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1 CONFIGURATION FILE
2 ------------------
3
4 The Git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
5 the Git commands' behavior. The `.git/config` file in each repository
6 is used to store the configuration for that repository, and
7 `$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store a per-user configuration as
8 fallback values for the `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
9 can be used to store a system-wide default configuration.
10
11 The configuration variables are used by both the Git plumbing
12 and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, wherein
13 the fully qualified variable name of the variable itself is the last
14 dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last
15 dot. The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric
16 characters and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. Some
17 variables may appear multiple times; we say then that the variable is
18 multivalued.
19
20 Syntax
21 ~~~~~~
22
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.
26
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.
33
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:
37
38 --------
39 [section "subsection"]
40
41 --------
42
43 Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
44 newline (doublequote `"` and backslash can be included by escaping them
45 as `\"` and `\\`, respectively). Section headers cannot span multiple
46 lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
47 You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
48 don't need to.
49
50 There is also a deprecated `[section.subsection]` syntax. With this
51 syntax, the subsection name is converted to lower-case and is also
52 compared case sensitively. These subsection names follow the same
53 restrictions as section names.
54
55 All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
56 header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
57 'name = value' (or just 'name', which is a short-hand to say that
58 the variable is the boolean "true").
59 The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric characters
60 and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character.
61
62 A line that defines a value can be continued to the next line by
63 ending it with a `\`; the backquote and the end-of-line are
64 stripped. Leading whitespaces after 'name =', the remainder of the
65 line after the first comment character '#' or ';', and trailing
66 whitespaces of the line are discarded unless they are enclosed in
67 double quotes. Internal whitespaces within the value are retained
68 verbatim.
69
70 Inside double quotes, double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters
71 must be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
72
73 The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
74 `\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
75 and `\b` for backspace (BS). Other char escape sequences (including octal
76 escape sequences) are invalid.
77
78
79 Includes
80 ~~~~~~~~
81
82 The `include` and `includeIf` sections allow you to include config
83 directives from another source. These sections behave identically to
84 each other with the exception that `includeIf` sections may be ignored
85 if their condition does not evaluate to true; see "Conditional includes"
86 below.
87
88 You can include a config file from another by setting the special
89 `include.path` (or `includeIf.*.path`) variable to the name of the file
90 to be included. The variable takes a pathname as its value, and is
91 subject to tilde expansion. These variables can be given multiple times.
92
93 The contents of the included file are inserted immediately, as if they
94 had been found at the location of the include directive. If the value of the
95 variable is a relative path, the path is considered to
96 be relative to the configuration file in which the include directive
97 was found. See below for examples.
98
99 Conditional includes
100 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
101
102 You can include a config file from another conditionally by setting a
103 `includeIf.<condition>.path` variable to the name of the file to be
104 included.
105
106 The condition starts with a keyword followed by a colon and some data
107 whose format and meaning depends on the keyword. Supported keywords
108 are:
109
110 `gitdir`::
111
112 The data that follows the keyword `gitdir:` is used as a glob
113 pattern. If the location of the .git directory matches the
114 pattern, the include condition is met.
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116 The .git location may be auto-discovered, or come from `$GIT_DIR`
117 environment variable. If the repository is auto discovered via a .git
118 file (e.g. from submodules, or a linked worktree), the .git location
119 would be the final location where the .git directory is, not where the
120 .git file is.
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122 The pattern can contain standard globbing wildcards and two additional
123 ones, `**/` and `/**`, that can match multiple path components. Please
124 refer to linkgit:gitignore[5] for details. For convenience:
125
126 * If the pattern starts with `~/`, `~` will be substituted with the
127 content of the environment variable `HOME`.
128
129 * If the pattern starts with `./`, it is replaced with the directory
130 containing the current config file.
131
132 * If the pattern does not start with either `~/`, `./` or `/`, `**/`
133 will be automatically prepended. For example, the pattern `foo/bar`
134 becomes `**/foo/bar` and would match `/any/path/to/foo/bar`.
135
136 * If the pattern ends with `/`, `**` will be automatically added. For
137 example, the pattern `foo/` becomes `foo/**`. In other words, it
138 matches "foo" and everything inside, recursively.
139
140 `gitdir/i`::
141 This is the same as `gitdir` except that matching is done
142 case-insensitively (e.g. on case-insensitive file sytems)
143
144 A few more notes on matching via `gitdir` and `gitdir/i`:
145
146 * Symlinks in `$GIT_DIR` are not resolved before matching.
147
148 * Both the symlink & realpath versions of paths will be matched
149 outside of `$GIT_DIR`. E.g. if ~/git is a symlink to
150 /mnt/storage/git, both `gitdir:~/git` and `gitdir:/mnt/storage/git`
151 will match.
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153 This was not the case in the initial release of this feature in
154 v2.13.0, which only matched the realpath version. Configuration that
155 wants to be compatible with the initial release of this feature needs
156 to either specify only the realpath version, or both versions.
157
158 * Note that "../" is not special and will match literally, which is
159 unlikely what you want.
160
161 Example
162 ~~~~~~~
163
164 # Core variables
165 [core]
166 ; Don't trust file modes
167 filemode = false
168
169 # Our diff algorithm
170 [diff]
171 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
172 renames = true
173
174 [branch "devel"]
175 remote = origin
176 merge = refs/heads/devel
177
178 # Proxy settings
179 [core]
180 gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
181 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
182
183 [include]
184 path = /path/to/foo.inc ; include by absolute path
185 path = foo.inc ; find "foo.inc" relative to the current file
186 path = ~/foo.inc ; find "foo.inc" in your `$HOME` directory
187
188 ; include if $GIT_DIR is /path/to/foo/.git
189 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/foo/.git"]
190 path = /path/to/foo.inc
191
192 ; include for all repositories inside /path/to/group
193 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/group/"]
194 path = /path/to/foo.inc
195
196 ; include for all repositories inside $HOME/to/group
197 [includeIf "gitdir:~/to/group/"]
198 path = /path/to/foo.inc
199
200 ; relative paths are always relative to the including
201 ; file (if the condition is true); their location is not
202 ; affected by the condition
203 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/group/"]
204 path = foo.inc
205
206 Values
207 ~~~~~~
208
209 Values of many variables are treated as a simple string, but there
210 are variables that take values of specific types and there are rules
211 as to how to spell them.
212
213 boolean::
214
215 When a variable is said to take a boolean value, many
216 synonyms are accepted for 'true' and 'false'; these are all
217 case-insensitive.
218
219 true;; Boolean true literals are `yes`, `on`, `true`,
220 and `1`. Also, a variable defined without `= <value>`
221 is taken as true.
222
223 false;; Boolean false literals are `no`, `off`, `false`,
224 `0` and the empty string.
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226 When converting value to the canonical form using `--bool` type
227 specifier, 'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or
228 "false" (spelled in lowercase).
229
230 integer::
231 The value for many variables that specify various sizes can
232 be suffixed with `k`, `M`,... to mean "scale the number by
233 1024", "by 1024x1024", etc.
234
235 color::
236 The value for a variable that takes a color is a list of
237 colors (at most two, one for foreground and one for background)
238 and attributes (as many as you want), separated by spaces.
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240 The basic colors accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`,
241 `blue`, `magenta`, `cyan` and `white`. The first color given is the
242 foreground; the second is the background.
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244 Colors may also be given as numbers between 0 and 255; these use ANSI
245 256-color mode (but note that not all terminals may support this). If
246 your terminal supports it, you may also specify 24-bit RGB values as
247 hex, like `#ff0ab3`.
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249 The accepted attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`, `blink`, `reverse`,
250 `italic`, and `strike` (for crossed-out or "strikethrough" letters).
251 The position of any attributes with respect to the colors
252 (before, after, or in between), doesn't matter. Specific attributes may
253 be turned off by prefixing them with `no` or `no-` (e.g., `noreverse`,
254 `no-ul`, etc).
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256 An empty color string produces no color effect at all. This can be used
257 to avoid coloring specific elements without disabling color entirely.
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259 For git's pre-defined color slots, the attributes are meant to be reset
260 at the beginning of each item in the colored output. So setting
261 `color.decorate.branch` to `black` will paint that branch name in a
262 plain `black`, even if the previous thing on the same output line (e.g.
263 opening parenthesis before the list of branch names in `log --decorate`
264 output) is set to be painted with `bold` or some other attribute.
265 However, custom log formats may do more complicated and layered
266 coloring, and the negated forms may be useful there.
267
268 pathname::
269 A variable that takes a pathname value can be given a
270 string that begins with "`~/`" or "`~user/`", and the usual
271 tilde expansion happens to such a string: `~/`
272 is expanded to the value of `$HOME`, and `~user/` to the
273 specified user's home directory.
274
275
276 Variables
277 ~~~~~~~~~
278
279 Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
280 For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
281 in the appropriate manual page.
282
283 Other git-related tools may and do use their own variables. When
284 inventing new variables for use in your own tool, make sure their
285 names do not conflict with those that are used by Git itself and
286 other popular tools, and describe them in your documentation.
287
288
289 advice.*::
290 These variables control various optional help messages designed to
291 aid new users. All 'advice.*' variables default to 'true', and you
292 can tell Git that you do not need help by setting these to 'false':
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294 --
295 pushUpdateRejected::
296 Set this variable to 'false' if you want to disable
297 'pushNonFFCurrent',
298 'pushNonFFMatching', 'pushAlreadyExists',
299 'pushFetchFirst', and 'pushNeedsForce'
300 simultaneously.
301 pushNonFFCurrent::
302 Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] fails due to a
303 non-fast-forward update to the current branch.
304 pushNonFFMatching::
305 Advice shown when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed
306 'matching refs' explicitly (i.e. you used ':', or
307 specified a refspec that isn't your current branch) and
308 it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
309 pushAlreadyExists::
310 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
311 does not qualify for fast-forwarding (e.g., a tag.)
312 pushFetchFirst::
313 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
314 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
315 object we do not have.
316 pushNeedsForce::
317 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
318 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
319 object that is not a commit-ish, or make the remote
320 ref point at an object that is not a commit-ish.
321 statusHints::
322 Show directions on how to proceed from the current
323 state in the output of linkgit:git-status[1], in
324 the template shown when writing commit messages in
325 linkgit:git-commit[1], and in the help message shown
326 by linkgit:git-checkout[1] when switching branch.
327 statusUoption::
328 Advise to consider using the `-u` option to linkgit:git-status[1]
329 when the command takes more than 2 seconds to enumerate untracked
330 files.
331 commitBeforeMerge::
332 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
333 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
334 resolveConflict::
335 Advice shown by various commands when conflicts
336 prevent the operation from being performed.
337 implicitIdentity::
338 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
339 your information is guessed from the system username and
340 domain name.
341 detachedHead::
342 Advice shown when you used linkgit:git-checkout[1] to
343 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
344 a local branch after the fact.
345 amWorkDir::
346 Advice that shows the location of the patch file when
347 linkgit:git-am[1] fails to apply it.
348 rmHints::
349 In case of failure in the output of linkgit:git-rm[1],
350 show directions on how to proceed from the current state.
351 addEmbeddedRepo::
352 Advice on what to do when you've accidentally added one
353 git repo inside of another.
354 ignoredHook::
355 Advice shown if an hook is ignored because the hook is not
356 set as executable.
357 --
358
359 core.fileMode::
360 Tells Git if the executable bit of files in the working tree
361 is to be honored.
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363 Some filesystems lose the executable bit when a file that is
364 marked as executable is checked out, or checks out a
365 non-executable file with executable bit on.
366 linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1] probe the filesystem
367 to see if it handles the executable bit correctly
368 and this variable is automatically set as necessary.
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370 A repository, however, may be on a filesystem that handles
371 the filemode correctly, and this variable is set to 'true'
372 when created, but later may be made accessible from another
373 environment that loses the filemode (e.g. exporting ext4 via
374 CIFS mount, visiting a Cygwin created repository with
375 Git for Windows or Eclipse).
376 In such a case it may be necessary to set this variable to 'false'.
377 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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379 The default is true (when core.filemode is not specified in the config file).
380
381 core.hideDotFiles::
382 (Windows-only) If true, mark newly-created directories and files whose
383 name starts with a dot as hidden. If 'dotGitOnly', only the `.git/`
384 directory is hidden, but no other files starting with a dot. The
385 default mode is 'dotGitOnly'.
386
387 core.ignoreCase::
388 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
389 Git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
390 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
391 "makefile" when Git expects "Makefile", Git will assume
392 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
393 "Makefile".
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395 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
396 will probe and set core.ignoreCase true if appropriate when the repository
397 is created.
398
399 core.precomposeUnicode::
400 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of Git.
401 When core.precomposeUnicode=true, Git reverts the unicode decomposition
402 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
403 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
404 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or Git under cygwin 1.7).
405 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by Git,
406 which is backward compatible with older versions of Git.
407
408 core.protectHFS::
409 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
410 be considered equivalent to `.git` on an HFS+ filesystem.
411 Defaults to `true` on Mac OS, and `false` elsewhere.
412
413 core.protectNTFS::
414 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
415 cause problems with the NTFS filesystem, e.g. conflict with
416 8.3 "short" names.
417 Defaults to `true` on Windows, and `false` elsewhere.
418
419 core.fsmonitor::
420 If set, the value of this variable is used as a command which
421 will identify all files that may have changed since the
422 requested date/time. This information is used to speed up git by
423 avoiding unnecessary processing of files that have not changed.
424 See the "fsmonitor-watchman" section of linkgit:githooks[5].
425
426 core.trustctime::
427 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
428 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
429 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
430 crawlers and some backup systems).
431 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
432
433 core.splitIndex::
434 If true, the split-index feature of the index will be used.
435 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. False by default.
436
437 core.untrackedCache::
438 Determines what to do about the untracked cache feature of the
439 index. It will be kept, if this variable is unset or set to
440 `keep`. It will automatically be added if set to `true`. And
441 it will automatically be removed, if set to `false`. Before
442 setting it to `true`, you should check that mtime is working
443 properly on your system.
444 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. `keep` by default.
445
446 core.checkStat::
447 Determines which stat fields to match between the index
448 and work tree. The user can set this to 'default' or
449 'minimal'. Default (or explicitly 'default'), is to check
450 all fields, including the sub-second part of mtime and ctime.
451
452 core.quotePath::
453 Commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files', 'diff'), will
454 quote "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
455 pathname in double-quotes and escaping those characters with
456 backslashes in the same way C escapes control characters (e.g.
457 `\t` for TAB, `\n` for LF, `\\` for backslash) or bytes with
458 values larger than 0x80 (e.g. octal `\302\265` for "micro" in
459 UTF-8). If this variable is set to false, bytes higher than
460 0x80 are not considered "unusual" any more. Double-quotes,
461 backslash and control characters are always escaped regardless
462 of the setting of this variable. A simple space character is
463 not considered "unusual". Many commands can output pathnames
464 completely verbatim using the `-z` option. The default value
465 is true.
466
467 core.eol::
468 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
469 files that have the `text` property set when core.autocrlf is false.
470 Alternatives are 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's
471 native line ending. The default value is `native`. See
472 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
473 conversion.
474
475 core.safecrlf::
476 If true, makes Git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
477 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
478 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
479 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
480 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
481 this is not the case for the current setting of
482 `core.autocrlf`, Git will reject the file. The variable can
483 be set to "warn", in which case Git will only warn about an
484 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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486 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
487 When it is enabled, Git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
488 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
489 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by Git. For text
490 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
491 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
492 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
493 conversion can corrupt data.
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495 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
496 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
497 after committing you still have the original file in your work
498 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
499 Git that this file is binary and Git will handle the file
500 appropriately.
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502 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
503 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
504 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
505 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
506 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
507 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
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509 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
510 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
511 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
512 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
513 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
514 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
515 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
516 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
517 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
518 mechanism.
519
520 core.autocrlf::
521 Setting this variable to "true" is the same as setting
522 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files and core.eol to "crlf".
523 Set to true if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
524 working directory and the repository has LF line endings.
525 This variable can be set to 'input',
526 in which case no output conversion is performed.
527
528 core.symlinks::
529 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
530 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
531 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
532 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
533 symbolic links.
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535 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
536 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
537 is created.
538
539 core.gitProxy::
540 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
541 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
542 using the Git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
543 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
544 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
545 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
546 the first match wins.
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548 Can be overridden by the `GIT_PROXY_COMMAND` environment variable
549 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
550 handling).
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552 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
553 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
554 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
555 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
556
557 core.sshCommand::
558 If this variable is set, `git fetch` and `git push` will
559 use the specified command instead of `ssh` when they need to
560 connect to a remote system. The command is in the same form as
561 the `GIT_SSH_COMMAND` environment variable and is overridden
562 when the environment variable is set.
563
564 core.ignoreStat::
565 If true, Git will avoid using lstat() calls to detect if files have
566 changed by setting the "assume-unchanged" bit for those tracked files
567 which it has updated identically in both the index and working tree.
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569 When files are modified outside of Git, the user will need to stage
570 the modified files explicitly (e.g. see 'Examples' section in
571 linkgit:git-update-index[1]).
572 Git will not normally detect changes to those files.
573 +
574 This is useful on systems where lstat() calls are very slow, such as
575 CIFS/Microsoft Windows.
576 +
577 False by default.
578
579 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
580 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
581 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
582 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
583 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
584
585 core.bare::
586 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
587 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
588 number of commands that require a working directory will be
589 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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591 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
592 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
593 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
594 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
595 = true).
596
597 core.worktree::
598 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
599 If `GIT_COMMON_DIR` environment variable is set, core.worktree
600 is ignored and not used for determining the root of working tree.
601 This can be overridden by the `GIT_WORK_TREE` environment
602 variable and the `--work-tree` command-line option.
603 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
604 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
605 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
606 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
607 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
608 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
609 of your working tree.
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611 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
612 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
613 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
614 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
615 misconfiguration. Running Git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
616 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
617 confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
618 read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
619 repository's usual working tree).
620
621 core.logAllRefUpdates::
622 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
623 "`$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>`", by appending the new and old
624 SHA-1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
625 only when the file exists. If this configuration
626 variable is set to `true`, missing "`$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>`"
627 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
628 `refs/heads/`), remote refs (i.e. under `refs/remotes/`),
629 note refs (i.e. under `refs/notes/`), and the symbolic ref `HEAD`.
630 If it is set to `always`, then a missing reflog is automatically
631 created for any ref under `refs/`.
632 +
633 This information can be used to determine what commit
634 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
635 +
636 This value is true by default in a repository that has
637 a working directory associated with it, and false by
638 default in a bare repository.
639
640 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
641 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
642 version.
643
644 core.sharedRepository::
645 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
646 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
647 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
648 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
649 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), Git will use permissions
650 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
651 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
652 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
653 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
654 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
655 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
656 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
657 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
658
659 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
660 If true, Git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
661 and might match multiple refs in the repository. True by default.
662
663 core.compression::
664 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
665 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
666 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
667 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
668 such as `core.looseCompression` and `pack.compression`.
669
670 core.looseCompression::
671 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
672 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
673 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
674 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
675 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
676
677 core.packedGitWindowSize::
678 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
679 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
680 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
681 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
682 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
683 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
684 a large number of large pack files.
685 +
686 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
687 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
688 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
689 not need to adjust this value.
690 +
691 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
692
693 core.packedGitLimit::
694 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
695 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
696 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
697 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
698 +
699 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 32 TiB (effectively
700 unlimited) on 64 bit platforms.
701 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
702 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
703 +
704 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
705
706 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
707 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
708 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
709 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
710 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
711 objects multiple times.
712 +
713 Default is 96 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
714 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
715 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
716 +
717 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
718
719 core.bigFileThreshold::
720 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
721 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
722 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
723 slight expense of increased disk usage. Additionally files
724 larger than this size are always treated as binary.
725 +
726 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
727 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
728 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
729 +
730 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
731
732 core.excludesFile::
733 Specifies the pathname to the file that contains patterns to
734 describe paths that are not meant to be tracked, in addition
735 to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and '.git/info/exclude'.
736 Defaults to `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore`.
737 If `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is either not set or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/ignore`
738 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
739
740 core.askPass::
741 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
742 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
743 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the `GIT_ASKPASS`
744 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
745 `SSH_ASKPASS` environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
746 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
747 command-line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
748
749 core.attributesFile::
750 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
751 '.git/info/attributes', Git looks into this file for attributes
752 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
753 way as for `core.excludesFile`. Its default value is
754 `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes`. If `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is either not
755 set or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/attributes` is used instead.
756
757 core.hooksPath::
758 By default Git will look for your hooks in the
759 '$GIT_DIR/hooks' directory. Set this to different path,
760 e.g. '/etc/git/hooks', and Git will try to find your hooks in
761 that directory, e.g. '/etc/git/hooks/pre-receive' instead of
762 in '$GIT_DIR/hooks/pre-receive'.
763 +
764 The path can be either absolute or relative. A relative path is
765 taken as relative to the directory where the hooks are run (see
766 the "DESCRIPTION" section of linkgit:githooks[5]).
767 +
768 This configuration variable is useful in cases where you'd like to
769 centrally configure your Git hooks instead of configuring them on a
770 per-repository basis, or as a more flexible and centralized
771 alternative to having an `init.templateDir` where you've changed
772 default hooks.
773
774 core.editor::
775 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that let you edit
776 messages by launching an editor use the value of this
777 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
778 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
779
780 core.commentChar::
781 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that let you edit
782 messages consider a line that begins with this character
783 commented, and removes them after the editor returns
784 (default '#').
785 +
786 If set to "auto", `git-commit` would select a character that is not
787 the beginning character of any line in existing commit messages.
788
789 core.filesRefLockTimeout::
790 The length of time, in milliseconds, to retry when trying to
791 lock an individual reference. Value 0 means not to retry at
792 all; -1 means to try indefinitely. Default is 100 (i.e.,
793 retry for 100ms).
794
795 core.packedRefsTimeout::
796 The length of time, in milliseconds, to retry when trying to
797 lock the `packed-refs` file. Value 0 means not to retry at
798 all; -1 means to try indefinitely. Default is 1000 (i.e.,
799 retry for 1 second).
800
801 sequence.editor::
802 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase instruction file.
803 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
804 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
805 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
806
807 core.pager::
808 Text viewer for use by Git commands (e.g., 'less'). The value
809 is meant to be interpreted by the shell. The order of preference
810 is the `$GIT_PAGER` environment variable, then `core.pager`
811 configuration, then `$PAGER`, and then the default chosen at
812 compile time (usually 'less').
813 +
814 When the `LESS` environment variable is unset, Git sets it to `FRX`
815 (if `LESS` environment variable is set, Git does not change it at
816 all). If you want to selectively override Git's default setting
817 for `LESS`, you can set `core.pager` to e.g. `less -S`. This will
818 be passed to the shell by Git, which will translate the final
819 command to `LESS=FRX less -S`. The environment does not set the
820 `S` option but the command line does, instructing less to truncate
821 long lines. Similarly, setting `core.pager` to `less -+F` will
822 deactivate the `F` option specified by the environment from the
823 command-line, deactivating the "quit if one screen" behavior of
824 `less`. One can specifically activate some flags for particular
825 commands: for example, setting `pager.blame` to `less -S` enables
826 line truncation only for `git blame`.
827 +
828 Likewise, when the `LV` environment variable is unset, Git sets it
829 to `-c`. You can override this setting by exporting `LV` with
830 another value or setting `core.pager` to `lv +c`.
831
832 core.whitespace::
833 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
834 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
835 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
836 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
837 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
838 +
839 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
840 as an error (enabled by default).
841 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
842 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
843 error (enabled by default).
844 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with space
845 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
846 default).
847 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
848 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
849 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
850 (enabled by default).
851 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
852 `blank-at-eof`.
853 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
854 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
855 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
856 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
857 * `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
858 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when Git fixes `tab-in-indent`
859 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
860
861 core.fsyncObjectFiles::
862 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
863 +
864 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
865 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
866 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
867 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
868
869 core.preloadIndex::
870 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
871 +
872 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
873 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
874 relatively high IO latencies. When enabled, Git will do the
875 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
876 overlapping IO's. Defaults to true.
877
878 core.createObject::
879 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
880 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
881 will not overwrite existing objects.
882 +
883 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
884 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
885 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
886
887 core.notesRef::
888 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
889 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
890 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
891 notes should be printed.
892 +
893 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
894 the `GIT_NOTES_REF` environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
895
896 core.sparseCheckout::
897 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
898 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
899
900 core.abbrev::
901 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If
902 unspecified or set to "auto", an appropriate value is
903 computed based on the approximate number of packed objects
904 in your repository, which hopefully is enough for
905 abbreviated object names to stay unique for some time.
906 The minimum length is 4.
907
908 add.ignoreErrors::
909 add.ignore-errors (deprecated)::
910 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
911 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the `--ignore-errors`
912 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. `add.ignore-errors` is deprecated,
913 as it does not follow the usual naming convention for configuration
914 variables.
915
916 alias.*::
917 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
918 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
919 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
920 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
921 hide existing Git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
922 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
923 A quote pair or a backslash can be used to quote them.
924 +
925 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
926 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
927 "alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
928 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
929 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
930 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
931 not necessarily be the current directory.
932 `GIT_PREFIX` is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
933 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
934
935 am.keepcr::
936 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
937 with parameter `--keep-cr`. In this case git-mailsplit will
938 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
939 by giving `--no-keep-cr` from the command line.
940 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
941
942 am.threeWay::
943 By default, `git am` will fail if the patch does not apply cleanly. When
944 set to true, this setting tells `git am` to fall back on 3-way merge if
945 the patch records the identity of blobs it is supposed to apply to and
946 we have those blobs available locally (equivalent to giving the `--3way`
947 option from the command line). Defaults to `false`.
948 See linkgit:git-am[1].
949
950 apply.ignoreWhitespace::
951 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
952 whitespace, in the same way as the `--ignore-space-change`
953 option.
954 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
955 respect all whitespace differences.
956 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
957
958 apply.whitespace::
959 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
960 as the `--whitespace` option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
961
962 blame.showRoot::
963 Do not treat root commits as boundaries in linkgit:git-blame[1].
964 This option defaults to false.
965
966 blame.blankBoundary::
967 Show blank commit object name for boundary commits in
968 linkgit:git-blame[1]. This option defaults to false.
969
970 blame.showEmail::
971 Show the author email instead of author name in linkgit:git-blame[1].
972 This option defaults to false.
973
974 blame.date::
975 Specifies the format used to output dates in linkgit:git-blame[1].
976 If unset the iso format is used. For supported values,
977 see the discussion of the `--date` option at linkgit:git-log[1].
978
979 branch.autoSetupMerge::
980 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
981 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
982 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
983 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
984 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
985 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
986 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
987 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
988 local branch or remote-tracking
989 branch. This option defaults to true.
990
991 branch.autoSetupRebase::
992 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
993 that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
994 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
995 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
996 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
997 other local branches.
998 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
999 remote-tracking branches.
1000 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
1001 branches.
1002 See "branch.autoSetupMerge" for details on how to set up a
1003 branch to track another branch.
1004 This option defaults to never.
1005
1006 branch.<name>.remote::
1007 When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
1008 which remote to fetch from/push to. The remote to push to
1009 may be overridden with `remote.pushDefault` (for all branches).
1010 The remote to push to, for the current branch, may be further
1011 overridden by `branch.<name>.pushRemote`. If no remote is
1012 configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
1013 `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushDefault` for pushing.
1014 Additionally, `.` (a period) is the current local repository
1015 (a dot-repository), see `branch.<name>.merge`'s final note below.
1016
1017 branch.<name>.pushRemote::
1018 When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for
1019 pushing. It also overrides `remote.pushDefault` for pushing
1020 from branch <name>. When you pull from one place (e.g. your
1021 upstream) and push to another place (e.g. your own publishing
1022 repository), you would want to set `remote.pushDefault` to
1023 specify the remote to push to for all branches, and use this
1024 option to override it for a specific branch.
1025
1026 branch.<name>.merge::
1027 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
1028 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
1029 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
1030 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
1031 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
1032 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
1033 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
1034 "branch.<name>.remote".
1035 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
1036 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
1037 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
1038 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
1039 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
1040 another branch in the local repository, you can point
1041 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the relative path
1042 setting `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
1043
1044 branch.<name>.mergeOptions::
1045 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
1046 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
1047 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
1048 supported.
1049
1050 branch.<name>.rebase::
1051 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
1052 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
1053 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
1054 branch-specific manner.
1055 +
1056 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
1057 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
1058 by running 'git pull'.
1059 +
1060 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
1061 +
1062 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1063 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1064 for details).
1065
1066 branch.<name>.description::
1067 Branch description, can be edited with
1068 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
1069 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
1070 request-pull summary.
1071
1072 browser.<tool>.cmd::
1073 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
1074 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
1075 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
1076
1077 browser.<tool>.path::
1078 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1079 browse HTML help (see `-w` option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
1080 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
1081
1082 clean.requireForce::
1083 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f,
1084 -i or -n. Defaults to true.
1085
1086 color.branch::
1087 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1088 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1089 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1090 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1091 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1092
1093 color.branch.<slot>::
1094 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
1095 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
1096 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/),
1097 `upstream` (upstream tracking branch), `plain` (other
1098 refs).
1099
1100 color.diff::
1101 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
1102 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
1103 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
1104 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
1105 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
1106 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by
1107 default).
1108 +
1109 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] or the
1110 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
1111 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
1112
1113 diff.colorMoved::
1114 If set to either a valid `<mode>` or a true value, moved lines
1115 in a diff are colored differently, for details of valid modes
1116 see '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1]. If simply set to
1117 true the default color mode will be used. When set to false,
1118 moved lines are not colored.
1119
1120 color.diff.<slot>::
1121 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
1122 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
1123 of `context` (context text - `plain` is a historical synonym),
1124 `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
1125 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
1126 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), `whitespace`
1127 (highlighting whitespace errors), `oldMoved` (deleted lines),
1128 `newMoved` (added lines), `oldMovedDimmed`, `oldMovedAlternative`,
1129 `oldMovedAlternativeDimmed`, `newMovedDimmed`, `newMovedAlternative`
1130 and `newMovedAlternativeDimmed` (See the '<mode>'
1131 setting of '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1] for details).
1132
1133 color.decorate.<slot>::
1134 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
1135 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
1136 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
1137
1138 color.grep::
1139 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
1140 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
1141 when the output is written to the terminal. If unset, then the
1142 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1143
1144 color.grep.<slot>::
1145 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
1146 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
1147 +
1148 --
1149 `context`;;
1150 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
1151 `filename`;;
1152 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
1153 `function`;;
1154 function name lines (when using `-p`)
1155 `linenumber`;;
1156 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
1157 `match`;;
1158 matching text (same as setting `matchContext` and `matchSelected`)
1159 `matchContext`;;
1160 matching text in context lines
1161 `matchSelected`;;
1162 matching text in selected lines
1163 `selected`;;
1164 non-matching text in selected lines
1165 `separator`;;
1166 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
1167 and between hunks (`--`)
1168 --
1169
1170 color.interactive::
1171 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
1172 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive" and
1173 "git-clean --interactive"). When false (or `never`), never.
1174 When set to `true` or `auto`, use colors only when the output is
1175 to the terminal. If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is
1176 used (`auto` by default).
1177
1178 color.interactive.<slot>::
1179 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive' and 'git clean
1180 --interactive' output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help`
1181 or `error`, for four distinct types of normal output from
1182 interactive commands.
1183
1184 color.pager::
1185 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
1186 use (default is true).
1187
1188 color.showBranch::
1189 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1190 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1191 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1192 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1193 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1194
1195 color.status::
1196 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1197 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
1198 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1199 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1200 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1201
1202 color.status.<slot>::
1203 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
1204 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
1205 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
1206 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
1207 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by Git),
1208 `branch` (the current branch),
1209 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
1210 to red),
1211 `localBranch` or `remoteBranch` (the local and remote branch names,
1212 respectively, when branch and tracking information is displayed in the
1213 status short-format), or
1214 `unmerged` (files which have unmerged changes).
1215
1216 color.ui::
1217 This variable determines the default value for variables such
1218 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
1219 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
1220 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
1221 to `false` or `never` if you prefer Git commands not to use
1222 color unless enabled explicitly with some other configuration
1223 or the `--color` option. Set it to `always` if you want all
1224 output not intended for machine consumption to use color, to
1225 `true` or `auto` (this is the default since Git 1.8.4) if you
1226 want such output to use color when written to the terminal.
1227
1228 column.ui::
1229 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
1230 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
1231 or commas:
1232 +
1233 These options control when the feature should be enabled
1234 (defaults to 'never'):
1235 +
1236 --
1237 `always`;;
1238 always show in columns
1239 `never`;;
1240 never show in columns
1241 `auto`;;
1242 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
1243 --
1244 +
1245 These options control layout (defaults to 'column'). Setting any
1246 of these implies 'always' if none of 'always', 'never', or 'auto' are
1247 specified.
1248 +
1249 --
1250 `column`;;
1251 fill columns before rows
1252 `row`;;
1253 fill rows before columns
1254 `plain`;;
1255 show in one column
1256 --
1257 +
1258 Finally, these options can be combined with a layout option (defaults
1259 to 'nodense'):
1260 +
1261 --
1262 `dense`;;
1263 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
1264 `nodense`;;
1265 make equal size columns
1266 --
1267
1268 column.branch::
1269 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
1270 See `column.ui` for details.
1271
1272 column.clean::
1273 Specify the layout when list items in `git clean -i`, which always
1274 shows files and directories in columns. See `column.ui` for details.
1275
1276 column.status::
1277 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
1278 See `column.ui` for details.
1279
1280 column.tag::
1281 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
1282 See `column.ui` for details.
1283
1284 commit.cleanup::
1285 This setting overrides the default of the `--cleanup` option in
1286 `git commit`. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for details. Changing the
1287 default can be useful when you always want to keep lines that begin
1288 with comment character `#` in your log message, in which case you
1289 would do `git config commit.cleanup whitespace` (note that you will
1290 have to remove the help lines that begin with `#` in the commit log
1291 template yourself, if you do this).
1292
1293 commit.gpgSign::
1294
1295 A boolean to specify whether all commits should be GPG signed.
1296 Use of this option when doing operations such as rebase can
1297 result in a large number of commits being signed. It may be
1298 convenient to use an agent to avoid typing your GPG passphrase
1299 several times.
1300
1301 commit.status::
1302 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
1303 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
1304 message. Defaults to true.
1305
1306 commit.template::
1307 Specify the pathname of a file to use as the template for
1308 new commit messages.
1309
1310 commit.verbose::
1311 A boolean or int to specify the level of verbose with `git commit`.
1312 See linkgit:git-commit[1].
1313
1314 credential.helper::
1315 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
1316 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
1317 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. Note
1318 that multiple helpers may be defined. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7]
1319 for details.
1320
1321 credential.useHttpPath::
1322 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
1323 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
1324 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
1325
1326 credential.username::
1327 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
1328 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
1329 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
1330
1331 credential.<url>.*::
1332 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
1333 some credentials. For example "credential.https://example.com.username"
1334 would set the default username only for https connections to
1335 example.com. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
1336 matched.
1337
1338 credentialCache.ignoreSIGHUP::
1339 Tell git-credential-cache--daemon to ignore SIGHUP, instead of quitting.
1340
1341 include::diff-config.txt[]
1342
1343 difftool.<tool>.path::
1344 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1345 your tool is not in the PATH.
1346
1347 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
1348 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
1349 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1350 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
1351 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
1352 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
1353 of the diff post-image.
1354
1355 difftool.prompt::
1356 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
1357
1358 fastimport.unpackLimit::
1359 If the number of objects imported by linkgit:git-fast-import[1]
1360 is below this limit, then the objects will be unpacked into
1361 loose object files. However if the number of imported objects
1362 equals or exceeds this limit then the pack will be stored as a
1363 pack. Storing the pack from a fast-import can make the import
1364 operation complete faster, especially on slow filesystems. If
1365 not set, the value of `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1366
1367 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
1368 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
1369 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
1370 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
1371 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
1372 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
1373 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
1374 reference.
1375
1376 fetch.fsckObjects::
1377 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
1378 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1379 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1380 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1381 is used instead.
1382
1383 fetch.unpackLimit::
1384 If the number of objects fetched over the Git native
1385 transfer is below this
1386 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1387 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1388 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1389 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1390 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1391 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1392 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1393
1394 fetch.prune::
1395 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the `--prune`
1396 option was given on the command line. See also `remote.<name>.prune`.
1397
1398 fetch.output::
1399 Control how ref update status is printed. Valid values are
1400 `full` and `compact`. Default value is `full`. See section
1401 OUTPUT in linkgit:git-fetch[1] for detail.
1402
1403 format.attach::
1404 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1405 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1406 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1407 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1408 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1409
1410 format.from::
1411 Provides the default value for the `--from` option to format-patch.
1412 Accepts a boolean value, or a name and email address. If false,
1413 format-patch defaults to `--no-from`, using commit authors directly in
1414 the "From:" field of patch mails. If true, format-patch defaults to
1415 `--from`, using your committer identity in the "From:" field of patch
1416 mails and including a "From:" field in the body of the patch mail if
1417 different. If set to a non-boolean value, format-patch uses that
1418 value instead of your committer identity. Defaults to false.
1419
1420 format.numbered::
1421 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1422 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1423 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1424 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1425 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1426
1427 format.headers::
1428 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1429 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1430
1431 format.to::
1432 format.cc::
1433 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1434 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1435 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1436
1437 format.subjectPrefix::
1438 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1439 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1440
1441 format.signature::
1442 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1443 the Git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1444 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1445 signature generation.
1446
1447 format.signatureFile::
1448 Works just like format.signature except the contents of the
1449 file specified by this variable will be used as the signature.
1450
1451 format.suffix::
1452 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1453 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1454 include the dot if you want it).
1455
1456 format.pretty::
1457 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1458 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1459 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1460
1461 format.thread::
1462 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1463 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1464 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1465 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1466 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1467 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1468 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1469 value disables threading.
1470
1471 format.signOff::
1472 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1473 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1474 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1475 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1476 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1477
1478 format.coverLetter::
1479 A boolean that controls whether to generate a cover-letter when
1480 format-patch is invoked, but in addition can be set to "auto", to
1481 generate a cover-letter only when there's more than one patch.
1482
1483 format.outputDirectory::
1484 Set a custom directory to store the resulting files instead of the
1485 current working directory.
1486
1487 format.useAutoBase::
1488 A boolean value which lets you enable the `--base=auto` option of
1489 format-patch by default.
1490
1491 filter.<driver>.clean::
1492 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1493 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1494 details.
1495
1496 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1497 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1498 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1499 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1500
1501 fsck.<msg-id>::
1502 Allows overriding the message type (error, warn or ignore) of a
1503 specific message ID such as `missingEmail`.
1504 +
1505 For convenience, fsck prefixes the error/warning with the message ID,
1506 e.g. "missingEmail: invalid author/committer line - missing email" means
1507 that setting `fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
1508 +
1509 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
1510 which cannot be repaired without disruptive changes.
1511
1512 fsck.skipList::
1513 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
1514 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
1515 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
1516 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
1517 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
1518 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
1519
1520 gc.aggressiveDepth::
1521 The depth parameter used in the delta compression
1522 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1523 to 50.
1524
1525 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1526 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1527 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1528 to 250.
1529
1530 gc.auto::
1531 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1532 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1533 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1534 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1535 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1536
1537 gc.autoPackLimit::
1538 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1539 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1540 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1541 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1542
1543 gc.autoDetach::
1544 Make `git gc --auto` return immediately and run in background
1545 if the system supports it. Default is true.
1546
1547 gc.logExpiry::
1548 If the file gc.log exists, then `git gc --auto` won't run
1549 unless that file is more than 'gc.logExpiry' old. Default is
1550 "1.day". See `gc.pruneExpire` for more ways to specify its
1551 value.
1552
1553 gc.packRefs::
1554 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1555 unclonable by Git versions prior to 1.5.1.2 over dumb
1556 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1557 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1558 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1559 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1560
1561 gc.pruneExpire::
1562 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1563 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1564 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1565 unreachable objects immediately, or "never" may be used to
1566 suppress pruning. This feature helps prevent corruption when
1567 'git gc' runs concurrently with another process writing to the
1568 repository; see the "NOTES" section of linkgit:git-gc[1].
1569
1570 gc.worktreePruneExpire::
1571 When 'git gc' is run, it calls
1572 'git worktree prune --expire 3.months.ago'.
1573 This config variable can be used to set a different grace
1574 period. The value "now" may be used to disable the grace
1575 period and prune `$GIT_DIR/worktrees` immediately, or "never"
1576 may be used to suppress pruning.
1577
1578 gc.reflogExpire::
1579 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpire::
1580 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1581 this time; defaults to 90 days. The value "now" expires all
1582 entries immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration
1583 altogether. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1584 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1585 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1586
1587 gc.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1588 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1589 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1590 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1591 defaults to 30 days. The value "now" expires all entries
1592 immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration altogether.
1593 With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1594 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1595 match the <pattern>.
1596
1597 gc.rerereResolved::
1598 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1599 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1600 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1601 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1602
1603 gc.rerereUnresolved::
1604 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1605 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1606 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1607 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1608
1609 gitcvs.commitMsgAnnotation::
1610 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1611 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1612
1613 gitcvs.enabled::
1614 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1615 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1616
1617 gitcvs.logFile::
1618 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1619 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1620
1621 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1622 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1623 attributes for files to determine the `-k` modes to use. If
1624 the attributes force Git to treat a file as text,
1625 the `-k` mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1626 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1627 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1628 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1629 the file type to be determined, then `gitcvs.allBinary` is
1630 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1631
1632 gitcvs.allBinary::
1633 This is used if `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` does not resolve
1634 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1635 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1636 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1637 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1638 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1639 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1640 it is binary, similar to `core.autocrlf`.
1641
1642 gitcvs.dbName::
1643 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1644 derived from the Git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1645 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1646 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1647 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1648 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1649
1650 gitcvs.dbDriver::
1651 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1652 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1653 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1654 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1655 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1656 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1657
1658 gitcvs.dbUser, gitcvs.dbPass::
1659 Database user and password. Only useful if setting `gitcvs.dbDriver`,
1660 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1661 'gitcvs.dbUser' supports variable substitution (see
1662 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1663
1664 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1665 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1666 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1667 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1668 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1669 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1670
1671 All gitcvs variables except for `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` and
1672 `gitcvs.allBinary` can also be specified as
1673 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1674 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1675 access method.
1676
1677 gitweb.category::
1678 gitweb.description::
1679 gitweb.owner::
1680 gitweb.url::
1681 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1682
1683 gitweb.avatar::
1684 gitweb.blame::
1685 gitweb.grep::
1686 gitweb.highlight::
1687 gitweb.patches::
1688 gitweb.pickaxe::
1689 gitweb.remote_heads::
1690 gitweb.showSizes::
1691 gitweb.snapshot::
1692 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1693
1694 grep.lineNumber::
1695 If set to true, enable `-n` option by default.
1696
1697 grep.patternType::
1698 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1699 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the `--basic-regexp`, `--extended-regexp`,
1700 `--fixed-strings`, or `--perl-regexp` option accordingly, while the
1701 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1702
1703 grep.extendedRegexp::
1704 If set to true, enable `--extended-regexp` option by default. This
1705 option is ignored when the `grep.patternType` option is set to a value
1706 other than 'default'.
1707
1708 grep.threads::
1709 Number of grep worker threads to use.
1710 See `grep.threads` in linkgit:git-grep[1] for more information.
1711
1712 grep.fallbackToNoIndex::
1713 If set to true, fall back to git grep --no-index if git grep
1714 is executed outside of a git repository. Defaults to false.
1715
1716 gpg.program::
1717 Use this custom program instead of "`gpg`" found on `$PATH` when
1718 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1719 same command-line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1720 signature, "`gpg --verify $file - <$signature`" is run, and the
1721 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1722 code 0, and to generate an ASCII-armored detached signature, the
1723 standard input of "`gpg -bsau $key`" is fed with the contents to be
1724 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1725 standard output.
1726
1727 gui.commitMsgWidth::
1728 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1729 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1730
1731 gui.diffContext::
1732 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1733 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1734
1735 gui.displayUntracked::
1736 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] shows untracked files
1737 in the file list. The default is "true".
1738
1739 gui.encoding::
1740 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1741 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1742 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1743 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1744 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1745 locale encoding.
1746
1747 gui.matchTrackingBranch::
1748 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1749 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1750 not. Default: "false".
1751
1752 gui.newBranchTemplate::
1753 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1754 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1755
1756 gui.pruneDuringFetch::
1757 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1758 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1759
1760 gui.trustmtime::
1761 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1762 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1763
1764 gui.spellingDictionary::
1765 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1766 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1767 off.
1768
1769 gui.fastCopyBlame::
1770 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1771 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1772 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1773
1774 gui.copyBlameThreshold::
1775 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1776 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1777 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1778
1779 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1780 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1781 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1782 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1783 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1784
1785 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1786 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1787 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1788 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1789 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1790 the tool as `GIT_GUITOOL`, the name of the currently selected file as
1791 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1792 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1793
1794 guitool.<name>.needsFile::
1795 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1796 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1797
1798 guitool.<name>.noConsole::
1799 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1800 output.
1801
1802 guitool.<name>.noRescan::
1803 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1804 finishes execution.
1805
1806 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1807 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1808
1809 guitool.<name>.argPrompt::
1810 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1811 through the `ARGS` environment variable. Since requesting an
1812 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1813 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1814 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1815 value of the variable is used.
1816
1817 guitool.<name>.revPrompt::
1818 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1819 `REVISION` environment variable. In other aspects this option
1820 is similar to 'argPrompt', and can be used together with it.
1821
1822 guitool.<name>.revUnmerged::
1823 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revPrompt' subdialog.
1824 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1825 for things like checkout or reset.
1826
1827 guitool.<name>.title::
1828 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1829 is the tool name.
1830
1831 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1832 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1833 the dialog, before subsections for 'argPrompt' and 'revPrompt'.
1834 The default value includes the actual command.
1835
1836 help.browser::
1837 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1838 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1839
1840 help.format::
1841 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1842 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1843 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1844
1845 help.autoCorrect::
1846 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1847 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1848 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1849 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1850 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1851 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1852 This is the default.
1853
1854 help.htmlPath::
1855 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1856 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1857 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1858 path of your Git installation.
1859
1860 http.proxy::
1861 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1862 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see `curl(1)`). In
1863 addition to the syntax understood by curl, it is possible to specify a
1864 proxy string with a user name but no password, in which case git will
1865 attempt to acquire one in the same way it does for other credentials. See
1866 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information. The syntax thus is
1867 '[protocol://][user[:password]@]proxyhost[:port]'. This can be overridden
1868 on a per-remote basis; see remote.<name>.proxy
1869
1870 http.proxyAuthMethod::
1871 Set the method with which to authenticate against the HTTP proxy. This
1872 only takes effect if the configured proxy string contains a user name part
1873 (i.e. is of the form 'user@host' or 'user@host:port'). This can be
1874 overridden on a per-remote basis; see `remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod`.
1875 Both can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_PROXY_AUTHMETHOD` environment
1876 variable. Possible values are:
1877 +
1878 --
1879 * `anyauth` - Automatically pick a suitable authentication method. It is
1880 assumed that the proxy answers an unauthenticated request with a 407
1881 status code and one or more Proxy-authenticate headers with supported
1882 authentication methods. This is the default.
1883 * `basic` - HTTP Basic authentication
1884 * `digest` - HTTP Digest authentication; this prevents the password from being
1885 transmitted to the proxy in clear text
1886 * `negotiate` - GSS-Negotiate authentication (compare the --negotiate option
1887 of `curl(1)`)
1888 * `ntlm` - NTLM authentication (compare the --ntlm option of `curl(1)`)
1889 --
1890
1891 http.emptyAuth::
1892 Attempt authentication without seeking a username or password. This
1893 can be used to attempt GSS-Negotiate authentication without specifying
1894 a username in the URL, as libcurl normally requires a username for
1895 authentication.
1896
1897 http.delegation::
1898 Control GSSAPI credential delegation. The delegation is disabled
1899 by default in libcurl since version 7.21.7. Set parameter to tell
1900 the server what it is allowed to delegate when it comes to user
1901 credentials. Used with GSS/kerberos. Possible values are:
1902 +
1903 --
1904 * `none` - Don't allow any delegation.
1905 * `policy` - Delegates if and only if the OK-AS-DELEGATE flag is set in the
1906 Kerberos service ticket, which is a matter of realm policy.
1907 * `always` - Unconditionally allow the server to delegate.
1908 --
1909
1910
1911 http.extraHeader::
1912 Pass an additional HTTP header when communicating with a server. If
1913 more than one such entry exists, all of them are added as extra
1914 headers. To allow overriding the settings inherited from the system
1915 config, an empty value will reset the extra headers to the empty list.
1916
1917 http.cookieFile::
1918 The pathname of a file containing previously stored cookie lines,
1919 which should be used
1920 in the Git http session, if they match the server. The file format
1921 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
1922 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see `curl(1)`).
1923 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookieFile is used only as
1924 input unless http.saveCookies is set.
1925
1926 http.saveCookies::
1927 If set, store cookies received during requests to the file specified by
1928 http.cookieFile. Has no effect if http.cookieFile is unset.
1929
1930 http.sslVersion::
1931 The SSL version to use when negotiating an SSL connection, if you
1932 want to force the default. The available and default version
1933 depend on whether libcurl was built against NSS or OpenSSL and the
1934 particular configuration of the crypto library in use. Internally
1935 this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_VERSION' option; see the libcurl
1936 documentation for more details on the format of this option and
1937 for the ssl version supported. Actually the possible values of
1938 this option are:
1939
1940 - sslv2
1941 - sslv3
1942 - tlsv1
1943 - tlsv1.0
1944 - tlsv1.1
1945 - tlsv1.2
1946
1947 +
1948 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_VERSION` environment variable.
1949 To force git to use libcurl's default ssl version and ignore any
1950 explicit http.sslversion option, set `GIT_SSL_VERSION` to the
1951 empty string.
1952
1953 http.sslCipherList::
1954 A list of SSL ciphers to use when negotiating an SSL connection.
1955 The available ciphers depend on whether libcurl was built against
1956 NSS or OpenSSL and the particular configuration of the crypto
1957 library in use. Internally this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST'
1958 option; see the libcurl documentation for more details on the format
1959 of this list.
1960 +
1961 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` environment variable.
1962 To force git to use libcurl's default cipher list and ignore any
1963 explicit http.sslCipherList option, set `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` to the
1964 empty string.
1965
1966 http.sslVerify::
1967 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1968 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY` environment
1969 variable.
1970
1971 http.sslCert::
1972 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1973 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CERT` environment
1974 variable.
1975
1976 http.sslKey::
1977 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
1978 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_KEY` environment
1979 variable.
1980
1981 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
1982 Enable Git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
1983 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
1984 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
1985 `GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED` environment variable.
1986
1987 http.sslCAInfo::
1988 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
1989 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
1990 `GIT_SSL_CAINFO` environment variable.
1991
1992 http.sslCAPath::
1993 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
1994 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
1995 by the `GIT_SSL_CAPATH` environment variable.
1996
1997 http.pinnedpubkey::
1998 Public key of the https service. It may either be the filename of
1999 a PEM or DER encoded public key file or a string starting with
2000 'sha256//' followed by the base64 encoded sha256 hash of the
2001 public key. See also libcurl 'CURLOPT_PINNEDPUBLICKEY'. git will
2002 exit with an error if this option is set but not supported by
2003 cURL.
2004
2005 http.sslTry::
2006 Attempt to use AUTH SSL/TLS and encrypted data transfers
2007 when connecting via regular FTP protocol. This might be needed
2008 if the FTP server requires it for security reasons or you wish
2009 to connect securely whenever remote FTP server supports it.
2010 Default is false since it might trigger certificate verification
2011 errors on misconfigured servers.
2012
2013 http.maxRequests::
2014 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
2015 by the `GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS` environment variable. Default is 5.
2016
2017 http.minSessions::
2018 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
2019 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
2020 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
2021 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
2022
2023 http.postBuffer::
2024 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
2025 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
2026 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
2027 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
2028 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
2029 sufficient for most requests.
2030
2031 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
2032 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
2033 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
2034 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT` and
2035 `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME` environment variables.
2036
2037 http.noEPSV::
2038 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
2039 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
2040 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the `GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV`
2041 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
2042
2043 http.userAgent::
2044 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
2045 value represents the version of the client Git such as git/1.7.1.
2046 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
2047 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
2048 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
2049 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
2050 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT` environment variable.
2051
2052 http.followRedirects::
2053 Whether git should follow HTTP redirects. If set to `true`, git
2054 will transparently follow any redirect issued by a server it
2055 encounters. If set to `false`, git will treat all redirects as
2056 errors. If set to `initial`, git will follow redirects only for
2057 the initial request to a remote, but not for subsequent
2058 follow-up HTTP requests. Since git uses the redirected URL as
2059 the base for the follow-up requests, this is generally
2060 sufficient. The default is `initial`.
2061
2062 http.<url>.*::
2063 Any of the http.* options above can be applied selectively to some URLs.
2064 For a config key to match a URL, each element of the config key is
2065 compared to that of the URL, in the following order:
2066 +
2067 --
2068 . Scheme (e.g., `https` in `https://example.com/`). This field
2069 must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2070
2071 . Host/domain name (e.g., `example.com` in `https://example.com/`).
2072 This field must match between the config key and the URL. It is
2073 possible to specify a `*` as part of the host name to match all subdomains
2074 at this level. `https://*.example.com/` for example would match
2075 `https://foo.example.com/`, but not `https://foo.bar.example.com/`.
2076
2077 . Port number (e.g., `8080` in `http://example.com:8080/`).
2078 This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2079 Omitted port numbers are automatically converted to the correct
2080 default for the scheme before matching.
2081
2082 . Path (e.g., `repo.git` in `https://example.com/repo.git`). The
2083 path field of the config key must match the path field of the URL
2084 either exactly or as a prefix of slash-delimited path elements. This means
2085 a config key with path `foo/` matches URL path `foo/bar`. A prefix can only
2086 match on a slash (`/`) boundary. Longer matches take precedence (so a config
2087 key with path `foo/bar` is a better match to URL path `foo/bar` than a config
2088 key with just path `foo/`).
2089
2090 . User name (e.g., `user` in `https://user@example.com/repo.git`). If
2091 the config key has a user name it must match the user name in the
2092 URL exactly. If the config key does not have a user name, that
2093 config key will match a URL with any user name (including none),
2094 but at a lower precedence than a config key with a user name.
2095 --
2096 +
2097 The list above is ordered by decreasing precedence; a URL that matches
2098 a config key's path is preferred to one that matches its user name. For example,
2099 if the URL is `https://user@example.com/foo/bar` a config key match of
2100 `https://example.com/foo` will be preferred over a config key match of
2101 `https://user@example.com`.
2102 +
2103 All URLs are normalized before attempting any matching (the password part,
2104 if embedded in the URL, is always ignored for matching purposes) so that
2105 equivalent URLs that are simply spelled differently will match properly.
2106 Environment variable settings always override any matches. The URLs that are
2107 matched against are those given directly to Git commands. This means any URLs
2108 visited as a result of a redirection do not participate in matching.
2109
2110 ssh.variant::
2111 Depending on the value of the environment variables `GIT_SSH` or
2112 `GIT_SSH_COMMAND`, or the config setting `core.sshCommand`, Git
2113 auto-detects whether to adjust its command-line parameters for use
2114 with plink or tortoiseplink, as opposed to the default (OpenSSH).
2115 +
2116 The config variable `ssh.variant` can be set to override this auto-detection;
2117 valid values are `ssh`, `plink`, `putty` or `tortoiseplink`. Any other value
2118 will be treated as normal ssh. This setting can be overridden via the
2119 environment variable `GIT_SSH_VARIANT`.
2120
2121 i18n.commitEncoding::
2122 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
2123 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
2124 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
2125 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
2126 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
2127
2128 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
2129 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
2130 running 'git log' and friends.
2131
2132 imap::
2133 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
2134 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
2135
2136 index.version::
2137 Specify the version with which new index files should be
2138 initialized. This does not affect existing repositories.
2139
2140 init.templateDir::
2141 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
2142 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
2143
2144 instaweb.browser::
2145 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
2146 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2147
2148 instaweb.httpd::
2149 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
2150 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2151
2152 instaweb.local::
2153 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
2154 be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
2155
2156 instaweb.modulePath::
2157 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
2158 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
2159 is Apache.
2160
2161 instaweb.port::
2162 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
2163 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2164
2165 interactive.singleKey::
2166 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
2167 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
2168 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
2169 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
2170 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
2171 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
2172 is not available; requires the Perl module Term::ReadKey.
2173
2174 interactive.diffFilter::
2175 When an interactive command (such as `git add --patch`) shows
2176 a colorized diff, git will pipe the diff through the shell
2177 command defined by this configuration variable. The command may
2178 mark up the diff further for human consumption, provided that it
2179 retains a one-to-one correspondence with the lines in the
2180 original diff. Defaults to disabled (no filtering).
2181
2182 log.abbrevCommit::
2183 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2184 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
2185 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
2186
2187 log.date::
2188 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
2189 Setting a value for log.date is similar to using 'git log''s
2190 `--date` option. See linkgit:git-log[1] for details.
2191
2192 log.decorate::
2193 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
2194 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
2195 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
2196 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
2197 If 'auto' is specified, then if the output is going to a terminal,
2198 the ref names are shown as if 'short' were given, otherwise no ref
2199 names are shown. This is the same as the `--decorate` option
2200 of the `git log`.
2201
2202 log.follow::
2203 If `true`, `git log` will act as if the `--follow` option was used when
2204 a single <path> is given. This has the same limitations as `--follow`,
2205 i.e. it cannot be used to follow multiple files and does not work well
2206 on non-linear history.
2207
2208 log.graphColors::
2209 A list of colors, separated by commas, that can be used to draw
2210 history lines in `git log --graph`.
2211
2212 log.showRoot::
2213 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
2214 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
2215 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
2216 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
2217
2218 log.showSignature::
2219 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2220 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--show-signature`.
2221
2222 log.mailmap::
2223 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2224 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--use-mailmap`.
2225
2226 mailinfo.scissors::
2227 If true, makes linkgit:git-mailinfo[1] (and therefore
2228 linkgit:git-am[1]) act by default as if the --scissors option
2229 was provided on the command-line. When active, this features
2230 removes everything from the message body before a scissors
2231 line (i.e. consisting mainly of ">8", "8<" and "-").
2232
2233 mailmap.file::
2234 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
2235 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
2236 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
2237 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
2238 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
2239 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
2240
2241 mailmap.blob::
2242 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
2243 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
2244 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
2245 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
2246 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
2247 defaults to empty.
2248
2249 man.viewer::
2250 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
2251 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2252
2253 man.<tool>.cmd::
2254 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
2255 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
2256 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
2257
2258 man.<tool>.path::
2259 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
2260 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2261
2262 include::merge-config.txt[]
2263
2264 mergetool.<tool>.path::
2265 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
2266 your tool is not in the PATH.
2267
2268 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
2269 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
2270 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
2271 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
2272 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
2273 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
2274 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
2275 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
2276 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
2277 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
2278
2279 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
2280 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
2281 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
2282 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
2283 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
2284 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
2285 indicate the success of the merge.
2286
2287 mergetool.meld.hasOutput::
2288 Older versions of `meld` do not support the `--output` option.
2289 Git will attempt to detect whether `meld` supports `--output`
2290 by inspecting the output of `meld --help`. Configuring
2291 `mergetool.meld.hasOutput` will make Git skip these checks and
2292 use the configured value instead. Setting `mergetool.meld.hasOutput`
2293 to `true` tells Git to unconditionally use the `--output` option,
2294 and `false` avoids using `--output`.
2295
2296 mergetool.keepBackup::
2297 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
2298 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
2299 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
2300 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
2301
2302 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
2303 When invoking a custom merge tool, Git uses a set of temporary
2304 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
2305 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
2306 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
2307 exited. Defaults to `false`.
2308
2309 mergetool.writeToTemp::
2310 Git writes temporary 'BASE', 'LOCAL', and 'REMOTE' versions of
2311 conflicting files in the worktree by default. Git will attempt
2312 to use a temporary directory for these files when set `true`.
2313 Defaults to `false`.
2314
2315 mergetool.prompt::
2316 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
2317
2318 notes.mergeStrategy::
2319 Which merge strategy to choose by default when resolving notes
2320 conflicts. Must be one of `manual`, `ours`, `theirs`, `union`, or
2321 `cat_sort_uniq`. Defaults to `manual`. See "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES"
2322 section of linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on each strategy.
2323
2324 notes.<name>.mergeStrategy::
2325 Which merge strategy to choose when doing a notes merge into
2326 refs/notes/<name>. This overrides the more general
2327 "notes.mergeStrategy". See the "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES" section in
2328 linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on the available strategies.
2329
2330 notes.displayRef::
2331 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
2332 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
2333 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
2334 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
2335 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
2336 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
2337 ignored.
2338 +
2339 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
2340 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2341 globs.
2342 +
2343 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
2344 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
2345 displayed.
2346
2347 notes.rewrite.<command>::
2348 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
2349 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, Git
2350 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
2351 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
2352 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
2353
2354 notes.rewriteMode::
2355 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
2356 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
2357 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
2358 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, `cat_sort_uniq`, or `ignore`.
2359 Defaults to `concatenate`.
2360 +
2361 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
2362 environment variable.
2363
2364 notes.rewriteRef::
2365 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
2366 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
2367 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
2368 You may also specify this configuration several times.
2369 +
2370 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
2371 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
2372 rewriting for the default commit notes.
2373 +
2374 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
2375 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2376 globs.
2377
2378 pack.window::
2379 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2380 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
2381
2382 pack.depth::
2383 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2384 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
2385
2386 pack.windowMemory::
2387 The maximum size of memory that is consumed by each thread
2388 in linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] for pack window memory when
2389 no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
2390 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". When left unconfigured (or
2391 set explicitly to 0), there will be no limit.
2392
2393 pack.compression::
2394 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
2395 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
2396 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
2397 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
2398 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
2399 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
2400 to level 6)."
2401 +
2402 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
2403 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
2404 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
2405
2406 pack.deltaCacheSize::
2407 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
2408 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
2409 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
2410 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
2411 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
2412 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
2413 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
2414 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
2415 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
2416
2417 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
2418 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
2419 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
2420 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
2421 result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
2422
2423 pack.threads::
2424 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
2425 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
2426 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
2427 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
2428 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
2429 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
2430 Specifying 0 will cause Git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
2431 and set the number of threads accordingly.
2432
2433 pack.indexVersion::
2434 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
2435 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
2436 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
2437 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
2438 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
2439 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
2440 larger than 2 GB.
2441 +
2442 If you have an old Git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
2443 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http")
2444 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
2445 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
2446 older version of Git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
2447 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
2448 the `*.idx` file.
2449
2450 pack.packSizeLimit::
2451 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
2452 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
2453 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
2454 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. Reaching this limit results
2455 in the creation of multiple packfiles; which in turn prevents
2456 bitmaps from being created.
2457 The minimum size allowed is limited to 1 MiB.
2458 The default is unlimited.
2459 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
2460 supported.
2461
2462 pack.useBitmaps::
2463 When true, git will use pack bitmaps (if available) when packing
2464 to stdout (e.g., during the server side of a fetch). Defaults to
2465 true. You should not generally need to turn this off unless
2466 you are debugging pack bitmaps.
2467
2468 pack.writeBitmaps (deprecated)::
2469 This is a deprecated synonym for `repack.writeBitmaps`.
2470
2471 pack.writeBitmapHashCache::
2472 When true, git will include a "hash cache" section in the bitmap
2473 index (if one is written). This cache can be used to feed git's
2474 delta heuristics, potentially leading to better deltas between
2475 bitmapped and non-bitmapped objects (e.g., when serving a fetch
2476 between an older, bitmapped pack and objects that have been
2477 pushed since the last gc). The downside is that it consumes 4
2478 bytes per object of disk space, and that JGit's bitmap
2479 implementation does not understand it, causing it to complain if
2480 Git and JGit are used on the same repository. Defaults to false.
2481
2482 pager.<cmd>::
2483 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
2484 output of a particular Git subcommand when writing to a tty.
2485 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
2486 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
2487 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
2488 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
2489 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
2490
2491 pretty.<name>::
2492 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
2493 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
2494 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
2495 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
2496 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
2497 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
2498 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
2499 will be silently ignored.
2500
2501 protocol.allow::
2502 If set, provide a user defined default policy for all protocols which
2503 don't explicitly have a policy (`protocol.<name>.allow`). By default,
2504 if unset, known-safe protocols (http, https, git, ssh, file) have a
2505 default policy of `always`, known-dangerous protocols (ext) have a
2506 default policy of `never`, and all other protocols have a default
2507 policy of `user`. Supported policies:
2508 +
2509 --
2510
2511 * `always` - protocol is always able to be used.
2512
2513 * `never` - protocol is never able to be used.
2514
2515 * `user` - protocol is only able to be used when `GIT_PROTOCOL_FROM_USER` is
2516 either unset or has a value of 1. This policy should be used when you want a
2517 protocol to be directly usable by the user but don't want it used by commands which
2518 execute clone/fetch/push commands without user input, e.g. recursive
2519 submodule initialization.
2520
2521 --
2522
2523 protocol.<name>.allow::
2524 Set a policy to be used by protocol `<name>` with clone/fetch/push
2525 commands. See `protocol.allow` above for the available policies.
2526 +
2527 The protocol names currently used by git are:
2528 +
2529 --
2530 - `file`: any local file-based path (including `file://` URLs,
2531 or local paths)
2532
2533 - `git`: the anonymous git protocol over a direct TCP
2534 connection (or proxy, if configured)
2535
2536 - `ssh`: git over ssh (including `host:path` syntax,
2537 `ssh://`, etc).
2538
2539 - `http`: git over http, both "smart http" and "dumb http".
2540 Note that this does _not_ include `https`; if you want to configure
2541 both, you must do so individually.
2542
2543 - any external helpers are named by their protocol (e.g., use
2544 `hg` to allow the `git-remote-hg` helper)
2545 --
2546
2547 pull.ff::
2548 By default, Git does not create an extra merge commit when merging
2549 a commit that is a descendant of the current commit. Instead, the
2550 tip of the current branch is fast-forwarded. When set to `false`,
2551 this variable tells Git to create an extra merge commit in such
2552 a case (equivalent to giving the `--no-ff` option from the command
2553 line). When set to `only`, only such fast-forward merges are
2554 allowed (equivalent to giving the `--ff-only` option from the
2555 command line). This setting overrides `merge.ff` when pulling.
2556
2557 pull.rebase::
2558 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
2559 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
2560 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
2561 per-branch basis.
2562 +
2563 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
2564 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
2565 by running 'git pull'.
2566 +
2567 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
2568 +
2569 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
2570 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
2571 for details).
2572
2573 pull.octopus::
2574 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
2575 at once.
2576
2577 pull.twohead::
2578 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
2579
2580 push.default::
2581 Defines the action `git push` should take if no refspec is
2582 explicitly given. Different values are well-suited for
2583 specific workflows; for instance, in a purely central workflow
2584 (i.e. the fetch source is equal to the push destination),
2585 `upstream` is probably what you want. Possible values are:
2586 +
2587 --
2588
2589 * `nothing` - do not push anything (error out) unless a refspec is
2590 explicitly given. This is primarily meant for people who want to
2591 avoid mistakes by always being explicit.
2592
2593 * `current` - push the current branch to update a branch with the same
2594 name on the receiving end. Works in both central and non-central
2595 workflows.
2596
2597 * `upstream` - push the current branch back to the branch whose
2598 changes are usually integrated into the current branch (which is
2599 called `@{upstream}`). This mode only makes sense if you are
2600 pushing to the same repository you would normally pull from
2601 (i.e. central workflow).
2602
2603 * `tracking` - This is a deprecated synonym for `upstream`.
2604
2605 * `simple` - in centralized workflow, work like `upstream` with an
2606 added safety to refuse to push if the upstream branch's name is
2607 different from the local one.
2608 +
2609 When pushing to a remote that is different from the remote you normally
2610 pull from, work as `current`. This is the safest option and is suited
2611 for beginners.
2612 +
2613 This mode has become the default in Git 2.0.
2614
2615 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name on both ends.
2616 This makes the repository you are pushing to remember the set of
2617 branches that will be pushed out (e.g. if you always push 'maint'
2618 and 'master' there and no other branches, the repository you push
2619 to will have these two branches, and your local 'maint' and
2620 'master' will be pushed there).
2621 +
2622 To use this mode effectively, you have to make sure _all_ the
2623 branches you would push out are ready to be pushed out before
2624 running 'git push', as the whole point of this mode is to allow you
2625 to push all of the branches in one go. If you usually finish work
2626 on only one branch and push out the result, while other branches are
2627 unfinished, this mode is not for you. Also this mode is not
2628 suitable for pushing into a shared central repository, as other
2629 people may add new branches there, or update the tip of existing
2630 branches outside your control.
2631 +
2632 This used to be the default, but not since Git 2.0 (`simple` is the
2633 new default).
2634
2635 --
2636
2637 push.followTags::
2638 If set to true enable `--follow-tags` option by default. You
2639 may override this configuration at time of push by specifying
2640 `--no-follow-tags`.
2641
2642 push.gpgSign::
2643 May be set to a boolean value, or the string 'if-asked'. A true
2644 value causes all pushes to be GPG signed, as if `--signed` is
2645 passed to linkgit:git-push[1]. The string 'if-asked' causes
2646 pushes to be signed if the server supports it, as if
2647 `--signed=if-asked` is passed to 'git push'. A false value may
2648 override a value from a lower-priority config file. An explicit
2649 command-line flag always overrides this config option.
2650
2651 push.pushOption::
2652 When no `--push-option=<option>` argument is given from the
2653 command line, `git push` behaves as if each <value> of
2654 this variable is given as `--push-option=<value>`.
2655 +
2656 This is a multi-valued variable, and an empty value can be used in a
2657 higher priority configuration file (e.g. `.git/config` in a
2658 repository) to clear the values inherited from a lower priority
2659 configuration files (e.g. `$HOME/.gitconfig`).
2660 +
2661 --
2662
2663 Example:
2664
2665 /etc/gitconfig
2666 push.pushoption = a
2667 push.pushoption = b
2668
2669 ~/.gitconfig
2670 push.pushoption = c
2671
2672 repo/.git/config
2673 push.pushoption =
2674 push.pushoption = b
2675
2676 This will result in only b (a and c are cleared).
2677
2678 --
2679
2680 push.recurseSubmodules::
2681 Make sure all submodule commits used by the revisions to be pushed
2682 are available on a remote-tracking branch. If the value is 'check'
2683 then Git will verify that all submodule commits that changed in the
2684 revisions to be pushed are available on at least one remote of the
2685 submodule. If any commits are missing, the push will be aborted and
2686 exit with non-zero status. If the value is 'on-demand' then all
2687 submodules that changed in the revisions to be pushed will be
2688 pushed. If on-demand was not able to push all necessary revisions
2689 it will also be aborted and exit with non-zero status. If the value
2690 is 'no' then default behavior of ignoring submodules when pushing
2691 is retained. You may override this configuration at time of push by
2692 specifying '--recurse-submodules=check|on-demand|no'.
2693
2694 rebase.stat::
2695 Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
2696 rebase. False by default.
2697
2698 rebase.autoSquash::
2699 If set to true enable `--autosquash` option by default.
2700
2701 rebase.autoStash::
2702 When set to true, automatically create a temporary stash entry
2703 before the operation begins, and apply it after the operation
2704 ends. This means that you can run rebase on a dirty worktree.
2705 However, use with care: the final stash application after a
2706 successful rebase might result in non-trivial conflicts.
2707 Defaults to false.
2708
2709 rebase.missingCommitsCheck::
2710 If set to "warn", git rebase -i will print a warning if some
2711 commits are removed (e.g. a line was deleted), however the
2712 rebase will still proceed. If set to "error", it will print
2713 the previous warning and stop the rebase, 'git rebase
2714 --edit-todo' can then be used to correct the error. If set to
2715 "ignore", no checking is done.
2716 To drop a commit without warning or error, use the `drop`
2717 command in the todo-list.
2718 Defaults to "ignore".
2719
2720 rebase.instructionFormat::
2721 A format string, as specified in linkgit:git-log[1], to be used for
2722 the instruction list during an interactive rebase. The format will automatically
2723 have the long commit hash prepended to the format.
2724
2725 receive.advertiseAtomic::
2726 By default, git-receive-pack will advertise the atomic push
2727 capability to its clients. If you don't want to advertise this
2728 capability, set this variable to false.
2729
2730 receive.advertisePushOptions::
2731 When set to true, git-receive-pack will advertise the push options
2732 capability to its clients. False by default.
2733
2734 receive.autogc::
2735 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
2736 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
2737 it by setting this variable to false.
2738
2739 receive.certNonceSeed::
2740 By setting this variable to a string, `git receive-pack`
2741 will accept a `git push --signed` and verifies it by using
2742 a "nonce" protected by HMAC using this string as a secret
2743 key.
2744
2745 receive.certNonceSlop::
2746 When a `git push --signed` sent a push certificate with a
2747 "nonce" that was issued by a receive-pack serving the same
2748 repository within this many seconds, export the "nonce"
2749 found in the certificate to `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE` to the
2750 hooks (instead of what the receive-pack asked the sending
2751 side to include). This may allow writing checks in
2752 `pre-receive` and `post-receive` a bit easier. Instead of
2753 checking `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_SLOP` environment variable
2754 that records by how many seconds the nonce is stale to
2755 decide if they want to accept the certificate, they only
2756 can check `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_STATUS` is `OK`.
2757
2758 receive.fsckObjects::
2759 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
2760 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
2761 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
2762 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
2763 is used instead.
2764
2765 receive.fsck.<msg-id>::
2766 When `receive.fsckObjects` is set to true, errors can be switched
2767 to warnings and vice versa by configuring the `receive.fsck.<msg-id>`
2768 setting where the `<msg-id>` is the fsck message ID and the value
2769 is one of `error`, `warn` or `ignore`. For convenience, fsck prefixes
2770 the error/warning with the message ID, e.g. "missingEmail: invalid
2771 author/committer line - missing email" means that setting
2772 `receive.fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
2773 +
2774 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
2775 which would not pass pushing when `receive.fsckObjects = true`, allowing
2776 the host to accept repositories with certain known issues but still catch
2777 other issues.
2778
2779 receive.fsck.skipList::
2780 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
2781 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
2782 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
2783 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
2784 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
2785 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
2786
2787 receive.keepAlive::
2788 After receiving the pack from the client, `receive-pack` may
2789 produce no output (if `--quiet` was specified) while processing
2790 the pack, causing some networks to drop the TCP connection.
2791 With this option set, if `receive-pack` does not transmit
2792 any data in this phase for `receive.keepAlive` seconds, it will
2793 send a short keepalive packet. The default is 5 seconds; set
2794 to 0 to disable keepalives entirely.
2795
2796 receive.unpackLimit::
2797 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
2798 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
2799 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
2800 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
2801 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
2802 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
2803 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
2804 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
2805
2806 receive.maxInputSize::
2807 If the size of the incoming pack stream is larger than this
2808 limit, then git-receive-pack will error out, instead of
2809 accepting the pack file. If not set or set to 0, then the size
2810 is unlimited.
2811
2812 receive.denyDeletes::
2813 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
2814 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
2815
2816 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
2817 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
2818 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2819
2820 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
2821 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
2822 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2823 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
2824 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
2825 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
2826 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
2827 message. Defaults to "refuse".
2828 +
2829 Another option is "updateInstead" which will update the working
2830 tree if pushing into the current branch. This option is
2831 intended for synchronizing working directories when one side is not easily
2832 accessible via interactive ssh (e.g. a live web site, hence the requirement
2833 that the working directory be clean). This mode also comes in handy when
2834 developing inside a VM to test and fix code on different Operating Systems.
2835 +
2836 By default, "updateInstead" will refuse the push if the working tree or
2837 the index have any difference from the HEAD, but the `push-to-checkout`
2838 hook can be used to customize this. See linkgit:githooks[5].
2839
2840 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
2841 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
2842 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
2843 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
2844 set when initializing a shared repository.
2845
2846 receive.hideRefs::
2847 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
2848 only to `receive-pack` (and so affects pushes, but not fetches).
2849 An attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by `git push` is
2850 rejected.
2851
2852 receive.updateServerInfo::
2853 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
2854 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
2855
2856 receive.shallowUpdate::
2857 If set to true, .git/shallow can be updated when new refs
2858 require new shallow roots. Otherwise those refs are rejected.
2859
2860 remote.pushDefault::
2861 The remote to push to by default. Overrides
2862 `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches, and is overridden by
2863 `branch.<name>.pushRemote` for specific branches.
2864
2865 remote.<name>.url::
2866 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
2867 linkgit:git-push[1].
2868
2869 remote.<name>.pushurl::
2870 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
2871
2872 remote.<name>.proxy::
2873 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
2874 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
2875 disable proxying for that remote.
2876
2877 remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod::
2878 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the method to use for
2879 authenticating against the proxy in use (probably set in
2880 `remote.<name>.proxy`). See `http.proxyAuthMethod`.
2881
2882 remote.<name>.fetch::
2883 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
2884 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
2885
2886 remote.<name>.push::
2887 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
2888 linkgit:git-push[1].
2889
2890 remote.<name>.mirror::
2891 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
2892 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
2893
2894 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
2895 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2896 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2897 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2898
2899 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
2900 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2901 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2902 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2903
2904 remote.<name>.receivepack::
2905 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
2906 option --receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
2907
2908 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
2909 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
2910 option --upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
2911
2912 remote.<name>.tagOpt::
2913 Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when
2914 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to --tags will fetch every
2915 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
2916 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
2917 override this setting. See options --tags and --no-tags of
2918 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
2919
2920 remote.<name>.vcs::
2921 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
2922 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
2923
2924 remote.<name>.prune::
2925 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
2926 remove any remote-tracking references that no longer exist on the
2927 remote (as if the `--prune` option was given on the command line).
2928 Overrides `fetch.prune` settings, if any.
2929
2930 remotes.<group>::
2931 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
2932 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
2933
2934 repack.useDeltaBaseOffset::
2935 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
2936 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
2937 Git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
2938 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
2939 "false" and repack. Access from old Git versions over the
2940 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
2941
2942 repack.packKeptObjects::
2943 If set to true, makes `git repack` act as if
2944 `--pack-kept-objects` was passed. See linkgit:git-repack[1] for
2945 details. Defaults to `false` normally, but `true` if a bitmap
2946 index is being written (either via `--write-bitmap-index` or
2947 `repack.writeBitmaps`).
2948
2949 repack.writeBitmaps::
2950 When true, git will write a bitmap index when packing all
2951 objects to disk (e.g., when `git repack -a` is run). This
2952 index can speed up the "counting objects" phase of subsequent
2953 packs created for clones and fetches, at the cost of some disk
2954 space and extra time spent on the initial repack. This has
2955 no effect if multiple packfiles are created.
2956 Defaults to false.
2957
2958 rerere.autoUpdate::
2959 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
2960 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
2961 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
2962
2963 rerere.enabled::
2964 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
2965 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
2966 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
2967 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
2968 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
2969 repository.
2970
2971 sendemail.identity::
2972 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
2973 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
2974 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
2975 the value of `sendemail.identity`.
2976
2977 sendemail.smtpEncryption::
2978 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
2979 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
2980
2981 sendemail.smtpssl (deprecated)::
2982 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpEncryption = ssl'.
2983
2984 sendemail.smtpsslcertpath::
2985 Path to ca-certificates (either a directory or a single file).
2986 Set it to an empty string to disable certificate verification.
2987
2988 sendemail.<identity>.*::
2989 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
2990 found below, taking precedence over those when this
2991 identity is selected, through either the command-line or
2992 `sendemail.identity`.
2993
2994 sendemail.aliasesFile::
2995 sendemail.aliasFileType::
2996 sendemail.annotate::
2997 sendemail.bcc::
2998 sendemail.cc::
2999 sendemail.ccCmd::
3000 sendemail.chainReplyTo::
3001 sendemail.confirm::
3002 sendemail.envelopeSender::
3003 sendemail.from::
3004 sendemail.multiEdit::
3005 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
3006 sendemail.smtpPass::
3007 sendemail.suppresscc::
3008 sendemail.suppressFrom::
3009 sendemail.to::
3010 sendemail.tocmd::
3011 sendemail.smtpDomain::
3012 sendemail.smtpServer::
3013 sendemail.smtpServerPort::
3014 sendemail.smtpServerOption::
3015 sendemail.smtpUser::
3016 sendemail.thread::
3017 sendemail.transferEncoding::
3018 sendemail.validate::
3019 sendemail.xmailer::
3020 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
3021
3022 sendemail.signedoffcc (deprecated)::
3023 Deprecated alias for `sendemail.signedoffbycc`.
3024
3025 sendemail.smtpBatchSize::
3026 Number of messages to be sent per connection, after that a relogin
3027 will happen. If the value is 0 or undefined, send all messages in
3028 one connection.
3029 See also the `--batch-size` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
3030
3031 sendemail.smtpReloginDelay::
3032 Seconds wait before reconnecting to smtp server.
3033 See also the `--relogin-delay` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
3034
3035 showbranch.default::
3036 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
3037 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
3038
3039 splitIndex.maxPercentChange::
3040 When the split index feature is used, this specifies the
3041 percent of entries the split index can contain compared to the
3042 total number of entries in both the split index and the shared
3043 index before a new shared index is written.
3044 The value should be between 0 and 100. If the value is 0 then
3045 a new shared index is always written, if it is 100 a new
3046 shared index is never written.
3047 By default the value is 20, so a new shared index is written
3048 if the number of entries in the split index would be greater
3049 than 20 percent of the total number of entries.
3050 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
3051
3052 splitIndex.sharedIndexExpire::
3053 When the split index feature is used, shared index files that
3054 were not modified since the time this variable specifies will
3055 be removed when a new shared index file is created. The value
3056 "now" expires all entries immediately, and "never" suppresses
3057 expiration altogether.
3058 The default value is "2.weeks.ago".
3059 Note that a shared index file is considered modified (for the
3060 purpose of expiration) each time a new split-index file is
3061 either created based on it or read from it.
3062 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
3063
3064 status.relativePaths::
3065 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
3066 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
3067 relative to the repository root (this was the default for Git
3068 prior to v1.5.4).
3069
3070 status.short::
3071 Set to true to enable --short by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3072 The option --no-short takes precedence over this variable.
3073
3074 status.branch::
3075 Set to true to enable --branch by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3076 The option --no-branch takes precedence over this variable.
3077
3078 status.displayCommentPrefix::
3079 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will insert a comment
3080 prefix before each output line (starting with
3081 `core.commentChar`, i.e. `#` by default). This was the
3082 behavior of linkgit:git-status[1] in Git 1.8.4 and previous.
3083 Defaults to false.
3084
3085 status.showStash::
3086 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will display the number of
3087 entries currently stashed away.
3088 Defaults to false.
3089
3090 status.showUntrackedFiles::
3091 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
3092 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
3093 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
3094 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
3095 the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
3096 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
3097 the untracked files. Possible values are:
3098 +
3099 --
3100 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
3101 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
3102 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
3103 --
3104 +
3105 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
3106 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
3107 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
3108
3109 status.submoduleSummary::
3110 Defaults to false.
3111 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
3112 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
3113 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
3114 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]). Please note
3115 that the summary output command will be suppressed for all
3116 submodules when `diff.ignoreSubmodules` is set to 'all' or only
3117 for those submodules where `submodule.<name>.ignore=all`. The only
3118 exception to that rule is that status and commit will show staged
3119 submodule changes. To
3120 also view the summary for ignored submodules you can either use
3121 the --ignore-submodules=dirty command-line option or the 'git
3122 submodule summary' command, which shows a similar output but does
3123 not honor these settings.
3124
3125 stash.showPatch::
3126 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3127 option will show the stash entry in patch form. Defaults to false.
3128 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3129
3130 stash.showStat::
3131 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3132 option will show diffstat of the stash entry. Defaults to true.
3133 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3134
3135 submodule.<name>.url::
3136 The URL for a submodule. This variable is copied from the .gitmodules
3137 file to the git config via 'git submodule init'. The user can change
3138 the configured URL before obtaining the submodule via 'git submodule
3139 update'. If neither submodule.<name>.active or submodule.active are
3140 set, the presence of this variable is used as a fallback to indicate
3141 whether the submodule is of interest to git commands.
3142 See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3143
3144 submodule.<name>.update::
3145 The method by which a submodule is updated by 'git submodule update',
3146 which is the only affected command, others such as
3147 'git checkout --recurse-submodules' are unaffected. It exists for
3148 historical reasons, when 'git submodule' was the only command to
3149 interact with submodules; settings like `submodule.active`
3150 and `pull.rebase` are more specific. It is populated by
3151 `git submodule init` from the linkgit:gitmodules[5] file.
3152 See description of 'update' command in linkgit:git-submodule[1].
3153
3154 submodule.<name>.branch::
3155 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
3156 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
3157 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
3158 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3159
3160 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
3161 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
3162 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
3163 command-line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
3164 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
3165 file.
3166
3167 submodule.<name>.ignore::
3168 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
3169 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
3170 modified (but it will nonetheless show up in the output of status and
3171 commit when it has been staged), "dirty" will ignore all changes
3172 to the submodules work tree and
3173 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
3174 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
3175 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
3176 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
3177 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
3178 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
3179 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
3180 "--ignore-submodules" option. The 'git submodule' commands are not
3181 affected by this setting.
3182
3183 submodule.<name>.active::
3184 Boolean value indicating if the submodule is of interest to git
3185 commands. This config option takes precedence over the
3186 submodule.active config option.
3187
3188 submodule.active::
3189 A repeated field which contains a pathspec used to match against a
3190 submodule's path to determine if the submodule is of interest to git
3191 commands.
3192
3193 submodule.recurse::
3194 Specifies if commands recurse into submodules by default. This
3195 applies to all commands that have a `--recurse-submodules` option.
3196 Defaults to false.
3197
3198 submodule.fetchJobs::
3199 Specifies how many submodules are fetched/cloned at the same time.
3200 A positive integer allows up to that number of submodules fetched
3201 in parallel. A value of 0 will give some reasonable default.
3202 If unset, it defaults to 1.
3203
3204 submodule.alternateLocation::
3205 Specifies how the submodules obtain alternates when submodules are
3206 cloned. Possible values are `no`, `superproject`.
3207 By default `no` is assumed, which doesn't add references. When the
3208 value is set to `superproject` the submodule to be cloned computes
3209 its alternates location relative to the superprojects alternate.
3210
3211 submodule.alternateErrorStrategy::
3212 Specifies how to treat errors with the alternates for a submodule
3213 as computed via `submodule.alternateLocation`. Possible values are
3214 `ignore`, `info`, `die`. Default is `die`.
3215
3216 tag.forceSignAnnotated::
3217 A boolean to specify whether annotated tags created should be GPG signed.
3218 If `--annotate` is specified on the command line, it takes
3219 precedence over this option.
3220
3221 tag.sort::
3222 This variable controls the sort ordering of tags when displayed by
3223 linkgit:git-tag[1]. Without the "--sort=<value>" option provided, the
3224 value of this variable will be used as the default.
3225
3226 tar.umask::
3227 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
3228 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
3229 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
3230 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
3231 linkgit:git-archive[1].
3232
3233 transfer.fsckObjects::
3234 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
3235 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3236 Defaults to false.
3237
3238 transfer.hideRefs::
3239 String(s) `receive-pack` and `upload-pack` use to decide which
3240 refs to omit from their initial advertisements. Use more than
3241 one definition to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that is
3242 under the hierarchies listed in the value of this variable is
3243 excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git push` or `git
3244 fetch`. See `receive.hideRefs` and `uploadpack.hideRefs` for
3245 program-specific versions of this config.
3246 +
3247 You may also include a `!` in front of the ref name to negate the entry,
3248 explicitly exposing it, even if an earlier entry marked it as hidden.
3249 If you have multiple hideRefs values, later entries override earlier ones
3250 (and entries in more-specific config files override less-specific ones).
3251 +
3252 If a namespace is in use, the namespace prefix is stripped from each
3253 reference before it is matched against `transfer.hiderefs` patterns.
3254 For example, if `refs/heads/master` is specified in `transfer.hideRefs` and
3255 the current namespace is `foo`, then `refs/namespaces/foo/refs/heads/master`
3256 is omitted from the advertisements but `refs/heads/master` and
3257 `refs/namespaces/bar/refs/heads/master` are still advertised as so-called
3258 "have" lines. In order to match refs before stripping, add a `^` in front of
3259 the ref name. If you combine `!` and `^`, `!` must be specified first.
3260 +
3261 Even if you hide refs, a client may still be able to steal the target
3262 objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY" section of the
3263 linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to keep private data in a
3264 separate repository.
3265
3266 transfer.unpackLimit::
3267 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
3268 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3269 The default value is 100.
3270
3271 uploadarchive.allowUnreachable::
3272 If true, allow clients to use `git archive --remote` to request
3273 any tree, whether reachable from the ref tips or not. See the
3274 discussion in the "SECURITY" section of
3275 linkgit:git-upload-archive[1] for more details. Defaults to
3276 `false`.
3277
3278 uploadpack.hideRefs::
3279 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
3280 only to `upload-pack` (and so affects only fetches, not pushes).
3281 An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git fetch` will fail. See
3282 also `uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant`.
3283
3284 uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant::
3285 When `uploadpack.hideRefs` is in effect, allow `upload-pack`
3286 to accept a fetch request that asks for an object at the tip
3287 of a hidden ref (by default, such a request is rejected).
3288 See also `uploadpack.hideRefs`. Even if this is false, a client
3289 may be able to steal objects via the techniques described in the
3290 "SECURITY" section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's
3291 best to keep private data in a separate repository.
3292
3293 uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant::
3294 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for an
3295 object that is reachable from any ref tip. However, note that
3296 calculating object reachability is computationally expensive.
3297 Defaults to `false`. Even if this is false, a client may be able
3298 to steal objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY"
3299 section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to
3300 keep private data in a separate repository.
3301
3302 uploadpack.allowAnySHA1InWant::
3303 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for any
3304 object at all.
3305 Defaults to `false`.
3306
3307 uploadpack.keepAlive::
3308 When `upload-pack` has started `pack-objects`, there may be a
3309 quiet period while `pack-objects` prepares the pack. Normally
3310 it would output progress information, but if `--quiet` was used
3311 for the fetch, `pack-objects` will output nothing at all until
3312 the pack data begins. Some clients and networks may consider
3313 the server to be hung and give up. Setting this option instructs
3314 `upload-pack` to send an empty keepalive packet every
3315 `uploadpack.keepAlive` seconds. Setting this option to 0
3316 disables keepalive packets entirely. The default is 5 seconds.
3317
3318 uploadpack.packObjectsHook::
3319 If this option is set, when `upload-pack` would run
3320 `git pack-objects` to create a packfile for a client, it will
3321 run this shell command instead. The `pack-objects` command and
3322 arguments it _would_ have run (including the `git pack-objects`
3323 at the beginning) are appended to the shell command. The stdin
3324 and stdout of the hook are treated as if `pack-objects` itself
3325 was run. I.e., `upload-pack` will feed input intended for
3326 `pack-objects` to the hook, and expects a completed packfile on
3327 stdout.
3328 +
3329 Note that this configuration variable is ignored if it is seen in the
3330 repository-level config (this is a safety measure against fetching from
3331 untrusted repositories).
3332
3333 url.<base>.insteadOf::
3334 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
3335 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
3336 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3337 access methods, and some users need to use different access
3338 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
3339 equivalent URLs and have Git automatically rewrite the URL to
3340 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
3341 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3342 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
3343 +
3344 Note that any protocol restrictions will be applied to the rewritten
3345 URL. If the rewrite changes the URL to use a custom protocol or remote
3346 helper, you may need to adjust the `protocol.*.allow` config to permit
3347 the request. In particular, protocols you expect to use for submodules
3348 must be set to `always` rather than the default of `user`. See the
3349 description of `protocol.allow` above.
3350
3351 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
3352 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
3353 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
3354 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
3355 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3356 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
3357 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have Git
3358 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
3359 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3360 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
3361 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, Git will ignore this
3362 setting for that remote.
3363
3364 user.email::
3365 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3366 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL`, `GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL`, and
3367 `EMAIL` environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3368
3369 user.name::
3370 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3371 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_NAME` and `GIT_COMMITTER_NAME`
3372 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3373
3374 user.useConfigOnly::
3375 Instruct Git to avoid trying to guess defaults for `user.email`
3376 and `user.name`, and instead retrieve the values only from the
3377 configuration. For example, if you have multiple email addresses
3378 and would like to use a different one for each repository, then
3379 with this configuration option set to `true` in the global config
3380 along with a name, Git will prompt you to set up an email before
3381 making new commits in a newly cloned repository.
3382 Defaults to `false`.
3383
3384 user.signingKey::
3385 If linkgit:git-tag[1] or linkgit:git-commit[1] is not selecting the
3386 key you want it to automatically when creating a signed tag or
3387 commit, you can override the default selection with this variable.
3388 This option is passed unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter,
3389 so you may specify a key using any method that gpg supports.
3390
3391 versionsort.prereleaseSuffix (deprecated)::
3392 Deprecated alias for `versionsort.suffix`. Ignored if
3393 `versionsort.suffix` is set.
3394
3395 versionsort.suffix::
3396 Even when version sort is used in linkgit:git-tag[1], tagnames
3397 with the same base version but different suffixes are still sorted
3398 lexicographically, resulting e.g. in prerelease tags appearing
3399 after the main release (e.g. "1.0-rc1" after "1.0"). This
3400 variable can be specified to determine the sorting order of tags
3401 with different suffixes.
3402 +
3403 By specifying a single suffix in this variable, any tagname containing
3404 that suffix will appear before the corresponding main release. E.g. if
3405 the variable is set to "-rc", then all "1.0-rcX" tags will appear before
3406 "1.0". If specified multiple times, once per suffix, then the order of
3407 suffixes in the configuration will determine the sorting order of tagnames
3408 with those suffixes. E.g. if "-pre" appears before "-rc" in the
3409 configuration, then all "1.0-preX" tags will be listed before any
3410 "1.0-rcX" tags. The placement of the main release tag relative to tags
3411 with various suffixes can be determined by specifying the empty suffix
3412 among those other suffixes. E.g. if the suffixes "-rc", "", "-ck" and
3413 "-bfs" appear in the configuration in this order, then all "v4.8-rcX" tags
3414 are listed first, followed by "v4.8", then "v4.8-ckX" and finally
3415 "v4.8-bfsX".
3416 +
3417 If more than one suffixes match the same tagname, then that tagname will
3418 be sorted according to the suffix which starts at the earliest position in
3419 the tagname. If more than one different matching suffixes start at
3420 that earliest position, then that tagname will be sorted according to the
3421 longest of those suffixes.
3422 The sorting order between different suffixes is undefined if they are
3423 in multiple config files.
3424
3425 web.browser::
3426 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
3427 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
3428 may use it.