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1CONFIGURATION FILE
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3
4The git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
773002a7 5the git command's behavior. The `.git/config` file in each repository
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6is used to store the configuration for that repository, and
7`$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store a per-user configuration as
773002a7 8fallback values for the `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
66e35fcb 9can be used to store a system-wide default configuration.
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11The configuration variables are used by both the git plumbing
12and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, wherein
13the fully qualified variable name of the variable itself is the last
1ab661dd 14dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last
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15dot. The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric
16characters and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. Some
17variables may appear multiple times.
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19Syntax
20~~~~~~
21
1ab661dd 22The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
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23ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
24blank lines are ignored.
25
26The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
27the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
28section begins. Section names are not case sensitive. Only alphanumeric
dcb11263 29characters, `-` and `.` are allowed in section names. Each variable
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30must belong to some section, which means that there must be a section
31header before the first setting of a variable.
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32
33Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
34put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
773002a7 35in the section header, like in the example below:
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37--------
38 [section "subsection"]
39
40--------
41
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42Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
43newline (doublequote `"` and backslash have to be escaped as `\"` and `\\`,
44respectively). Section headers cannot span multiple
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45lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
46You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
47don't need to.
48
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49There is also a deprecated `[section.subsection]` syntax. With this
50syntax, the subsection name is converted to lower-case and is also
51compared case sensitively. These subsection names follow the same
52restrictions as section names.
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54All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
55header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
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56'name = value'. If there is no equal sign on the line, the entire line
57is taken as 'name' and the variable is recognized as boolean "true".
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58The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric characters
59and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. There can be more
60than one value for a given variable; we say then that the variable is
61multivalued.
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63Leading and trailing whitespace in a variable value is discarded.
64Internal whitespace within a variable value is retained verbatim.
65
66The values following the equals sign in variable assign are all either
67a string, an integer, or a boolean. Boolean values may be given as yes/no,
18b19e44 681/0, true/false or on/off. Case is not significant in boolean values, when
e136f33b 69converting value to the canonical form using '--bool' type specifier;
0b444cdb 70'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or "false".
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72String values may be entirely or partially enclosed in double quotes.
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73You need to enclose variable values in double quotes if you want to
74preserve leading or trailing whitespace, or if the variable value contains
75comment characters (i.e. it contains '#' or ';').
76Double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters in variable values must
dcb11263 77be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
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79The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
80`\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
81and `\b` for backspace (BS). No other char escape sequence, nor octal
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82char sequences are valid.
83
773002a7 84Variable values ending in a `\` are continued on the next line in the
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85customary UNIX fashion.
86
773002a7 87Some variables may require a special value format.
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89Includes
90~~~~~~~~
91
92You can include one config file from another by setting the special
93`include.path` variable to the name of the file to be included. The
94included file is expanded immediately, as if its contents had been
95found at the location of the include directive. If the value of the
96`include.path` variable is a relative path, the path is considered to be
97relative to the configuration file in which the include directive was
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98found. The value of `include.path` is subject to tilde expansion: `~/`
99is expanded to the value of `$HOME`, and `~user/` to the specified
4c0a89fc 100user's home directory. See below for examples.
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102Example
103~~~~~~~
104
105 # Core variables
106 [core]
107 ; Don't trust file modes
108 filemode = false
109
110 # Our diff algorithm
111 [diff]
6bb9e51b 112 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
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113 renames = true
114
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115 [branch "devel"]
116 remote = origin
117 merge = refs/heads/devel
118
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119 # Proxy settings
120 [core]
29093c28 121 gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
e136f33b 122 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
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124 [include]
125 path = /path/to/foo.inc ; include by absolute path
126 path = foo ; expand "foo" relative to the current file
4c0a89fc 127 path = ~/foo ; expand "foo" in your $HOME directory
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129Variables
130~~~~~~~~~
131
132Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
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133For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
134in the appropriate manual page. You will find a description of non-core
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135porcelain configuration variables in the respective porcelain documentation.
136
75194438 137advice.*::
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138 These variables control various optional help messages designed to
139 aid new users. All 'advice.*' variables default to 'true', and you
140 can tell Git that you do not need help by setting these to 'false':
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142--
1184564e 143 pushUpdateRejected::
f25950f3 144 Set this variable to 'false' if you want to disable
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145 'pushNonFFCurrent', 'pushNonFFDefault',
146 'pushNonFFMatching', and 'pushAlreadyExists'
147 simultaneously.
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148 pushNonFFCurrent::
149 Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] fails due to a
150 non-fast-forward update to the current branch.
151 pushNonFFDefault::
152 Advice to set 'push.default' to 'upstream' or 'current'
153 when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed 'matching
154 refs' by default (i.e. you did not provide an explicit
155 refspec, and no 'push.default' configuration was set)
156 and it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
157 pushNonFFMatching::
158 Advice shown when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed
159 'matching refs' explicitly (i.e. you used ':', or
160 specified a refspec that isn't your current branch) and
161 it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
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162 pushAlreadyExists::
163 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
164 does not qualify for fast-forwarding (e.g., a tag.)
edf563fb 165 statusHints::
83c750ac 166 Show directions on how to proceed from the current
552755a8 167 state in the output of linkgit:git-status[1], in
83c750ac 168 the template shown when writing commit messages in
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169 linkgit:git-commit[1], and in the help message shown
170 by linkgit:git-checkout[1] when switching branch.
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171 commitBeforeMerge::
172 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
6b677a28 173 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
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174 resolveConflict::
175 Advices shown by various commands when conflicts
176 prevent the operation from being performed.
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177 implicitIdentity::
178 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
179 your information is guessed from the system username and
26e94af0 180 domain name.
13be3e31 181 detachedHead::
26e94af0 182 Advice shown when you used linkgit:git-checkout[1] to
13be3e31 183 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
26e94af0 184 a local branch after the fact.
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185 amWorkDir::
186 Advice that shows the location of the patch file when
187 linkgit:git-am[1] fails to apply it.
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189
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190core.fileMode::
191 If false, the executable bit differences between the index and
f7d650c0 192 the working tree are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
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193 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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195The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
196will probe and set core.fileMode false if appropriate when the
197repository is created.
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199core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks::
200 This option is only used by Cygwin implementation of Git. If false,
201 the Cygwin stat() and lstat() functions are used. This may be useful
202 if your repository consists of a few separate directories joined in
203 one hierarchy using Cygwin mount. If true, Git uses native Win32 API
204 whenever it is possible and falls back to Cygwin functions only to
205 handle symbol links. The native mode is more than twice faster than
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206 normal Cygwin l/stat() functions. True by default, unless core.filemode
207 is true, in which case ignoreCygwinFSTricks is ignored as Cygwin's
208 POSIX emulation is required to support core.filemode.
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210core.ignorecase::
211 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
212 git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
213 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
214 "makefile" when git expects "Makefile", git will assume
215 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
216 "Makefile".
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218The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
219will probe and set core.ignorecase true if appropriate when the repository
220is created.
221
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222core.precomposeunicode::
223 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of git.
224 When core.precomposeunicode=true, git reverts the unicode decomposition
225 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
226 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
227 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or git under cygwin 1.7).
228 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by git,
229 which is backward compatible with older versions of git.
230
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231core.trustctime::
232 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
f7d650c0 233 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
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234 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
235 crawlers and some backup systems).
236 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
237
9378c161 238core.quotepath::
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239 The commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files',
240 'diff'), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
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241 "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
242 pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
243 same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this
244 variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
245 not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double
246 quote, backslash and control characters are always
247 quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
248 variable.
249
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250core.eol::
251 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
252 files that have the `text` property set. Alternatives are
253 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's native
254 line ending. The default value is `native`. See
255 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
256 conversion.
5cb71f82 257
21e5ad50 258core.safecrlf::
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259 If true, makes git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
260 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
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261 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
262 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
263 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
264 this is not the case for the current setting of
265 `core.autocrlf`, git will reject the file. The variable can
266 be set to "warn", in which case git will only warn about an
267 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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269CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
942e7747 270When it is enabled, git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
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271CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
272CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by git. For text
273files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
274such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
275But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
276conversion can corrupt data.
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278If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
279setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
280after committing you still have the original file in your work
281tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
282git that this file is binary and git will handle the file
283appropriately.
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285Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
286mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
287files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
288in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
289to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
290converting CRLFs corrupts data.
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292Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
293file identical to the original file for a different setting of
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294`core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
295example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
296and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
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297resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
298contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
299consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
300file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
301mechanism.
302
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303core.autocrlf::
304 Setting this variable to "true" is almost the same as setting
305 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files except that text
306 files are not guaranteed to be normalized: files that contain
307 `CRLF` in the repository will not be touched. Use this
308 setting if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
309 working directory even though the repository does not have
310 normalized line endings. This variable can be set to 'input',
311 in which case no output conversion is performed.
312
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313core.symlinks::
314 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
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315 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
316 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
78a8d641 317 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
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320The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
321will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
322is created.
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324core.gitProxy::
325 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
326 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
327 using the git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
328 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
329 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
330 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
331 the first match wins.
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333Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
334(which always applies universally, without the special "for"
335handling).
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337The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
338specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
339This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
340proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
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341
342core.ignoreStat::
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343 If true, commands which modify both the working tree and the index
344 will mark the updated paths with the "assume unchanged" bit in the
345 index. These marked files are then assumed to stay unchanged in the
f7d650c0 346 working tree, until you mark them otherwise manually - Git will not
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347 detect the file changes by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems
348 where those are very slow, such as Microsoft Windows.
349 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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350 False by default.
351
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352core.preferSymlinkRefs::
353 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
354 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
355 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
356 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
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358core.bare::
359 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
360 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
361 number of commands that require a working directory will be
5162e697 362 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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364This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
365linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
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366repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
367false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
368= true).
369
892c41b9 370core.worktree::
ea472c1e 371 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
06ada152 372 This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
ea472c1e 373 variable and the '--work-tree' command line option.
d424a47e 374 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
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375 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
376 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
377 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
302cc11a 378 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
ea472c1e 379 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
98acf759 380 of your working tree.
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382Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
383file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
384from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
385core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
386misconfiguration. Running git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
387still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
388confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
389read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
390repository's usual working tree).
892c41b9 391
6de08ae6 392core.logAllRefUpdates::
14cd5607 393 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
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394 "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
395 SHA1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
396 only when the file exists. If this configuration
397 variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
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398 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
399 refs/heads/), remote refs (i.e. under refs/remotes/),
400 note refs (i.e. under refs/notes/), and the symbolic ref HEAD.
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402This information can be used to determine what commit
403was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
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405This value is true by default in a repository that has
406a working directory associated with it, and false by
407default in a bare repository.
6de08ae6 408
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409core.repositoryFormatVersion::
410 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
411 version.
412
413core.sharedRepository::
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414 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
415 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
416 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
417 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
418 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), git will use permissions
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419 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
420 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
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421 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
422 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
423 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
424 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
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425 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
426 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
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427
428core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
429 If true, git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
430 and might match multiple refs in the .git/refs/ tree. True by default.
431
3d3e95af 432core.compression::
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433 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
434 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
435 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
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436 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
437 such as 'core.loosecompression' and 'pack.compression'.
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439core.loosecompression::
12f6c308 440 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
960ccca6 441 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
12f6c308 442 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
960ccca6 443 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
de1b2460 444 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
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446core.packedGitWindowSize::
447 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
448 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
449 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
450 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
eb92242f 451 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
60bb8b14 452 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
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453 a large number of large pack files.
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455Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
456MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
457be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
458not need to adjust this value.
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460Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
60bb8b14 461
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462core.packedGitLimit::
463 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
464 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
465 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
466 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
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468Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
469This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
470the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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472Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
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474core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
475 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
6b677a28 476 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
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477 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
478 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
479 objects multiple times.
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481Default is 16 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
482for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
483You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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485Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
486
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487core.bigFileThreshold::
488 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
489 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
490 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
491 slight expense of increased disk usage.
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493Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
494for most projects as source code and other text files can still
495be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
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497Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
5eef828b 498
e8964a5b 499core.excludesfile::
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500 In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
501 '.git/info/exclude', git looks into this file for patterns
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502 of files which are not meant to be tracked. "`~/`" is expanded
503 to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the specified user's
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504 home directory. Its default value is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore.
505 If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/ignore
506 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
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508core.askpass::
509 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
510 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
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511 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_ASKPASS'
512 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
513 'SSH_ASKPASS' environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
514 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
515 command line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
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518 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
519 '.git/info/attributes', git looks into this file for attributes
520 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
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521 way as for `core.excludesfile`. Its default value is
522 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not
523 set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/attributes is used instead.
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526 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
02783075 527 messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
ef0c2abf 528 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
b4479f07 529 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
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532 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase insn file.
533 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
534 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
535 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
536
54adf370 537core.pager::
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538 The command that git will use to paginate output. Can
539 be overridden with the `GIT_PAGER` environment
540 variable. Note that git sets the `LESS` environment
541 variable to `FRSX` if it is unset when it runs the
542 pager. One can change these settings by setting the
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543 `LESS` variable to some other value. Alternately,
544 these settings can be overridden on a project or
545 global basis by setting the `core.pager` option.
3a599b83 546 Setting `core.pager` has no effect on the `LESS`
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547 environment variable behaviour above, so if you want
548 to override git's default settings this way, you need
549 to be explicit. For example, to disable the S option
550 in a backward compatible manner, set `core.pager`
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551 to `less -+S`. This will be passed to the shell by
552 git, which will translate the final command to
553 `LESS=FRSX less -+S`.
54adf370 554
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555core.whitespace::
556 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
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557 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
558 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
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559 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
560 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
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aeb84b05 562* `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
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563 as an error (enabled by default).
564* `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
565 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
566 error (enabled by default).
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568 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
569 default).
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571 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
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572* `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
573 (enabled by default).
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574* `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
575 `blank-at-eof`.
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576* `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
577 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
578 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
579 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
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580* `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
581 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when git fixes `tab-in-indent`
582 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
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584core.fsyncobjectfiles::
585 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
586+
587This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
588data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
589journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
590and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
591
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593 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
594+
595This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
596on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
597relatively high IO latencies. With this set to 'true', git will do the
598index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
599overlapping IO's.
600
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601core.createObject::
602 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
603 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
604 will not overwrite existing objects.
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606On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
607Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
608check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
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610core.notesRef::
611 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
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612 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
613 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
614 notes should be printed.
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616This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
617the 'GIT_NOTES_REF' environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
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620 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
621 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
622
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625 many commands abbreviate to 7 hexdigits, which may not be enough
626 for abbreviated object names to stay unique for sufficiently long
627 time.
628
13bd2134 629add.ignore-errors::
6b3020a2 630add.ignoreErrors::
0b444cdb 631 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
13bd2134 632 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the '--ignore-errors'
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633 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. Older versions of git accept only
634 `add.ignore-errors`, which does not follow the usual naming
635 convention for configuration variables. Newer versions of git
636 honor `add.ignoreErrors` as well.
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4514ad4f 638alias.*::
5162e697 639 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
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640 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
641 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
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642 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
643 hide existing git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
644 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
645 quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.
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647If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
648it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
649"alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
650"git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
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651"gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
652executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
653not necessarily be the current directory.
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654'GIT_PREFIX' is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
655from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
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657am.keepcr::
658 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
659 with parameter '--keep-cr'. In this case git-mailsplit will
6b677a28 660 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
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661 by giving '--no-keep-cr' from the command line.
662 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
663
86c91f91 664apply.ignorewhitespace::
0b444cdb 665 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
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666 whitespace, in the same way as the '--ignore-space-change'
667 option.
0b444cdb 668 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
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669 respect all whitespace differences.
670 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
671
1ab661dd 672apply.whitespace::
0b444cdb 673 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
5162e697 674 as the '--whitespace' option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
1ab661dd 675
9902387d 676branch.autosetupmerge::
add0951a 677 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
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678 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
679 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
9902387d 680 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
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681 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
682 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
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683 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
684 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
685 local branch or remote-tracking
572fc81d 686 branch. This option defaults to true.
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c998ae9b 688branch.autosetuprebase::
0b444cdb 689 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
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691 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
692 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
693 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
694 other local branches.
695 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
29b9a66f 696 remote-tracking branches.
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698 branches.
699 See "branch.autosetupmerge" for details on how to set up a
700 branch to track another branch.
701 This option defaults to never.
702
648ad18f 703branch.<name>.remote::
0b444cdb 704 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push' which
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706 configured. `origin` is also used if you are not on any branch.
648ad18f 707
5372806a 708branch.<name>.merge::
76d3cc50 709 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
15a147e6 710 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
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712 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
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714 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
715 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
716 "branch.<name>.remote".
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718 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
719 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
62b339a5 720 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
0b444cdb 721 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
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722 another branch in the local repository, you can point
723 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the special setting
724 `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
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726branch.<name>.mergeoptions::
727 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
25dcc0d6 728 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
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729 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
730 supported.
731
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733 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
15ddb6fa 734 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
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736 branch-specific manner.
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738*NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
739it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
740for details).
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742branch.<name>.description::
743 Branch description, can be edited with
744 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
745 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
746 request-pull summary.
747
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749 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
750 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
565e135a 751 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
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753browser.<tool>.path::
754 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
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756 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
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2122591b 758clean.requireForce::
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759 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f
760 or -n. Defaults to true.
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762color.branch::
763 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
5162e697 764 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
cec99d8c 765 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
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766 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
767
768color.branch.<slot>::
769 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
770 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
8b3f3f84 771 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/), `plain` (other
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772 refs).
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774The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most
775two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces. The colors
776accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`,
777`magenta`, `cyan` and `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`,
778`blink` and `reverse`. The first color given is the foreground; the
779second is the background. The position of the attribute, if any,
780doesn't matter.
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a159ca0c 782color.diff::
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783 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
784 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
785 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
786 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
787 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
788 Defaults to false.
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790This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] nor the
791'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
792command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
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a159ca0c 794color.diff.<slot>::
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795 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
796 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
797 of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
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798 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
799 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace`
800 (highlighting whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be
801 specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
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804 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
805 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
0e615b25 806 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
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809 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
810 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
811 when the output is written to the terminal. Defaults to `false`.
812
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814 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
815 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
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817--
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818`context`;;
819 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
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820`filename`;;
821 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
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823 function name lines (when using `-p`)
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824`linenumber`;;
825 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
826`match`;;
827 matching text
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829 non-matching text in selected lines
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830`separator`;;
831 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
832 and between hunks (`--`)
833--
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835The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
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b4c61ed6 837color.interactive::
47ee06f1 838 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
467c0197 839 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive").
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840 When false (or `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use
841 colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.
842
843color.interactive.<slot>::
0b444cdb 844 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive'
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846 four distinct types of normal output from interactive
57f6ec02 847 commands. The values of these variables may be specified as
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849
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851 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
852 use (default is true).
853
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855 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
856 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
857 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
858 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
859
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861 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
5162e697 862 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
cec99d8c 863 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
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864 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
865
866color.status.<slot>::
867 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
868 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
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869 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
870 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
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871 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by git),
872 `branch` (the current branch), or
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874 to red). The values of these variables may be specified as in
875 color.branch.<slot>.
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878 This variable determines the default value for variables such
879 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
880 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
881 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
882 to `always` if you want all output not intended for machine
883 consumption to use color, to `true` or `auto` if you want such
884 output to use color when written to the terminal, or to `false` or
885 `never` if you prefer git commands not to use color unless enabled
886 explicitly with some other configuration or the `--color` option.
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889 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
890 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
891 or commas:
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893--
894`always`;;
895 always show in columns
896`never`;;
897 never show in columns
898`auto`;;
899 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
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900`column`;;
901 fill columns before rows (default)
902`row`;;
903 fill rows before columns
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904`plain`;;
905 show in one column
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906`dense`;;
907 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
908`nodense`;;
909 make equal size columns
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914column.branch::
915 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
916 See `column.ui` for details.
917
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918column.status::
919 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
920 See `column.ui` for details.
921
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923 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
924 See `column.ui` for details.
925
88955ed2 926commit.status::
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928 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
929 message. Defaults to true.
930
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932 Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
6cf378f0 933 "`~/`" is expanded to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the
df2a79f4 934 specified user's home directory.
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936credential.helper::
937 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
938 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
939 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. See
940 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details.
941
942credential.useHttpPath::
943 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
944 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
945 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
946
947credential.username::
948 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
949 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
950 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
951
952credential.<url>.*::
953 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
954 some credentials. For example "credential.https://example.com.username"
955 would set the default username only for https connections to
956 example.com. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
957 matched.
958
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961difftool.<tool>.path::
962 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
963 your tool is not in the PATH.
964
965difftool.<tool>.cmd::
966 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
967 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
968 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
969 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
970 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
971 of the diff post-image.
972
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974 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
975
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978 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
979 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
980 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
981 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
982 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
983 reference.
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985fetch.fsckObjects::
986 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
987 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
988 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
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989 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
990 is used instead.
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992fetch.unpackLimit::
993 If the number of objects fetched over the git native
994 transfer is below this
995 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
996 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
997 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
998 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
999 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
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1000 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1001 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
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1004 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1005 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1006 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1007 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1008 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1009
49604a4d 1010format.numbered::
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1011 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1012 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1013 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1014 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1015 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
49604a4d 1016
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1017format.headers::
1018 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
5162e697 1019 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1ab661dd 1020
312a30eb 1021format.to::
48d3448d 1022format.cc::
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1023 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1024 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1025 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
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1026
1027format.subjectprefix::
1028 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1029 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1030
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1031format.signature::
1032 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1033 the git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1034 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1035 signature generation.
1036
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1037format.suffix::
1038 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1039 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1040 include the dot if you want it).
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1042format.pretty::
1043 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1044 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1045 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1046
30984ed2 1047format.thread::
0b444cdb 1048 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
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1049 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1050 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
30984ed2 1051 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
6cf378f0 1052 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
fd1ff306 1053 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
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1054 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1055 value disables threading.
1056
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1057format.signoff::
1058 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1059 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1060 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1061 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1062 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1063
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1064filter.<driver>.clean::
1065 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1066 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1067 details.
1068
1069filter.<driver>.smudge::
1070 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1071 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1072 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1073
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1074gc.aggressiveWindow::
1075 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
0b444cdb 1076 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
f78683f3 1077 to 250.
0d7566a5 1078
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1079gc.auto::
1080 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1081 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1082 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
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1083 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1084 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
e9831e83 1085
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1086gc.autopacklimit::
1087 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1088 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
80cd9cf9 1089 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
97063974 1090 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
17815501 1091
c2120e5e 1092gc.packrefs::
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1093 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1094 unclonable by Git versions prior to 1.5.1.2 over dumb
1095 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
4be0c352 1096 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
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1097 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1098 boolean value. The default is `true`.
c2120e5e 1099
25ee9731 1100gc.pruneexpire::
0b444cdb 1101 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
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1102 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1103 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1104 unreachable objects immediately.
25ee9731 1105
4aec56d1 1106gc.reflogexpire::
eb523a8d 1107gc.<pattern>.reflogexpire::
0b444cdb 1108 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
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1109 this time; defaults to 90 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1110 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1111 the refs that match the <pattern>.
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1112
1113gc.reflogexpireunreachable::
eb523a8d 1114gc.<ref>.reflogexpireunreachable::
0b444cdb 1115 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
4aec56d1 1116 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
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1117 defaults to 30 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1118 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1119 match the <pattern>.
4aec56d1 1120
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1121gc.rerereresolved::
1122 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
0b444cdb 1123 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
5162e697 1124 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
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1125
1126gc.rerereunresolved::
1127 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
0b444cdb 1128 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
5162e697 1129 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
48c32424 1130
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1131gitcvs.commitmsgannotation::
1132 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1133 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1134
1ab661dd 1135gitcvs.enabled::
db218723 1136 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
5162e697 1137 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
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1138
1139gitcvs.logfile::
db218723 1140 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
5162e697 1141 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1ab661dd 1142
1707adb7 1143gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
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1144 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1145 attributes for files to determine the '-k' modes to use. If
1146 the attributes force git to treat a file as text,
6b677a28 1147 the '-k' mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
5ec3e670 1148 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1168d402 1149 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
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1150 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1151 the file type to be determined, then 'gitcvs.allbinary' is
1152 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
8a06a632 1153
eabb0bfd 1154gitcvs.allbinary::
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1155 This is used if 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' does not resolve
1156 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1157 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1158 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1159 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1160 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1161 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1162 it is binary, similar to 'core.autocrlf'.
abbf5947 1163
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1164gitcvs.dbname::
1165 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1166 derived from the git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1167 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1168 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
5162e697 1169 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
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1170 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1171
1172gitcvs.dbdriver::
1173 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1174 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1175 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1176 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1177 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
5162e697 1178 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
eabb0bfd 1179
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1180gitcvs.dbuser, gitcvs.dbpass::
1181 Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbdriver',
1182 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1183 'gitcvs.dbuser' supports variable substitution (see
5162e697 1184 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
04752868 1185
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1186gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1187 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1188 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1189 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1190 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1191 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1192
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1193All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' and
1194'gitcvs.allbinary' can also be specified as
1195'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
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1196is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1197access method.
04752868 1198
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1199gitweb.category::
1200gitweb.description::
1201gitweb.owner::
1202gitweb.url::
1203 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1204
1205gitweb.avatar::
1206gitweb.blame::
1207gitweb.grep::
1208gitweb.highlight::
1209gitweb.patches::
1210gitweb.pickaxe::
1211gitweb.remote_heads::
1212gitweb.showsizes::
1213gitweb.snapshot::
1214 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1215
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1216grep.lineNumber::
1217 If set to true, enable '-n' option by default.
1218
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1219grep.patternType::
1220 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1221 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the '--basic-regexp', '--extended-regexp',
1222 '--fixed-strings', or '--perl-regexp' option accordingly, while the
1223 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1224
b22520a3 1225grep.extendedRegexp::
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1226 If set to true, enable '--extended-regexp' option by default. This
1227 option is ignored when the 'grep.patternType' option is set to a value
1228 other than 'default'.
b22520a3 1229
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1230gpg.program::
1231 Use this custom program instead of "gpg" found on $PATH when
1232 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1233 same command line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1234 signature, "gpg --verify $file - <$signature" is run, and the
1235 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1236 code 0, and to generate an ascii-armored detached signature, the
1237 standard input of "gpg -bsau $key" is fed with the contents to be
1238 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1239 standard output.
1240
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1241gui.commitmsgwidth::
1242 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1243 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1244
1245gui.diffcontext::
1246 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1247 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1248
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1249gui.encoding::
1250 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1251 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1252 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1253 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1254 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1255 locale encoding.
1256
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1257gui.matchtrackingbranch::
1258 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1259 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1260 not. Default: "false".
1261
1262gui.newbranchtemplate::
1263 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1264 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1265
1266gui.pruneduringfetch::
8b3f3f84 1267 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
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1268 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1269
1270gui.trustmtime::
1271 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1272 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1273
1274gui.spellingdictionary::
1275 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1276 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1277 off.
1278
a2df1fb2 1279gui.fastcopyblame::
ca768288 1280 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
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1281 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1282 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1283
1284gui.copyblamethreshold::
76bac890 1285 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
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1286 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1287 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1288
1289gui.blamehistoryctx::
1290 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1291 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1292 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1293 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1294
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1295guitool.<name>.cmd::
1296 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1297 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1298 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1299 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1300 the tool as 'GIT_GUITOOL', the name of the currently selected file as
1301 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1302 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1303
1304guitool.<name>.needsfile::
1305 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1306 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1307
1308guitool.<name>.noconsole::
1309 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1310 output.
1311
1312guitool.<name>.norescan::
1313 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1314 finishes execution.
1315
1316guitool.<name>.confirm::
1317 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1318
1319guitool.<name>.argprompt::
1320 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1321 through the 'ARGS' environment variable. Since requesting an
1322 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1323 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1324 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1325 value of the variable is used.
1326
1327guitool.<name>.revprompt::
1328 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1329 'REVISION' environment variable. In other aspects this option
1330 is similar to 'argprompt', and can be used together with it.
1331
1332guitool.<name>.revunmerged::
1333 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revprompt' subdialog.
1334 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1335 for things like checkout or reset.
1336
1337guitool.<name>.title::
1338 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1339 is the tool name.
1340
1341guitool.<name>.prompt::
1342 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1343 the dialog, before subsections for 'argprompt' and 'revprompt'.
1344 The default value includes the actual command.
1345
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1346help.browser::
1347 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1348 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1349
1350help.format::
1351 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1352 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1353 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1354
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1355help.autocorrect::
1356 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1357 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1358 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1359 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1360 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1361 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1362 This is the default.
1363
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1364help.htmlpath::
1365 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1366 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1367 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1368 path of your Git installation.
1369
9c5665aa 1370http.proxy::
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1371 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1372 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see
1373 `curl(1)`). This can be overridden on a per-remote basis; see
1374 remote.<name>.proxy
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1376http.cookiefile::
1377 File containing previously stored cookie lines which should be used
1378 in the git http session, if they match the server. The file format
1379 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
1380 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see linkgit:curl[1]).
1381 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookiefile is only used as
1382 input. No cookies will be stored in the file.
1383
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1384http.sslVerify::
1385 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
37425065 1386 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY' environment
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1387 variable.
1388
1389http.sslCert::
1390 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
37425065 1391 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CERT' environment
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1392 variable.
1393
1394http.sslKey::
1395 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
abda1ef5 1396 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
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1397 variable.
1398
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1399http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
1400 Enable git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
1401 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
1402 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
1403 'GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED' environment variable.
1404
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1405http.sslCAInfo::
1406 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
abda1ef5 1407 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
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1408 'GIT_SSL_CAINFO' environment variable.
1409
1410http.sslCAPath::
1411 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
37425065 1412 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
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1413 by the 'GIT_SSL_CAPATH' environment variable.
1414
1415http.maxRequests::
abda1ef5 1416 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
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1417 by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
1418
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1419http.minSessions::
1420 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
1421 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
1422 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
1423 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
1424
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1425http.postBuffer::
1426 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
1427 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
1428 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
1429 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
1430 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
1431 sufficient for most requests.
1432
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1433http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
1434 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
1435 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
abda1ef5 1436 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT' and
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1437 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME' environment variables.
1438
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1439http.noEPSV::
1440 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
befc9c42 1441 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
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1442 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
1443 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
1444
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1445http.useragent::
1446 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
1447 value represents the version of the client git such as git/1.7.1.
1448 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
1449 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
1450 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
1451 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
1452 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT' environment variable.
1453
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1454i18n.commitEncoding::
1455 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; git itself
1456 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
1457 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
1458 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
5162e697 1459 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
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1461i18n.logOutputEncoding::
1462 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
0b444cdb 1463 running 'git log' and friends.
d2c11a38 1464
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1465imap::
1466 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
1467 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
1468
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1469init.templatedir::
1470 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
1471 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
1472
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1473instaweb.browser::
1474 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
1475 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1476
1477instaweb.httpd::
1478 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
1479 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1480
1481instaweb.local::
1482 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
1483 be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
1484
1485instaweb.modulepath::
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1486 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
1487 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
1488 is Apache.
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1489
1490instaweb.port::
1491 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
1492 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1493
ca6ac7f1 1494interactive.singlekey::
57f6ec02 1495 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
ca6ac7f1 1496 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
6cf378f0 1497 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
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1498 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
1499 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
1500 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
1501 is not available.
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1503log.abbrevCommit::
1504 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
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1505 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
1506 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
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dd0ffd5b 1508log.date::
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1509 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
1510 Setting a value for log.date is similar to using 'git log''s
6cf378f0 1511 `--date` option. Possible values are `relative`, `local`,
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1512 `default`, `iso`, `rfc`, and `short`; see linkgit:git-log[1]
1513 for details.
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1515log.decorate::
1516 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
1517 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
1518 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
1519 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
1520 This is the same as the log commands '--decorate' option.
1521
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1522log.showroot::
1523 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
1524 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
5162e697 1525 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
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1526 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
1527
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1528mailmap.file::
1529 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
1530 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
1531 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
1532 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
1533 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
1534 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
1535
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1536mailmap.blob::
1537 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
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1538 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
1539 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
1540 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
1541 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
1542 defaults to empty.
08610900 1543
b5578f33 1544man.viewer::
b8322ea8 1545 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
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1546 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1547
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1548man.<tool>.cmd::
1549 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
1550 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
1551 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
1552
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1553man.<tool>.path::
1554 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1555 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1556
b0f34c3d 1557include::merge-config.txt[]
b5412484 1558
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1559mergetool.<tool>.path::
1560 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1561 your tool is not in the PATH.
1562
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1563mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
1564 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
1565 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1566 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
1567 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
1568 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
1569 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
1570 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
1571 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
1572 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
1573
1574mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
1575 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
1576 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
1577 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
1578 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
1579 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
1580 indicate the success of the merge.
1581
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1582mergetool.keepBackup::
1583 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
1584 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
1585 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
1586 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
1587
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1588mergetool.keepTemporaries::
1589 When invoking a custom merge tool, git uses a set of temporary
1590 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
1591 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
1592 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
1593 exited. Defaults to `false`.
1594
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1595mergetool.prompt::
1596 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
1597
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1598notes.displayRef::
1599 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
1600 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
1601 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
1602 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
1603 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
1604 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
1605 ignored.
1606+
1607This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
1608environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1609globs.
1610+
1611The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
1612GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
1613displayed.
1614
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1615notes.rewrite.<command>::
1616 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
1617 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, git
1618 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
1619 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
1620 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
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1622notes.rewriteMode::
1623 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
1624 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
1625 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
1626 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, or `ignore`. Defaults to
1627 `concatenate`.
1628+
1629This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
1630environment variable.
1631
1632notes.rewriteRef::
1633 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
1634 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
1635 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
1636 You may also specify this configuration several times.
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1638Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
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1640rewriting for the default commit notes.
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1642This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
1643environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1644globs.
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4812a93a 1646pack.window::
5162e697 1647 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
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1648 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
1649
842aaf93 1650pack.depth::
5162e697 1651 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
618e613a 1652 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
842aaf93 1653
e93b15cd 1654pack.windowMemory::
5162e697 1655 The window memory size limit used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
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1656 when no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
1657 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". Defaults to 0, meaning no
1658 limit.
1659
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1660pack.compression::
1661 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
1662 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
1663 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
1664 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
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1665 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
1666 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
1667 to level 6)."
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1669Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
1670all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
1671to linkgit:git-repack[1].
960ccca6 1672
074b2eea 1673pack.deltaCacheSize::
02783075 1674 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
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1675 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
1676 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
1677 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
1678 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
1679 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
1680 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
1681 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
1682 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
074b2eea 1683
e3dfddb3 1684pack.deltaCacheLimit::
693b86ff 1685 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
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1686 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
1687 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
1688 result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
e3dfddb3 1689
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1690pack.threads::
1691 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
5162e697 1692 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
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1693 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
1694 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
1695 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
1696 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
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1697 Specifying 0 will cause git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
1698 and set the number of threads accordingly.
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1700pack.indexVersion::
1701 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
1702 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
1703 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
1704 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
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1705 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
1706 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
1707 larger than 2 GB.
1708+
6cf378f0 1709If you have an old git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
c0a5e2d4 1710cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http" and "rsync")
6cf378f0 1711that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
c0a5e2d4 1712other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
6cf378f0 1713older version of git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
c0a5e2d4 1714you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
6cf378f0 1715the `*.idx` file.
4d00bda2 1716
dbdbfec4 1717pack.packSizeLimit::
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1718 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
1719 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
6cf378f0 1720 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
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1721 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. The minimum size allowed is
1722 limited to 1 MiB. The default is unlimited.
1723 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
1724 supported.
2b84b5a8 1725
4370c2d6 1726pager.<cmd>::
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1727 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
1728 output of a particular git subcommand when writing to a tty.
1729 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
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1730 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
1731 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
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1732 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
1733 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
4370c2d6 1734
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1735pretty.<name>::
1736 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
1737 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
1738 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
6cf378f0 1739 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
8028184e 1740 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
6cf378f0 1741 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
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1742 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
1743 will be silently ignored.
1744
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1745pull.rebase::
1746 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
1747 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
1748 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
1749 per-branch basis.
1750+
1751*NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1752it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1753for details).
1754
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1755pull.octopus::
1756 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
1757 at once.
1758
1759pull.twohead::
1760 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
1761
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1762push.default::
1763 Defines the action git push should take if no refspec is given
1764 on the command line, no refspec is configured in the remote, and
1765 no refspec is implied by any of the options given on the command
01eadafc 1766 line. Possible values are:
52153747 1767+
b1290514 1768--
9373bdc4 1769* `nothing` - do not push anything.
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1770* `matching` - push all branches having the same name in both ends.
1771 This is for those who prepare all the branches into a publishable
1772 shape and then push them out with a single command. It is not
1773 appropriate for pushing into a repository shared by multiple users,
1774 since locally stalled branches will attempt a non-fast forward push
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1775 if other users updated the branch.
1776 +
1777 This is currently the default, but Git 2.0 will change the default
1778 to `simple`.
53c40311 1779* `upstream` - push the current branch to its upstream branch.
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1780 With this, `git push` will update the same remote ref as the one which
1781 is merged by `git pull`, making `push` and `pull` symmetrical.
1782 See "branch.<name>.merge" for how to configure the upstream branch.
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1783* `simple` - like `upstream`, but refuses to push if the upstream
1784 branch's name is different from the local one. This is the safest
1785 option and is well-suited for beginners. It will become the default
1786 in Git 2.0.
9373bdc4 1787* `current` - push the current branch to a branch of the same name.
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1788--
1789+
1790The `simple`, `current` and `upstream` modes are for those who want to
1791push out a single branch after finishing work, even when the other
1792branches are not yet ready to be pushed out. If you are working with
1793other people to push into the same shared repository, you would want
1794to use one of these.
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1796rebase.stat::
1797 Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
1798 rebase. False by default.
1799
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1800rebase.autosquash::
1801 If set to true enable '--autosquash' option by default.
1802
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1803receive.autogc::
1804 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
1805 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
1806 it by setting this variable to false.
1807
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1808receive.fsckObjects::
1809 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
1810 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1811 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
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1812 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1813 is used instead.
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1815receive.unpackLimit::
1816 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
1817 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1818 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1819 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1820 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1821 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1822 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1823 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1824
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1825receive.denyDeletes::
1826 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
1827 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
1828
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1830 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
1831 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1832
42fc11c1 1833receive.denyCurrentBranch::
f3838ce1 1834 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
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1835 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1836 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
1837 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
1838 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
1839 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
7d182f52 1840 message. Defaults to "refuse".
42fc11c1 1841
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1842receive.denyNonFastForwards::
1843 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
a75d7b54 1844 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
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1845 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
1846 set when initializing a shared repository.
1847
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1848receive.hiderefs::
1849 String(s) `receive-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
1850 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
1851 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
1852 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
1853 variable is excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git
1854 push`, and an attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by
1855 `git push` is rejected.
1856
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1857receive.updateserverinfo::
1858 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
1859 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
1860
0cc6d346 1861remote.<name>.url::
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1862 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
1863 linkgit:git-push[1].
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1865remote.<name>.pushurl::
1866 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
1867
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1868remote.<name>.proxy::
1869 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
1870 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
1871 disable proxying for that remote.
1872
0cc6d346 1873remote.<name>.fetch::
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1874 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
1875 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
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1876
1877remote.<name>.push::
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1878 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
1879 linkgit:git-push[1].
0cc6d346 1880
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1881remote.<name>.mirror::
1882 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
6cf378f0 1883 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
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1885remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
1886 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
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1887 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
1888 linkgit:git-remote[1].
1889
1890remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
1891 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
1892 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
1893 linkgit:git-remote[1].
1918278e 1894
060aafc1 1895remote.<name>.receivepack::
5dee29ac 1896 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
79f43f3d 1897 option \--receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
060aafc1 1898
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1899remote.<name>.uploadpack::
1900 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
79f43f3d 1901 option \--upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
5dee29ac 1902
047f636d 1903remote.<name>.tagopt::
79f43f3d 1904 Setting this value to \--no-tags disables automatic tag following when
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1905 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to \--tags will fetch every
1906 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
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1907 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
1908 override this setting. See options \--tags and \--no-tags of
1909 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
047f636d 1910
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1911remote.<name>.vcs::
1912 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause git to interact with
1913 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
1914
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1915remotes.<group>::
1916 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
5162e697 1917 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
1918278e 1918
b6945f57 1919repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
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1920 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
1921 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
1922 git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
1923 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
1924 "false" and repack. Access from old git versions over the
1925 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
b6945f57 1926
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1927rerere.autoupdate::
1928 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
1929 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
1930 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
1931
1932rerere.enabled::
1933 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
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1934 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
1935 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
1936 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
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1937 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
1938 repository.
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1940sendemail.identity::
1941 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
1942 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
1943 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
1944 the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
1945
1946sendemail.smtpencryption::
1947 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
1948 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
1949
1950sendemail.smtpssl::
1951 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpencryption = ssl'.
1952
1953sendemail.<identity>.*::
1954 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
1955 found below, taking precedence over those when the this
1956 identity is selected, through command-line or
1957 'sendemail.identity'.
1958
1959sendemail.aliasesfile::
1960sendemail.aliasfiletype::
1961sendemail.bcc::
1962sendemail.cc::
1963sendemail.cccmd::
1964sendemail.chainreplyto::
1965sendemail.confirm::
1966sendemail.envelopesender::
1967sendemail.from::
1968sendemail.multiedit::
1969sendemail.signedoffbycc::
1970sendemail.smtppass::
1971sendemail.suppresscc::
1972sendemail.suppressfrom::
1973sendemail.to::
69cf7bfd 1974sendemail.smtpdomain::
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1975sendemail.smtpserver::
1976sendemail.smtpserverport::
052fbea2 1977sendemail.smtpserveroption::
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1978sendemail.smtpuser::
1979sendemail.thread::
1980sendemail.validate::
1981 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
1982
1983sendemail.signedoffcc::
1984 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.signedoffbycc'.
1985
1ab661dd 1986showbranch.default::
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1987 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
1988 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
1ab661dd 1989
46f721c8 1990status.relativePaths::
5162e697 1991 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
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1992 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
1993 relative to the repository root (this was the default for git
1994 prior to v1.5.4).
1995
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1996status.showUntrackedFiles::
1997 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
1998 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
1999 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
2000 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
2001 all the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
2002 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
2003 the untracked files. Possible values are:
2004+
2005--
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2006* `no` - Show no untracked files.
2007* `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
2008* `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
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2009--
2010+
2011If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
2012This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
2013of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
2014
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2015status.submodulesummary::
2016 Defaults to false.
2017 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
2018 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
2019 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
2020 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]).
2021
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2022submodule.<name>.path::
2023submodule.<name>.url::
2024submodule.<name>.update::
2025 The path within this project, URL, and the updating strategy
2026 for a submodule. These variables are initially populated
2027 by 'git submodule init'; edit them to override the
2028 URL and other values found in the `.gitmodules` file. See
2029 linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2030
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2031submodule.<name>.branch::
2032 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
2033 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
2034 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
2035 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2036
c1a3c364 2037submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
bf42b384 2038 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
469bfc96 2039 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
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2040 command line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
2041 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
2042 file.
2043
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2044submodule.<name>.ignore::
2045 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
2046 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
2047 modified, "dirty" will ignore all changes to the submodules work tree and
2048 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
2049 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
2050 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
2051 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
2052 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
302ad7a9 2053 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
3776ea9d 2054 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
be4f2b40 2055 "--ignore-submodules" option.
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ce1a79b6 2057tar.umask::
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2058 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
2059 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
2060 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
2061 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
5162e697 2062 linkgit:git-archive[1].
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2064transfer.fsckObjects::
2065 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
2066 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2067 Defaults to false.
2068
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2069transfer.hiderefs::
2070 This variable can be used to set both `receive.hiderefs`
2071 and `uploadpack.hiderefs` at the same time to the same
2072 values. See entries for these other variables.
2073
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2074transfer.unpackLimit::
2075 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
2076 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2077 The default value is 100.
2078
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2079uploadpack.hiderefs::
2080 String(s) `upload-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
2081 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
2082 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
2083 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
2084 variable is excluded, and is hidden from `git ls-remote`,
2085 `git fetch`, etc. An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git
2086 fetch` will fail.
2087
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2088url.<base>.insteadOf::
2089 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
2090 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
2091 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2092 access methods, and some users need to use different access
2093 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
2094 equivalent URLs and have git automatically rewrite the URL to
2095 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
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2096 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2097 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
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2099url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
2100 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
2101 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
2102 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
2103 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2104 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
2105 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have git
2106 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
2107 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2108 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
2109 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, git will ignore this
2110 setting for that remote.
2111
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2112user.email::
2113 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
28a94f88 2114 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
5162e697 2115 'EMAIL' environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
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2117user.name::
2118 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
abda1ef5 2119 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
5162e697 2120 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
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d67778ec 2122user.signingkey::
5162e697 2123 If linkgit:git-tag[1] is not selecting the key you want it to
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2124 automatically when creating a signed tag, you can override the
2125 default selection with this variable. This option is passed
2126 unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter, so you may specify a key
2127 using any method that gpg supports.
2128
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2129web.browser::
2130 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
2131 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
2132 may use it.