diff]
95 external = "/usr/local/bin/gnu-diff -u"
96 renames = true
97
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98 [branch "devel"]
99 remote = origin
100 merge = refs/heads/devel
101
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102 # Proxy settings
103 [core]
29093c28 104 gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
e136f33b 105 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
910c00c8 106
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107Variables
108~~~~~~~~~
109
110Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
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111For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
112in the appropriate manual page. You will find a description of non-core
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113porcelain configuration variables in the respective porcelain documentation.
114
115core.fileMode::
116 If false, the executable bit differences between the index and
117 the working copy are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
118 See gitlink:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
119
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120core.quotepath::
121 The commands that output paths (e.g. `ls-files`,
122 `diff`), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
123 "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
124 pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
125 same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this
126 variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
127 not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double
128 quote, backslash and control characters are always
129 quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
130 variable.
131
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132core.autocrlf::
133 If true, makes git convert `CRLF` at the end of lines in text files to
134 `LF` when reading from the filesystem, and convert in reverse when
135 writing to the filesystem. The variable can be set to
136 'input', in which case the conversion happens only while
137 reading from the filesystem but files are written out with
138 `LF` at the end of lines. Currently, which paths to consider
139 "text" (i.e. be subjected to the autocrlf mechanism) is
140 decided purely based on the contents.
141
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142core.symlinks::
143 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
144 contain the link text. gitlink:git-update-index[1] and
145 gitlink:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
146 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
147 symbolic links. True by default.
148
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149core.gitProxy::
150 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
151 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
152 using the git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
153 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
154 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
155 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
156 the first match wins.
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158Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
159(which always applies universally, without the special "for"
160handling).
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162core.ignoreStat::
163 The working copy files are assumed to stay unchanged until you
164 mark them otherwise manually - Git will not detect the file changes
165 by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems where those are very
166 slow, such as Microsoft Windows. See gitlink:git-update-index[1].
167 False by default.
168
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169core.preferSymlinkRefs::
170 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
171 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
172 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
173 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
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175core.bare::
176 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
177 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
178 number of commands that require a working directory will be
179 disabled, such as gitlink:git-add[1] or gitlink:git-merge[1].
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181This setting is automatically guessed by gitlink:git-clone[1] or
182gitlink:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
183repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
184false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
185= true).
186
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187core.worktree::
188 Set the path to the working tree. The value will not be
189 used in combination with repositories found automatically in
190 a .git directory (i.e. $GIT_DIR is not set).
06ada152 191 This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
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192 variable and the '--work-tree' command line option.
193
6de08ae6 194core.logAllRefUpdates::
14cd5607 195 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
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196 "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
197 SHA1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
198 only when the file exists. If this configuration
199 variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
200 file is automatically created for branch heads.
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202This information can be used to determine what commit
203was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
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205This value is true by default in a repository that has
206a working directory associated with it, and false by
207default in a bare repository.
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209core.repositoryFormatVersion::
210 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
211 version.
212
213core.sharedRepository::
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214 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
215 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
216 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
217 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
218 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), git will use permissions
5c94f87e 219 reported by umask(2). See gitlink:git-init[1]. False by default.
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221core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
222 If true, git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
223 and might match multiple refs in the .git/refs/ tree. True by default.
224
3d3e95af 225core.compression::
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226 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
227 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
228 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
229
230core.loosecompression::
12f6c308 231 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
960ccca6 232 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
12f6c308 233 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
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234 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
235 not set, defaults to 0 (best speed).
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237core.packedGitWindowSize::
238 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
239 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
240 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
241 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
eb92242f 242 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
60bb8b14 243 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
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244 a large number of large pack files.
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246Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
247MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
248be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
249not need to adjust this value.
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251Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
60bb8b14 252
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253core.packedGitLimit::
254 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
255 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
256 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
257 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
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259Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
260This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
261the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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263Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
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265core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
266 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
267 that multiple deltafied objects reference. By storing the
268 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
269 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
270 objects multiple times.
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272Default is 16 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
273for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
274You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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276Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
277
e8964a5b 278core.excludesfile::
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279 In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
280 '.git/info/exclude', git looks into this file for patterns
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281 of files which are not meant to be tracked. See
282 gitlink:gitignore[5].
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284core.editor::
285 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
02783075 286 messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
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287 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
288 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. The order of preference is
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289 `GIT_EDITOR` environment, `core.editor`, `VISUAL` and
290 `EDITOR` environment variables and then finally `vi`.
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292core.pager::
293 The command that git will use to paginate output. Can be overridden
294 with the `GIT_PAGER` environment variable.
295
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296alias.*::
297 Command aliases for the gitlink:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
298 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
299 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
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300 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
301 hide existing git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
302 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
303 quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.
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305If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
306it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
307"alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
308"git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
309"gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD".
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311apply.whitespace::
312 Tells `git-apply` how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
313 as the '--whitespace' option. See gitlink:git-apply[1].
314
9902387d 315branch.autosetupmerge::
5fdcf75c 316 Tells `git-branch` and `git-checkout` to setup new branches
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317 so that gitlink:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from that
318 remote branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
319 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
6f084a56 320 and `--no-track` options. This option defaults to false.
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322branch.<name>.remote::
323 When in branch <name>, it tells `git fetch` which remote to fetch.
62b339a5 324 If this option is not given, `git fetch` defaults to remote "origin".
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5372806a 326branch.<name>.merge::
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327 When in branch <name>, it tells `git fetch` the default
328 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
329 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
330 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
331 "branch.<name>.remote".
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332 The merge information is used by `git pull` (which at first calls
333 `git fetch`) to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
334 this option, `git pull` defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
335 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
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336 If you wish to setup `git pull` so that it merges into <name> from
337 another branch in the local repository, you can point
338 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the special setting
339 `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
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341branch.<name>.mergeoptions::
342 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
343 supported options are equal to that of gitlink:git-merge[1], but
344 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
345 supported.
346
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347clean.requireForce::
348 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f or -n. Defaults
349 to false.
350
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351color.branch::
352 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
353 gitlink:git-branch[1]. May be set to `true` (or `always`),
354 `false` (or `never`) or `auto`, in which case colors are used
355 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
356
357color.branch.<slot>::
358 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
359 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
360 `remote` (a tracking branch in refs/remotes/), `plain` (other
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363The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most
364two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces. The colors
365accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`,
366`magenta`, `cyan` and `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`,
367`blink` and `reverse`. The first color given is the foreground; the
368second is the background. The position of the attribute, if any,
369doesn't matter.
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a159ca0c 371color.diff::
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372 When true (or `always`), always use colors in patch.
373 When false (or `never`), never. When set to `auto`, use
374 colors only when the output is to the terminal.
375
a159ca0c 376color.diff.<slot>::
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377 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
378 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
379 of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
380 (hunk header), `old` (removed lines), `new` (added lines),
381 `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace` (highlighting dubious
382 whitespace). The values of these variables may be specified as
383 in color.branch.<slot>.
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385color.pager::
386 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
387 use (default is true).
388
389color.status::
390 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
391 gitlink:git-status[1]. May be set to `true` (or `always`),
392 `false` (or `never`) or `auto`, in which case colors are used
393 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
394
395color.status.<slot>::
396 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
397 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
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398 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
399 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
1d77043b 400 or `untracked` (files which are not tracked by git). The values of
f3673988 401 these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
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403commit.template::
404 Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
405
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406diff.autorefreshindex::
407 When using `git diff` to compare with work tree
408 files, do not consider stat-only change as changed.
409 Instead, silently run `git update-index --refresh` to
410 update the cached stat information for paths whose
411 contents in the work tree match the contents in the
412 index. This option defaults to true. Note that this
413 affects only `git diff` Porcelain, and not lower level
414 `diff` commands, such as `git diff-files`.
415
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416diff.renameLimit::
417 The number of files to consider when performing the copy/rename
418 detection; equivalent to the git diff option '-l'.
419
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420diff.renames::
421 Tells git to detect renames. If set to any boolean value, it
422 will enable basic rename detection. If set to "copies" or
423 "copy", it will detect copies, as well.
424
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425fetch.unpackLimit::
426 If the number of objects fetched over the git native
427 transfer is below this
428 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
429 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
430 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
431 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
432 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
433 especially on slow filesystems.
434
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435format.headers::
436 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
437 by mail. See gitlink:git-format-patch[1].
438
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439format.suffix::
440 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
441 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
442 include the dot if you want it).
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444gc.aggressiveWindow::
445 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
446 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
447 to 10.
448
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449gc.auto::
450 When there are approximately more than this many loose
451 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
452 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
453 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. Setting
454 this to 0 disables it.
455
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456gc.autopacklimit::
457 When there are more than this many packs that are not
458 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
459 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. Setting
460 this to 0 disables this.
461
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462gc.packrefs::
463 `git gc` does not run `git pack-refs` in a bare repository by
464 default so that older dumb-transport clients can still fetch
465 from the repository. Setting this to `true` lets `git
466 gc` to run `git pack-refs`. Setting this to `false` tells
467 `git gc` never to run `git pack-refs`. The default setting is
468 `notbare`. Enable it only when you know you do not have to
469 support such clients. The default setting will change to `true`
470 at some stage, and setting this to `false` will continue to
471 prevent `git pack-refs` from being run from `git gc`.
472
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473gc.reflogexpire::
474 `git reflog expire` removes reflog entries older than
475 this time; defaults to 90 days.
476
477gc.reflogexpireunreachable::
478 `git reflog expire` removes reflog entries older than
479 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
480 defaults to 30 days.
481
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482gc.rerereresolved::
483 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
484 kept for this many days when `git rerere gc` is run.
485 The default is 60 days. See gitlink:git-rerere[1].
486
487gc.rerereunresolved::
488 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
489 kept for this many days when `git rerere gc` is run.
490 The default is 15 days. See gitlink:git-rerere[1].
491
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492rerere.enabled::
493 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
494 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they
495 be encountered again. See gitlink:git-rerere[1].
496
1ab661dd 497gitcvs.enabled::
db218723 498 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
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499 See gitlink:git-cvsserver[1].
500
501gitcvs.logfile::
db218723 502 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
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503 various stuff. See gitlink:git-cvsserver[1].
504
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505gitcvs.allbinary::
506 If true, all files are sent to the client in mode '-kb'. This
507 causes the client to treat all files as binary files which suppresses
508 any newline munging it otherwise might do. A work-around for the
509 fact that there is no way yet to set single files to mode '-kb'.
abbf5947 510
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511gitcvs.dbname::
512 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
513 derived from the git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
514 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
515 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
516 gitlink:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
517 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
518
519gitcvs.dbdriver::
520 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
521 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
522 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
523 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
524 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
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525 See gitlink:git-cvsserver[1].
526
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528 Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbdriver',
529 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
530 'gitcvs.dbuser' supports variable substitution (see
531 gitlink:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
532
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533All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.allbinary' can also be
534specified as 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
535is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
536access method.
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538http.sslVerify::
539 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
37425065 540 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY' environment
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541 variable.
542
543http.sslCert::
544 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
37425065 545 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CERT' environment
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546 variable.
547
548http.sslKey::
549 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
abda1ef5 550 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
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551 variable.
552
553http.sslCAInfo::
554 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
abda1ef5 555 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
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556 'GIT_SSL_CAINFO' environment variable.
557
558http.sslCAPath::
559 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
37425065 560 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
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561 by the 'GIT_SSL_CAPATH' environment variable.
562
563http.maxRequests::
abda1ef5 564 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
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565 by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
566
567http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
568 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
569 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
abda1ef5 570 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT' and
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571 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME' environment variables.
572
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573http.noEPSV::
574 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
befc9c42 575 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
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576 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
577 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
578
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579i18n.commitEncoding::
580 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; git itself
581 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
582 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
583 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
584 porcelains). See e.g. gitlink:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
585
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586i18n.logOutputEncoding::
587 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
588 running `git-log` and friends.
589
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590log.showroot::
591 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
592 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
593 Tools like gitlink:git-log[1] or gitlink:git-whatchanged[1], which
594 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
595
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596merge.summary::
597 Whether to include summaries of merged commits in newly created
598 merge commit messages. False by default.
599
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600merge.tool::
601 Controls which merge resolution program is used by
6ea9c7eb 602 gitlink:git-mergetool[1]. Valid values are: "kdiff3", "tkdiff",
730b5b45 603 "meld", "xxdiff", "emerge", "vimdiff", "gvimdiff", and "opendiff".
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605merge.verbosity::
606 Controls the amount of output shown by the recursive merge
607 strategy. Level 0 outputs nothing except a final error
608 message if conflicts were detected. Level 1 outputs only
609 conflicts, 2 outputs conflicts and file changes. Level 5 and
610 above outputs debugging information. The default is level 2.
06ada152 611 Can be overridden by 'GIT_MERGE_VERBOSITY' environment variable.
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613merge.<driver>.name::
614 Defines a human readable name for a custom low-level
615 merge driver. See gitlink:gitattributes[5] for details.
616
617merge.<driver>.driver::
618 Defines the command that implements a custom low-level
619 merge driver. See gitlink:gitattributes[5] for details.
620
621merge.<driver>.recursive::
622 Names a low-level merge driver to be used when
623 performing an internal merge between common ancestors.
624 See gitlink:gitattributes[5] for details.
625
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626pack.window::
627 The size of the window used by gitlink:git-pack-objects[1] when no
628 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
629
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630pack.depth::
631 The maximum delta depth used by gitlink:git-pack-objects[1] when no
618e613a 632 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
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634pack.windowMemory::
635 The window memory size limit used by gitlink:git-pack-objects[1]
636 when no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
637 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". Defaults to 0, meaning no
638 limit.
639
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640pack.compression::
641 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
642 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
643 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
644 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
645 not set, defaults to -1.
646
074b2eea 647pack.deltaCacheSize::
02783075 648 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
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649 gitlink:git-pack-objects[1].
650 A value of 0 means no limit. Defaults to 0.
651
e3dfddb3 652pack.deltaCacheLimit::
693b86ff 653 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
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654 gitlink:git-pack-objects[1]. Defaults to 1000.
655
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656pack.threads::
657 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
658 delta matches. This requires that gitlink:git-pack-objects[1]
659 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
660 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
661 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
662 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
663
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664pull.octopus::
665 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
666 at once.
667
668pull.twohead::
669 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
670
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671remote.<name>.url::
672 The URL of a remote repository. See gitlink:git-fetch[1] or
673 gitlink:git-push[1].
674
675remote.<name>.fetch::
676 The default set of "refspec" for gitlink:git-fetch[1]. See
677 gitlink:git-fetch[1].
678
679remote.<name>.push::
680 The default set of "refspec" for gitlink:git-push[1]. See
681 gitlink:git-push[1].
682
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683remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
684 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
685 using the remote subcommand of gitlink:git-remote[1].
686
060aafc1 687remote.<name>.receivepack::
5dee29ac 688 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
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689 option \--exec of gitlink:git-push[1].
690
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691remote.<name>.uploadpack::
692 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
693 option \--exec of gitlink:git-fetch-pack[1].
694
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695remote.<name>.tagopt::
696 Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when fetching
697 from remote <name>
698
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699remotes.<group>::
700 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
701 <group>". See gitlink:git-remote[1].
702
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703repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
704 Allow gitlink:git-repack[1] to create packs that uses
705 delta-base offset. Defaults to false.
706
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707show.difftree::
708 The default gitlink:git-diff-tree[1] arguments to be used
709 for gitlink:git-show[1].
710
711showbranch.default::
712 The default set of branches for gitlink:git-show-branch[1].
713 See gitlink:git-show-branch[1].
714
ce1a79b6 715tar.umask::
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716 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
717 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
718 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
719 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
720 gitlink:git-archive[1].
ce1a79b6 721
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722user.email::
723 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
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724 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
725 'EMAIL' environment variables. See gitlink:git-commit-tree[1].
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727user.name::
728 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
abda1ef5 729 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
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730 environment variables. See gitlink:git-commit-tree[1].
731
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732user.signingkey::
733 If gitlink:git-tag[1] is not selecting the key you want it to
734 automatically when creating a signed tag, you can override the
735 default selection with this variable. This option is passed
736 unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter, so you may specify a key
737 using any method that gpg supports.
738
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739whatchanged.difftree::
740 The default gitlink:git-diff-tree[1] arguments to be used
741 for gitlink:git-whatchanged[1].
742
743imap::
744 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
745 in gitlink:git-imap-send[1].
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747receive.unpackLimit::
748 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
749 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
750 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
751 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
752 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
753 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
754 especially on slow filesystems.
755
756receive.denyNonFastForwards::
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757 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
758 not a fast forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
759 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
760 set when initializing a shared repository.
761
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762transfer.unpackLimit::
763 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
764 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.