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1 CONFIGURATION FILE
2 ------------------
3
4 The git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
5 the git command's behavior. `.git/config` file for each repository
6 is used to store the information for that repository, and
7 `$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store per user information to give
8 fallback values for `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
9 can be used to store system-wide defaults.
10
11 They can be used by both the git plumbing
12 and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, where
13 in the fully qualified variable name 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 and only alphanumeric
16 characters are allowed. Some variables may appear multiple times.
17
18 Syntax
19 ~~~~~~
20
21 The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
22 ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
23 blank lines are ignored.
24
25 The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
26 the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
27 section begins. Section names are not case sensitive. Only alphanumeric
28 characters, '`-`' and '`.`' are allowed in section names. Each variable
29 must belong to some section, which means that there must be section
30 header before first setting of a variable.
31
32 Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
33 put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
34 in the section header, like in example below:
35
36 --------
37 [section "subsection"]
38
39 --------
40
41 Subsection names can contain any characters except newline (doublequote
42 '`"`' and backslash have to be escaped as '`\"`' and '`\\`',
43 respectively) and are case sensitive. Section header cannot span multiple
44 lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
45 You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
46 don't need to.
47
48 There is also (case insensitive) alternative `[section.subsection]` syntax.
49 In this syntax subsection names follow the same restrictions as for section
50 name.
51
52 All the other lines are recognized as setting variables, in the form
53 'name = value'. If there is no equal sign on the line, the entire line
54 is taken as 'name' and the variable is recognized as boolean "true".
55 The variable names are case-insensitive and only alphanumeric
56 characters and '`-`' are allowed. There can be more than one value
57 for a given variable; we say then that variable is multivalued.
58
59 Leading and trailing whitespace in a variable value is discarded.
60 Internal whitespace within a variable value is retained verbatim.
61
62 The values following the equals sign in variable assign are all either
63 a string, an integer, or a boolean. Boolean values may be given as yes/no,
64 0/1 or true/false. Case is not significant in boolean values, when
65 converting value to the canonical form using '--bool' type specifier;
66 `git-config` will ensure that the output is "true" or "false".
67
68 String values may be entirely or partially enclosed in double quotes.
69 You need to enclose variable value in double quotes if you want to
70 preserve leading or trailing whitespace, or if variable value contains
71 beginning of comment characters (if it contains '#' or ';').
72 Double quote '`"`' and backslash '`\`' characters in variable value must
73 be escaped: use '`\"`' for '`"`' and '`\\`' for '`\`'.
74
75 The following escape sequences (beside '`\"`' and '`\\`') are recognized:
76 '`\n`' for newline character (NL), '`\t`' for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
77 and '`\b`' for backspace (BS). No other char escape sequence, nor octal
78 char sequences are valid.
79
80 Variable value ending in a '`\`' is continued on the next line in the
81 customary UNIX fashion.
82
83 Some variables may require special value format.
84
85 Example
86 ~~~~~~~
87
88 # Core variables
89 [core]
90 ; Don't trust file modes
91 filemode = false
92
93 # Our diff algorithm
94 [diff]
95 external = "/usr/local/bin/gnu-diff -u"
96 renames = true
97
98 [branch "devel"]
99 remote = origin
100 merge = refs/heads/devel
101
102 # Proxy settings
103 [core]
104 gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
105 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
106
107 Variables
108 ~~~~~~~~~
109
110 Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
111 For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
112 in the appropriate manual page. You will find a description of non-core
113 porcelain configuration variables in the respective porcelain documentation.
114
115 core.fileMode::
116 If false, the executable bit differences between the index and
117 the working copy are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
118 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
119
120 core.quotepath::
121 The commands that output paths (e.g. `ls-files`,
122 `diff`), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
123 "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
124 pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
125 same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this
126 variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
127 not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double
128 quote, backslash and control characters are always
129 quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
130 variable.
131
132 core.autocrlf::
133 If true, makes git convert `CRLF` at the end of lines in text files to
134 `LF` when reading from the filesystem, and convert in reverse when
135 writing to the filesystem. The variable can be set to
136 'input', in which case the conversion happens only while
137 reading from the filesystem but files are written out with
138 `LF` at the end of lines. Currently, which paths to consider
139 "text" (i.e. be subjected to the autocrlf mechanism) is
140 decided purely based on the contents.
141
142 core.symlinks::
143 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
144 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
145 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
146 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
147 symbolic links. True by default.
148
149 core.gitProxy::
150 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
151 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
152 using the git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
153 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
154 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
155 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
156 the first match wins.
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158 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
159 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
160 handling).
161
162 core.ignoreStat::
163 The working copy files are assumed to stay unchanged until you
164 mark them otherwise manually - Git will not detect the file changes
165 by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems where those are very
166 slow, such as Microsoft Windows. See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
167 False by default.
168
169 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
170 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
171 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
172 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
173 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
174
175 core.bare::
176 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
177 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
178 number of commands that require a working directory will be
179 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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181 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
182 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
183 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
184 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
185 = true).
186
187 core.worktree::
188 Set the path to the working tree. The value will not be
189 used in combination with repositories found automatically in
190 a .git directory (i.e. $GIT_DIR is not set).
191 This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
192 variable and the '--work-tree' command line option.
193
194 core.logAllRefUpdates::
195 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
196 "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
197 SHA1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
198 only when the file exists. If this configuration
199 variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
200 file is automatically created for branch heads.
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202 This information can be used to determine what commit
203 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
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205 This value is true by default in a repository that has
206 a working directory associated with it, and false by
207 default in a bare repository.
208
209 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
210 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
211 version.
212
213 core.sharedRepository::
214 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
215 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
216 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
217 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
218 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), git will use permissions
219 reported by umask(2). See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
220
221 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
222 If true, git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
223 and might match multiple refs in the .git/refs/ tree. True by default.
224
225 core.compression::
226 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
227 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
228 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
229 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
230 such as 'core.loosecompression' and 'pack.compression'.
231
232 core.loosecompression::
233 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
234 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
235 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
236 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
237 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
238
239 core.packedGitWindowSize::
240 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
241 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
242 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
243 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
244 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
245 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
246 a large number of large pack files.
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248 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
249 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
250 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
251 not need to adjust this value.
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253 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
254
255 core.packedGitLimit::
256 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
257 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
258 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
259 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
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261 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
262 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
263 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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265 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
266
267 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
268 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
269 that multiple deltafied objects reference. By storing the
270 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
271 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
272 objects multiple times.
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274 Default is 16 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
275 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
276 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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278 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
279
280 core.excludesfile::
281 In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
282 '.git/info/exclude', git looks into this file for patterns
283 of files which are not meant to be tracked. See
284 linkgit:gitignore[5].
285
286 core.editor::
287 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
288 messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
289 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
290 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. The order of preference is
291 `GIT_EDITOR` environment, `core.editor`, `VISUAL` and
292 `EDITOR` environment variables and then finally `vi`.
293
294 core.pager::
295 The command that git will use to paginate output. Can be overridden
296 with the `GIT_PAGER` environment variable.
297
298 core.whitespace::
299 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
300 notice. `git diff` will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
301 highlight them, and `git apply --whitespace=error` will
302 consider them as errors:
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304 * `trailing-space` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
305 as an error (enabled by default).
306 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
307 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
308 error (enabled by default).
309 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with 8 or more
310 space characters as an error (not enabled by default).
311
312 alias.*::
313 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
314 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
315 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
316 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
317 hide existing git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
318 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
319 quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.
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321 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
322 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
323 "alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
324 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
325 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD".
326
327 apply.whitespace::
328 Tells `git-apply` how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
329 as the '--whitespace' option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
330
331 branch.autosetupmerge::
332 Tells `git-branch` and `git-checkout` to setup new branches
333 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from that
334 remote branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
335 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
336 and `--no-track` options. This option defaults to false.
337
338 branch.<name>.remote::
339 When in branch <name>, it tells `git fetch` which remote to fetch.
340 If this option is not given, `git fetch` defaults to remote "origin".
341
342 branch.<name>.merge::
343 When in branch <name>, it tells `git fetch` the default
344 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
345 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
346 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
347 "branch.<name>.remote".
348 The merge information is used by `git pull` (which at first calls
349 `git fetch`) to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
350 this option, `git pull` defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
351 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
352 If you wish to setup `git pull` so that it merges into <name> from
353 another branch in the local repository, you can point
354 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the special setting
355 `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
356
357 branch.<name>.mergeoptions::
358 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
359 supported options are equal to that of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
360 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
361 supported.
362
363 branch.<name>.rebase::
364 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
365 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote.
366 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
367 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
368 for details).
369
370 clean.requireForce::
371 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f
372 or -n. Defaults to true.
373
374 color.branch::
375 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
376 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
377 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
378 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
379
380 color.branch.<slot>::
381 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
382 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
383 `remote` (a tracking branch in refs/remotes/), `plain` (other
384 refs).
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386 The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most
387 two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces. The colors
388 accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`,
389 `magenta`, `cyan` and `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`,
390 `blink` and `reverse`. The first color given is the foreground; the
391 second is the background. The position of the attribute, if any,
392 doesn't matter.
393
394 color.diff::
395 When set to `always`, always use colors in patch.
396 When false (or `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use
397 colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.
398
399 color.diff.<slot>::
400 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
401 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
402 of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
403 (hunk header), `old` (removed lines), `new` (added lines),
404 `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace` (highlighting
405 whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be specified as
406 in color.branch.<slot>.
407
408 color.interactive::
409 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
410 and displays (such as those used by "git add --interactive").
411 When false (or `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use
412 colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.
413
414 color.interactive.<slot>::
415 Use customized color for `git add --interactive`
416 output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, or `help`, for
417 three distinct types of normal output from interactive
418 programs. The values of these variables may be specified as
419 in color.branch.<slot>.
420
421 color.pager::
422 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
423 use (default is true).
424
425 color.status::
426 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
427 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
428 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
429 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
430
431 color.status.<slot>::
432 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
433 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
434 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
435 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
436 or `untracked` (files which are not tracked by git). The values of
437 these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
438
439 commit.template::
440 Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
441
442 diff.autorefreshindex::
443 When using `git diff` to compare with work tree
444 files, do not consider stat-only change as changed.
445 Instead, silently run `git update-index --refresh` to
446 update the cached stat information for paths whose
447 contents in the work tree match the contents in the
448 index. This option defaults to true. Note that this
449 affects only `git diff` Porcelain, and not lower level
450 `diff` commands, such as `git diff-files`.
451
452 diff.external::
453 If this config variable is set, diff generation is not
454 performed using the internal diff machinery, but using the
455 given command. Note: if you want to use an external diff
456 program only on a subset of your files, you might want to
457 use linkgit:gitattributes[5] instead.
458
459 diff.renameLimit::
460 The number of files to consider when performing the copy/rename
461 detection; equivalent to the git diff option '-l'.
462
463 diff.renames::
464 Tells git to detect renames. If set to any boolean value, it
465 will enable basic rename detection. If set to "copies" or
466 "copy", it will detect copies, as well.
467
468 fetch.unpackLimit::
469 If the number of objects fetched over the git native
470 transfer is below this
471 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
472 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
473 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
474 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
475 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
476 especially on slow filesystems.
477
478 format.numbered::
479 A boolean which can enable sequence numbers in patch subjects.
480 Setting this option to "auto" will enable it only if there is
481 more than one patch. See --numbered option in
482 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
483
484 format.headers::
485 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
486 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
487
488 format.suffix::
489 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
490 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
491 include the dot if you want it).
492
493 gc.aggressiveWindow::
494 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
495 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
496 to 10.
497
498 gc.auto::
499 When there are approximately more than this many loose
500 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
501 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
502 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. Setting
503 this to 0 disables it.
504
505 gc.autopacklimit::
506 When there are more than this many packs that are not
507 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
508 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. Setting
509 this to 0 disables this.
510
511 gc.packrefs::
512 `git gc` does not run `git pack-refs` in a bare repository by
513 default so that older dumb-transport clients can still fetch
514 from the repository. Setting this to `true` lets `git
515 gc` to run `git pack-refs`. Setting this to `false` tells
516 `git gc` never to run `git pack-refs`. The default setting is
517 `notbare`. Enable it only when you know you do not have to
518 support such clients. The default setting will change to `true`
519 at some stage, and setting this to `false` will continue to
520 prevent `git pack-refs` from being run from `git gc`.
521
522 gc.reflogexpire::
523 `git reflog expire` removes reflog entries older than
524 this time; defaults to 90 days.
525
526 gc.reflogexpireunreachable::
527 `git reflog expire` removes reflog entries older than
528 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
529 defaults to 30 days.
530
531 gc.rerereresolved::
532 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
533 kept for this many days when `git rerere gc` is run.
534 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
535
536 gc.rerereunresolved::
537 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
538 kept for this many days when `git rerere gc` is run.
539 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
540
541 rerere.enabled::
542 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
543 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they
544 be encountered again. linkgit:git-rerere[1] command is by
545 default enabled, but can be disabled by setting this option to
546 false.
547
548 gitcvs.enabled::
549 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
550 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
551
552 gitcvs.logfile::
553 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
554 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
555
556 gitcvs.allbinary::
557 If true, all files are sent to the client in mode '-kb'. This
558 causes the client to treat all files as binary files which suppresses
559 any newline munging it otherwise might do. A work-around for the
560 fact that there is no way yet to set single files to mode '-kb'.
561
562 gitcvs.dbname::
563 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
564 derived from the git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
565 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
566 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
567 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
568 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
569
570 gitcvs.dbdriver::
571 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
572 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
573 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
574 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
575 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
576 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
577
578 gitcvs.dbuser, gitcvs.dbpass::
579 Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbdriver',
580 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
581 'gitcvs.dbuser' supports variable substitution (see
582 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
583
584 All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.allbinary' can also be
585 specified as 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
586 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
587 access method.
588
589 help.browser::
590 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
591 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
592
593 help.format::
594 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
595 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
596 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
597
598 http.proxy::
599 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy'
600 environment variable (see linkgit:curl[1]). This can be overridden
601 on a per-remote basis; see remote.<name>.proxy
602
603 http.sslVerify::
604 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
605 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY' environment
606 variable.
607
608 http.sslCert::
609 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
610 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CERT' environment
611 variable.
612
613 http.sslKey::
614 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
615 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
616 variable.
617
618 http.sslCAInfo::
619 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
620 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
621 'GIT_SSL_CAINFO' environment variable.
622
623 http.sslCAPath::
624 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
625 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
626 by the 'GIT_SSL_CAPATH' environment variable.
627
628 http.maxRequests::
629 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
630 by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
631
632 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
633 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
634 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
635 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT' and
636 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME' environment variables.
637
638 http.noEPSV::
639 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
640 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
641 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
642 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
643
644 i18n.commitEncoding::
645 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; git itself
646 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
647 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
648 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
649 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
650
651 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
652 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
653 running `git-log` and friends.
654
655 instaweb.browser::
656 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
657 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
658
659 instaweb.httpd::
660 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
661 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
662
663 instaweb.local::
664 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
665 be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
666
667 instaweb.modulepath::
668 The module path for an apache httpd used by linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
669
670 instaweb.port::
671 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
672 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
673
674 log.showroot::
675 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
676 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
677 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
678 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
679
680 merge.summary::
681 Whether to include summaries of merged commits in newly created
682 merge commit messages. False by default.
683
684 merge.tool::
685 Controls which merge resolution program is used by
686 linkgit:git-mergetool[1]. Valid values are: "kdiff3", "tkdiff",
687 "meld", "xxdiff", "emerge", "vimdiff", "gvimdiff", and "opendiff".
688
689 merge.verbosity::
690 Controls the amount of output shown by the recursive merge
691 strategy. Level 0 outputs nothing except a final error
692 message if conflicts were detected. Level 1 outputs only
693 conflicts, 2 outputs conflicts and file changes. Level 5 and
694 above outputs debugging information. The default is level 2.
695 Can be overridden by 'GIT_MERGE_VERBOSITY' environment variable.
696
697 merge.<driver>.name::
698 Defines a human readable name for a custom low-level
699 merge driver. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
700
701 merge.<driver>.driver::
702 Defines the command that implements a custom low-level
703 merge driver. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
704
705 merge.<driver>.recursive::
706 Names a low-level merge driver to be used when
707 performing an internal merge between common ancestors.
708 See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
709
710 mergetool.<tool>.path::
711 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
712 your tool is not in the PATH.
713
714 pack.window::
715 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
716 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
717
718 pack.depth::
719 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
720 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
721
722 pack.windowMemory::
723 The window memory size limit used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
724 when no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
725 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". Defaults to 0, meaning no
726 limit.
727
728 pack.compression::
729 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
730 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
731 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
732 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
733 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
734 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
735 to level 6)."
736
737 pack.deltaCacheSize::
738 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
739 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1].
740 A value of 0 means no limit. Defaults to 0.
741
742 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
743 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
744 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. Defaults to 1000.
745
746 pack.threads::
747 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
748 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
749 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
750 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
751 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
752 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
753
754 pack.indexVersion::
755 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
756 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
757 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
758 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
759 packs. Version 2 is selected and this config option ignored
760 whenever the corresponding pack is larger than 2 GB. Otherwise
761 the default is 1.
762
763 pull.octopus::
764 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
765 at once.
766
767 pull.twohead::
768 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
769
770 remote.<name>.url::
771 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
772 linkgit:git-push[1].
773
774 remote.<name>.proxy::
775 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
776 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
777 disable proxying for that remote.
778
779 remote.<name>.fetch::
780 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
781 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
782
783 remote.<name>.push::
784 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
785 linkgit:git-push[1].
786
787 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
788 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
789 using the update subcommand of linkgit:git-remote[1].
790
791 remote.<name>.receivepack::
792 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
793 option \--exec of linkgit:git-push[1].
794
795 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
796 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
797 option \--exec of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
798
799 remote.<name>.tagopt::
800 Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when fetching
801 from remote <name>
802
803 remotes.<group>::
804 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
805 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
806
807 repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
808 Allow linkgit:git-repack[1] to create packs that uses
809 delta-base offset. Defaults to false.
810
811 show.difftree::
812 The default linkgit:git-diff-tree[1] arguments to be used
813 for linkgit:git-show[1].
814
815 showbranch.default::
816 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
817 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
818
819 status.relativePaths::
820 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
821 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
822 relative to the repository root (this was the default for git
823 prior to v1.5.4).
824
825 tar.umask::
826 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
827 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
828 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
829 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
830 linkgit:git-archive[1].
831
832 user.email::
833 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
834 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
835 'EMAIL' environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
836
837 user.name::
838 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
839 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
840 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
841
842 user.signingkey::
843 If linkgit:git-tag[1] is not selecting the key you want it to
844 automatically when creating a signed tag, you can override the
845 default selection with this variable. This option is passed
846 unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter, so you may specify a key
847 using any method that gpg supports.
848
849 whatchanged.difftree::
850 The default linkgit:git-diff-tree[1] arguments to be used
851 for linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
852
853 imap::
854 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
855 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
856
857 receive.unpackLimit::
858 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
859 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
860 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
861 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
862 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
863 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
864 especially on slow filesystems.
865
866 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
867 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
868 not a fast forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
869 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
870 set when initializing a shared repository.
871
872 transfer.unpackLimit::
873 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
874 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
875
876 web.browser::
877 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
878 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
879 may use it.