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2 ------------------
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.
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; we say then that the variable is
18 multivalued.
20 Syntax
21 ~~~~~~
23 The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
24 ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
25 blank lines are ignored.
27 The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
28 the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
29 section begins. Section names are case-insensitive. Only alphanumeric
30 characters, `-` and `.` are allowed in section names. Each variable
31 must belong to some section, which means that there must be a section
32 header before the first setting of a variable.
34 Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
35 put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
36 in the section header, like in the example below:
38 --------
39 [section "subsection"]
41 --------
43 Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
44 newline and the null byte. Doublequote `"` and backslash can be included
45 by escaping them as `\"` and `\\`, respectively. Backslashes preceding
46 other characters are dropped when reading; for example, `\t` is read as
47 `t` and `\0` is read as `0` Section headers cannot span multiple lines.
48 Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection. You
49 can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you don't
50 need to.
52 There is also a deprecated `[section.subsection]` syntax. With this
53 syntax, the subsection name is converted to lower-case and is also
54 compared case sensitively. These subsection names follow the same
55 restrictions as section names.
57 All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
58 header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
59 'name = value' (or just 'name', which is a short-hand to say that
60 the variable is the boolean "true").
61 The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric characters
62 and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character.
64 A line that defines a value can be continued to the next line by
65 ending it with a `\`; the backquote and the end-of-line are
66 stripped. Leading whitespaces after 'name =', the remainder of the
67 line after the first comment character '#' or ';', and trailing
68 whitespaces of the line are discarded unless they are enclosed in
69 double quotes. Internal whitespaces within the value are retained
70 verbatim.
72 Inside double quotes, double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters
73 must be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
75 The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
76 `\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
77 and `\b` for backspace (BS). Other char escape sequences (including octal
78 escape sequences) are invalid.
81 Includes
82 ~~~~~~~~
84 The `include` and `includeIf` sections allow you to include config
85 directives from another source. These sections behave identically to
86 each other with the exception that `includeIf` sections may be ignored
87 if their condition does not evaluate to true; see "Conditional includes"
88 below.
90 You can include a config file from another by setting the special
91 `include.path` (or `includeIf.*.path`) variable to the name of the file
92 to be included. The variable takes a pathname as its value, and is
93 subject to tilde expansion. These variables can be given multiple times.
95 The contents of the included file are inserted immediately, as if they
96 had been found at the location of the include directive. If the value of the
97 variable is a relative path, the path is considered to
98 be relative to the configuration file in which the include directive
99 was found. See below for examples.
101 Conditional includes
102 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
104 You can include a config file from another conditionally by setting a
105 `includeIf.<condition>.path` variable to the name of the file to be
106 included.
108 The condition starts with a keyword followed by a colon and some data
109 whose format and meaning depends on the keyword. Supported keywords
110 are:
112 `gitdir`::
114 The data that follows the keyword `gitdir:` is used as a glob
115 pattern. If the location of the .git directory matches the
116 pattern, the include condition is met.
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118 The .git location may be auto-discovered, or come from `$GIT_DIR`
119 environment variable. If the repository is auto discovered via a .git
120 file (e.g. from submodules, or a linked worktree), the .git location
121 would be the final location where the .git directory is, not where the
122 .git file is.
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124 The pattern can contain standard globbing wildcards and two additional
125 ones, `**/` and `/**`, that can match multiple path components. Please
126 refer to linkgit:gitignore[5] for details. For convenience:
128 * If the pattern starts with `~/`, `~` will be substituted with the
129 content of the environment variable `HOME`.
131 * If the pattern starts with `./`, it is replaced with the directory
132 containing the current config file.
134 * If the pattern does not start with either `~/`, `./` or `/`, `**/`
135 will be automatically prepended. For example, the pattern `foo/bar`
136 becomes `**/foo/bar` and would match `/any/path/to/foo/bar`.
138 * If the pattern ends with `/`, `**` will be automatically added. For
139 example, the pattern `foo/` becomes `foo/**`. In other words, it
140 matches "foo" and everything inside, recursively.
142 `gitdir/i`::
143 This is the same as `gitdir` except that matching is done
144 case-insensitively (e.g. on case-insensitive file sytems)
146 A few more notes on matching via `gitdir` and `gitdir/i`:
148 * Symlinks in `$GIT_DIR` are not resolved before matching.
150 * Both the symlink & realpath versions of paths will be matched
151 outside of `$GIT_DIR`. E.g. if ~/git is a symlink to
152 /mnt/storage/git, both `gitdir:~/git` and `gitdir:/mnt/storage/git`
153 will match.
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155 This was not the case in the initial release of this feature in
156 v2.13.0, which only matched the realpath version. Configuration that
157 wants to be compatible with the initial release of this feature needs
158 to either specify only the realpath version, or both versions.
160 * Note that "../" is not special and will match literally, which is
161 unlikely what you want.
163 Example
164 ~~~~~~~
166 # Core variables
167 [core]
168 ; Don't trust file modes
169 filemode = false
171 # Our diff algorithm
172 [diff]
173 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
174 renames = true
176 [branch "devel"]
177 remote = origin
178 merge = refs/heads/devel
180 # Proxy settings
181 [core]
182 gitProxy="ssh" for ""
183 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
185 [include]
186 path = /path/to/ ; include by absolute path
187 path = ; find "" relative to the current file
188 path = ~/ ; find "" in your `$HOME` directory
190 ; include if $GIT_DIR is /path/to/foo/.git
191 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/foo/.git"]
192 path = /path/to/
194 ; include for all repositories inside /path/to/group
195 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/group/"]
196 path = /path/to/
198 ; include for all repositories inside $HOME/to/group
199 [includeIf "gitdir:~/to/group/"]
200 path = /path/to/
202 ; relative paths are always relative to the including
203 ; file (if the condition is true); their location is not
204 ; affected by the condition
205 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/group/"]
206 path =
208 Values
209 ~~~~~~
211 Values of many variables are treated as a simple string, but there
212 are variables that take values of specific types and there are rules
213 as to how to spell them.
215 boolean::
217 When a variable is said to take a boolean value, many
218 synonyms are accepted for 'true' and 'false'; these are all
219 case-insensitive.
221 true;; Boolean true literals are `yes`, `on`, `true`,
222 and `1`. Also, a variable defined without `= <value>`
223 is taken as true.
225 false;; Boolean false literals are `no`, `off`, `false`,
226 `0` and the empty string.
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228 When converting value to the canonical form using `--bool` type
229 specifier, 'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or
230 "false" (spelled in lowercase).
232 integer::
233 The value for many variables that specify various sizes can
234 be suffixed with `k`, `M`,... to mean "scale the number by
235 1024", "by 1024x1024", etc.
237 color::
238 The value for a variable that takes a color is a list of
239 colors (at most two, one for foreground and one for background)
240 and attributes (as many as you want), separated by spaces.
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242 The basic colors accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`,
243 `blue`, `magenta`, `cyan` and `white`. The first color given is the
244 foreground; the second is the background.
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246 Colors may also be given as numbers between 0 and 255; these use ANSI
247 256-color mode (but note that not all terminals may support this). If
248 your terminal supports it, you may also specify 24-bit RGB values as
249 hex, like `#ff0ab3`.
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251 The accepted attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`, `blink`, `reverse`,
252 `italic`, and `strike` (for crossed-out or "strikethrough" letters).
253 The position of any attributes with respect to the colors
254 (before, after, or in between), doesn't matter. Specific attributes may
255 be turned off by prefixing them with `no` or `no-` (e.g., `noreverse`,
256 `no-ul`, etc).
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258 An empty color string produces no color effect at all. This can be used
259 to avoid coloring specific elements without disabling color entirely.
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261 For git's pre-defined color slots, the attributes are meant to be reset
262 at the beginning of each item in the colored output. So setting
263 `color.decorate.branch` to `black` will paint that branch name in a
264 plain `black`, even if the previous thing on the same output line (e.g.
265 opening parenthesis before the list of branch names in `log --decorate`
266 output) is set to be painted with `bold` or some other attribute.
267 However, custom log formats may do more complicated and layered
268 coloring, and the negated forms may be useful there.
270 pathname::
271 A variable that takes a pathname value can be given a
272 string that begins with "`~/`" or "`~user/`", and the usual
273 tilde expansion happens to such a string: `~/`
274 is expanded to the value of `$HOME`, and `~user/` to the
275 specified user's home directory.
278 Variables
279 ~~~~~~~~~
281 Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
282 For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
283 in the appropriate manual page.
285 Other git-related tools may and do use their own variables. When
286 inventing new variables for use in your own tool, make sure their
287 names do not conflict with those that are used by Git itself and
288 other popular tools, and describe them in your documentation.
291 advice.*::
292 These variables control various optional help messages designed to
293 aid new users. All 'advice.*' variables default to 'true', and you
294 can tell Git that you do not need help by setting these to 'false':
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296 --
297 pushUpdateRejected::
298 Set this variable to 'false' if you want to disable
299 'pushNonFFCurrent',
300 'pushNonFFMatching', 'pushAlreadyExists',
301 'pushFetchFirst', and 'pushNeedsForce'
302 simultaneously.
303 pushNonFFCurrent::
304 Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] fails due to a
305 non-fast-forward update to the current branch.
306 pushNonFFMatching::
307 Advice shown when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed
308 'matching refs' explicitly (i.e. you used ':', or
309 specified a refspec that isn't your current branch) and
310 it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
311 pushAlreadyExists::
312 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
313 does not qualify for fast-forwarding (e.g., a tag.)
314 pushFetchFirst::
315 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
316 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
317 object we do not have.
318 pushNeedsForce::
319 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
320 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
321 object that is not a commit-ish, or make the remote
322 ref point at an object that is not a commit-ish.
323 statusHints::
324 Show directions on how to proceed from the current
325 state in the output of linkgit:git-status[1], in
326 the template shown when writing commit messages in
327 linkgit:git-commit[1], and in the help message shown
328 by linkgit:git-checkout[1] when switching branch.
329 statusUoption::
330 Advise to consider using the `-u` option to linkgit:git-status[1]
331 when the command takes more than 2 seconds to enumerate untracked
332 files.
333 commitBeforeMerge::
334 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
335 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
336 resolveConflict::
337 Advice shown by various commands when conflicts
338 prevent the operation from being performed.
339 implicitIdentity::
340 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
341 your information is guessed from the system username and
342 domain name.
343 detachedHead::
344 Advice shown when you used linkgit:git-checkout[1] to
345 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
346 a local branch after the fact.
347 amWorkDir::
348 Advice that shows the location of the patch file when
349 linkgit:git-am[1] fails to apply it.
350 rmHints::
351 In case of failure in the output of linkgit:git-rm[1],
352 show directions on how to proceed from the current state.
353 addEmbeddedRepo::
354 Advice on what to do when you've accidentally added one
355 git repo inside of another.
356 ignoredHook::
357 Advice shown if an hook is ignored because the hook is not
358 set as executable.
359 waitingForEditor::
360 Print a message to the terminal whenever Git is waiting for
361 editor input from the user.
362 --
364 core.fileMode::
365 Tells Git if the executable bit of files in the working tree
366 is to be honored.
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368 Some filesystems lose the executable bit when a file that is
369 marked as executable is checked out, or checks out a
370 non-executable file with executable bit on.
371 linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1] probe the filesystem
372 to see if it handles the executable bit correctly
373 and this variable is automatically set as necessary.
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375 A repository, however, may be on a filesystem that handles
376 the filemode correctly, and this variable is set to 'true'
377 when created, but later may be made accessible from another
378 environment that loses the filemode (e.g. exporting ext4 via
379 CIFS mount, visiting a Cygwin created repository with
380 Git for Windows or Eclipse).
381 In such a case it may be necessary to set this variable to 'false'.
382 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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384 The default is true (when core.filemode is not specified in the config file).
386 core.hideDotFiles::
387 (Windows-only) If true, mark newly-created directories and files whose
388 name starts with a dot as hidden. If 'dotGitOnly', only the `.git/`
389 directory is hidden, but no other files starting with a dot. The
390 default mode is 'dotGitOnly'.
392 core.ignoreCase::
393 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
394 Git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
395 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
396 "makefile" when Git expects "Makefile", Git will assume
397 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
398 "Makefile".
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400 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
401 will probe and set core.ignoreCase true if appropriate when the repository
402 is created.
404 core.precomposeUnicode::
405 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of Git.
406 When core.precomposeUnicode=true, Git reverts the unicode decomposition
407 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
408 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
409 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or Git under cygwin 1.7).
410 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by Git,
411 which is backward compatible with older versions of Git.
413 core.protectHFS::
414 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
415 be considered equivalent to `.git` on an HFS+ filesystem.
416 Defaults to `true` on Mac OS, and `false` elsewhere.
418 core.protectNTFS::
419 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
420 cause problems with the NTFS filesystem, e.g. conflict with
421 8.3 "short" names.
422 Defaults to `true` on Windows, and `false` elsewhere.
424 core.fsmonitor::
425 If set, the value of this variable is used as a command which
426 will identify all files that may have changed since the
427 requested date/time. This information is used to speed up git by
428 avoiding unnecessary processing of files that have not changed.
429 See the "fsmonitor-watchman" section of linkgit:githooks[5].
431 core.trustctime::
432 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
433 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
434 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
435 crawlers and some backup systems).
436 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
438 core.splitIndex::
439 If true, the split-index feature of the index will be used.
440 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. False by default.
442 core.untrackedCache::
443 Determines what to do about the untracked cache feature of the
444 index. It will be kept, if this variable is unset or set to
445 `keep`. It will automatically be added if set to `true`. And
446 it will automatically be removed, if set to `false`. Before
447 setting it to `true`, you should check that mtime is working
448 properly on your system.
449 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. `keep` by default.
451 core.checkStat::
452 Determines which stat fields to match between the index
453 and work tree. The user can set this to 'default' or
454 'minimal'. Default (or explicitly 'default'), is to check
455 all fields, including the sub-second part of mtime and ctime.
457 core.quotePath::
458 Commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files', 'diff'), will
459 quote "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
460 pathname in double-quotes and escaping those characters with
461 backslashes in the same way C escapes control characters (e.g.
462 `\t` for TAB, `\n` for LF, `\\` for backslash) or bytes with
463 values larger than 0x80 (e.g. octal `\302\265` for "micro" in
464 UTF-8). If this variable is set to false, bytes higher than
465 0x80 are not considered "unusual" any more. Double-quotes,
466 backslash and control characters are always escaped regardless
467 of the setting of this variable. A simple space character is
468 not considered "unusual". Many commands can output pathnames
469 completely verbatim using the `-z` option. The default value
470 is true.
472 core.eol::
473 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
474 files that have the `text` property set when core.autocrlf is false.
475 Alternatives are 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's
476 native line ending. The default value is `native`. See
477 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
478 conversion.
480 core.safecrlf::
481 If true, makes Git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
482 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
483 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
484 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
485 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
486 this is not the case for the current setting of
487 `core.autocrlf`, Git will reject the file. The variable can
488 be set to "warn", in which case Git will only warn about an
489 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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491 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
492 When it is enabled, Git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
493 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
494 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by Git. For text
495 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
496 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
497 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
498 conversion can corrupt data.
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500 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
501 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
502 after committing you still have the original file in your work
503 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
504 Git that this file is binary and Git will handle the file
505 appropriately.
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507 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
508 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
509 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
510 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
511 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
512 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
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514 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
515 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
516 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
517 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
518 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
519 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
520 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
521 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
522 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
523 mechanism.
525 core.autocrlf::
526 Setting this variable to "true" is the same as setting
527 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files and core.eol to "crlf".
528 Set to true if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
529 working directory and the repository has LF line endings.
530 This variable can be set to 'input',
531 in which case no output conversion is performed.
533 core.checkRoundtripEncoding::
534 A comma and/or whitespace separated list of encodings that Git
535 performs UTF-8 round trip checks on if they are used in an
536 `working-tree-encoding` attribute (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
537 The default value is `SHIFT-JIS`.
539 core.symlinks::
540 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
541 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
542 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
543 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
544 symbolic links.
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546 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
547 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
548 is created.
550 core.gitProxy::
551 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
552 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
553 using the Git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
554 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
555 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
556 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
557 the first match wins.
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559 Can be overridden by the `GIT_PROXY_COMMAND` environment variable
560 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
561 handling).
562 +
563 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
564 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
565 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
566 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
568 core.sshCommand::
569 If this variable is set, `git fetch` and `git push` will
570 use the specified command instead of `ssh` when they need to
571 connect to a remote system. The command is in the same form as
572 the `GIT_SSH_COMMAND` environment variable and is overridden
573 when the environment variable is set.
575 core.ignoreStat::
576 If true, Git will avoid using lstat() calls to detect if files have
577 changed by setting the "assume-unchanged" bit for those tracked files
578 which it has updated identically in both the index and working tree.
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580 When files are modified outside of Git, the user will need to stage
581 the modified files explicitly (e.g. see 'Examples' section in
582 linkgit:git-update-index[1]).
583 Git will not normally detect changes to those files.
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585 This is useful on systems where lstat() calls are very slow, such as
586 CIFS/Microsoft Windows.
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588 False by default.
590 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
591 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
592 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
593 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
594 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
596 core.bare::
597 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
598 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
599 number of commands that require a working directory will be
600 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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602 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
603 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
604 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
605 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
606 = true).
608 core.worktree::
609 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
610 If `GIT_COMMON_DIR` environment variable is set, core.worktree
611 is ignored and not used for determining the root of working tree.
612 This can be overridden by the `GIT_WORK_TREE` environment
613 variable and the `--work-tree` command-line option.
614 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
615 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
616 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
617 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
618 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
619 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
620 of your working tree.
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622 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
623 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
624 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
625 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
626 misconfiguration. Running Git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
627 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
628 confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
629 read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
630 repository's usual working tree).
632 core.logAllRefUpdates::
633 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
634 "`$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>`", by appending the new and old
635 SHA-1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
636 only when the file exists. If this configuration
637 variable is set to `true`, missing "`$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>`"
638 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
639 `refs/heads/`), remote refs (i.e. under `refs/remotes/`),
640 note refs (i.e. under `refs/notes/`), and the symbolic ref `HEAD`.
641 If it is set to `always`, then a missing reflog is automatically
642 created for any ref under `refs/`.
643 +
644 This information can be used to determine what commit
645 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
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647 This value is true by default in a repository that has
648 a working directory associated with it, and false by
649 default in a bare repository.
651 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
652 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
653 version.
655 core.sharedRepository::
656 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
657 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
658 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
659 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
660 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), Git will use permissions
661 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
662 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
663 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
664 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
665 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
666 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
667 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
668 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
670 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
671 If true, Git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
672 and might match multiple refs in the repository. True by default.
674 core.compression::
675 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
676 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
677 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
678 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
679 such as `core.looseCompression` and `pack.compression`.
681 core.looseCompression::
682 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
683 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
684 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
685 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
686 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
688 core.packedGitWindowSize::
689 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
690 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
691 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
692 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
693 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
694 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
695 a large number of large pack files.
696 +
697 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
698 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
699 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
700 not need to adjust this value.
701 +
702 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
704 core.packedGitLimit::
705 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
706 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
707 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
708 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
709 +
710 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 32 TiB (effectively
711 unlimited) on 64 bit platforms.
712 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
713 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
714 +
715 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
717 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
718 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
719 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
720 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
721 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
722 objects multiple times.
723 +
724 Default is 96 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
725 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
726 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
727 +
728 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
730 core.bigFileThreshold::
731 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
732 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
733 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
734 slight expense of increased disk usage. Additionally files
735 larger than this size are always treated as binary.
736 +
737 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
738 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
739 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
740 +
741 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
743 core.excludesFile::
744 Specifies the pathname to the file that contains patterns to
745 describe paths that are not meant to be tracked, in addition
746 to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and '.git/info/exclude'.
747 Defaults to `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore`.
748 If `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is either not set or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/ignore`
749 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
751 core.askPass::
752 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
753 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
754 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the `GIT_ASKPASS`
755 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
756 `SSH_ASKPASS` environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
757 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
758 command-line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
760 core.attributesFile::
761 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
762 '.git/info/attributes', Git looks into this file for attributes
763 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
764 way as for `core.excludesFile`. Its default value is
765 `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes`. If `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is either not
766 set or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/attributes` is used instead.
768 core.hooksPath::
769 By default Git will look for your hooks in the
770 '$GIT_DIR/hooks' directory. Set this to different path,
771 e.g. '/etc/git/hooks', and Git will try to find your hooks in
772 that directory, e.g. '/etc/git/hooks/pre-receive' instead of
773 in '$GIT_DIR/hooks/pre-receive'.
774 +
775 The path can be either absolute or relative. A relative path is
776 taken as relative to the directory where the hooks are run (see
777 the "DESCRIPTION" section of linkgit:githooks[5]).
778 +
779 This configuration variable is useful in cases where you'd like to
780 centrally configure your Git hooks instead of configuring them on a
781 per-repository basis, or as a more flexible and centralized
782 alternative to having an `init.templateDir` where you've changed
783 default hooks.
785 core.editor::
786 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that let you edit
787 messages by launching an editor use the value of this
788 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
789 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
791 core.commentChar::
792 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that let you edit
793 messages consider a line that begins with this character
794 commented, and removes them after the editor returns
795 (default '#').
796 +
797 If set to "auto", `git-commit` would select a character that is not
798 the beginning character of any line in existing commit messages.
800 core.filesRefLockTimeout::
801 The length of time, in milliseconds, to retry when trying to
802 lock an individual reference. Value 0 means not to retry at
803 all; -1 means to try indefinitely. Default is 100 (i.e.,
804 retry for 100ms).
806 core.packedRefsTimeout::
807 The length of time, in milliseconds, to retry when trying to
808 lock the `packed-refs` file. Value 0 means not to retry at
809 all; -1 means to try indefinitely. Default is 1000 (i.e.,
810 retry for 1 second).
812 sequence.editor::
813 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase instruction file.
814 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
815 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
816 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
818 core.pager::
819 Text viewer for use by Git commands (e.g., 'less'). The value
820 is meant to be interpreted by the shell. The order of preference
821 is the `$GIT_PAGER` environment variable, then `core.pager`
822 configuration, then `$PAGER`, and then the default chosen at
823 compile time (usually 'less').
824 +
825 When the `LESS` environment variable is unset, Git sets it to `FRX`
826 (if `LESS` environment variable is set, Git does not change it at
827 all). If you want to selectively override Git's default setting
828 for `LESS`, you can set `core.pager` to e.g. `less -S`. This will
829 be passed to the shell by Git, which will translate the final
830 command to `LESS=FRX less -S`. The environment does not set the
831 `S` option but the command line does, instructing less to truncate
832 long lines. Similarly, setting `core.pager` to `less -+F` will
833 deactivate the `F` option specified by the environment from the
834 command-line, deactivating the "quit if one screen" behavior of
835 `less`. One can specifically activate some flags for particular
836 commands: for example, setting `pager.blame` to `less -S` enables
837 line truncation only for `git blame`.
838 +
839 Likewise, when the `LV` environment variable is unset, Git sets it
840 to `-c`. You can override this setting by exporting `LV` with
841 another value or setting `core.pager` to `lv +c`.
843 core.whitespace::
844 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
845 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
846 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
847 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
848 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
849 +
850 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
851 as an error (enabled by default).
852 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
853 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
854 error (enabled by default).
855 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with space
856 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
857 default).
858 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
859 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
860 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
861 (enabled by default).
862 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
863 `blank-at-eof`.
864 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
865 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
866 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
867 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
868 * `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
869 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when Git fixes `tab-in-indent`
870 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
872 core.fsyncObjectFiles::
873 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
874 +
875 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
876 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
877 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
878 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
880 core.preloadIndex::
881 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
882 +
883 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
884 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
885 relatively high IO latencies. When enabled, Git will do the
886 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
887 overlapping IO's. Defaults to true.
889 core.createObject::
890 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
891 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
892 will not overwrite existing objects.
893 +
894 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
895 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
896 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
898 core.notesRef::
899 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
900 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
901 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
902 notes should be printed.
903 +
904 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
905 the `GIT_NOTES_REF` environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
907 core.commitGraph::
908 Enable git commit graph feature. Allows reading from the
909 commit-graph file.
911 core.sparseCheckout::
912 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
913 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
915 core.abbrev::
916 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If
917 unspecified or set to "auto", an appropriate value is
918 computed based on the approximate number of packed objects
919 in your repository, which hopefully is enough for
920 abbreviated object names to stay unique for some time.
921 The minimum length is 4.
923 add.ignoreErrors::
924 add.ignore-errors (deprecated)::
925 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
926 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the `--ignore-errors`
927 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. `add.ignore-errors` is deprecated,
928 as it does not follow the usual naming convention for configuration
929 variables.
931 alias.*::
932 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
933 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
934 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
935 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
936 hide existing Git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
937 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
938 A quote pair or a backslash can be used to quote them.
939 +
940 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
941 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
942 " = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
943 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
944 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
945 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
946 not necessarily be the current directory.
947 `GIT_PREFIX` is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
948 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
950 am.keepcr::
951 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
952 with parameter `--keep-cr`. In this case git-mailsplit will
953 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
954 by giving `--no-keep-cr` from the command line.
955 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
957 am.threeWay::
958 By default, `git am` will fail if the patch does not apply cleanly. When
959 set to true, this setting tells `git am` to fall back on 3-way merge if
960 the patch records the identity of blobs it is supposed to apply to and
961 we have those blobs available locally (equivalent to giving the `--3way`
962 option from the command line). Defaults to `false`.
963 See linkgit:git-am[1].
965 apply.ignoreWhitespace::
966 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
967 whitespace, in the same way as the `--ignore-space-change`
968 option.
969 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
970 respect all whitespace differences.
971 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
973 apply.whitespace::
974 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
975 as the `--whitespace` option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
977 blame.showRoot::
978 Do not treat root commits as boundaries in linkgit:git-blame[1].
979 This option defaults to false.
981 blame.blankBoundary::
982 Show blank commit object name for boundary commits in
983 linkgit:git-blame[1]. This option defaults to false.
985 blame.showEmail::
986 Show the author email instead of author name in linkgit:git-blame[1].
987 This option defaults to false.
990 Specifies the format used to output dates in linkgit:git-blame[1].
991 If unset the iso format is used. For supported values,
992 see the discussion of the `--date` option at linkgit:git-log[1].
994 branch.autoSetupMerge::
995 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
996 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
997 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
998 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
999 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
1000 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
1001 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
1002 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
1003 local branch or remote-tracking
1004 branch. This option defaults to true.
1006 branch.autoSetupRebase::
1007 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
1008 that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
1009 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
1010 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
1011 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
1012 other local branches.
1013 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
1014 remote-tracking branches.
1015 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
1016 branches.
1017 See "branch.autoSetupMerge" for details on how to set up a
1018 branch to track another branch.
1019 This option defaults to never.
1021 branch.<name>.remote::
1022 When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
1023 which remote to fetch from/push to. The remote to push to
1024 may be overridden with `remote.pushDefault` (for all branches).
1025 The remote to push to, for the current branch, may be further
1026 overridden by `branch.<name>.pushRemote`. If no remote is
1027 configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
1028 `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushDefault` for pushing.
1029 Additionally, `.` (a period) is the current local repository
1030 (a dot-repository), see `branch.<name>.merge`'s final note below.
1032 branch.<name>.pushRemote::
1033 When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for
1034 pushing. It also overrides `remote.pushDefault` for pushing
1035 from branch <name>. When you pull from one place (e.g. your
1036 upstream) and push to another place (e.g. your own publishing
1037 repository), you would want to set `remote.pushDefault` to
1038 specify the remote to push to for all branches, and use this
1039 option to override it for a specific branch.
1041 branch.<name>.merge::
1042 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
1043 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
1044 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
1045 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
1046 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
1047 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
1048 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
1049 "branch.<name>.remote".
1050 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
1051 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
1052 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
1053 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
1054 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
1055 another branch in the local repository, you can point
1056 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the relative path
1057 setting `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
1059 branch.<name>.mergeOptions::
1060 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
1061 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
1062 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
1063 supported.
1065 branch.<name>.rebase::
1066 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
1067 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
1068 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
1069 branch-specific manner.
1070 +
1071 When `merges`, pass the `--rebase-merges` option to 'git rebase'
1072 so that the local merge commits are included in the rebase (see
1073 linkgit:git-rebase[1] for details).
1074 +
1075 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
1076 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
1077 by running 'git pull'.
1078 +
1079 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
1080 +
1081 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1082 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1083 for details).
1085 branch.<name>.description::
1086 Branch description, can be edited with
1087 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
1088 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
1089 request-pull summary.
1091 browser.<tool>.cmd::
1092 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
1093 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
1094 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
1096 browser.<tool>.path::
1097 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1098 browse HTML help (see `-w` option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
1099 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
1101 clean.requireForce::
1102 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f,
1103 -i or -n. Defaults to true.
1105 color.advice::
1106 A boolean to enable/disable color in hints (e.g. when a push
1107 failed, see `advice.*` for a list). May be set to `always`,
1108 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors
1109 are used only when the error output goes to a terminal. If
1110 unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1112 color.advice.hint::
1113 Use customized color for hints.
1115 color.branch::
1116 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1117 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1118 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1119 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1120 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1122 color.branch.<slot>::
1123 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
1124 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
1125 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/),
1126 `upstream` (upstream tracking branch), `plain` (other
1127 refs).
1129 color.diff::
1130 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
1131 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
1132 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
1133 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
1134 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
1135 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by
1136 default).
1137 +
1138 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] or the
1139 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
1140 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
1142 diff.colorMoved::
1143 If set to either a valid `<mode>` or a true value, moved lines
1144 in a diff are colored differently, for details of valid modes
1145 see '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1]. If simply set to
1146 true the default color mode will be used. When set to false,
1147 moved lines are not colored.
1149 color.diff.<slot>::
1150 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
1151 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
1152 of `context` (context text - `plain` is a historical synonym),
1153 `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
1154 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
1155 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), `whitespace`
1156 (highlighting whitespace errors), `oldMoved` (deleted lines),
1157 `newMoved` (added lines), `oldMovedDimmed`, `oldMovedAlternative`,
1158 `oldMovedAlternativeDimmed`, `newMovedDimmed`, `newMovedAlternative`
1159 and `newMovedAlternativeDimmed` (See the '<mode>'
1160 setting of '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1] for details).
1162 color.decorate.<slot>::
1163 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
1164 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
1165 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
1167 color.grep::
1168 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
1169 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
1170 when the output is written to the terminal. If unset, then the
1171 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1173 color.grep.<slot>::
1174 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
1175 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
1176 +
1177 --
1178 `context`;;
1179 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
1180 `filename`;;
1181 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
1182 `function`;;
1183 function name lines (when using `-p`)
1184 `linenumber`;;
1185 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
1186 `match`;;
1187 matching text (same as setting `matchContext` and `matchSelected`)
1188 `matchContext`;;
1189 matching text in context lines
1190 `matchSelected`;;
1191 matching text in selected lines
1192 `selected`;;
1193 non-matching text in selected lines
1194 `separator`;;
1195 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
1196 and between hunks (`--`)
1197 --
1199 color.interactive::
1200 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
1201 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive" and
1202 "git-clean --interactive"). When false (or `never`), never.
1203 When set to `true` or `auto`, use colors only when the output is
1204 to the terminal. If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is
1205 used (`auto` by default).
1207 color.interactive.<slot>::
1208 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive' and 'git clean
1209 --interactive' output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help`
1210 or `error`, for four distinct types of normal output from
1211 interactive commands.
1213 color.pager::
1214 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
1215 use (default is true).
1217 color.push::
1218 A boolean to enable/disable color in push errors. May be set to
1219 `always`, `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which
1220 case colors are used only when the error output goes to a terminal.
1221 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1223 color.push.error::
1224 Use customized color for push errors.
1226 color.showBranch::
1227 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1228 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1229 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1230 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1231 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1233 color.status::
1234 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1235 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
1236 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1237 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1238 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1240 color.status.<slot>::
1241 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
1242 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
1243 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
1244 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
1245 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by Git),
1246 `branch` (the current branch),
1247 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
1248 to red),
1249 `localBranch` or `remoteBranch` (the local and remote branch names,
1250 respectively, when branch and tracking information is displayed in the
1251 status short-format), or
1252 `unmerged` (files which have unmerged changes).
1254 color.blame.repeatedLines::
1255 Use the customized color for the part of git-blame output that
1256 is repeated meta information per line (such as commit id,
1257 author name, date and timezone). Defaults to cyan.
1259 color.blame.highlightRecent::
1260 This can be used to color the metadata of a blame line depending
1261 on age of the line.
1262 +
1263 This setting should be set to a comma-separated list of color and date settings,
1264 starting and ending with a color, the dates should be set from oldest to newest.
1265 The metadata will be colored given the colors if the the line was introduced
1266 before the given timestamp, overwriting older timestamped colors.
1267 +
1268 Instead of an absolute timestamp relative timestamps work as well, e.g.
1269 2.weeks.ago is valid to address anything older than 2 weeks.
1270 +
1271 It defaults to 'blue,12 month ago,white,1 month ago,red', which colors
1272 everything older than one year blue, recent changes between one month and
1273 one year old are kept white, and lines introduced within the last month are
1274 colored red.
1276 blame.coloring::
1277 This determines the coloring scheme to be applied to blame
1278 output. It can be 'repeatedLines', 'highlightRecent',
1279 or 'none' which is the default.
1281 color.transport::
1282 A boolean to enable/disable color when pushes are rejected. May be
1283 set to `always`, `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which
1284 case colors are used only when the error output goes to a terminal.
1285 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1287 color.transport.rejected::
1288 Use customized color when a push was rejected.
1290 color.ui::
1291 This variable determines the default value for variables such
1292 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
1293 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
1294 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
1295 to `false` or `never` if you prefer Git commands not to use
1296 color unless enabled explicitly with some other configuration
1297 or the `--color` option. Set it to `always` if you want all
1298 output not intended for machine consumption to use color, to
1299 `true` or `auto` (this is the default since Git 1.8.4) if you
1300 want such output to use color when written to the terminal.
1302 column.ui::
1303 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
1304 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
1305 or commas:
1306 +
1307 These options control when the feature should be enabled
1308 (defaults to 'never'):
1309 +
1310 --
1311 `always`;;
1312 always show in columns
1313 `never`;;
1314 never show in columns
1315 `auto`;;
1316 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
1317 --
1318 +
1319 These options control layout (defaults to 'column'). Setting any
1320 of these implies 'always' if none of 'always', 'never', or 'auto' are
1321 specified.
1322 +
1323 --
1324 `column`;;
1325 fill columns before rows
1326 `row`;;
1327 fill rows before columns
1328 `plain`;;
1329 show in one column
1330 --
1331 +
1332 Finally, these options can be combined with a layout option (defaults
1333 to 'nodense'):
1334 +
1335 --
1336 `dense`;;
1337 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
1338 `nodense`;;
1339 make equal size columns
1340 --
1342 column.branch::
1343 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
1344 See `column.ui` for details.
1346 column.clean::
1347 Specify the layout when list items in `git clean -i`, which always
1348 shows files and directories in columns. See `column.ui` for details.
1350 column.status::
1351 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
1352 See `column.ui` for details.
1354 column.tag::
1355 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
1356 See `column.ui` for details.
1358 commit.cleanup::
1359 This setting overrides the default of the `--cleanup` option in
1360 `git commit`. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for details. Changing the
1361 default can be useful when you always want to keep lines that begin
1362 with comment character `#` in your log message, in which case you
1363 would do `git config commit.cleanup whitespace` (note that you will
1364 have to remove the help lines that begin with `#` in the commit log
1365 template yourself, if you do this).
1367 commit.gpgSign::
1369 A boolean to specify whether all commits should be GPG signed.
1370 Use of this option when doing operations such as rebase can
1371 result in a large number of commits being signed. It may be
1372 convenient to use an agent to avoid typing your GPG passphrase
1373 several times.
1375 commit.status::
1376 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
1377 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
1378 message. Defaults to true.
1380 commit.template::
1381 Specify the pathname of a file to use as the template for
1382 new commit messages.
1384 commit.verbose::
1385 A boolean or int to specify the level of verbose with `git commit`.
1386 See linkgit:git-commit[1].
1388 credential.helper::
1389 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
1390 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
1391 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. Note
1392 that multiple helpers may be defined. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7]
1393 for details.
1395 credential.useHttpPath::
1396 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
1397 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
1398 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
1400 credential.username::
1401 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
1402 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
1403 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
1405 credential.<url>.*::
1406 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
1407 some credentials. For example "credential."
1408 would set the default username only for https connections to
1409 See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
1410 matched.
1412 credentialCache.ignoreSIGHUP::
1413 Tell git-credential-cache--daemon to ignore SIGHUP, instead of quitting.
1415 completion.commands::
1416 This is only used by git-completion.bash to add or remove
1417 commands from the list of completed commands. Normally only
1418 porcelain commands and a few select others are completed. You
1419 can add more commands, separated by space, in this
1420 variable. Prefixing the command with '-' will remove it from
1421 the existing list.
1423 include::diff-config.txt[]
1425 difftool.<tool>.path::
1426 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1427 your tool is not in the PATH.
1429 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
1430 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
1431 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1432 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
1433 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
1434 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
1435 of the diff post-image.
1437 difftool.prompt::
1438 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
1440 fastimport.unpackLimit::
1441 If the number of objects imported by linkgit:git-fast-import[1]
1442 is below this limit, then the objects will be unpacked into
1443 loose object files. However if the number of imported objects
1444 equals or exceeds this limit then the pack will be stored as a
1445 pack. Storing the pack from a fast-import can make the import
1446 operation complete faster, especially on slow filesystems. If
1447 not set, the value of `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1449 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
1450 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
1451 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
1452 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
1453 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
1454 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
1455 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
1456 reference.
1458 fetch.fsckObjects::
1459 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
1460 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1461 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1462 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1463 is used instead.
1465 fetch.unpackLimit::
1466 If the number of objects fetched over the Git native
1467 transfer is below this
1468 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1469 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1470 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1471 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1472 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1473 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1474 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1476 fetch.prune::
1477 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the `--prune`
1478 option was given on the command line. See also `remote.<name>.prune`
1479 and the PRUNING section of linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1481 fetch.pruneTags::
1482 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the
1483 `refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*` refspec was provided when pruning,
1484 if not set already. This allows for setting both this option
1485 and `fetch.prune` to maintain a 1=1 mapping to upstream
1486 refs. See also `remote.<name>.pruneTags` and the PRUNING
1487 section of linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1489 fetch.output::
1490 Control how ref update status is printed. Valid values are
1491 `full` and `compact`. Default value is `full`. See section
1492 OUTPUT in linkgit:git-fetch[1] for detail.
1494 fetch.negotiationAlgorithm::
1495 Control how information about the commits in the local repository is
1496 sent when negotiating the contents of the packfile to be sent by the
1497 server. Set to "skipping" to use an algorithm that skips commits in an
1498 effort to converge faster, but may result in a larger-than-necessary
1499 packfile; any other value instructs Git to use the default algorithm
1500 that never skips commits (unless the server has acknowledged it or one
1501 of its descendants).
1503 format.attach::
1504 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1505 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1506 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1507 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1508 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1510 format.from::
1511 Provides the default value for the `--from` option to format-patch.
1512 Accepts a boolean value, or a name and email address. If false,
1513 format-patch defaults to `--no-from`, using commit authors directly in
1514 the "From:" field of patch mails. If true, format-patch defaults to
1515 `--from`, using your committer identity in the "From:" field of patch
1516 mails and including a "From:" field in the body of the patch mail if
1517 different. If set to a non-boolean value, format-patch uses that
1518 value instead of your committer identity. Defaults to false.
1520 format.numbered::
1521 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1522 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1523 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1524 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1525 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1527 format.headers::
1528 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1529 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1533 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1534 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1535 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1537 format.subjectPrefix::
1538 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1539 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1541 format.signature::
1542 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1543 the Git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1544 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1545 signature generation.
1547 format.signatureFile::
1548 Works just like format.signature except the contents of the
1549 file specified by this variable will be used as the signature.
1551 format.suffix::
1552 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1553 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1554 include the dot if you want it).
1556 format.pretty::
1557 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1558 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1559 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1561 format.thread::
1562 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1563 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1564 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1565 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1566 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1567 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1568 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1569 value disables threading.
1571 format.signOff::
1572 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1573 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1574 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1575 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1576 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1578 format.coverLetter::
1579 A boolean that controls whether to generate a cover-letter when
1580 format-patch is invoked, but in addition can be set to "auto", to
1581 generate a cover-letter only when there's more than one patch.
1583 format.outputDirectory::
1584 Set a custom directory to store the resulting files instead of the
1585 current working directory.
1587 format.useAutoBase::
1588 A boolean value which lets you enable the `--base=auto` option of
1589 format-patch by default.
1591 filter.<driver>.clean::
1592 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1593 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1594 details.
1596 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1597 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1598 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1599 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1601 fsck.<msg-id>::
1602 Allows overriding the message type (error, warn or ignore) of a
1603 specific message ID such as `missingEmail`.
1604 +
1605 For convenience, fsck prefixes the error/warning with the message ID,
1606 e.g. "missingEmail: invalid author/committer line - missing email" means
1607 that setting `fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
1608 +
1609 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
1610 which cannot be repaired without disruptive changes.
1612 fsck.skipList::
1613 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
1614 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
1615 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
1616 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
1617 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
1618 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
1620 gc.aggressiveDepth::
1621 The depth parameter used in the delta compression
1622 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1623 to 50.
1625 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1626 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1627 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1628 to 250.
1631 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1632 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1633 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1634 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1635 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1637 gc.autoPackLimit::
1638 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1639 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1640 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1641 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1643 gc.autoDetach::
1644 Make `git gc --auto` return immediately and run in background
1645 if the system supports it. Default is true.
1647 gc.bigPackThreshold::
1648 If non-zero, all packs larger than this limit are kept when
1649 `git gc` is run. This is very similar to `--keep-base-pack`
1650 except that all packs that meet the threshold are kept, not
1651 just the base pack. Defaults to zero. Common unit suffixes of
1652 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
1653 +
1654 Note that if the number of kept packs is more than gc.autoPackLimit,
1655 this configuration variable is ignored, all packs except the base pack
1656 will be repacked. After this the number of packs should go below
1657 gc.autoPackLimit and gc.bigPackThreshold should be respected again.
1659 gc.logExpiry::
1660 If the file gc.log exists, then `git gc --auto` won't run
1661 unless that file is more than 'gc.logExpiry' old. Default is
1662 "". See `gc.pruneExpire` for more ways to specify its
1663 value.
1665 gc.packRefs::
1666 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1667 unclonable by Git versions prior to over dumb
1668 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1669 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1670 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1671 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1673 gc.pruneExpire::
1674 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1675 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1676 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1677 unreachable objects immediately, or "never" may be used to
1678 suppress pruning. This feature helps prevent corruption when
1679 'git gc' runs concurrently with another process writing to the
1680 repository; see the "NOTES" section of linkgit:git-gc[1].
1682 gc.worktreePruneExpire::
1683 When 'git gc' is run, it calls
1684 'git worktree prune --expire 3.months.ago'.
1685 This config variable can be used to set a different grace
1686 period. The value "now" may be used to disable the grace
1687 period and prune `$GIT_DIR/worktrees` immediately, or "never"
1688 may be used to suppress pruning.
1690 gc.reflogExpire::
1691 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpire::
1692 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1693 this time; defaults to 90 days. The value "now" expires all
1694 entries immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration
1695 altogether. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1696 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1697 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1699 gc.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1700 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1701 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1702 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1703 defaults to 30 days. The value "now" expires all entries
1704 immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration altogether.
1705 With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1706 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1707 match the <pattern>.
1709 gc.rerereResolved::
1710 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1711 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1712 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1713 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1715 gc.rerereUnresolved::
1716 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1717 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1718 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1719 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1721 gitcvs.commitMsgAnnotation::
1722 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1723 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1725 gitcvs.enabled::
1726 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1727 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1729 gitcvs.logFile::
1730 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1731 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1733 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1734 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1735 attributes for files to determine the `-k` modes to use. If
1736 the attributes force Git to treat a file as text,
1737 the `-k` mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1738 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1739 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1740 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1741 the file type to be determined, then `gitcvs.allBinary` is
1742 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1744 gitcvs.allBinary::
1745 This is used if `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` does not resolve
1746 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1747 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1748 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1749 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1750 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1751 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1752 it is binary, similar to `core.autocrlf`.
1754 gitcvs.dbName::
1755 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1756 derived from the Git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1757 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1758 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1759 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1760 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1762 gitcvs.dbDriver::
1763 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1764 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1765 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1766 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1767 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1768 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1770 gitcvs.dbUser, gitcvs.dbPass::
1771 Database user and password. Only useful if setting `gitcvs.dbDriver`,
1772 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1773 'gitcvs.dbUser' supports variable substitution (see
1774 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1776 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1777 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1778 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1779 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1780 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1781 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1783 All gitcvs variables except for `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` and
1784 `gitcvs.allBinary` can also be specified as
1785 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1786 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1787 access method.
1789 gitweb.category::
1790 gitweb.description::
1791 gitweb.owner::
1792 gitweb.url::
1793 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1795 gitweb.avatar::
1796 gitweb.blame::
1797 gitweb.grep::
1798 gitweb.highlight::
1799 gitweb.patches::
1800 gitweb.pickaxe::
1801 gitweb.remote_heads::
1802 gitweb.showSizes::
1803 gitweb.snapshot::
1804 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1806 grep.lineNumber::
1807 If set to true, enable `-n` option by default.
1809 grep.patternType::
1810 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1811 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the `--basic-regexp`, `--extended-regexp`,
1812 `--fixed-strings`, or `--perl-regexp` option accordingly, while the
1813 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1815 grep.extendedRegexp::
1816 If set to true, enable `--extended-regexp` option by default. This
1817 option is ignored when the `grep.patternType` option is set to a value
1818 other than 'default'.
1820 grep.threads::
1821 Number of grep worker threads to use.
1822 See `grep.threads` in linkgit:git-grep[1] for more information.
1824 grep.fallbackToNoIndex::
1825 If set to true, fall back to git grep --no-index if git grep
1826 is executed outside of a git repository. Defaults to false.
1828 gpg.program::
1829 Use this custom program instead of "`gpg`" found on `$PATH` when
1830 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1831 same command-line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1832 signature, "`gpg --verify $file - <$signature`" is run, and the
1833 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1834 code 0, and to generate an ASCII-armored detached signature, the
1835 standard input of "`gpg -bsau $key`" is fed with the contents to be
1836 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1837 standard output.
1839 gui.commitMsgWidth::
1840 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1841 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1843 gui.diffContext::
1844 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1845 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1847 gui.displayUntracked::
1848 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] shows untracked files
1849 in the file list. The default is "true".
1851 gui.encoding::
1852 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1853 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1854 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1855 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1856 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1857 locale encoding.
1859 gui.matchTrackingBranch::
1860 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1861 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1862 not. Default: "false".
1864 gui.newBranchTemplate::
1865 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1866 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1868 gui.pruneDuringFetch::
1869 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1870 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1872 gui.trustmtime::
1873 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1874 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1876 gui.spellingDictionary::
1877 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1878 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1879 off.
1881 gui.fastCopyBlame::
1882 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1883 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1884 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1886 gui.copyBlameThreshold::
1887 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1888 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1889 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1891 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1892 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1893 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1894 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1895 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1897 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1898 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1899 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1900 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1901 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1902 the tool as `GIT_GUITOOL`, the name of the currently selected file as
1903 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1904 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1906 guitool.<name>.needsFile::
1907 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1908 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1910 guitool.<name>.noConsole::
1911 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1912 output.
1914 guitool.<name>.noRescan::
1915 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1916 finishes execution.
1918 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1919 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1921 guitool.<name>.argPrompt::
1922 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1923 through the `ARGS` environment variable. Since requesting an
1924 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1925 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1926 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1927 value of the variable is used.
1929 guitool.<name>.revPrompt::
1930 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1931 `REVISION` environment variable. In other aspects this option
1932 is similar to 'argPrompt', and can be used together with it.
1934 guitool.<name>.revUnmerged::
1935 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revPrompt' subdialog.
1936 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1937 for things like checkout or reset.
1939 guitool.<name>.title::
1940 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1941 is the tool name.
1943 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1944 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1945 the dialog, before subsections for 'argPrompt' and 'revPrompt'.
1946 The default value includes the actual command.
1948 help.browser::
1949 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1950 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1952 help.format::
1953 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1954 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1955 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1957 help.autoCorrect::
1958 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1959 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1960 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1961 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1962 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1963 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1964 This is the default.
1966 help.htmlPath::
1967 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1968 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1969 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1970 path of your Git installation.
1972 http.proxy::
1973 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1974 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see `curl(1)`). In
1975 addition to the syntax understood by curl, it is possible to specify a
1976 proxy string with a user name but no password, in which case git will
1977 attempt to acquire one in the same way it does for other credentials. See
1978 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information. The syntax thus is
1979 '[protocol://][user[:password]@]proxyhost[:port]'. This can be overridden
1980 on a per-remote basis; see remote.<name>.proxy
1982 http.proxyAuthMethod::
1983 Set the method with which to authenticate against the HTTP proxy. This
1984 only takes effect if the configured proxy string contains a user name part
1985 (i.e. is of the form 'user@host' or 'user@host:port'). This can be
1986 overridden on a per-remote basis; see `remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod`.
1987 Both can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_PROXY_AUTHMETHOD` environment
1988 variable. Possible values are:
1989 +
1990 --
1991 * `anyauth` - Automatically pick a suitable authentication method. It is
1992 assumed that the proxy answers an unauthenticated request with a 407
1993 status code and one or more Proxy-authenticate headers with supported
1994 authentication methods. This is the default.
1995 * `basic` - HTTP Basic authentication
1996 * `digest` - HTTP Digest authentication; this prevents the password from being
1997 transmitted to the proxy in clear text
1998 * `negotiate` - GSS-Negotiate authentication (compare the --negotiate option
1999 of `curl(1)`)
2000 * `ntlm` - NTLM authentication (compare the --ntlm option of `curl(1)`)
2001 --
2003 http.emptyAuth::
2004 Attempt authentication without seeking a username or password. This
2005 can be used to attempt GSS-Negotiate authentication without specifying
2006 a username in the URL, as libcurl normally requires a username for
2007 authentication.
2009 http.delegation::
2010 Control GSSAPI credential delegation. The delegation is disabled
2011 by default in libcurl since version 7.21.7. Set parameter to tell
2012 the server what it is allowed to delegate when it comes to user
2013 credentials. Used with GSS/kerberos. Possible values are:
2014 +
2015 --
2016 * `none` - Don't allow any delegation.
2017 * `policy` - Delegates if and only if the OK-AS-DELEGATE flag is set in the
2018 Kerberos service ticket, which is a matter of realm policy.
2019 * `always` - Unconditionally allow the server to delegate.
2020 --
2023 http.extraHeader::
2024 Pass an additional HTTP header when communicating with a server. If
2025 more than one such entry exists, all of them are added as extra
2026 headers. To allow overriding the settings inherited from the system
2027 config, an empty value will reset the extra headers to the empty list.
2029 http.cookieFile::
2030 The pathname of a file containing previously stored cookie lines,
2031 which should be used
2032 in the Git http session, if they match the server. The file format
2033 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
2034 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see `curl(1)`).
2035 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookieFile is used only as
2036 input unless http.saveCookies is set.
2038 http.saveCookies::
2039 If set, store cookies received during requests to the file specified by
2040 http.cookieFile. Has no effect if http.cookieFile is unset.
2042 http.sslVersion::
2043 The SSL version to use when negotiating an SSL connection, if you
2044 want to force the default. The available and default version
2045 depend on whether libcurl was built against NSS or OpenSSL and the
2046 particular configuration of the crypto library in use. Internally
2047 this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_VERSION' option; see the libcurl
2048 documentation for more details on the format of this option and
2049 for the ssl version supported. Actually the possible values of
2050 this option are:
2052 - sslv2
2053 - sslv3
2054 - tlsv1
2055 - tlsv1.0
2056 - tlsv1.1
2057 - tlsv1.2
2058 - tlsv1.3
2060 +
2061 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_VERSION` environment variable.
2062 To force git to use libcurl's default ssl version and ignore any
2063 explicit http.sslversion option, set `GIT_SSL_VERSION` to the
2064 empty string.
2066 http.sslCipherList::
2067 A list of SSL ciphers to use when negotiating an SSL connection.
2068 The available ciphers depend on whether libcurl was built against
2069 NSS or OpenSSL and the particular configuration of the crypto
2070 library in use. Internally this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST'
2071 option; see the libcurl documentation for more details on the format
2072 of this list.
2073 +
2074 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` environment variable.
2075 To force git to use libcurl's default cipher list and ignore any
2076 explicit http.sslCipherList option, set `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` to the
2077 empty string.
2079 http.sslVerify::
2080 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
2081 over HTTPS. Defaults to true. Can be overridden by the
2082 `GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY` environment variable.
2084 http.sslCert::
2085 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
2086 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CERT` environment
2087 variable.
2089 http.sslKey::
2090 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
2091 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_KEY` environment
2092 variable.
2094 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
2095 Enable Git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
2096 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
2097 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
2098 `GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED` environment variable.
2100 http.sslCAInfo::
2101 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
2102 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
2103 `GIT_SSL_CAINFO` environment variable.
2105 http.sslCAPath::
2106 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
2107 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
2108 by the `GIT_SSL_CAPATH` environment variable.
2110 http.pinnedpubkey::
2111 Public key of the https service. It may either be the filename of
2112 a PEM or DER encoded public key file or a string starting with
2113 'sha256//' followed by the base64 encoded sha256 hash of the
2114 public key. See also libcurl 'CURLOPT_PINNEDPUBLICKEY'. git will
2115 exit with an error if this option is set but not supported by
2116 cURL.
2118 http.sslTry::
2119 Attempt to use AUTH SSL/TLS and encrypted data transfers
2120 when connecting via regular FTP protocol. This might be needed
2121 if the FTP server requires it for security reasons or you wish
2122 to connect securely whenever remote FTP server supports it.
2123 Default is false since it might trigger certificate verification
2124 errors on misconfigured servers.
2126 http.maxRequests::
2127 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
2128 by the `GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS` environment variable. Default is 5.
2130 http.minSessions::
2131 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
2132 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
2133 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
2134 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
2136 http.postBuffer::
2137 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
2138 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
2139 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
2140 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
2141 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
2142 sufficient for most requests.
2144 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
2145 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
2146 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
2147 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT` and
2148 `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME` environment variables.
2150 http.noEPSV::
2151 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
2152 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
2153 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the `GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV`
2154 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
2156 http.userAgent::
2157 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
2158 value represents the version of the client Git such as git/1.7.1.
2159 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
2160 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
2161 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
2162 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
2163 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT` environment variable.
2165 http.followRedirects::
2166 Whether git should follow HTTP redirects. If set to `true`, git
2167 will transparently follow any redirect issued by a server it
2168 encounters. If set to `false`, git will treat all redirects as
2169 errors. If set to `initial`, git will follow redirects only for
2170 the initial request to a remote, but not for subsequent
2171 follow-up HTTP requests. Since git uses the redirected URL as
2172 the base for the follow-up requests, this is generally
2173 sufficient. The default is `initial`.
2175 http.<url>.*::
2176 Any of the http.* options above can be applied selectively to some URLs.
2177 For a config key to match a URL, each element of the config key is
2178 compared to that of the URL, in the following order:
2179 +
2180 --
2181 . Scheme (e.g., `https` in ``). This field
2182 must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2184 . Host/domain name (e.g., `` in ``).
2185 This field must match between the config key and the URL. It is
2186 possible to specify a `*` as part of the host name to match all subdomains
2187 at this level. `https://*` for example would match
2188 ``, but not ``.
2190 . Port number (e.g., `8080` in ``).
2191 This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2192 Omitted port numbers are automatically converted to the correct
2193 default for the scheme before matching.
2195 . Path (e.g., `repo.git` in ``). The
2196 path field of the config key must match the path field of the URL
2197 either exactly or as a prefix of slash-delimited path elements. This means
2198 a config key with path `foo/` matches URL path `foo/bar`. A prefix can only
2199 match on a slash (`/`) boundary. Longer matches take precedence (so a config
2200 key with path `foo/bar` is a better match to URL path `foo/bar` than a config
2201 key with just path `foo/`).
2203 . User name (e.g., `user` in ``). If
2204 the config key has a user name it must match the user name in the
2205 URL exactly. If the config key does not have a user name, that
2206 config key will match a URL with any user name (including none),
2207 but at a lower precedence than a config key with a user name.
2208 --
2209 +
2210 The list above is ordered by decreasing precedence; a URL that matches
2211 a config key's path is preferred to one that matches its user name. For example,
2212 if the URL is `` a config key match of
2213 `` will be preferred over a config key match of
2214 ``.
2215 +
2216 All URLs are normalized before attempting any matching (the password part,
2217 if embedded in the URL, is always ignored for matching purposes) so that
2218 equivalent URLs that are simply spelled differently will match properly.
2219 Environment variable settings always override any matches. The URLs that are
2220 matched against are those given directly to Git commands. This means any URLs
2221 visited as a result of a redirection do not participate in matching.
2223 ssh.variant::
2224 By default, Git determines the command line arguments to use
2225 based on the basename of the configured SSH command (configured
2226 using the environment variable `GIT_SSH` or `GIT_SSH_COMMAND` or
2227 the config setting `core.sshCommand`). If the basename is
2228 unrecognized, Git will attempt to detect support of OpenSSH
2229 options by first invoking the configured SSH command with the
2230 `-G` (print configuration) option and will subsequently use
2231 OpenSSH options (if that is successful) or no options besides
2232 the host and remote command (if it fails).
2233 +
2234 The config variable `ssh.variant` can be set to override this detection.
2235 Valid values are `ssh` (to use OpenSSH options), `plink`, `putty`,
2236 `tortoiseplink`, `simple` (no options except the host and remote command).
2237 The default auto-detection can be explicitly requested using the value
2238 `auto`. Any other value is treated as `ssh`. This setting can also be
2239 overridden via the environment variable `GIT_SSH_VARIANT`.
2240 +
2241 The current command-line parameters used for each variant are as
2242 follows:
2243 +
2244 --
2246 * `ssh` - [-p port] [-4] [-6] [-o option] [username@]host command
2248 * `simple` - [username@]host command
2250 * `plink` or `putty` - [-P port] [-4] [-6] [username@]host command
2252 * `tortoiseplink` - [-P port] [-4] [-6] -batch [username@]host command
2254 --
2255 +
2256 Except for the `simple` variant, command-line parameters are likely to
2257 change as git gains new features.
2259 i18n.commitEncoding::
2260 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
2261 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
2262 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
2263 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
2264 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
2266 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
2267 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
2268 running 'git log' and friends.
2270 imap::
2271 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
2272 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
2274 index.version::
2275 Specify the version with which new index files should be
2276 initialized. This does not affect existing repositories.
2278 init.templateDir::
2279 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
2280 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
2282 instaweb.browser::
2283 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
2284 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2286 instaweb.httpd::
2287 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
2288 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2290 instaweb.local::
2291 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
2292 be bound to the local IP (
2294 instaweb.modulePath::
2295 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
2296 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
2297 is Apache.
2299 instaweb.port::
2300 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
2301 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2303 interactive.singleKey::
2304 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
2305 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
2306 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
2307 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
2308 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
2309 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
2310 is not available; requires the Perl module Term::ReadKey.
2312 interactive.diffFilter::
2313 When an interactive command (such as `git add --patch`) shows
2314 a colorized diff, git will pipe the diff through the shell
2315 command defined by this configuration variable. The command may
2316 mark up the diff further for human consumption, provided that it
2317 retains a one-to-one correspondence with the lines in the
2318 original diff. Defaults to disabled (no filtering).
2320 log.abbrevCommit::
2321 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2322 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
2323 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
2326 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
2327 Setting a value for is similar to using 'git log''s
2328 `--date` option. See linkgit:git-log[1] for details.
2330 log.decorate::
2331 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
2332 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
2333 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
2334 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
2335 If 'auto' is specified, then if the output is going to a terminal,
2336 the ref names are shown as if 'short' were given, otherwise no ref
2337 names are shown. This is the same as the `--decorate` option
2338 of the `git log`.
2340 log.follow::
2341 If `true`, `git log` will act as if the `--follow` option was used when
2342 a single <path> is given. This has the same limitations as `--follow`,
2343 i.e. it cannot be used to follow multiple files and does not work well
2344 on non-linear history.
2346 log.graphColors::
2347 A list of colors, separated by commas, that can be used to draw
2348 history lines in `git log --graph`.
2350 log.showRoot::
2351 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
2352 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
2353 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
2354 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
2356 log.showSignature::
2357 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2358 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--show-signature`.
2360 log.mailmap::
2361 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2362 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--use-mailmap`.
2364 mailinfo.scissors::
2365 If true, makes linkgit:git-mailinfo[1] (and therefore
2366 linkgit:git-am[1]) act by default as if the --scissors option
2367 was provided on the command-line. When active, this features
2368 removes everything from the message body before a scissors
2369 line (i.e. consisting mainly of ">8", "8<" and "-").
2371 mailmap.file::
2372 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
2373 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
2374 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
2375 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
2376 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
2377 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
2379 mailmap.blob::
2380 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
2381 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
2382 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
2383 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
2384 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
2385 defaults to empty.
2387 man.viewer::
2388 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
2389 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2391 man.<tool>.cmd::
2392 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
2393 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
2394 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
2396 man.<tool>.path::
2397 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
2398 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2400 include::merge-config.txt[]
2402 mergetool.<tool>.path::
2403 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
2404 your tool is not in the PATH.
2406 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
2407 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
2408 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
2409 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
2410 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
2411 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
2412 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
2413 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
2414 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
2415 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
2417 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
2418 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
2419 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
2420 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
2421 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
2422 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
2423 indicate the success of the merge.
2425 mergetool.meld.hasOutput::
2426 Older versions of `meld` do not support the `--output` option.
2427 Git will attempt to detect whether `meld` supports `--output`
2428 by inspecting the output of `meld --help`. Configuring
2429 `mergetool.meld.hasOutput` will make Git skip these checks and
2430 use the configured value instead. Setting `mergetool.meld.hasOutput`
2431 to `true` tells Git to unconditionally use the `--output` option,
2432 and `false` avoids using `--output`.
2434 mergetool.keepBackup::
2435 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
2436 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
2437 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
2438 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
2440 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
2441 When invoking a custom merge tool, Git uses a set of temporary
2442 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
2443 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
2444 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
2445 exited. Defaults to `false`.
2447 mergetool.writeToTemp::
2448 Git writes temporary 'BASE', 'LOCAL', and 'REMOTE' versions of
2449 conflicting files in the worktree by default. Git will attempt
2450 to use a temporary directory for these files when set `true`.
2451 Defaults to `false`.
2453 mergetool.prompt::
2454 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
2456 notes.mergeStrategy::
2457 Which merge strategy to choose by default when resolving notes
2458 conflicts. Must be one of `manual`, `ours`, `theirs`, `union`, or
2459 `cat_sort_uniq`. Defaults to `manual`. See "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES"
2460 section of linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on each strategy.
2462 notes.<name>.mergeStrategy::
2463 Which merge strategy to choose when doing a notes merge into
2464 refs/notes/<name>. This overrides the more general
2465 "notes.mergeStrategy". See the "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES" section in
2466 linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on the available strategies.
2468 notes.displayRef::
2469 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
2470 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
2471 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
2472 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
2473 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
2474 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
2475 ignored.
2476 +
2477 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
2478 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2479 globs.
2480 +
2481 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
2482 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
2483 displayed.
2485 notes.rewrite.<command>::
2486 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
2487 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, Git
2488 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
2489 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
2490 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
2492 notes.rewriteMode::
2493 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
2494 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
2495 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
2496 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, `cat_sort_uniq`, or `ignore`.
2497 Defaults to `concatenate`.
2498 +
2499 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
2500 environment variable.
2502 notes.rewriteRef::
2503 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
2504 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
2505 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
2506 You may also specify this configuration several times.
2507 +
2508 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
2509 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
2510 rewriting for the default commit notes.
2511 +
2512 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
2513 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2514 globs.
2516 pack.window::
2517 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2518 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
2520 pack.depth::
2521 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2522 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
2523 Maximum value is 4095.
2525 pack.windowMemory::
2526 The maximum size of memory that is consumed by each thread
2527 in linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] for pack window memory when
2528 no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
2529 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". When left unconfigured (or
2530 set explicitly to 0), there will be no limit.
2532 pack.compression::
2533 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
2534 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
2535 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
2536 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
2537 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
2538 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
2539 to level 6)."
2540 +
2541 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
2542 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
2543 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
2545 pack.deltaCacheSize::
2546 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
2547 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
2548 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
2549 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
2550 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
2551 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
2552 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
2553 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
2554 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
2556 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
2557 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
2558 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
2559 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
2560 result once the best match for all objects is found.
2561 Defaults to 1000. Maximum value is 65535.
2563 pack.threads::
2564 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
2565 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
2566 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
2567 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
2568 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
2569 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
2570 Specifying 0 will cause Git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
2571 and set the number of threads accordingly.
2573 pack.indexVersion::
2574 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
2575 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
2576 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
2577 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
2578 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
2579 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
2580 larger than 2 GB.
2581 +
2582 If you have an old Git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
2583 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http")
2584 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
2585 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
2586 older version of Git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
2587 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
2588 the `*.idx` file.
2590 pack.packSizeLimit::
2591 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
2592 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
2593 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
2594 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. Reaching this limit results
2595 in the creation of multiple packfiles; which in turn prevents
2596 bitmaps from being created.
2597 The minimum size allowed is limited to 1 MiB.
2598 The default is unlimited.
2599 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
2600 supported.
2602 pack.useBitmaps::
2603 When true, git will use pack bitmaps (if available) when packing
2604 to stdout (e.g., during the server side of a fetch). Defaults to
2605 true. You should not generally need to turn this off unless
2606 you are debugging pack bitmaps.
2608 pack.writeBitmaps (deprecated)::
2609 This is a deprecated synonym for `repack.writeBitmaps`.
2611 pack.writeBitmapHashCache::
2612 When true, git will include a "hash cache" section in the bitmap
2613 index (if one is written). This cache can be used to feed git's
2614 delta heuristics, potentially leading to better deltas between
2615 bitmapped and non-bitmapped objects (e.g., when serving a fetch
2616 between an older, bitmapped pack and objects that have been
2617 pushed since the last gc). The downside is that it consumes 4
2618 bytes per object of disk space, and that JGit's bitmap
2619 implementation does not understand it, causing it to complain if
2620 Git and JGit are used on the same repository. Defaults to false.
2622 pager.<cmd>::
2623 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
2624 output of a particular Git subcommand when writing to a tty.
2625 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
2626 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
2627 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
2628 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
2629 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
2631 pretty.<name>::
2632 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
2633 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
2634 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
2635 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
2636 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
2637 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
2638 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
2639 will be silently ignored.
2641 protocol.allow::
2642 If set, provide a user defined default policy for all protocols which
2643 don't explicitly have a policy (`protocol.<name>.allow`). By default,
2644 if unset, known-safe protocols (http, https, git, ssh, file) have a
2645 default policy of `always`, known-dangerous protocols (ext) have a
2646 default policy of `never`, and all other protocols have a default
2647 policy of `user`. Supported policies:
2648 +
2649 --
2651 * `always` - protocol is always able to be used.
2653 * `never` - protocol is never able to be used.
2655 * `user` - protocol is only able to be used when `GIT_PROTOCOL_FROM_USER` is
2656 either unset or has a value of 1. This policy should be used when you want a
2657 protocol to be directly usable by the user but don't want it used by commands which
2658 execute clone/fetch/push commands without user input, e.g. recursive
2659 submodule initialization.
2661 --
2663 protocol.<name>.allow::
2664 Set a policy to be used by protocol `<name>` with clone/fetch/push
2665 commands. See `protocol.allow` above for the available policies.
2666 +
2667 The protocol names currently used by git are:
2668 +
2669 --
2670 - `file`: any local file-based path (including `file://` URLs,
2671 or local paths)
2673 - `git`: the anonymous git protocol over a direct TCP
2674 connection (or proxy, if configured)
2676 - `ssh`: git over ssh (including `host:path` syntax,
2677 `ssh://`, etc).
2679 - `http`: git over http, both "smart http" and "dumb http".
2680 Note that this does _not_ include `https`; if you want to configure
2681 both, you must do so individually.
2683 - any external helpers are named by their protocol (e.g., use
2684 `hg` to allow the `git-remote-hg` helper)
2685 --
2687 protocol.version::
2688 Experimental. If set, clients will attempt to communicate with a
2689 server using the specified protocol version. If unset, no
2690 attempt will be made by the client to communicate using a
2691 particular protocol version, this results in protocol version 0
2692 being used.
2693 Supported versions:
2694 +
2695 --
2697 * `0` - the original wire protocol.
2699 * `1` - the original wire protocol with the addition of a version string
2700 in the initial response from the server.
2702 --
2704 pull.ff::
2705 By default, Git does not create an extra merge commit when merging
2706 a commit that is a descendant of the current commit. Instead, the
2707 tip of the current branch is fast-forwarded. When set to `false`,
2708 this variable tells Git to create an extra merge commit in such
2709 a case (equivalent to giving the `--no-ff` option from the command
2710 line). When set to `only`, only such fast-forward merges are
2711 allowed (equivalent to giving the `--ff-only` option from the
2712 command line). This setting overrides `merge.ff` when pulling.
2714 pull.rebase::
2715 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
2716 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
2717 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
2718 per-branch basis.
2719 +
2720 When `merges`, pass the `--rebase-merges` option to 'git rebase'
2721 so that the local merge commits are included in the rebase (see
2722 linkgit:git-rebase[1] for details).
2723 +
2724 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
2725 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
2726 by running 'git pull'.
2727 +
2728 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
2729 +
2730 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
2731 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
2732 for details).
2734 pull.octopus::
2735 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
2736 at once.
2738 pull.twohead::
2739 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
2741 push.default::
2742 Defines the action `git push` should take if no refspec is
2743 explicitly given. Different values are well-suited for
2744 specific workflows; for instance, in a purely central workflow
2745 (i.e. the fetch source is equal to the push destination),
2746 `upstream` is probably what you want. Possible values are:
2747 +
2748 --
2750 * `nothing` - do not push anything (error out) unless a refspec is
2751 explicitly given. This is primarily meant for people who want to
2752 avoid mistakes by always being explicit.
2754 * `current` - push the current branch to update a branch with the same
2755 name on the receiving end. Works in both central and non-central
2756 workflows.
2758 * `upstream` - push the current branch back to the branch whose
2759 changes are usually integrated into the current branch (which is
2760 called `@{upstream}`). This mode only makes sense if you are
2761 pushing to the same repository you would normally pull from
2762 (i.e. central workflow).
2764 * `tracking` - This is a deprecated synonym for `upstream`.
2766 * `simple` - in centralized workflow, work like `upstream` with an
2767 added safety to refuse to push if the upstream branch's name is
2768 different from the local one.
2769 +
2770 When pushing to a remote that is different from the remote you normally
2771 pull from, work as `current`. This is the safest option and is suited
2772 for beginners.
2773 +
2774 This mode has become the default in Git 2.0.
2776 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name on both ends.
2777 This makes the repository you are pushing to remember the set of
2778 branches that will be pushed out (e.g. if you always push 'maint'
2779 and 'master' there and no other branches, the repository you push
2780 to will have these two branches, and your local 'maint' and
2781 'master' will be pushed there).
2782 +
2783 To use this mode effectively, you have to make sure _all_ the
2784 branches you would push out are ready to be pushed out before
2785 running 'git push', as the whole point of this mode is to allow you
2786 to push all of the branches in one go. If you usually finish work
2787 on only one branch and push out the result, while other branches are
2788 unfinished, this mode is not for you. Also this mode is not
2789 suitable for pushing into a shared central repository, as other
2790 people may add new branches there, or update the tip of existing
2791 branches outside your control.
2792 +
2793 This used to be the default, but not since Git 2.0 (`simple` is the
2794 new default).
2796 --
2798 push.followTags::
2799 If set to true enable `--follow-tags` option by default. You
2800 may override this configuration at time of push by specifying
2801 `--no-follow-tags`.
2803 push.gpgSign::
2804 May be set to a boolean value, or the string 'if-asked'. A true
2805 value causes all pushes to be GPG signed, as if `--signed` is
2806 passed to linkgit:git-push[1]. The string 'if-asked' causes
2807 pushes to be signed if the server supports it, as if
2808 `--signed=if-asked` is passed to 'git push'. A false value may
2809 override a value from a lower-priority config file. An explicit
2810 command-line flag always overrides this config option.
2812 push.pushOption::
2813 When no `--push-option=<option>` argument is given from the
2814 command line, `git push` behaves as if each <value> of
2815 this variable is given as `--push-option=<value>`.
2816 +
2817 This is a multi-valued variable, and an empty value can be used in a
2818 higher priority configuration file (e.g. `.git/config` in a
2819 repository) to clear the values inherited from a lower priority
2820 configuration files (e.g. `$HOME/.gitconfig`).
2821 +
2822 --
2824 Example:
2826 /etc/gitconfig
2827 push.pushoption = a
2828 push.pushoption = b
2830 ~/.gitconfig
2831 push.pushoption = c
2833 repo/.git/config
2834 push.pushoption =
2835 push.pushoption = b
2837 This will result in only b (a and c are cleared).
2839 --
2841 push.recurseSubmodules::
2842 Make sure all submodule commits used by the revisions to be pushed
2843 are available on a remote-tracking branch. If the value is 'check'
2844 then Git will verify that all submodule commits that changed in the
2845 revisions to be pushed are available on at least one remote of the
2846 submodule. If any commits are missing, the push will be aborted and
2847 exit with non-zero status. If the value is 'on-demand' then all
2848 submodules that changed in the revisions to be pushed will be
2849 pushed. If on-demand was not able to push all necessary revisions
2850 it will also be aborted and exit with non-zero status. If the value
2851 is 'no' then default behavior of ignoring submodules when pushing
2852 is retained. You may override this configuration at time of push by
2853 specifying '--recurse-submodules=check|on-demand|no'.
2855 include::rebase-config.txt[]
2857 receive.advertiseAtomic::
2858 By default, git-receive-pack will advertise the atomic push
2859 capability to its clients. If you don't want to advertise this
2860 capability, set this variable to false.
2862 receive.advertisePushOptions::
2863 When set to true, git-receive-pack will advertise the push options
2864 capability to its clients. False by default.
2866 receive.autogc::
2867 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
2868 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
2869 it by setting this variable to false.
2871 receive.certNonceSeed::
2872 By setting this variable to a string, `git receive-pack`
2873 will accept a `git push --signed` and verifies it by using
2874 a "nonce" protected by HMAC using this string as a secret
2875 key.
2877 receive.certNonceSlop::
2878 When a `git push --signed` sent a push certificate with a
2879 "nonce" that was issued by a receive-pack serving the same
2880 repository within this many seconds, export the "nonce"
2881 found in the certificate to `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE` to the
2882 hooks (instead of what the receive-pack asked the sending
2883 side to include). This may allow writing checks in
2884 `pre-receive` and `post-receive` a bit easier. Instead of
2885 checking `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_SLOP` environment variable
2886 that records by how many seconds the nonce is stale to
2887 decide if they want to accept the certificate, they only
2888 can check `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_STATUS` is `OK`.
2890 receive.fsckObjects::
2891 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
2892 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
2893 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
2894 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
2895 is used instead.
2897 receive.fsck.<msg-id>::
2898 When `receive.fsckObjects` is set to true, errors can be switched
2899 to warnings and vice versa by configuring the `receive.fsck.<msg-id>`
2900 setting where the `<msg-id>` is the fsck message ID and the value
2901 is one of `error`, `warn` or `ignore`. For convenience, fsck prefixes
2902 the error/warning with the message ID, e.g. "missingEmail: invalid
2903 author/committer line - missing email" means that setting
2904 `receive.fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
2905 +
2906 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
2907 which would not pass pushing when `receive.fsckObjects = true`, allowing
2908 the host to accept repositories with certain known issues but still catch
2909 other issues.
2911 receive.fsck.skipList::
2912 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
2913 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
2914 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
2915 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
2916 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
2917 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
2919 receive.keepAlive::
2920 After receiving the pack from the client, `receive-pack` may
2921 produce no output (if `--quiet` was specified) while processing
2922 the pack, causing some networks to drop the TCP connection.
2923 With this option set, if `receive-pack` does not transmit
2924 any data in this phase for `receive.keepAlive` seconds, it will
2925 send a short keepalive packet. The default is 5 seconds; set
2926 to 0 to disable keepalives entirely.
2928 receive.unpackLimit::
2929 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
2930 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
2931 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
2932 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
2933 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
2934 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
2935 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
2936 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
2938 receive.maxInputSize::
2939 If the size of the incoming pack stream is larger than this
2940 limit, then git-receive-pack will error out, instead of
2941 accepting the pack file. If not set or set to 0, then the size
2942 is unlimited.
2944 receive.denyDeletes::
2945 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
2946 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
2948 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
2949 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
2950 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2952 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
2953 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
2954 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2955 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
2956 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
2957 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
2958 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
2959 message. Defaults to "refuse".
2960 +
2961 Another option is "updateInstead" which will update the working
2962 tree if pushing into the current branch. This option is
2963 intended for synchronizing working directories when one side is not easily
2964 accessible via interactive ssh (e.g. a live web site, hence the requirement
2965 that the working directory be clean). This mode also comes in handy when
2966 developing inside a VM to test and fix code on different Operating Systems.
2967 +
2968 By default, "updateInstead" will refuse the push if the working tree or
2969 the index have any difference from the HEAD, but the `push-to-checkout`
2970 hook can be used to customize this. See linkgit:githooks[5].
2972 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
2973 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
2974 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
2975 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
2976 set when initializing a shared repository.
2978 receive.hideRefs::
2979 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
2980 only to `receive-pack` (and so affects pushes, but not fetches).
2981 An attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by `git push` is
2982 rejected.
2984 receive.updateServerInfo::
2985 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
2986 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
2988 receive.shallowUpdate::
2989 If set to true, .git/shallow can be updated when new refs
2990 require new shallow roots. Otherwise those refs are rejected.
2992 remote.pushDefault::
2993 The remote to push to by default. Overrides
2994 `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches, and is overridden by
2995 `branch.<name>.pushRemote` for specific branches.
2997 remote.<name>.url::
2998 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
2999 linkgit:git-push[1].
3001 remote.<name>.pushurl::
3002 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
3004 remote.<name>.proxy::
3005 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
3006 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
3007 disable proxying for that remote.
3009 remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod::
3010 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the method to use for
3011 authenticating against the proxy in use (probably set in
3012 `remote.<name>.proxy`). See `http.proxyAuthMethod`.
3014 remote.<name>.fetch::
3015 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
3016 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
3018 remote.<name>.push::
3019 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
3020 linkgit:git-push[1].
3022 remote.<name>.mirror::
3023 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
3024 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
3026 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
3027 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
3028 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
3029 linkgit:git-remote[1].
3031 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
3032 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
3033 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
3034 linkgit:git-remote[1].
3036 remote.<name>.receivepack::
3037 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
3038 option --receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
3040 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
3041 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
3042 option --upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
3044 remote.<name>.tagOpt::
3045 Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when
3046 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to --tags will fetch every
3047 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
3048 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
3049 override this setting. See options --tags and --no-tags of
3050 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
3052 remote.<name>.vcs::
3053 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
3054 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
3056 remote.<name>.prune::
3057 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
3058 remove any remote-tracking references that no longer exist on the
3059 remote (as if the `--prune` option was given on the command line).
3060 Overrides `fetch.prune` settings, if any.
3062 remote.<name>.pruneTags::
3063 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
3064 remove any local tags that no longer exist on the remote if pruning
3065 is activated in general via `remote.<name>.prune`, `fetch.prune` or
3066 `--prune`. Overrides `fetch.pruneTags` settings, if any.
3067 +
3068 See also `remote.<name>.prune` and the PRUNING section of
3069 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
3071 remotes.<group>::
3072 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
3073 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
3075 repack.useDeltaBaseOffset::
3076 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
3077 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
3078 Git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
3079 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
3080 "false" and repack. Access from old Git versions over the
3081 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
3083 repack.packKeptObjects::
3084 If set to true, makes `git repack` act as if
3085 `--pack-kept-objects` was passed. See linkgit:git-repack[1] for
3086 details. Defaults to `false` normally, but `true` if a bitmap
3087 index is being written (either via `--write-bitmap-index` or
3088 `repack.writeBitmaps`).
3090 repack.writeBitmaps::
3091 When true, git will write a bitmap index when packing all
3092 objects to disk (e.g., when `git repack -a` is run). This
3093 index can speed up the "counting objects" phase of subsequent
3094 packs created for clones and fetches, at the cost of some disk
3095 space and extra time spent on the initial repack. This has
3096 no effect if multiple packfiles are created.
3097 Defaults to false.
3099 rerere.autoUpdate::
3100 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
3101 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
3102 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
3104 rerere.enabled::
3105 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
3106 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
3107 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
3108 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
3109 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
3110 repository.
3112 sendemail.identity::
3113 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
3114 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
3115 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
3116 the value of `sendemail.identity`.
3118 sendemail.smtpEncryption::
3119 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
3120 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
3122 sendemail.smtpssl (deprecated)::
3123 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpEncryption = ssl'.
3125 sendemail.smtpsslcertpath::
3126 Path to ca-certificates (either a directory or a single file).
3127 Set it to an empty string to disable certificate verification.
3129 sendemail.<identity>.*::
3130 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
3131 found below, taking precedence over those when this
3132 identity is selected, through either the command-line or
3133 `sendemail.identity`.
3135 sendemail.aliasesFile::
3136 sendemail.aliasFileType::
3137 sendemail.annotate::
3138 sendemail.bcc::
3140 sendemail.ccCmd::
3141 sendemail.chainReplyTo::
3142 sendemail.confirm::
3143 sendemail.envelopeSender::
3144 sendemail.from::
3145 sendemail.multiEdit::
3146 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
3147 sendemail.smtpPass::
3148 sendemail.suppresscc::
3149 sendemail.suppressFrom::
3151 sendemail.tocmd::
3152 sendemail.smtpDomain::
3153 sendemail.smtpServer::
3154 sendemail.smtpServerPort::
3155 sendemail.smtpServerOption::
3156 sendemail.smtpUser::
3157 sendemail.thread::
3158 sendemail.transferEncoding::
3159 sendemail.validate::
3160 sendemail.xmailer::
3161 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
3163 sendemail.signedoffcc (deprecated)::
3164 Deprecated alias for `sendemail.signedoffbycc`.
3166 sendemail.smtpBatchSize::
3167 Number of messages to be sent per connection, after that a relogin
3168 will happen. If the value is 0 or undefined, send all messages in
3169 one connection.
3170 See also the `--batch-size` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
3172 sendemail.smtpReloginDelay::
3173 Seconds wait before reconnecting to smtp server.
3174 See also the `--relogin-delay` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
3176 showbranch.default::
3177 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
3178 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
3180 splitIndex.maxPercentChange::
3181 When the split index feature is used, this specifies the
3182 percent of entries the split index can contain compared to the
3183 total number of entries in both the split index and the shared
3184 index before a new shared index is written.
3185 The value should be between 0 and 100. If the value is 0 then
3186 a new shared index is always written, if it is 100 a new
3187 shared index is never written.
3188 By default the value is 20, so a new shared index is written
3189 if the number of entries in the split index would be greater
3190 than 20 percent of the total number of entries.
3191 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
3193 splitIndex.sharedIndexExpire::
3194 When the split index feature is used, shared index files that
3195 were not modified since the time this variable specifies will
3196 be removed when a new shared index file is created. The value
3197 "now" expires all entries immediately, and "never" suppresses
3198 expiration altogether.
3199 The default value is "2.weeks.ago".
3200 Note that a shared index file is considered modified (for the
3201 purpose of expiration) each time a new split-index file is
3202 either created based on it or read from it.
3203 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
3205 status.relativePaths::
3206 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
3207 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
3208 relative to the repository root (this was the default for Git
3209 prior to v1.5.4).
3211 status.short::
3212 Set to true to enable --short by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3213 The option --no-short takes precedence over this variable.
3215 status.branch::
3216 Set to true to enable --branch by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3217 The option --no-branch takes precedence over this variable.
3219 status.displayCommentPrefix::
3220 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will insert a comment
3221 prefix before each output line (starting with
3222 `core.commentChar`, i.e. `#` by default). This was the
3223 behavior of linkgit:git-status[1] in Git 1.8.4 and previous.
3224 Defaults to false.
3226 status.renameLimit::
3227 The number of files to consider when performing rename detection
3228 in linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1]. Defaults to
3229 the value of diff.renameLimit.
3231 status.renames::
3232 Whether and how Git detects renames in linkgit:git-status[1] and
3233 linkgit:git-commit[1] . If set to "false", rename detection is
3234 disabled. If set to "true", basic rename detection is enabled.
3235 If set to "copies" or "copy", Git will detect copies, as well.
3236 Defaults to the value of diff.renames.
3238 status.showStash::
3239 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will display the number of
3240 entries currently stashed away.
3241 Defaults to false.
3243 status.showUntrackedFiles::
3244 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
3245 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
3246 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
3247 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
3248 the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
3249 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
3250 the untracked files. Possible values are:
3251 +
3252 --
3253 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
3254 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
3255 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
3256 --
3257 +
3258 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
3259 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
3260 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
3262 status.submoduleSummary::
3263 Defaults to false.
3264 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
3265 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
3266 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
3267 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]). Please note
3268 that the summary output command will be suppressed for all
3269 submodules when `diff.ignoreSubmodules` is set to 'all' or only
3270 for those submodules where `submodule.<name>.ignore=all`. The only
3271 exception to that rule is that status and commit will show staged
3272 submodule changes. To
3273 also view the summary for ignored submodules you can either use
3274 the --ignore-submodules=dirty command-line option or the 'git
3275 submodule summary' command, which shows a similar output but does
3276 not honor these settings.
3278 stash.showPatch::
3279 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3280 option will show the stash entry in patch form. Defaults to false.
3281 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3283 stash.showStat::
3284 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3285 option will show diffstat of the stash entry. Defaults to true.
3286 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3288 submodule.<name>.url::
3289 The URL for a submodule. This variable is copied from the .gitmodules
3290 file to the git config via 'git submodule init'. The user can change
3291 the configured URL before obtaining the submodule via 'git submodule
3292 update'. If neither submodule.<name>.active or are
3293 set, the presence of this variable is used as a fallback to indicate
3294 whether the submodule is of interest to git commands.
3295 See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3297 submodule.<name>.update::
3298 The method by which a submodule is updated by 'git submodule update',
3299 which is the only affected command, others such as
3300 'git checkout --recurse-submodules' are unaffected. It exists for
3301 historical reasons, when 'git submodule' was the only command to
3302 interact with submodules; settings like ``
3303 and `pull.rebase` are more specific. It is populated by
3304 `git submodule init` from the linkgit:gitmodules[5] file.
3305 See description of 'update' command in linkgit:git-submodule[1].
3307 submodule.<name>.branch::
3308 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
3309 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
3310 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
3311 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3313 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
3314 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
3315 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
3316 command-line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
3317 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
3318 file.
3320 submodule.<name>.ignore::
3321 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
3322 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
3323 modified (but it will nonetheless show up in the output of status and
3324 commit when it has been staged), "dirty" will ignore all changes
3325 to the submodules work tree and
3326 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
3327 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
3328 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
3329 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
3330 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
3331 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
3332 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
3333 "--ignore-submodules" option. The 'git submodule' commands are not
3334 affected by this setting.
3336 submodule.<name>.active::
3337 Boolean value indicating if the submodule is of interest to git
3338 commands. This config option takes precedence over the
3339 config option.
3342 A repeated field which contains a pathspec used to match against a
3343 submodule's path to determine if the submodule is of interest to git
3344 commands.
3346 submodule.recurse::
3347 Specifies if commands recurse into submodules by default. This
3348 applies to all commands that have a `--recurse-submodules` option,
3349 except `clone`.
3350 Defaults to false.
3352 submodule.fetchJobs::
3353 Specifies how many submodules are fetched/cloned at the same time.
3354 A positive integer allows up to that number of submodules fetched
3355 in parallel. A value of 0 will give some reasonable default.
3356 If unset, it defaults to 1.
3358 submodule.alternateLocation::
3359 Specifies how the submodules obtain alternates when submodules are
3360 cloned. Possible values are `no`, `superproject`.
3361 By default `no` is assumed, which doesn't add references. When the
3362 value is set to `superproject` the submodule to be cloned computes
3363 its alternates location relative to the superprojects alternate.
3365 submodule.alternateErrorStrategy::
3366 Specifies how to treat errors with the alternates for a submodule
3367 as computed via `submodule.alternateLocation`. Possible values are
3368 `ignore`, `info`, `die`. Default is `die`.
3370 tag.forceSignAnnotated::
3371 A boolean to specify whether annotated tags created should be GPG signed.
3372 If `--annotate` is specified on the command line, it takes
3373 precedence over this option.
3375 tag.sort::
3376 This variable controls the sort ordering of tags when displayed by
3377 linkgit:git-tag[1]. Without the "--sort=<value>" option provided, the
3378 value of this variable will be used as the default.
3380 tar.umask::
3381 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
3382 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
3383 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
3384 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
3385 linkgit:git-archive[1].
3387 transfer.fsckObjects::
3388 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
3389 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3390 Defaults to false.
3392 transfer.hideRefs::
3393 String(s) `receive-pack` and `upload-pack` use to decide which
3394 refs to omit from their initial advertisements. Use more than
3395 one definition to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that is
3396 under the hierarchies listed in the value of this variable is
3397 excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git push` or `git
3398 fetch`. See `receive.hideRefs` and `uploadpack.hideRefs` for
3399 program-specific versions of this config.
3400 +
3401 You may also include a `!` in front of the ref name to negate the entry,
3402 explicitly exposing it, even if an earlier entry marked it as hidden.
3403 If you have multiple hideRefs values, later entries override earlier ones
3404 (and entries in more-specific config files override less-specific ones).
3405 +
3406 If a namespace is in use, the namespace prefix is stripped from each
3407 reference before it is matched against `transfer.hiderefs` patterns.
3408 For example, if `refs/heads/master` is specified in `transfer.hideRefs` and
3409 the current namespace is `foo`, then `refs/namespaces/foo/refs/heads/master`
3410 is omitted from the advertisements but `refs/heads/master` and
3411 `refs/namespaces/bar/refs/heads/master` are still advertised as so-called
3412 "have" lines. In order to match refs before stripping, add a `^` in front of
3413 the ref name. If you combine `!` and `^`, `!` must be specified first.
3414 +
3415 Even if you hide refs, a client may still be able to steal the target
3416 objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY" section of the
3417 linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to keep private data in a
3418 separate repository.
3420 transfer.unpackLimit::
3421 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
3422 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3423 The default value is 100.
3425 uploadarchive.allowUnreachable::
3426 If true, allow clients to use `git archive --remote` to request
3427 any tree, whether reachable from the ref tips or not. See the
3428 discussion in the "SECURITY" section of
3429 linkgit:git-upload-archive[1] for more details. Defaults to
3430 `false`.
3432 uploadpack.hideRefs::
3433 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
3434 only to `upload-pack` (and so affects only fetches, not pushes).
3435 An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git fetch` will fail. See
3436 also `uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant`.
3438 uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant::
3439 When `uploadpack.hideRefs` is in effect, allow `upload-pack`
3440 to accept a fetch request that asks for an object at the tip
3441 of a hidden ref (by default, such a request is rejected).
3442 See also `uploadpack.hideRefs`. Even if this is false, a client
3443 may be able to steal objects via the techniques described in the
3444 "SECURITY" section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's
3445 best to keep private data in a separate repository.
3447 uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant::
3448 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for an
3449 object that is reachable from any ref tip. However, note that
3450 calculating object reachability is computationally expensive.
3451 Defaults to `false`. Even if this is false, a client may be able
3452 to steal objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY"
3453 section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to
3454 keep private data in a separate repository.
3456 uploadpack.allowAnySHA1InWant::
3457 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for any
3458 object at all.
3459 Defaults to `false`.
3461 uploadpack.keepAlive::
3462 When `upload-pack` has started `pack-objects`, there may be a
3463 quiet period while `pack-objects` prepares the pack. Normally
3464 it would output progress information, but if `--quiet` was used
3465 for the fetch, `pack-objects` will output nothing at all until
3466 the pack data begins. Some clients and networks may consider
3467 the server to be hung and give up. Setting this option instructs
3468 `upload-pack` to send an empty keepalive packet every
3469 `uploadpack.keepAlive` seconds. Setting this option to 0
3470 disables keepalive packets entirely. The default is 5 seconds.
3472 uploadpack.packObjectsHook::
3473 If this option is set, when `upload-pack` would run
3474 `git pack-objects` to create a packfile for a client, it will
3475 run this shell command instead. The `pack-objects` command and
3476 arguments it _would_ have run (including the `git pack-objects`
3477 at the beginning) are appended to the shell command. The stdin
3478 and stdout of the hook are treated as if `pack-objects` itself
3479 was run. I.e., `upload-pack` will feed input intended for
3480 `pack-objects` to the hook, and expects a completed packfile on
3481 stdout.
3483 uploadpack.allowFilter::
3484 If this option is set, `upload-pack` will support partial
3485 clone and partial fetch object filtering.
3486 +
3487 Note that this configuration variable is ignored if it is seen in the
3488 repository-level config (this is a safety measure against fetching from
3489 untrusted repositories).
3491 url.<base>.insteadOf::
3492 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
3493 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
3494 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3495 access methods, and some users need to use different access
3496 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
3497 equivalent URLs and have Git automatically rewrite the URL to
3498 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
3499 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3500 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
3501 +
3502 Note that any protocol restrictions will be applied to the rewritten
3503 URL. If the rewrite changes the URL to use a custom protocol or remote
3504 helper, you may need to adjust the `protocol.*.allow` config to permit
3505 the request. In particular, protocols you expect to use for submodules
3506 must be set to `always` rather than the default of `user`. See the
3507 description of `protocol.allow` above.
3509 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
3510 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
3511 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
3512 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
3513 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3514 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
3515 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have Git
3516 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
3517 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3518 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
3519 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, Git will ignore this
3520 setting for that remote.
3523 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3524 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL`, `GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL`, and
3525 `EMAIL` environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3528 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3529 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_NAME` and `GIT_COMMITTER_NAME`
3530 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3532 user.useConfigOnly::
3533 Instruct Git to avoid trying to guess defaults for ``
3534 and ``, and instead retrieve the values only from the
3535 configuration. For example, if you have multiple email addresses
3536 and would like to use a different one for each repository, then
3537 with this configuration option set to `true` in the global config
3538 along with a name, Git will prompt you to set up an email before
3539 making new commits in a newly cloned repository.
3540 Defaults to `false`.
3542 user.signingKey::
3543 If linkgit:git-tag[1] or linkgit:git-commit[1] is not selecting the
3544 key you want it to automatically when creating a signed tag or
3545 commit, you can override the default selection with this variable.
3546 This option is passed unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter,
3547 so you may specify a key using any method that gpg supports.
3549 versionsort.prereleaseSuffix (deprecated)::
3550 Deprecated alias for `versionsort.suffix`. Ignored if
3551 `versionsort.suffix` is set.
3553 versionsort.suffix::
3554 Even when version sort is used in linkgit:git-tag[1], tagnames
3555 with the same base version but different suffixes are still sorted
3556 lexicographically, resulting e.g. in prerelease tags appearing
3557 after the main release (e.g. "1.0-rc1" after "1.0"). This
3558 variable can be specified to determine the sorting order of tags
3559 with different suffixes.
3560 +
3561 By specifying a single suffix in this variable, any tagname containing
3562 that suffix will appear before the corresponding main release. E.g. if
3563 the variable is set to "-rc", then all "1.0-rcX" tags will appear before
3564 "1.0". If specified multiple times, once per suffix, then the order of
3565 suffixes in the configuration will determine the sorting order of tagnames
3566 with those suffixes. E.g. if "-pre" appears before "-rc" in the
3567 configuration, then all "1.0-preX" tags will be listed before any
3568 "1.0-rcX" tags. The placement of the main release tag relative to tags
3569 with various suffixes can be determined by specifying the empty suffix
3570 among those other suffixes. E.g. if the suffixes "-rc", "", "-ck" and
3571 "-bfs" appear in the configuration in this order, then all "v4.8-rcX" tags
3572 are listed first, followed by "v4.8", then "v4.8-ckX" and finally
3573 "v4.8-bfsX".
3574 +
3575 If more than one suffixes match the same tagname, then that tagname will
3576 be sorted according to the suffix which starts at the earliest position in
3577 the tagname. If more than one different matching suffixes start at
3578 that earliest position, then that tagname will be sorted according to the
3579 longest of those suffixes.
3580 The sorting order between different suffixes is undefined if they are
3581 in multiple config files.
3583 web.browser::
3584 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
3585 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
3586 may use it.
3588 worktree.guessRemote::
3589 With `add`, if no branch argument, and neither of `-b` nor
3590 `-B` nor `--detach` are given, the command defaults to
3591 creating a new branch from HEAD. If `worktree.guessRemote` is
3592 set to true, `worktree add` tries to find a remote-tracking
3593 branch whose name uniquely matches the new branch name. If
3594 such a branch exists, it is checked out and set as "upstream"
3595 for the new branch. If no such match can be found, it falls
3596 back to creating a new branch from the current HEAD.