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1 CONFIGURATION FILE
2 ------------------
3
4 The Git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
5 the Git commands' behavior. The `.git/config` file in each repository
6 is used to store the configuration for that repository, and
7 `$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store a per-user configuration as
8 fallback values for the `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
9 can be used to store a system-wide default configuration.
10
11 The configuration variables are used by both the Git plumbing
12 and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, wherein
13 the fully qualified variable name of the variable itself is the last
14 dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last
15 dot. The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric
16 characters and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. Some
17 variables may appear multiple times.
18
19 Syntax
20 ~~~~~~
21
22 The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
23 ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
24 blank lines are ignored.
25
26 The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
27 the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
28 section begins. Section names are not case sensitive. Only alphanumeric
29 characters, `-` and `.` are allowed in section names. Each variable
30 must belong to some section, which means that there must be a section
31 header before the first setting of a variable.
32
33 Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
34 put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
35 in the section header, like in the example below:
36
37 --------
38 [section "subsection"]
39
40 --------
41
42 Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
43 newline (doublequote `"` and backslash have to be escaped as `\"` and `\\`,
44 respectively). Section headers cannot span multiple
45 lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
46 You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
47 don't need to.
48
49 There is also a deprecated `[section.subsection]` syntax. With this
50 syntax, the subsection name is converted to lower-case and is also
51 compared case sensitively. These subsection names follow the same
52 restrictions as section names.
53
54 All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
55 header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
56 'name = value'. If there is no equal sign on the line, the entire line
57 is taken as 'name' and the variable is recognized as boolean "true".
58 The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric characters
59 and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. There can be more
60 than one value for a given variable; we say then that the variable is
61 multivalued.
62
63 Leading and trailing whitespace in a variable value is discarded.
64 Internal whitespace within a variable value is retained verbatim.
65
66 The values following the equals sign in variable assign are all either
67 a string, an integer, or a boolean. Boolean values may be given as yes/no,
68 1/0, true/false or on/off. Case is not significant in boolean values, when
69 converting value to the canonical form using '--bool' type specifier;
70 'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or "false".
71
72 String values may be entirely or partially enclosed in double quotes.
73 You need to enclose variable values in double quotes if you want to
74 preserve leading or trailing whitespace, or if the variable value contains
75 comment characters (i.e. it contains '#' or ';').
76 Double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters in variable values must
77 be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
78
79 The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
80 `\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
81 and `\b` for backspace (BS). No other char escape sequence, nor octal
82 char sequences are valid.
83
84 Variable values ending in a `\` are continued on the next line in the
85 customary UNIX fashion.
86
87 Some variables may require a special value format.
88
89 Includes
90 ~~~~~~~~
91
92 You 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
94 included file is expanded immediately, as if its contents had been
95 found 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
97 relative to the configuration file in which the include directive was
98 found. The value of `include.path` is subject to tilde expansion: `~/`
99 is expanded to the value of `$HOME`, and `~user/` to the specified
100 user's home directory. See below for examples.
101
102 Example
103 ~~~~~~~
104
105 # Core variables
106 [core]
107 ; Don't trust file modes
108 filemode = false
109
110 # Our diff algorithm
111 [diff]
112 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
113 renames = true
114
115 [branch "devel"]
116 remote = origin
117 merge = refs/heads/devel
118
119 # Proxy settings
120 [core]
121 gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
122 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
123
124 [include]
125 path = /path/to/foo.inc ; include by absolute path
126 path = foo ; expand "foo" relative to the current file
127 path = ~/foo ; expand "foo" in your $HOME directory
128
129 Variables
130 ~~~~~~~~~
131
132 Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
133 For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
134 in the appropriate manual page. You will find a description of non-core
135 porcelain configuration variables in the respective porcelain documentation.
136
137 advice.*::
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 --
143 pushUpdateRejected::
144 Set this variable to 'false' if you want to disable
145 'pushNonFFCurrent', 'pushNonFFDefault',
146 'pushNonFFMatching', 'pushAlreadyExists',
147 'pushFetchFirst', and 'pushNeedsForce'
148 simultaneously.
149 pushNonFFCurrent::
150 Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] fails due to a
151 non-fast-forward update to the current branch.
152 pushNonFFDefault::
153 Advice to set 'push.default' to 'upstream' or 'current'
154 when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed 'matching
155 refs' by default (i.e. you did not provide an explicit
156 refspec, and no 'push.default' configuration was set)
157 and it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
158 pushNonFFMatching::
159 Advice shown when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed
160 'matching refs' explicitly (i.e. you used ':', or
161 specified a refspec that isn't your current branch) and
162 it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
163 pushAlreadyExists::
164 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
165 does not qualify for fast-forwarding (e.g., a tag.)
166 pushFetchFirst::
167 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
168 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
169 object we do not have.
170 pushNeedsForce::
171 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
172 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
173 object that is not a committish, or make the remote
174 ref point at an object that is not a committish.
175 statusHints::
176 Show directions on how to proceed from the current
177 state in the output of linkgit:git-status[1], in
178 the template shown when writing commit messages in
179 linkgit:git-commit[1], and in the help message shown
180 by linkgit:git-checkout[1] when switching branch.
181 statusUoption::
182 Advise to consider using the `-u` option to linkgit:git-status[1]
183 when the command takes more than 2 seconds to enumerate untracked
184 files.
185 commitBeforeMerge::
186 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
187 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
188 resolveConflict::
189 Advice shown by various commands when conflicts
190 prevent the operation from being performed.
191 implicitIdentity::
192 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
193 your information is guessed from the system username and
194 domain name.
195 detachedHead::
196 Advice shown when you used linkgit:git-checkout[1] to
197 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
198 a local branch after the fact.
199 amWorkDir::
200 Advice that shows the location of the patch file when
201 linkgit:git-am[1] fails to apply it.
202 rmHints::
203 In case of failure in the output of linkgit:git-rm[1],
204 show directions on how to proceed from the current state.
205 --
206
207 core.fileMode::
208 If false, the executable bit differences between the index and
209 the working tree are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
210 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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212 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
213 will probe and set core.fileMode false if appropriate when the
214 repository is created.
215
216 core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks::
217 This option is only used by Cygwin implementation of Git. If false,
218 the Cygwin stat() and lstat() functions are used. This may be useful
219 if your repository consists of a few separate directories joined in
220 one hierarchy using Cygwin mount. If true, Git uses native Win32 API
221 whenever it is possible and falls back to Cygwin functions only to
222 handle symbol links. The native mode is more than twice faster than
223 normal Cygwin l/stat() functions. True by default, unless core.filemode
224 is true, in which case ignoreCygwinFSTricks is ignored as Cygwin's
225 POSIX emulation is required to support core.filemode.
226
227 core.ignorecase::
228 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
229 Git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
230 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
231 "makefile" when Git expects "Makefile", Git will assume
232 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
233 "Makefile".
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235 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
236 will probe and set core.ignorecase true if appropriate when the repository
237 is created.
238
239 core.precomposeunicode::
240 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of Git.
241 When core.precomposeunicode=true, Git reverts the unicode decomposition
242 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
243 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
244 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or Git under cygwin 1.7).
245 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by Git,
246 which is backward compatible with older versions of Git.
247
248 core.trustctime::
249 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
250 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
251 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
252 crawlers and some backup systems).
253 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
254
255 core.checkstat::
256 Determines which stat fields to match between the index
257 and work tree. The user can set this to 'default' or
258 'minimal'. Default (or explicitly 'default'), is to check
259 all fields, including the sub-second part of mtime and ctime.
260
261 core.quotepath::
262 The commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files',
263 'diff'), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
264 "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
265 pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
266 same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this
267 variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
268 not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double
269 quote, backslash and control characters are always
270 quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
271 variable.
272
273 core.eol::
274 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
275 files that have the `text` property set. Alternatives are
276 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's native
277 line ending. The default value is `native`. See
278 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
279 conversion.
280
281 core.safecrlf::
282 If true, makes Git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
283 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
284 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
285 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
286 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
287 this is not the case for the current setting of
288 `core.autocrlf`, Git will reject the file. The variable can
289 be set to "warn", in which case Git will only warn about an
290 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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292 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
293 When it is enabled, Git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
294 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
295 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by Git. For text
296 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
297 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
298 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
299 conversion can corrupt data.
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301 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
302 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
303 after committing you still have the original file in your work
304 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
305 Git that this file is binary and Git will handle the file
306 appropriately.
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308 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
309 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
310 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
311 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
312 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
313 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
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315 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
316 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
317 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
318 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
319 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
320 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
321 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
322 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
323 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
324 mechanism.
325
326 core.autocrlf::
327 Setting this variable to "true" is almost the same as setting
328 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files except that text
329 files are not guaranteed to be normalized: files that contain
330 `CRLF` in the repository will not be touched. Use this
331 setting if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
332 working directory even though the repository does not have
333 normalized line endings. This variable can be set to 'input',
334 in which case no output conversion is performed.
335
336 core.symlinks::
337 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
338 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
339 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
340 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
341 symbolic links.
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343 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
344 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
345 is created.
346
347 core.gitProxy::
348 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
349 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
350 using the Git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
351 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
352 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
353 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
354 the first match wins.
355 +
356 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
357 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
358 handling).
359 +
360 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
361 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
362 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
363 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
364
365 core.ignoreStat::
366 If true, commands which modify both the working tree and the index
367 will mark the updated paths with the "assume unchanged" bit in the
368 index. These marked files are then assumed to stay unchanged in the
369 working tree, until you mark them otherwise manually - Git will not
370 detect the file changes by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems
371 where those are very slow, such as Microsoft Windows.
372 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
373 False by default.
374
375 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
376 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
377 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
378 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
379 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
380
381 core.bare::
382 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
383 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
384 number of commands that require a working directory will be
385 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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387 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
388 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
389 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
390 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
391 = true).
392
393 core.worktree::
394 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
395 This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
396 variable and the '--work-tree' command line option.
397 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
398 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
399 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
400 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
401 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
402 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
403 of your working tree.
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405 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
406 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
407 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
408 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
409 misconfiguration. Running Git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
410 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
411 confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
412 read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
413 repository's usual working tree).
414
415 core.logAllRefUpdates::
416 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
417 "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
418 SHA-1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
419 only when the file exists. If this configuration
420 variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
421 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
422 refs/heads/), remote refs (i.e. under refs/remotes/),
423 note refs (i.e. under refs/notes/), and the symbolic ref HEAD.
424 +
425 This information can be used to determine what commit
426 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
427 +
428 This value is true by default in a repository that has
429 a working directory associated with it, and false by
430 default in a bare repository.
431
432 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
433 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
434 version.
435
436 core.sharedRepository::
437 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
438 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
439 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
440 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
441 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), Git will use permissions
442 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
443 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
444 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
445 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
446 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
447 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
448 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
449 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
450
451 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
452 If true, Git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
453 and might match multiple refs in the repository. True by default.
454
455 core.compression::
456 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
457 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
458 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
459 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
460 such as 'core.loosecompression' and 'pack.compression'.
461
462 core.loosecompression::
463 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
464 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
465 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
466 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
467 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
468
469 core.packedGitWindowSize::
470 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
471 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
472 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
473 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
474 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
475 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
476 a large number of large pack files.
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478 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
479 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
480 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
481 not need to adjust this value.
482 +
483 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
484
485 core.packedGitLimit::
486 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
487 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
488 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
489 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
490 +
491 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
492 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
493 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
494 +
495 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
496
497 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
498 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
499 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
500 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
501 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
502 objects multiple times.
503 +
504 Default is 16 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
505 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
506 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
507 +
508 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
509
510 core.bigFileThreshold::
511 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
512 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
513 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
514 slight expense of increased disk usage.
515 +
516 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
517 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
518 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
519 +
520 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
521
522 core.excludesfile::
523 In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
524 '.git/info/exclude', Git looks into this file for patterns
525 of files which are not meant to be tracked. "`~/`" is expanded
526 to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the specified user's
527 home directory. Its default value is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore.
528 If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/ignore
529 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
530
531 core.askpass::
532 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
533 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
534 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_ASKPASS'
535 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
536 'SSH_ASKPASS' environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
537 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
538 command line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
539
540 core.attributesfile::
541 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
542 '.git/info/attributes', Git looks into this file for attributes
543 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
544 way as for `core.excludesfile`. Its default value is
545 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not
546 set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/attributes is used instead.
547
548 core.editor::
549 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
550 messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
551 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
552 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
553
554 core.commentchar::
555 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
556 messages consider a line that begins with this character
557 commented, and removes them after the editor returns
558 (default '#').
559
560 sequence.editor::
561 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase instruction file.
562 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
563 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
564 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
565
566 core.pager::
567 The command that Git will use to paginate output. Can
568 be overridden with the `GIT_PAGER` environment
569 variable. Note that Git sets the `LESS` environment
570 variable to `FRSX` if it is unset when it runs the
571 pager. One can change these settings by setting the
572 `LESS` variable to some other value. Alternately,
573 these settings can be overridden on a project or
574 global basis by setting the `core.pager` option.
575 Setting `core.pager` has no effect on the `LESS`
576 environment variable behaviour above, so if you want
577 to override Git's default settings this way, you need
578 to be explicit. For example, to disable the S option
579 in a backward compatible manner, set `core.pager`
580 to `less -+S`. This will be passed to the shell by
581 Git, which will translate the final command to
582 `LESS=FRSX less -+S`.
583
584 core.whitespace::
585 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
586 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
587 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
588 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
589 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
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591 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
592 as an error (enabled by default).
593 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
594 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
595 error (enabled by default).
596 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with space
597 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
598 default).
599 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
600 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
601 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
602 (enabled by default).
603 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
604 `blank-at-eof`.
605 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
606 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
607 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
608 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
609 * `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
610 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when Git fixes `tab-in-indent`
611 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
612
613 core.fsyncobjectfiles::
614 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
615 +
616 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
617 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
618 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
619 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
620
621 core.preloadindex::
622 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
623 +
624 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
625 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
626 relatively high IO latencies. With this set to 'true', Git will do the
627 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
628 overlapping IO's.
629
630 core.createObject::
631 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
632 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
633 will not overwrite existing objects.
634 +
635 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
636 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
637 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
638
639 core.notesRef::
640 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
641 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
642 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
643 notes should be printed.
644 +
645 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
646 the 'GIT_NOTES_REF' environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
647
648 core.sparseCheckout::
649 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
650 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
651
652 core.abbrev::
653 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If unspecified,
654 many commands abbreviate to 7 hexdigits, which may not be enough
655 for abbreviated object names to stay unique for sufficiently long
656 time.
657
658 add.ignore-errors::
659 add.ignoreErrors::
660 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
661 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the '--ignore-errors'
662 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. Older versions of Git accept only
663 `add.ignore-errors`, which does not follow the usual naming
664 convention for configuration variables. Newer versions of Git
665 honor `add.ignoreErrors` as well.
666
667 alias.*::
668 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
669 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
670 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
671 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
672 hide existing Git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
673 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
674 quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.
675 +
676 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
677 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
678 "alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
679 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
680 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
681 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
682 not necessarily be the current directory.
683 'GIT_PREFIX' is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
684 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
685
686 am.keepcr::
687 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
688 with parameter '--keep-cr'. In this case git-mailsplit will
689 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
690 by giving '--no-keep-cr' from the command line.
691 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
692
693 apply.ignorewhitespace::
694 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
695 whitespace, in the same way as the '--ignore-space-change'
696 option.
697 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
698 respect all whitespace differences.
699 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
700
701 apply.whitespace::
702 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
703 as the '--whitespace' option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
704
705 branch.autosetupmerge::
706 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
707 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
708 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
709 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
710 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
711 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
712 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
713 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
714 local branch or remote-tracking
715 branch. This option defaults to true.
716
717 branch.autosetuprebase::
718 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
719 that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
720 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
721 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
722 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
723 other local branches.
724 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
725 remote-tracking branches.
726 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
727 branches.
728 See "branch.autosetupmerge" for details on how to set up a
729 branch to track another branch.
730 This option defaults to never.
731
732 branch.<name>.remote::
733 When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
734 which remote to fetch from/push to. The remote to push to
735 may be overridden with `remote.pushdefault` (for all branches).
736 The remote to push to, for the current branch, may be further
737 overridden by `branch.<name>.pushremote`. If no remote is
738 configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
739 `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushdefault` for pushing.
740
741 branch.<name>.pushremote::
742 When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for
743 pushing. It also overrides `remote.pushdefault` for pushing
744 from branch <name>. When you pull from one place (e.g. your
745 upstream) and push to another place (e.g. your own publishing
746 repository), you would want to set `remote.pushdefault` to
747 specify the remote to push to for all branches, and use this
748 option to override it for a specific branch.
749
750 branch.<name>.merge::
751 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
752 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
753 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
754 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
755 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
756 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
757 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
758 "branch.<name>.remote".
759 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
760 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
761 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
762 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
763 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
764 another branch in the local repository, you can point
765 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the special setting
766 `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
767
768 branch.<name>.mergeoptions::
769 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
770 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
771 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
772 supported.
773
774 branch.<name>.rebase::
775 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
776 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
777 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
778 branch-specific manner.
779 +
780 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
781 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
782 for details).
783
784 branch.<name>.description::
785 Branch description, can be edited with
786 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
787 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
788 request-pull summary.
789
790 browser.<tool>.cmd::
791 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
792 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
793 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
794
795 browser.<tool>.path::
796 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
797 browse HTML help (see '-w' option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
798 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
799
800 clean.requireForce::
801 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f
802 or -n. Defaults to true.
803
804 color.branch::
805 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
806 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
807 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
808 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
809
810 color.branch.<slot>::
811 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
812 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
813 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/),
814 `upstream` (upstream tracking branch), `plain` (other
815 refs).
816 +
817 The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most
818 two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces. The colors
819 accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`,
820 `magenta`, `cyan` and `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`,
821 `blink` and `reverse`. The first color given is the foreground; the
822 second is the background. The position of the attribute, if any,
823 doesn't matter.
824
825 color.diff::
826 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
827 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
828 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
829 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
830 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
831 Defaults to false.
832 +
833 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] nor the
834 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
835 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
836
837 color.diff.<slot>::
838 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
839 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
840 of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
841 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
842 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace`
843 (highlighting whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be
844 specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
845
846 color.decorate.<slot>::
847 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
848 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
849 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
850
851 color.grep::
852 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
853 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
854 when the output is written to the terminal. Defaults to `false`.
855
856 color.grep.<slot>::
857 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
858 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
859 +
860 --
861 `context`;;
862 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
863 `filename`;;
864 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
865 `function`;;
866 function name lines (when using `-p`)
867 `linenumber`;;
868 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
869 `match`;;
870 matching text
871 `selected`;;
872 non-matching text in selected lines
873 `separator`;;
874 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
875 and between hunks (`--`)
876 --
877 +
878 The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
879
880 color.interactive::
881 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
882 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive" and
883 "git-clean --interactive"). When false (or `never`), never.
884 When set to `true` or `auto`, use colors only when the output is
885 to the terminal. Defaults to false.
886
887 color.interactive.<slot>::
888 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive' and 'git clean
889 --interactive' output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help`
890 or `error`, for four distinct types of normal output from
891 interactive commands. The values of these variables may be
892 specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
893
894 color.pager::
895 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
896 use (default is true).
897
898 color.showbranch::
899 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
900 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
901 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
902 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
903
904 color.status::
905 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
906 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
907 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
908 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
909
910 color.status.<slot>::
911 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
912 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
913 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
914 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
915 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by Git),
916 `branch` (the current branch), or
917 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
918 to red). The values of these variables may be specified as in
919 color.branch.<slot>.
920
921 color.ui::
922 This variable determines the default value for variables such
923 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
924 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
925 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
926 to `false` or `never` if you prefer Git commands not to use
927 color unless enabled explicitly with some other configuration
928 or the `--color` option. Set it to `always` if you want all
929 output not intended for machine consumption to use color, to
930 `true` or `auto` (this is the default since Git 1.8.4) if you
931 want such output to use color when written to the terminal.
932
933 column.ui::
934 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
935 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
936 or commas:
937 +
938 These options control when the feature should be enabled
939 (defaults to 'never'):
940 +
941 --
942 `always`;;
943 always show in columns
944 `never`;;
945 never show in columns
946 `auto`;;
947 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
948 --
949 +
950 These options control layout (defaults to 'column'). Setting any
951 of these implies 'always' if none of 'always', 'never', or 'auto' are
952 specified.
953 +
954 --
955 `column`;;
956 fill columns before rows
957 `row`;;
958 fill rows before columns
959 `plain`;;
960 show in one column
961 --
962 +
963 Finally, these options can be combined with a layout option (defaults
964 to 'nodense'):
965 +
966 --
967 `dense`;;
968 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
969 `nodense`;;
970 make equal size columns
971 --
972
973 column.branch::
974 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
975 See `column.ui` for details.
976
977 column.clean::
978 Specify the layout when list items in `git clean -i`, which always
979 shows files and directories in columns. See `column.ui` for details.
980
981 column.status::
982 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
983 See `column.ui` for details.
984
985 column.tag::
986 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
987 See `column.ui` for details.
988
989 commit.cleanup::
990 This setting overrides the default of the `--cleanup` option in
991 `git commit`. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for details. Changing the
992 default can be useful when you always want to keep lines that begin
993 with comment character `#` in your log message, in which case you
994 would do `git config commit.cleanup whitespace` (note that you will
995 have to remove the help lines that begin with `#` in the commit log
996 template yourself, if you do this).
997
998 commit.status::
999 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
1000 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
1001 message. Defaults to true.
1002
1003 commit.template::
1004 Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
1005 "`~/`" is expanded to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the
1006 specified user's home directory.
1007
1008 credential.helper::
1009 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
1010 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
1011 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. See
1012 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details.
1013
1014 credential.useHttpPath::
1015 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
1016 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
1017 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
1018
1019 credential.username::
1020 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
1021 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
1022 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
1023
1024 credential.<url>.*::
1025 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
1026 some credentials. For example "credential.https://example.com.username"
1027 would set the default username only for https connections to
1028 example.com. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
1029 matched.
1030
1031 include::diff-config.txt[]
1032
1033 difftool.<tool>.path::
1034 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1035 your tool is not in the PATH.
1036
1037 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
1038 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
1039 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1040 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
1041 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
1042 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
1043 of the diff post-image.
1044
1045 difftool.prompt::
1046 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
1047
1048 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
1049 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
1050 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
1051 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
1052 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
1053 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
1054 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
1055 reference.
1056
1057 fetch.fsckObjects::
1058 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
1059 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1060 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1061 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1062 is used instead.
1063
1064 fetch.unpackLimit::
1065 If the number of objects fetched over the Git native
1066 transfer is below this
1067 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1068 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1069 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1070 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1071 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1072 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1073 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1074
1075 format.attach::
1076 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1077 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1078 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1079 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1080 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1081
1082 format.numbered::
1083 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1084 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1085 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1086 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1087 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1088
1089 format.headers::
1090 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1091 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1092
1093 format.to::
1094 format.cc::
1095 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1096 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1097 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1098
1099 format.subjectprefix::
1100 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1101 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1102
1103 format.signature::
1104 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1105 the Git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1106 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1107 signature generation.
1108
1109 format.suffix::
1110 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1111 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1112 include the dot if you want it).
1113
1114 format.pretty::
1115 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1116 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1117 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1118
1119 format.thread::
1120 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1121 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1122 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1123 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1124 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1125 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1126 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1127 value disables threading.
1128
1129 format.signoff::
1130 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1131 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1132 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1133 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1134 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1135
1136 format.coverLetter::
1137 A boolean that controls whether to generate a cover-letter when
1138 format-patch is invoked, but in addition can be set to "auto", to
1139 generate a cover-letter only when there's more than one patch.
1140
1141 filter.<driver>.clean::
1142 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1143 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1144 details.
1145
1146 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1147 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1148 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1149 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1150
1151 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1152 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1153 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1154 to 250.
1155
1156 gc.auto::
1157 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1158 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1159 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1160 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1161 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1162
1163 gc.autopacklimit::
1164 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1165 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1166 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1167 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1168
1169 gc.packrefs::
1170 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1171 unclonable by Git versions prior to 1.5.1.2 over dumb
1172 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1173 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1174 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1175 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1176
1177 gc.pruneexpire::
1178 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1179 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1180 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1181 unreachable objects immediately.
1182
1183 gc.reflogexpire::
1184 gc.<pattern>.reflogexpire::
1185 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1186 this time; defaults to 90 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1187 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1188 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1189
1190 gc.reflogexpireunreachable::
1191 gc.<ref>.reflogexpireunreachable::
1192 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1193 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1194 defaults to 30 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1195 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1196 match the <pattern>.
1197
1198 gc.rerereresolved::
1199 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1200 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1201 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1202
1203 gc.rerereunresolved::
1204 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1205 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1206 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1207
1208 gitcvs.commitmsgannotation::
1209 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1210 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1211
1212 gitcvs.enabled::
1213 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1214 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1215
1216 gitcvs.logfile::
1217 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1218 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1219
1220 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1221 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1222 attributes for files to determine the '-k' modes to use. If
1223 the attributes force Git to treat a file as text,
1224 the '-k' mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1225 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1226 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1227 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1228 the file type to be determined, then 'gitcvs.allbinary' is
1229 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1230
1231 gitcvs.allbinary::
1232 This is used if 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' does not resolve
1233 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1234 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1235 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1236 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1237 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1238 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1239 it is binary, similar to 'core.autocrlf'.
1240
1241 gitcvs.dbname::
1242 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1243 derived from the Git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1244 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1245 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1246 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1247 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1248
1249 gitcvs.dbdriver::
1250 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1251 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1252 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1253 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1254 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1255 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1256
1257 gitcvs.dbuser, gitcvs.dbpass::
1258 Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbdriver',
1259 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1260 'gitcvs.dbuser' supports variable substitution (see
1261 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1262
1263 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1264 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1265 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1266 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1267 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1268 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1269
1270 All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' and
1271 'gitcvs.allbinary' can also be specified as
1272 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1273 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1274 access method.
1275
1276 gitweb.category::
1277 gitweb.description::
1278 gitweb.owner::
1279 gitweb.url::
1280 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1281
1282 gitweb.avatar::
1283 gitweb.blame::
1284 gitweb.grep::
1285 gitweb.highlight::
1286 gitweb.patches::
1287 gitweb.pickaxe::
1288 gitweb.remote_heads::
1289 gitweb.showsizes::
1290 gitweb.snapshot::
1291 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1292
1293 grep.lineNumber::
1294 If set to true, enable '-n' option by default.
1295
1296 grep.patternType::
1297 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1298 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the '--basic-regexp', '--extended-regexp',
1299 '--fixed-strings', or '--perl-regexp' option accordingly, while the
1300 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1301
1302 grep.extendedRegexp::
1303 If set to true, enable '--extended-regexp' option by default. This
1304 option is ignored when the 'grep.patternType' option is set to a value
1305 other than 'default'.
1306
1307 gpg.program::
1308 Use this custom program instead of "gpg" found on $PATH when
1309 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1310 same command line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1311 signature, "gpg --verify $file - <$signature" is run, and the
1312 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1313 code 0, and to generate an ascii-armored detached signature, the
1314 standard input of "gpg -bsau $key" is fed with the contents to be
1315 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1316 standard output.
1317
1318 gui.commitmsgwidth::
1319 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1320 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1321
1322 gui.diffcontext::
1323 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1324 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1325
1326 gui.encoding::
1327 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1328 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1329 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1330 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1331 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1332 locale encoding.
1333
1334 gui.matchtrackingbranch::
1335 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1336 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1337 not. Default: "false".
1338
1339 gui.newbranchtemplate::
1340 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1341 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1342
1343 gui.pruneduringfetch::
1344 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1345 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1346
1347 gui.trustmtime::
1348 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1349 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1350
1351 gui.spellingdictionary::
1352 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1353 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1354 off.
1355
1356 gui.fastcopyblame::
1357 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1358 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1359 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1360
1361 gui.copyblamethreshold::
1362 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1363 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1364 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1365
1366 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1367 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1368 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1369 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1370 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1371
1372 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1373 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1374 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1375 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1376 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1377 the tool as 'GIT_GUITOOL', the name of the currently selected file as
1378 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1379 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1380
1381 guitool.<name>.needsfile::
1382 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1383 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1384
1385 guitool.<name>.noconsole::
1386 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1387 output.
1388
1389 guitool.<name>.norescan::
1390 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1391 finishes execution.
1392
1393 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1394 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1395
1396 guitool.<name>.argprompt::
1397 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1398 through the 'ARGS' environment variable. Since requesting an
1399 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1400 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1401 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1402 value of the variable is used.
1403
1404 guitool.<name>.revprompt::
1405 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1406 'REVISION' environment variable. In other aspects this option
1407 is similar to 'argprompt', and can be used together with it.
1408
1409 guitool.<name>.revunmerged::
1410 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revprompt' subdialog.
1411 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1412 for things like checkout or reset.
1413
1414 guitool.<name>.title::
1415 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1416 is the tool name.
1417
1418 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1419 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1420 the dialog, before subsections for 'argprompt' and 'revprompt'.
1421 The default value includes the actual command.
1422
1423 help.browser::
1424 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1425 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1426
1427 help.format::
1428 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1429 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1430 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1431
1432 help.autocorrect::
1433 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1434 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1435 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1436 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1437 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1438 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1439 This is the default.
1440
1441 help.htmlpath::
1442 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1443 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1444 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1445 path of your Git installation.
1446
1447 http.proxy::
1448 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1449 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see
1450 `curl(1)`). This can be overridden on a per-remote basis; see
1451 remote.<name>.proxy
1452
1453 http.cookiefile::
1454 File containing previously stored cookie lines which should be used
1455 in the Git http session, if they match the server. The file format
1456 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
1457 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see linkgit:curl[1]).
1458 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookiefile is only used as
1459 input. No cookies will be stored in the file.
1460
1461 http.sslVerify::
1462 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1463 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY' environment
1464 variable.
1465
1466 http.sslCert::
1467 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1468 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CERT' environment
1469 variable.
1470
1471 http.sslKey::
1472 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
1473 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
1474 variable.
1475
1476 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
1477 Enable Git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
1478 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
1479 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
1480 'GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED' environment variable.
1481
1482 http.sslCAInfo::
1483 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
1484 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
1485 'GIT_SSL_CAINFO' environment variable.
1486
1487 http.sslCAPath::
1488 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
1489 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
1490 by the 'GIT_SSL_CAPATH' environment variable.
1491
1492 http.sslTry::
1493 Attempt to use AUTH SSL/TLS and encrypted data transfers
1494 when connecting via regular FTP protocol. This might be needed
1495 if the FTP server requires it for security reasons or you wish
1496 to connect securely whenever remote FTP server supports it.
1497 Default is false since it might trigger certificate verification
1498 errors on misconfigured servers.
1499
1500 http.maxRequests::
1501 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
1502 by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
1503
1504 http.minSessions::
1505 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
1506 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
1507 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
1508 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
1509
1510 http.postBuffer::
1511 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
1512 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
1513 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
1514 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
1515 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
1516 sufficient for most requests.
1517
1518 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
1519 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
1520 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
1521 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT' and
1522 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME' environment variables.
1523
1524 http.noEPSV::
1525 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
1526 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
1527 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
1528 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
1529
1530 http.useragent::
1531 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
1532 value represents the version of the client Git such as git/1.7.1.
1533 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
1534 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
1535 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
1536 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
1537 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT' environment variable.
1538
1539 i18n.commitEncoding::
1540 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
1541 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
1542 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
1543 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
1544 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
1545
1546 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
1547 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
1548 running 'git log' and friends.
1549
1550 imap::
1551 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
1552 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
1553
1554 init.templatedir::
1555 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
1556 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
1557
1558 instaweb.browser::
1559 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
1560 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1561
1562 instaweb.httpd::
1563 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
1564 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1565
1566 instaweb.local::
1567 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
1568 be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
1569
1570 instaweb.modulepath::
1571 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
1572 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
1573 is Apache.
1574
1575 instaweb.port::
1576 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
1577 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1578
1579 interactive.singlekey::
1580 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
1581 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
1582 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
1583 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
1584 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
1585 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
1586 is not available.
1587
1588 log.abbrevCommit::
1589 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
1590 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
1591 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
1592
1593 log.date::
1594 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
1595 Setting a value for log.date is similar to using 'git log''s
1596 `--date` option. Possible values are `relative`, `local`,
1597 `default`, `iso`, `rfc`, and `short`; see linkgit:git-log[1]
1598 for details.
1599
1600 log.decorate::
1601 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
1602 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
1603 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
1604 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
1605 This is the same as the log commands '--decorate' option.
1606
1607 log.showroot::
1608 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
1609 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
1610 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
1611 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
1612
1613 log.mailmap::
1614 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
1615 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--use-mailmap`.
1616
1617 mailmap.file::
1618 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
1619 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
1620 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
1621 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
1622 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
1623 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
1624
1625 mailmap.blob::
1626 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
1627 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
1628 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
1629 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
1630 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
1631 defaults to empty.
1632
1633 man.viewer::
1634 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
1635 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1636
1637 man.<tool>.cmd::
1638 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
1639 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
1640 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
1641
1642 man.<tool>.path::
1643 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1644 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1645
1646 include::merge-config.txt[]
1647
1648 mergetool.<tool>.path::
1649 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1650 your tool is not in the PATH.
1651
1652 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
1653 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
1654 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1655 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
1656 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
1657 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
1658 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
1659 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
1660 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
1661 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
1662
1663 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
1664 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
1665 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
1666 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
1667 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
1668 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
1669 indicate the success of the merge.
1670
1671 mergetool.keepBackup::
1672 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
1673 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
1674 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
1675 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
1676
1677 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
1678 When invoking a custom merge tool, Git uses a set of temporary
1679 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
1680 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
1681 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
1682 exited. Defaults to `false`.
1683
1684 mergetool.prompt::
1685 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
1686
1687 notes.displayRef::
1688 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
1689 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
1690 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
1691 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
1692 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
1693 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
1694 ignored.
1695 +
1696 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
1697 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1698 globs.
1699 +
1700 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
1701 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
1702 displayed.
1703
1704 notes.rewrite.<command>::
1705 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
1706 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, Git
1707 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
1708 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
1709 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
1710
1711 notes.rewriteMode::
1712 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
1713 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
1714 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
1715 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, or `ignore`. Defaults to
1716 `concatenate`.
1717 +
1718 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
1719 environment variable.
1720
1721 notes.rewriteRef::
1722 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
1723 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
1724 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
1725 You may also specify this configuration several times.
1726 +
1727 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
1728 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
1729 rewriting for the default commit notes.
1730 +
1731 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
1732 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1733 globs.
1734
1735 pack.window::
1736 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1737 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
1738
1739 pack.depth::
1740 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1741 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
1742
1743 pack.windowMemory::
1744 The window memory size limit used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1745 when no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
1746 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". Defaults to 0, meaning no
1747 limit.
1748
1749 pack.compression::
1750 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
1751 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
1752 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
1753 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
1754 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
1755 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
1756 to level 6)."
1757 +
1758 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
1759 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
1760 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
1761
1762 pack.deltaCacheSize::
1763 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
1764 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
1765 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
1766 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
1767 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
1768 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
1769 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
1770 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
1771 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
1772
1773 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
1774 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
1775 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
1776 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
1777 result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
1778
1779 pack.threads::
1780 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
1781 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1782 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
1783 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
1784 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
1785 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
1786 Specifying 0 will cause Git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
1787 and set the number of threads accordingly.
1788
1789 pack.indexVersion::
1790 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
1791 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
1792 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
1793 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
1794 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
1795 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
1796 larger than 2 GB.
1797 +
1798 If you have an old Git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
1799 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http" and "rsync")
1800 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
1801 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
1802 older version of Git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
1803 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
1804 the `*.idx` file.
1805
1806 pack.packSizeLimit::
1807 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
1808 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
1809 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
1810 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. The minimum size allowed is
1811 limited to 1 MiB. The default is unlimited.
1812 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
1813 supported.
1814
1815 pager.<cmd>::
1816 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
1817 output of a particular Git subcommand when writing to a tty.
1818 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
1819 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
1820 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
1821 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
1822 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
1823
1824 pretty.<name>::
1825 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
1826 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
1827 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
1828 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
1829 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
1830 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
1831 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
1832 will be silently ignored.
1833
1834 pull.rebase::
1835 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
1836 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
1837 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
1838 per-branch basis.
1839 +
1840 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1841 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1842 for details).
1843
1844 pull.octopus::
1845 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
1846 at once.
1847
1848 pull.twohead::
1849 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
1850
1851 push.default::
1852 Defines the action `git push` should take if no refspec is
1853 explicitly given. Different values are well-suited for
1854 specific workflows; for instance, in a purely central workflow
1855 (i.e. the fetch source is equal to the push destination),
1856 `upstream` is probably what you want. Possible values are:
1857 +
1858 --
1859
1860 * `nothing` - do not push anything (error out) unless a refspec is
1861 explicitly given. This is primarily meant for people who want to
1862 avoid mistakes by always being explicit.
1863
1864 * `current` - push the current branch to update a branch with the same
1865 name on the receiving end. Works in both central and non-central
1866 workflows.
1867
1868 * `upstream` - push the current branch back to the branch whose
1869 changes are usually integrated into the current branch (which is
1870 called `@{upstream}`). This mode only makes sense if you are
1871 pushing to the same repository you would normally pull from
1872 (i.e. central workflow).
1873
1874 * `simple` - in centralized workflow, work like `upstream` with an
1875 added safety to refuse to push if the upstream branch's name is
1876 different from the local one.
1877 +
1878 When pushing to a remote that is different from the remote you normally
1879 pull from, work as `current`. This is the safest option and is suited
1880 for beginners.
1881 +
1882 This mode will become the default in Git 2.0.
1883
1884 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name on both ends.
1885 This makes the repository you are pushing to remember the set of
1886 branches that will be pushed out (e.g. if you always push 'maint'
1887 and 'master' there and no other branches, the repository you push
1888 to will have these two branches, and your local 'maint' and
1889 'master' will be pushed there).
1890 +
1891 To use this mode effectively, you have to make sure _all_ the
1892 branches you would push out are ready to be pushed out before
1893 running 'git push', as the whole point of this mode is to allow you
1894 to push all of the branches in one go. If you usually finish work
1895 on only one branch and push out the result, while other branches are
1896 unfinished, this mode is not for you. Also this mode is not
1897 suitable for pushing into a shared central repository, as other
1898 people may add new branches there, or update the tip of existing
1899 branches outside your control.
1900 +
1901 This is currently the default, but Git 2.0 will change the default
1902 to `simple`.
1903
1904 --
1905
1906 rebase.stat::
1907 Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
1908 rebase. False by default.
1909
1910 rebase.autosquash::
1911 If set to true enable '--autosquash' option by default.
1912
1913 rebase.autostash::
1914 When set to true, automatically create a temporary stash
1915 before the operation begins, and apply it after the operation
1916 ends. This means that you can run rebase on a dirty worktree.
1917 However, use with care: the final stash application after a
1918 successful rebase might result in non-trivial conflicts.
1919 Defaults to false.
1920
1921 receive.autogc::
1922 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
1923 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
1924 it by setting this variable to false.
1925
1926 receive.fsckObjects::
1927 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
1928 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1929 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1930 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1931 is used instead.
1932
1933 receive.unpackLimit::
1934 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
1935 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1936 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1937 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1938 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1939 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1940 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1941 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1942
1943 receive.denyDeletes::
1944 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
1945 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
1946
1947 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
1948 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
1949 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1950
1951 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
1952 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
1953 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1954 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
1955 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
1956 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
1957 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
1958 message. Defaults to "refuse".
1959
1960 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
1961 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
1962 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
1963 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
1964 set when initializing a shared repository.
1965
1966 receive.hiderefs::
1967 String(s) `receive-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
1968 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
1969 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
1970 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
1971 variable is excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git
1972 push`, and an attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by
1973 `git push` is rejected.
1974
1975 receive.updateserverinfo::
1976 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
1977 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
1978
1979 remote.pushdefault::
1980 The remote to push to by default. Overrides
1981 `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches, and is overridden by
1982 `branch.<name>.pushremote` for specific branches.
1983
1984 remote.<name>.url::
1985 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
1986 linkgit:git-push[1].
1987
1988 remote.<name>.pushurl::
1989 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
1990
1991 remote.<name>.proxy::
1992 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
1993 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
1994 disable proxying for that remote.
1995
1996 remote.<name>.fetch::
1997 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
1998 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1999
2000 remote.<name>.push::
2001 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
2002 linkgit:git-push[1].
2003
2004 remote.<name>.mirror::
2005 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
2006 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
2007
2008 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
2009 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2010 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2011 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2012
2013 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
2014 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2015 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2016 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2017
2018 remote.<name>.receivepack::
2019 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
2020 option \--receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
2021
2022 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
2023 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
2024 option \--upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
2025
2026 remote.<name>.tagopt::
2027 Setting this value to \--no-tags disables automatic tag following when
2028 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to \--tags will fetch every
2029 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
2030 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
2031 override this setting. See options \--tags and \--no-tags of
2032 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
2033
2034 remote.<name>.vcs::
2035 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
2036 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
2037
2038 remotes.<group>::
2039 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
2040 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
2041
2042 repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
2043 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
2044 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
2045 Git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
2046 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
2047 "false" and repack. Access from old Git versions over the
2048 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
2049
2050 rerere.autoupdate::
2051 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
2052 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
2053 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
2054
2055 rerere.enabled::
2056 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
2057 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
2058 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
2059 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
2060 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
2061 repository.
2062
2063 sendemail.identity::
2064 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
2065 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
2066 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
2067 the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
2068
2069 sendemail.smtpencryption::
2070 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
2071 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
2072
2073 sendemail.smtpssl::
2074 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpencryption = ssl'.
2075
2076 sendemail.smtpsslcertpath::
2077 Path to ca-certificates (either a directory or a single file).
2078 Set it to an empty string to disable certificate verification.
2079
2080 sendemail.<identity>.*::
2081 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
2082 found below, taking precedence over those when the this
2083 identity is selected, through command-line or
2084 'sendemail.identity'.
2085
2086 sendemail.aliasesfile::
2087 sendemail.aliasfiletype::
2088 sendemail.annotate::
2089 sendemail.bcc::
2090 sendemail.cc::
2091 sendemail.cccmd::
2092 sendemail.chainreplyto::
2093 sendemail.confirm::
2094 sendemail.envelopesender::
2095 sendemail.from::
2096 sendemail.multiedit::
2097 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
2098 sendemail.smtppass::
2099 sendemail.suppresscc::
2100 sendemail.suppressfrom::
2101 sendemail.to::
2102 sendemail.smtpdomain::
2103 sendemail.smtpserver::
2104 sendemail.smtpserverport::
2105 sendemail.smtpserveroption::
2106 sendemail.smtpuser::
2107 sendemail.thread::
2108 sendemail.validate::
2109 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
2110
2111 sendemail.signedoffcc::
2112 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.signedoffbycc'.
2113
2114 showbranch.default::
2115 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2116 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2117
2118 status.relativePaths::
2119 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
2120 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
2121 relative to the repository root (this was the default for Git
2122 prior to v1.5.4).
2123
2124 status.short::
2125 Set to true to enable --short by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
2126 The option --no-short takes precedence over this variable.
2127
2128 status.branch::
2129 Set to true to enable --branch by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
2130 The option --no-branch takes precedence over this variable.
2131
2132 status.showUntrackedFiles::
2133 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
2134 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
2135 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
2136 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
2137 all the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
2138 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
2139 the untracked files. Possible values are:
2140 +
2141 --
2142 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
2143 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
2144 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
2145 --
2146 +
2147 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
2148 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
2149 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
2150
2151 status.submodulesummary::
2152 Defaults to false.
2153 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
2154 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
2155 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
2156 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]).
2157
2158 submodule.<name>.path::
2159 submodule.<name>.url::
2160 submodule.<name>.update::
2161 The path within this project, URL, and the updating strategy
2162 for a submodule. These variables are initially populated
2163 by 'git submodule init'; edit them to override the
2164 URL and other values found in the `.gitmodules` file. See
2165 linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2166
2167 submodule.<name>.branch::
2168 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
2169 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
2170 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
2171 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2172
2173 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
2174 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
2175 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
2176 command line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
2177 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
2178 file.
2179
2180 submodule.<name>.ignore::
2181 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
2182 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
2183 modified, "dirty" will ignore all changes to the submodules work tree and
2184 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
2185 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
2186 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
2187 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
2188 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
2189 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
2190 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
2191 "--ignore-submodules" option.
2192
2193 tar.umask::
2194 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
2195 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
2196 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
2197 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
2198 linkgit:git-archive[1].
2199
2200 transfer.fsckObjects::
2201 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
2202 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2203 Defaults to false.
2204
2205 transfer.hiderefs::
2206 This variable can be used to set both `receive.hiderefs`
2207 and `uploadpack.hiderefs` at the same time to the same
2208 values. See entries for these other variables.
2209
2210 transfer.unpackLimit::
2211 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
2212 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2213 The default value is 100.
2214
2215 uploadpack.hiderefs::
2216 String(s) `upload-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
2217 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
2218 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
2219 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
2220 variable is excluded, and is hidden from `git ls-remote`,
2221 `git fetch`, etc. An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git
2222 fetch` will fail. See also `uploadpack.allowtipsha1inwant`.
2223
2224 uploadpack.allowtipsha1inwant::
2225 When `uploadpack.hiderefs` is in effect, allow `upload-pack`
2226 to accept a fetch request that asks for an object at the tip
2227 of a hidden ref (by default, such a request is rejected).
2228 see also `uploadpack.hiderefs`.
2229
2230 url.<base>.insteadOf::
2231 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
2232 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
2233 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2234 access methods, and some users need to use different access
2235 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
2236 equivalent URLs and have Git automatically rewrite the URL to
2237 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
2238 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2239 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
2240
2241 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
2242 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
2243 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
2244 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
2245 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2246 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
2247 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have Git
2248 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
2249 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2250 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
2251 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, Git will ignore this
2252 setting for that remote.
2253
2254 user.email::
2255 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2256 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
2257 'EMAIL' environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2258
2259 user.name::
2260 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2261 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
2262 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2263
2264 user.signingkey::
2265 If linkgit:git-tag[1] is not selecting the key you want it to
2266 automatically when creating a signed tag, you can override the
2267 default selection with this variable. This option is passed
2268 unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter, so you may specify a key
2269 using any method that gpg supports.
2270
2271 web.browser::
2272 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
2273 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
2274 may use it.