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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 commitBeforeMerge::
182 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
183 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
184 resolveConflict::
185 Advice shown by various commands when conflicts
186 prevent the operation from being performed.
187 implicitIdentity::
188 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
189 your information is guessed from the system username and
190 domain name.
191 detachedHead::
192 Advice shown when you used linkgit:git-checkout[1] to
193 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
194 a local branch after the fact.
195 amWorkDir::
196 Advice that shows the location of the patch file when
197 linkgit:git-am[1] fails to apply it.
198 --
199
200 core.fileMode::
201 If false, the executable bit differences between the index and
202 the working tree are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
203 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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205 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
206 will probe and set core.fileMode false if appropriate when the
207 repository is created.
208
209 core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks::
210 This option is only used by Cygwin implementation of Git. If false,
211 the Cygwin stat() and lstat() functions are used. This may be useful
212 if your repository consists of a few separate directories joined in
213 one hierarchy using Cygwin mount. If true, Git uses native Win32 API
214 whenever it is possible and falls back to Cygwin functions only to
215 handle symbol links. The native mode is more than twice faster than
216 normal Cygwin l/stat() functions. True by default, unless core.filemode
217 is true, in which case ignoreCygwinFSTricks is ignored as Cygwin's
218 POSIX emulation is required to support core.filemode.
219
220 core.ignorecase::
221 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
222 Git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
223 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
224 "makefile" when Git expects "Makefile", Git will assume
225 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
226 "Makefile".
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228 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
229 will probe and set core.ignorecase true if appropriate when the repository
230 is created.
231
232 core.precomposeunicode::
233 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of Git.
234 When core.precomposeunicode=true, Git reverts the unicode decomposition
235 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
236 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
237 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or Git under cygwin 1.7).
238 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by Git,
239 which is backward compatible with older versions of Git.
240
241 core.trustctime::
242 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
243 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
244 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
245 crawlers and some backup systems).
246 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
247
248 core.checkstat::
249 Determines which stat fields to match between the index
250 and work tree. The user can set this to 'default' or
251 'minimal'. Default (or explicitly 'default'), is to check
252 all fields, including the sub-second part of mtime and ctime.
253
254 core.quotepath::
255 The commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files',
256 'diff'), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
257 "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
258 pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
259 same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this
260 variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
261 not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double
262 quote, backslash and control characters are always
263 quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
264 variable.
265
266 core.eol::
267 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
268 files that have the `text` property set. Alternatives are
269 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's native
270 line ending. The default value is `native`. See
271 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
272 conversion.
273
274 core.safecrlf::
275 If true, makes Git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
276 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
277 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
278 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
279 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
280 this is not the case for the current setting of
281 `core.autocrlf`, Git will reject the file. The variable can
282 be set to "warn", in which case Git will only warn about an
283 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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285 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
286 When it is enabled, Git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
287 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
288 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by Git. For text
289 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
290 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
291 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
292 conversion can corrupt data.
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294 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
295 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
296 after committing you still have the original file in your work
297 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
298 Git that this file is binary and Git will handle the file
299 appropriately.
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301 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
302 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
303 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
304 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
305 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
306 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
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308 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
309 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
310 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
311 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
312 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
313 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
314 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
315 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
316 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
317 mechanism.
318
319 core.autocrlf::
320 Setting this variable to "true" is almost the same as setting
321 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files except that text
322 files are not guaranteed to be normalized: files that contain
323 `CRLF` in the repository will not be touched. Use this
324 setting if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
325 working directory even though the repository does not have
326 normalized line endings. This variable can be set to 'input',
327 in which case no output conversion is performed.
328
329 core.symlinks::
330 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
331 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
332 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
333 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
334 symbolic links.
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336 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
337 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
338 is created.
339
340 core.gitProxy::
341 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
342 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
343 using the Git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
344 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
345 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
346 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
347 the first match wins.
348 +
349 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
350 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
351 handling).
352 +
353 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
354 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
355 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
356 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
357
358 core.ignoreStat::
359 If true, commands which modify both the working tree and the index
360 will mark the updated paths with the "assume unchanged" bit in the
361 index. These marked files are then assumed to stay unchanged in the
362 working tree, until you mark them otherwise manually - Git will not
363 detect the file changes by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems
364 where those are very slow, such as Microsoft Windows.
365 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
366 False by default.
367
368 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
369 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
370 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
371 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
372 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
373
374 core.bare::
375 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
376 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
377 number of commands that require a working directory will be
378 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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380 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
381 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
382 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
383 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
384 = true).
385
386 core.worktree::
387 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
388 This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
389 variable and the '--work-tree' command line option.
390 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
391 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
392 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
393 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
394 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
395 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
396 of your working tree.
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398 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
399 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
400 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
401 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
402 misconfiguration. Running Git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
403 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
404 confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
405 read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
406 repository's usual working tree).
407
408 core.logAllRefUpdates::
409 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
410 "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
411 SHA1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
412 only when the file exists. If this configuration
413 variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
414 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
415 refs/heads/), remote refs (i.e. under refs/remotes/),
416 note refs (i.e. under refs/notes/), and the symbolic ref HEAD.
417 +
418 This information can be used to determine what commit
419 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
420 +
421 This value is true by default in a repository that has
422 a working directory associated with it, and false by
423 default in a bare repository.
424
425 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
426 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
427 version.
428
429 core.sharedRepository::
430 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
431 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
432 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
433 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
434 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), Git will use permissions
435 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
436 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
437 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
438 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
439 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
440 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
441 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
442 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
443
444 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
445 If true, Git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
446 and might match multiple refs in the .git/refs/ tree. True by default.
447
448 core.compression::
449 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
450 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
451 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
452 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
453 such as 'core.loosecompression' and 'pack.compression'.
454
455 core.loosecompression::
456 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
457 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
458 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
459 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
460 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
461
462 core.packedGitWindowSize::
463 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
464 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
465 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
466 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
467 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
468 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
469 a large number of large pack files.
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471 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
472 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
473 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
474 not need to adjust this value.
475 +
476 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
477
478 core.packedGitLimit::
479 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
480 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
481 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
482 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
483 +
484 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
485 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
486 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
487 +
488 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
489
490 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
491 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
492 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
493 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
494 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
495 objects multiple times.
496 +
497 Default is 16 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
498 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
499 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
500 +
501 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
502
503 core.bigFileThreshold::
504 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
505 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
506 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
507 slight expense of increased disk usage.
508 +
509 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
510 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
511 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
512 +
513 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
514
515 core.excludesfile::
516 In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
517 '.git/info/exclude', Git looks into this file for patterns
518 of files which are not meant to be tracked. "`~/`" is expanded
519 to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the specified user's
520 home directory. Its default value is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore.
521 If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/ignore
522 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
523
524 core.askpass::
525 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
526 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
527 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_ASKPASS'
528 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
529 'SSH_ASKPASS' environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
530 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
531 command line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
532
533 core.attributesfile::
534 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
535 '.git/info/attributes', Git looks into this file for attributes
536 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
537 way as for `core.excludesfile`. Its default value is
538 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not
539 set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/attributes is used instead.
540
541 core.editor::
542 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
543 messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
544 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
545 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
546
547 core.commentchar::
548 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
549 messages consider a line that begins with this character
550 commented, and removes them after the editor returns
551 (default '#').
552
553 sequence.editor::
554 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase insn file.
555 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
556 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
557 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
558
559 core.pager::
560 The command that Git will use to paginate output. Can
561 be overridden with the `GIT_PAGER` environment
562 variable. Note that Git sets the `LESS` environment
563 variable to `FRSX` if it is unset when it runs the
564 pager. One can change these settings by setting the
565 `LESS` variable to some other value. Alternately,
566 these settings can be overridden on a project or
567 global basis by setting the `core.pager` option.
568 Setting `core.pager` has no effect on the `LESS`
569 environment variable behaviour above, so if you want
570 to override Git's default settings this way, you need
571 to be explicit. For example, to disable the S option
572 in a backward compatible manner, set `core.pager`
573 to `less -+S`. This will be passed to the shell by
574 Git, which will translate the final command to
575 `LESS=FRSX less -+S`.
576
577 core.whitespace::
578 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
579 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
580 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
581 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
582 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
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584 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
585 as an error (enabled by default).
586 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
587 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
588 error (enabled by default).
589 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with space
590 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
591 default).
592 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
593 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
594 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
595 (enabled by default).
596 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
597 `blank-at-eof`.
598 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
599 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
600 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
601 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
602 * `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
603 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when Git fixes `tab-in-indent`
604 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
605
606 core.fsyncobjectfiles::
607 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
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609 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
610 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
611 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
612 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
613
614 core.preloadindex::
615 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
616 +
617 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
618 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
619 relatively high IO latencies. With this set to 'true', Git will do the
620 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
621 overlapping IO's.
622
623 core.createObject::
624 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
625 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
626 will not overwrite existing objects.
627 +
628 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
629 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
630 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
631
632 core.notesRef::
633 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
634 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
635 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
636 notes should be printed.
637 +
638 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
639 the 'GIT_NOTES_REF' environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
640
641 core.sparseCheckout::
642 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
643 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
644
645 core.abbrev::
646 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If unspecified,
647 many commands abbreviate to 7 hexdigits, which may not be enough
648 for abbreviated object names to stay unique for sufficiently long
649 time.
650
651 add.ignore-errors::
652 add.ignoreErrors::
653 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
654 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the '--ignore-errors'
655 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. Older versions of Git accept only
656 `add.ignore-errors`, which does not follow the usual naming
657 convention for configuration variables. Newer versions of Git
658 honor `add.ignoreErrors` as well.
659
660 alias.*::
661 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
662 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
663 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
664 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
665 hide existing Git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
666 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
667 quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.
668 +
669 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
670 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
671 "alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
672 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
673 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
674 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
675 not necessarily be the current directory.
676 'GIT_PREFIX' is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
677 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
678
679 am.keepcr::
680 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
681 with parameter '--keep-cr'. In this case git-mailsplit will
682 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
683 by giving '--no-keep-cr' from the command line.
684 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
685
686 apply.ignorewhitespace::
687 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
688 whitespace, in the same way as the '--ignore-space-change'
689 option.
690 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
691 respect all whitespace differences.
692 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
693
694 apply.whitespace::
695 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
696 as the '--whitespace' option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
697
698 branch.autosetupmerge::
699 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
700 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
701 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
702 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
703 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
704 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
705 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
706 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
707 local branch or remote-tracking
708 branch. This option defaults to true.
709
710 branch.autosetuprebase::
711 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
712 that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
713 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
714 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
715 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
716 other local branches.
717 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
718 remote-tracking branches.
719 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
720 branches.
721 See "branch.autosetupmerge" for details on how to set up a
722 branch to track another branch.
723 This option defaults to never.
724
725 branch.<name>.remote::
726 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push' which
727 remote to fetch from/push to. It defaults to `origin` if no remote is
728 configured. `origin` is also used if you are not on any branch.
729
730 branch.<name>.merge::
731 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
732 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
733 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
734 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
735 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
736 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
737 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
738 "branch.<name>.remote".
739 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
740 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
741 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
742 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
743 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
744 another branch in the local repository, you can point
745 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the special setting
746 `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
747
748 branch.<name>.mergeoptions::
749 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
750 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
751 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
752 supported.
753
754 branch.<name>.rebase::
755 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
756 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
757 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
758 branch-specific manner.
759 +
760 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
761 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
762 for details).
763
764 branch.<name>.description::
765 Branch description, can be edited with
766 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
767 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
768 request-pull summary.
769
770 browser.<tool>.cmd::
771 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
772 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
773 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
774
775 browser.<tool>.path::
776 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
777 browse HTML help (see '-w' option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
778 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
779
780 clean.requireForce::
781 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f
782 or -n. Defaults to true.
783
784 color.branch::
785 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
786 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
787 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
788 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
789
790 color.branch.<slot>::
791 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
792 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
793 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/), `plain` (other
794 refs).
795 +
796 The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most
797 two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces. The colors
798 accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`,
799 `magenta`, `cyan` and `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`,
800 `blink` and `reverse`. The first color given is the foreground; the
801 second is the background. The position of the attribute, if any,
802 doesn't matter.
803
804 color.diff::
805 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
806 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
807 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
808 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
809 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
810 Defaults to false.
811 +
812 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] nor the
813 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
814 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
815
816 color.diff.<slot>::
817 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
818 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
819 of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
820 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
821 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace`
822 (highlighting whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be
823 specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
824
825 color.decorate.<slot>::
826 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
827 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
828 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
829
830 color.grep::
831 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
832 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
833 when the output is written to the terminal. Defaults to `false`.
834
835 color.grep.<slot>::
836 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
837 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
838 +
839 --
840 `context`;;
841 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
842 `filename`;;
843 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
844 `function`;;
845 function name lines (when using `-p`)
846 `linenumber`;;
847 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
848 `match`;;
849 matching text
850 `selected`;;
851 non-matching text in selected lines
852 `separator`;;
853 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
854 and between hunks (`--`)
855 --
856 +
857 The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
858
859 color.interactive::
860 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
861 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive").
862 When false (or `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use
863 colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.
864
865 color.interactive.<slot>::
866 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive'
867 output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help` or `error`, for
868 four distinct types of normal output from interactive
869 commands. The values of these variables may be specified as
870 in color.branch.<slot>.
871
872 color.pager::
873 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
874 use (default is true).
875
876 color.showbranch::
877 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
878 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
879 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
880 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
881
882 color.status::
883 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
884 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
885 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
886 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
887
888 color.status.<slot>::
889 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
890 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
891 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
892 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
893 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by Git),
894 `branch` (the current branch), or
895 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
896 to red). The values of these variables may be specified as in
897 color.branch.<slot>.
898
899 color.ui::
900 This variable determines the default value for variables such
901 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
902 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
903 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
904 to `always` if you want all output not intended for machine
905 consumption to use color, to `true` or `auto` if you want such
906 output to use color when written to the terminal, or to `false` or
907 `never` if you prefer Git commands not to use color unless enabled
908 explicitly with some other configuration or the `--color` option.
909
910 column.ui::
911 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
912 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
913 or commas:
914 +
915 --
916 `always`;;
917 always show in columns
918 `never`;;
919 never show in columns
920 `auto`;;
921 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
922 `column`;;
923 fill columns before rows (default)
924 `row`;;
925 fill rows before columns
926 `plain`;;
927 show in one column
928 `dense`;;
929 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
930 `nodense`;;
931 make equal size columns
932 --
933 +
934 This option defaults to 'never'.
935
936 column.branch::
937 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
938 See `column.ui` for details.
939
940 column.status::
941 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
942 See `column.ui` for details.
943
944 column.tag::
945 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
946 See `column.ui` for details.
947
948 commit.cleanup::
949 This setting overrides the default of the `--cleanup` option in
950 `git commit`. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for details. Changing the
951 default can be useful when you always want to keep lines that begin
952 with comment character `#` in your log message, in which case you
953 would do `git config commit.cleanup whitespace` (note that you will
954 have to remove the help lines that begin with `#` in the commit log
955 template yourself, if you do this).
956
957 commit.status::
958 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
959 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
960 message. Defaults to true.
961
962 commit.template::
963 Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
964 "`~/`" is expanded to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the
965 specified user's home directory.
966
967 credential.helper::
968 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
969 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
970 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. See
971 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details.
972
973 credential.useHttpPath::
974 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
975 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
976 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
977
978 credential.username::
979 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
980 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
981 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
982
983 credential.<url>.*::
984 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
985 some credentials. For example "credential.https://example.com.username"
986 would set the default username only for https connections to
987 example.com. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
988 matched.
989
990 include::diff-config.txt[]
991
992 difftool.<tool>.path::
993 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
994 your tool is not in the PATH.
995
996 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
997 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
998 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
999 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
1000 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
1001 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
1002 of the diff post-image.
1003
1004 difftool.prompt::
1005 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
1006
1007 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
1008 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
1009 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
1010 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
1011 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
1012 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
1013 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
1014 reference.
1015
1016 fetch.fsckObjects::
1017 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
1018 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1019 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1020 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1021 is used instead.
1022
1023 fetch.unpackLimit::
1024 If the number of objects fetched over the Git native
1025 transfer is below this
1026 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1027 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1028 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1029 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1030 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1031 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1032 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1033
1034 format.attach::
1035 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1036 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1037 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1038 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1039 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1040
1041 format.numbered::
1042 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1043 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1044 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1045 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1046 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1047
1048 format.headers::
1049 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1050 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1051
1052 format.to::
1053 format.cc::
1054 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1055 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1056 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1057
1058 format.subjectprefix::
1059 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1060 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1061
1062 format.signature::
1063 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1064 the Git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1065 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1066 signature generation.
1067
1068 format.suffix::
1069 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1070 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1071 include the dot if you want it).
1072
1073 format.pretty::
1074 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1075 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1076 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1077
1078 format.thread::
1079 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1080 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1081 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1082 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1083 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1084 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1085 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1086 value disables threading.
1087
1088 format.signoff::
1089 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1090 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1091 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1092 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1093 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1094
1095 filter.<driver>.clean::
1096 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1097 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1098 details.
1099
1100 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1101 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1102 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1103 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1104
1105 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1106 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1107 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1108 to 250.
1109
1110 gc.auto::
1111 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1112 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1113 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1114 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1115 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1116
1117 gc.autopacklimit::
1118 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1119 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1120 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1121 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1122
1123 gc.packrefs::
1124 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1125 unclonable by Git versions prior to 1.5.1.2 over dumb
1126 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1127 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1128 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1129 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1130
1131 gc.pruneexpire::
1132 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1133 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1134 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1135 unreachable objects immediately.
1136
1137 gc.reflogexpire::
1138 gc.<pattern>.reflogexpire::
1139 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1140 this time; defaults to 90 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1141 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1142 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1143
1144 gc.reflogexpireunreachable::
1145 gc.<ref>.reflogexpireunreachable::
1146 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1147 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1148 defaults to 30 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1149 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1150 match the <pattern>.
1151
1152 gc.rerereresolved::
1153 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1154 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1155 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1156
1157 gc.rerereunresolved::
1158 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1159 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1160 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1161
1162 gitcvs.commitmsgannotation::
1163 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1164 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1165
1166 gitcvs.enabled::
1167 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1168 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1169
1170 gitcvs.logfile::
1171 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1172 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1173
1174 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1175 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1176 attributes for files to determine the '-k' modes to use. If
1177 the attributes force Git to treat a file as text,
1178 the '-k' mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1179 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1180 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1181 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1182 the file type to be determined, then 'gitcvs.allbinary' is
1183 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1184
1185 gitcvs.allbinary::
1186 This is used if 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' does not resolve
1187 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1188 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1189 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1190 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1191 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1192 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1193 it is binary, similar to 'core.autocrlf'.
1194
1195 gitcvs.dbname::
1196 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1197 derived from the Git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1198 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1199 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1200 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1201 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1202
1203 gitcvs.dbdriver::
1204 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1205 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1206 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1207 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1208 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1209 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1210
1211 gitcvs.dbuser, gitcvs.dbpass::
1212 Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbdriver',
1213 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1214 'gitcvs.dbuser' supports variable substitution (see
1215 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1216
1217 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1218 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1219 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1220 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1221 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1222 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1223
1224 All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' and
1225 'gitcvs.allbinary' can also be specified as
1226 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1227 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1228 access method.
1229
1230 gitweb.category::
1231 gitweb.description::
1232 gitweb.owner::
1233 gitweb.url::
1234 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1235
1236 gitweb.avatar::
1237 gitweb.blame::
1238 gitweb.grep::
1239 gitweb.highlight::
1240 gitweb.patches::
1241 gitweb.pickaxe::
1242 gitweb.remote_heads::
1243 gitweb.showsizes::
1244 gitweb.snapshot::
1245 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1246
1247 grep.lineNumber::
1248 If set to true, enable '-n' option by default.
1249
1250 grep.patternType::
1251 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1252 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the '--basic-regexp', '--extended-regexp',
1253 '--fixed-strings', or '--perl-regexp' option accordingly, while the
1254 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1255
1256 grep.extendedRegexp::
1257 If set to true, enable '--extended-regexp' option by default. This
1258 option is ignored when the 'grep.patternType' option is set to a value
1259 other than 'default'.
1260
1261 gpg.program::
1262 Use this custom program instead of "gpg" found on $PATH when
1263 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1264 same command line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1265 signature, "gpg --verify $file - <$signature" is run, and the
1266 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1267 code 0, and to generate an ascii-armored detached signature, the
1268 standard input of "gpg -bsau $key" is fed with the contents to be
1269 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1270 standard output.
1271
1272 gui.commitmsgwidth::
1273 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1274 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1275
1276 gui.diffcontext::
1277 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1278 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1279
1280 gui.encoding::
1281 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1282 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1283 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1284 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1285 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1286 locale encoding.
1287
1288 gui.matchtrackingbranch::
1289 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1290 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1291 not. Default: "false".
1292
1293 gui.newbranchtemplate::
1294 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1295 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1296
1297 gui.pruneduringfetch::
1298 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1299 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1300
1301 gui.trustmtime::
1302 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1303 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1304
1305 gui.spellingdictionary::
1306 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1307 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1308 off.
1309
1310 gui.fastcopyblame::
1311 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1312 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1313 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1314
1315 gui.copyblamethreshold::
1316 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1317 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1318 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1319
1320 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1321 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1322 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1323 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1324 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1325
1326 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1327 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1328 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1329 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1330 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1331 the tool as 'GIT_GUITOOL', the name of the currently selected file as
1332 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1333 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1334
1335 guitool.<name>.needsfile::
1336 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1337 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1338
1339 guitool.<name>.noconsole::
1340 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1341 output.
1342
1343 guitool.<name>.norescan::
1344 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1345 finishes execution.
1346
1347 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1348 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1349
1350 guitool.<name>.argprompt::
1351 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1352 through the 'ARGS' environment variable. Since requesting an
1353 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1354 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1355 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1356 value of the variable is used.
1357
1358 guitool.<name>.revprompt::
1359 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1360 'REVISION' environment variable. In other aspects this option
1361 is similar to 'argprompt', and can be used together with it.
1362
1363 guitool.<name>.revunmerged::
1364 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revprompt' subdialog.
1365 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1366 for things like checkout or reset.
1367
1368 guitool.<name>.title::
1369 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1370 is the tool name.
1371
1372 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1373 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1374 the dialog, before subsections for 'argprompt' and 'revprompt'.
1375 The default value includes the actual command.
1376
1377 help.browser::
1378 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1379 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1380
1381 help.format::
1382 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1383 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1384 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1385
1386 help.autocorrect::
1387 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1388 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1389 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1390 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1391 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1392 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1393 This is the default.
1394
1395 help.htmlpath::
1396 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1397 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1398 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1399 path of your Git installation.
1400
1401 http.proxy::
1402 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1403 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see
1404 `curl(1)`). This can be overridden on a per-remote basis; see
1405 remote.<name>.proxy
1406
1407 http.cookiefile::
1408 File containing previously stored cookie lines which should be used
1409 in the Git http session, if they match the server. The file format
1410 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
1411 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see linkgit:curl[1]).
1412 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookiefile is only used as
1413 input. No cookies will be stored in the file.
1414
1415 http.sslVerify::
1416 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1417 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY' environment
1418 variable.
1419
1420 http.sslCert::
1421 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1422 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CERT' environment
1423 variable.
1424
1425 http.sslKey::
1426 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
1427 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
1428 variable.
1429
1430 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
1431 Enable Git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
1432 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
1433 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
1434 'GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED' environment variable.
1435
1436 http.sslCAInfo::
1437 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
1438 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
1439 'GIT_SSL_CAINFO' environment variable.
1440
1441 http.sslCAPath::
1442 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
1443 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
1444 by the 'GIT_SSL_CAPATH' environment variable.
1445
1446 http.maxRequests::
1447 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
1448 by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
1449
1450 http.minSessions::
1451 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
1452 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
1453 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
1454 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
1455
1456 http.postBuffer::
1457 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
1458 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
1459 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
1460 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
1461 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
1462 sufficient for most requests.
1463
1464 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
1465 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
1466 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
1467 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT' and
1468 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME' environment variables.
1469
1470 http.noEPSV::
1471 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
1472 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
1473 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
1474 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
1475
1476 http.useragent::
1477 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
1478 value represents the version of the client Git such as git/1.7.1.
1479 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
1480 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
1481 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
1482 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
1483 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT' environment variable.
1484
1485 i18n.commitEncoding::
1486 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
1487 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
1488 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
1489 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
1490 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
1491
1492 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
1493 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
1494 running 'git log' and friends.
1495
1496 imap::
1497 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
1498 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
1499
1500 init.templatedir::
1501 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
1502 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
1503
1504 instaweb.browser::
1505 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
1506 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1507
1508 instaweb.httpd::
1509 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
1510 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1511
1512 instaweb.local::
1513 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
1514 be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
1515
1516 instaweb.modulepath::
1517 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
1518 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
1519 is Apache.
1520
1521 instaweb.port::
1522 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
1523 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1524
1525 interactive.singlekey::
1526 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
1527 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
1528 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
1529 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
1530 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
1531 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
1532 is not available.
1533
1534 log.abbrevCommit::
1535 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
1536 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
1537 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
1538
1539 log.date::
1540 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
1541 Setting a value for log.date is similar to using 'git log''s
1542 `--date` option. Possible values are `relative`, `local`,
1543 `default`, `iso`, `rfc`, and `short`; see linkgit:git-log[1]
1544 for details.
1545
1546 log.decorate::
1547 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
1548 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
1549 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
1550 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
1551 This is the same as the log commands '--decorate' option.
1552
1553 log.showroot::
1554 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
1555 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
1556 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
1557 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
1558
1559 log.mailmap::
1560 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
1561 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--use-mailmap`.
1562
1563 mailmap.file::
1564 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
1565 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
1566 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
1567 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
1568 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
1569 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
1570
1571 mailmap.blob::
1572 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
1573 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
1574 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
1575 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
1576 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
1577 defaults to empty.
1578
1579 man.viewer::
1580 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
1581 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1582
1583 man.<tool>.cmd::
1584 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
1585 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
1586 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
1587
1588 man.<tool>.path::
1589 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1590 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1591
1592 include::merge-config.txt[]
1593
1594 mergetool.<tool>.path::
1595 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1596 your tool is not in the PATH.
1597
1598 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
1599 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
1600 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1601 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
1602 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
1603 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
1604 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
1605 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
1606 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
1607 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
1608
1609 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
1610 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
1611 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
1612 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
1613 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
1614 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
1615 indicate the success of the merge.
1616
1617 mergetool.keepBackup::
1618 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
1619 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
1620 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
1621 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
1622
1623 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
1624 When invoking a custom merge tool, Git uses a set of temporary
1625 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
1626 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
1627 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
1628 exited. Defaults to `false`.
1629
1630 mergetool.prompt::
1631 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
1632
1633 notes.displayRef::
1634 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
1635 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
1636 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
1637 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
1638 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
1639 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
1640 ignored.
1641 +
1642 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
1643 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1644 globs.
1645 +
1646 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
1647 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
1648 displayed.
1649
1650 notes.rewrite.<command>::
1651 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
1652 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, Git
1653 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
1654 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
1655 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
1656
1657 notes.rewriteMode::
1658 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
1659 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
1660 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
1661 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, or `ignore`. Defaults to
1662 `concatenate`.
1663 +
1664 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
1665 environment variable.
1666
1667 notes.rewriteRef::
1668 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
1669 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
1670 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
1671 You may also specify this configuration several times.
1672 +
1673 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
1674 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
1675 rewriting for the default commit notes.
1676 +
1677 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
1678 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1679 globs.
1680
1681 pack.window::
1682 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1683 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
1684
1685 pack.depth::
1686 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1687 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
1688
1689 pack.windowMemory::
1690 The window memory size limit used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1691 when no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
1692 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". Defaults to 0, meaning no
1693 limit.
1694
1695 pack.compression::
1696 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
1697 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
1698 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
1699 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
1700 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
1701 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
1702 to level 6)."
1703 +
1704 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
1705 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
1706 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
1707
1708 pack.deltaCacheSize::
1709 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
1710 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
1711 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
1712 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
1713 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
1714 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
1715 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
1716 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
1717 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
1718
1719 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
1720 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
1721 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
1722 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
1723 result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
1724
1725 pack.threads::
1726 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
1727 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1728 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
1729 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
1730 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
1731 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
1732 Specifying 0 will cause Git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
1733 and set the number of threads accordingly.
1734
1735 pack.indexVersion::
1736 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
1737 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
1738 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
1739 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
1740 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
1741 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
1742 larger than 2 GB.
1743 +
1744 If you have an old Git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
1745 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http" and "rsync")
1746 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
1747 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
1748 older version of Git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
1749 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
1750 the `*.idx` file.
1751
1752 pack.packSizeLimit::
1753 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
1754 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
1755 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
1756 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. The minimum size allowed is
1757 limited to 1 MiB. The default is unlimited.
1758 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
1759 supported.
1760
1761 pager.<cmd>::
1762 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
1763 output of a particular Git subcommand when writing to a tty.
1764 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
1765 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
1766 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
1767 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
1768 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
1769
1770 pretty.<name>::
1771 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
1772 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
1773 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
1774 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
1775 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
1776 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
1777 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
1778 will be silently ignored.
1779
1780 pull.rebase::
1781 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
1782 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
1783 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
1784 per-branch basis.
1785 +
1786 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1787 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1788 for details).
1789
1790 pull.octopus::
1791 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
1792 at once.
1793
1794 pull.twohead::
1795 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
1796
1797 push.default::
1798 Defines the action `git push` should take if no refspec is given
1799 on the command line, no refspec is configured in the remote, and
1800 no refspec is implied by any of the options given on the command
1801 line. Possible values are:
1802 +
1803 --
1804 * `nothing` - do not push anything.
1805 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name in both ends.
1806 This is for those who prepare all the branches into a publishable
1807 shape and then push them out with a single command. It is not
1808 appropriate for pushing into a repository shared by multiple users,
1809 since locally stalled branches will attempt a non-fast forward push
1810 if other users updated the branch.
1811 +
1812 This is currently the default, but Git 2.0 will change the default
1813 to `simple`.
1814 * `upstream` - push the current branch to its upstream branch
1815 (`tracking` is a deprecated synonym for this).
1816 With this, `git push` will update the same remote ref as the one which
1817 is merged by `git pull`, making `push` and `pull` symmetrical.
1818 See "branch.<name>.merge" for how to configure the upstream branch.
1819 * `simple` - like `upstream`, but refuses to push if the upstream
1820 branch's name is different from the local one. This is the safest
1821 option and is well-suited for beginners. It will become the default
1822 in Git 2.0.
1823 * `current` - push the current branch to a branch of the same name.
1824 --
1825 +
1826 The `simple`, `current` and `upstream` modes are for those who want to
1827 push out a single branch after finishing work, even when the other
1828 branches are not yet ready to be pushed out. If you are working with
1829 other people to push into the same shared repository, you would want
1830 to use one of these.
1831
1832 rebase.stat::
1833 Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
1834 rebase. False by default.
1835
1836 rebase.autosquash::
1837 If set to true enable '--autosquash' option by default.
1838
1839 receive.autogc::
1840 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
1841 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
1842 it by setting this variable to false.
1843
1844 receive.fsckObjects::
1845 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
1846 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1847 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1848 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1849 is used instead.
1850
1851 receive.unpackLimit::
1852 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
1853 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1854 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1855 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1856 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1857 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1858 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1859 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1860
1861 receive.denyDeletes::
1862 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
1863 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
1864
1865 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
1866 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
1867 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1868
1869 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
1870 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
1871 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1872 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
1873 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
1874 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
1875 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
1876 message. Defaults to "refuse".
1877
1878 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
1879 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
1880 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
1881 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
1882 set when initializing a shared repository.
1883
1884 receive.hiderefs::
1885 String(s) `receive-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
1886 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
1887 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
1888 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
1889 variable is excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git
1890 push`, and an attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by
1891 `git push` is rejected.
1892
1893 receive.updateserverinfo::
1894 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
1895 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
1896
1897 remote.<name>.url::
1898 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
1899 linkgit:git-push[1].
1900
1901 remote.<name>.pushurl::
1902 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
1903
1904 remote.<name>.proxy::
1905 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
1906 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
1907 disable proxying for that remote.
1908
1909 remote.<name>.fetch::
1910 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
1911 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1912
1913 remote.<name>.push::
1914 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
1915 linkgit:git-push[1].
1916
1917 remote.<name>.mirror::
1918 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
1919 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
1920
1921 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
1922 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
1923 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
1924 linkgit:git-remote[1].
1925
1926 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
1927 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
1928 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
1929 linkgit:git-remote[1].
1930
1931 remote.<name>.receivepack::
1932 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
1933 option \--receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
1934
1935 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
1936 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
1937 option \--upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
1938
1939 remote.<name>.tagopt::
1940 Setting this value to \--no-tags disables automatic tag following when
1941 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to \--tags will fetch every
1942 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
1943 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
1944 override this setting. See options \--tags and \--no-tags of
1945 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1946
1947 remote.<name>.vcs::
1948 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
1949 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
1950
1951 remotes.<group>::
1952 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
1953 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
1954
1955 repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
1956 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
1957 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
1958 Git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
1959 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
1960 "false" and repack. Access from old Git versions over the
1961 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
1962
1963 rerere.autoupdate::
1964 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
1965 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
1966 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
1967
1968 rerere.enabled::
1969 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
1970 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
1971 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
1972 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
1973 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
1974 repository.
1975
1976 sendemail.identity::
1977 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
1978 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
1979 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
1980 the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
1981
1982 sendemail.smtpencryption::
1983 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
1984 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
1985
1986 sendemail.smtpssl::
1987 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpencryption = ssl'.
1988
1989 sendemail.<identity>.*::
1990 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
1991 found below, taking precedence over those when the this
1992 identity is selected, through command-line or
1993 'sendemail.identity'.
1994
1995 sendemail.aliasesfile::
1996 sendemail.aliasfiletype::
1997 sendemail.bcc::
1998 sendemail.cc::
1999 sendemail.cccmd::
2000 sendemail.chainreplyto::
2001 sendemail.confirm::
2002 sendemail.envelopesender::
2003 sendemail.from::
2004 sendemail.multiedit::
2005 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
2006 sendemail.smtppass::
2007 sendemail.suppresscc::
2008 sendemail.suppressfrom::
2009 sendemail.to::
2010 sendemail.smtpdomain::
2011 sendemail.smtpserver::
2012 sendemail.smtpserverport::
2013 sendemail.smtpserveroption::
2014 sendemail.smtpuser::
2015 sendemail.thread::
2016 sendemail.validate::
2017 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
2018
2019 sendemail.signedoffcc::
2020 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.signedoffbycc'.
2021
2022 showbranch.default::
2023 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2024 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2025
2026 status.relativePaths::
2027 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
2028 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
2029 relative to the repository root (this was the default for Git
2030 prior to v1.5.4).
2031
2032 status.showUntrackedFiles::
2033 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
2034 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
2035 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
2036 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
2037 all the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
2038 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
2039 the untracked files. Possible values are:
2040 +
2041 --
2042 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
2043 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
2044 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
2045 --
2046 +
2047 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
2048 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
2049 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
2050
2051 status.submodulesummary::
2052 Defaults to false.
2053 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
2054 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
2055 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
2056 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]).
2057
2058 submodule.<name>.path::
2059 submodule.<name>.url::
2060 submodule.<name>.update::
2061 The path within this project, URL, and the updating strategy
2062 for a submodule. These variables are initially populated
2063 by 'git submodule init'; edit them to override the
2064 URL and other values found in the `.gitmodules` file. See
2065 linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2066
2067 submodule.<name>.branch::
2068 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
2069 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
2070 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
2071 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2072
2073 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
2074 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
2075 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
2076 command line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
2077 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
2078 file.
2079
2080 submodule.<name>.ignore::
2081 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
2082 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
2083 modified, "dirty" will ignore all changes to the submodules work tree and
2084 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
2085 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
2086 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
2087 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
2088 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
2089 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
2090 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
2091 "--ignore-submodules" option.
2092
2093 tar.umask::
2094 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
2095 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
2096 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
2097 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
2098 linkgit:git-archive[1].
2099
2100 transfer.fsckObjects::
2101 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
2102 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2103 Defaults to false.
2104
2105 transfer.hiderefs::
2106 This variable can be used to set both `receive.hiderefs`
2107 and `uploadpack.hiderefs` at the same time to the same
2108 values. See entries for these other variables.
2109
2110 transfer.unpackLimit::
2111 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
2112 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2113 The default value is 100.
2114
2115 uploadpack.hiderefs::
2116 String(s) `upload-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
2117 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
2118 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
2119 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
2120 variable is excluded, and is hidden from `git ls-remote`,
2121 `git fetch`, etc. An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git
2122 fetch` will fail.
2123
2124 url.<base>.insteadOf::
2125 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
2126 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
2127 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2128 access methods, and some users need to use different access
2129 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
2130 equivalent URLs and have Git automatically rewrite the URL to
2131 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
2132 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2133 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
2134
2135 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
2136 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
2137 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
2138 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
2139 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2140 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
2141 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have Git
2142 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
2143 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2144 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
2145 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, Git will ignore this
2146 setting for that remote.
2147
2148 user.email::
2149 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2150 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
2151 'EMAIL' environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2152
2153 user.name::
2154 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2155 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
2156 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2157
2158 user.signingkey::
2159 If linkgit:git-tag[1] is not selecting the key you want it to
2160 automatically when creating a signed tag, you can override the
2161 default selection with this variable. This option is passed
2162 unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter, so you may specify a key
2163 using any method that gpg supports.
2164
2165 web.browser::
2166 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
2167 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
2168 may use it.