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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 --
355
356 core.fileMode::
357 Tells Git if the executable bit of files in the working tree
358 is to be honored.
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360 Some filesystems lose the executable bit when a file that is
361 marked as executable is checked out, or checks out a
362 non-executable file with executable bit on.
363 linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1] probe the filesystem
364 to see if it handles the executable bit correctly
365 and this variable is automatically set as necessary.
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367 A repository, however, may be on a filesystem that handles
368 the filemode correctly, and this variable is set to 'true'
369 when created, but later may be made accessible from another
370 environment that loses the filemode (e.g. exporting ext4 via
371 CIFS mount, visiting a Cygwin created repository with
372 Git for Windows or Eclipse).
373 In such a case it may be necessary to set this variable to 'false'.
374 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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376 The default is true (when core.filemode is not specified in the config file).
377
378 core.hideDotFiles::
379 (Windows-only) If true, mark newly-created directories and files whose
380 name starts with a dot as hidden. If 'dotGitOnly', only the `.git/`
381 directory is hidden, but no other files starting with a dot. The
382 default mode is 'dotGitOnly'.
383
384 core.ignoreCase::
385 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
386 Git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
387 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
388 "makefile" when Git expects "Makefile", Git will assume
389 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
390 "Makefile".
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392 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
393 will probe and set core.ignoreCase true if appropriate when the repository
394 is created.
395
396 core.precomposeUnicode::
397 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of Git.
398 When core.precomposeUnicode=true, Git reverts the unicode decomposition
399 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
400 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
401 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or Git under cygwin 1.7).
402 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by Git,
403 which is backward compatible with older versions of Git.
404
405 core.protectHFS::
406 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
407 be considered equivalent to `.git` on an HFS+ filesystem.
408 Defaults to `true` on Mac OS, and `false` elsewhere.
409
410 core.protectNTFS::
411 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
412 cause problems with the NTFS filesystem, e.g. conflict with
413 8.3 "short" names.
414 Defaults to `true` on Windows, and `false` elsewhere.
415
416 core.trustctime::
417 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
418 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
419 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
420 crawlers and some backup systems).
421 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
422
423 core.splitIndex::
424 If true, the split-index feature of the index will be used.
425 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. False by default.
426
427 core.untrackedCache::
428 Determines what to do about the untracked cache feature of the
429 index. It will be kept, if this variable is unset or set to
430 `keep`. It will automatically be added if set to `true`. And
431 it will automatically be removed, if set to `false`. Before
432 setting it to `true`, you should check that mtime is working
433 properly on your system.
434 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. `keep` by default.
435
436 core.checkStat::
437 Determines which stat fields to match between the index
438 and work tree. The user can set this to 'default' or
439 'minimal'. Default (or explicitly 'default'), is to check
440 all fields, including the sub-second part of mtime and ctime.
441
442 core.quotePath::
443 Commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files', 'diff'), will
444 quote "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
445 pathname in double-quotes and escaping those characters with
446 backslashes in the same way C escapes control characters (e.g.
447 `\t` for TAB, `\n` for LF, `\\` for backslash) or bytes with
448 values larger than 0x80 (e.g. octal `\302\265` for "micro" in
449 UTF-8). If this variable is set to false, bytes higher than
450 0x80 are not considered "unusual" any more. Double-quotes,
451 backslash and control characters are always escaped regardless
452 of the setting of this variable. A simple space character is
453 not considered "unusual". Many commands can output pathnames
454 completely verbatim using the `-z` option. The default value
455 is true.
456
457 core.eol::
458 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
459 files that have the `text` property set when core.autocrlf is false.
460 Alternatives are 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's
461 native line ending. The default value is `native`. See
462 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
463 conversion.
464
465 core.safecrlf::
466 If true, makes Git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
467 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
468 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
469 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
470 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
471 this is not the case for the current setting of
472 `core.autocrlf`, Git will reject the file. The variable can
473 be set to "warn", in which case Git will only warn about an
474 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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476 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
477 When it is enabled, Git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
478 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
479 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by Git. For text
480 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
481 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
482 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
483 conversion can corrupt data.
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485 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
486 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
487 after committing you still have the original file in your work
488 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
489 Git that this file is binary and Git will handle the file
490 appropriately.
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492 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
493 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
494 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
495 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
496 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
497 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
498 +
499 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
500 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
501 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
502 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
503 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
504 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
505 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
506 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
507 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
508 mechanism.
509
510 core.autocrlf::
511 Setting this variable to "true" is the same as setting
512 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files and core.eol to "crlf".
513 Set to true if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
514 working directory and the repository has LF line endings.
515 This variable can be set to 'input',
516 in which case no output conversion is performed.
517
518 core.symlinks::
519 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
520 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
521 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
522 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
523 symbolic links.
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525 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
526 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
527 is created.
528
529 core.gitProxy::
530 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
531 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
532 using the Git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
533 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
534 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
535 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
536 the first match wins.
537 +
538 Can be overridden by the `GIT_PROXY_COMMAND` environment variable
539 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
540 handling).
541 +
542 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
543 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
544 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
545 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
546
547 core.sshCommand::
548 If this variable is set, `git fetch` and `git push` will
549 use the specified command instead of `ssh` when they need to
550 connect to a remote system. The command is in the same form as
551 the `GIT_SSH_COMMAND` environment variable and is overridden
552 when the environment variable is set.
553
554 core.ignoreStat::
555 If true, Git will avoid using lstat() calls to detect if files have
556 changed by setting the "assume-unchanged" bit for those tracked files
557 which it has updated identically in both the index and working tree.
558 +
559 When files are modified outside of Git, the user will need to stage
560 the modified files explicitly (e.g. see 'Examples' section in
561 linkgit:git-update-index[1]).
562 Git will not normally detect changes to those files.
563 +
564 This is useful on systems where lstat() calls are very slow, such as
565 CIFS/Microsoft Windows.
566 +
567 False by default.
568
569 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
570 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
571 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
572 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
573 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
574
575 core.bare::
576 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
577 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
578 number of commands that require a working directory will be
579 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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581 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
582 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
583 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
584 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
585 = true).
586
587 core.worktree::
588 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
589 If `GIT_COMMON_DIR` environment variable is set, core.worktree
590 is ignored and not used for determining the root of working tree.
591 This can be overridden by the `GIT_WORK_TREE` environment
592 variable and the `--work-tree` command-line option.
593 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
594 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
595 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
596 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
597 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
598 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
599 of your working tree.
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601 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
602 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
603 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
604 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
605 misconfiguration. Running Git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
606 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
607 confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
608 read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
609 repository's usual working tree).
610
611 core.logAllRefUpdates::
612 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
613 "`$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>`", by appending the new and old
614 SHA-1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
615 only when the file exists. If this configuration
616 variable is set to `true`, missing "`$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>`"
617 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
618 `refs/heads/`), remote refs (i.e. under `refs/remotes/`),
619 note refs (i.e. under `refs/notes/`), and the symbolic ref `HEAD`.
620 If it is set to `always`, then a missing reflog is automatically
621 created for any ref under `refs/`.
622 +
623 This information can be used to determine what commit
624 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
625 +
626 This value is true by default in a repository that has
627 a working directory associated with it, and false by
628 default in a bare repository.
629
630 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
631 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
632 version.
633
634 core.sharedRepository::
635 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
636 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
637 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
638 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
639 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), Git will use permissions
640 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
641 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
642 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
643 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
644 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
645 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
646 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
647 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
648
649 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
650 If true, Git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
651 and might match multiple refs in the repository. True by default.
652
653 core.compression::
654 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
655 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
656 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
657 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
658 such as `core.looseCompression` and `pack.compression`.
659
660 core.looseCompression::
661 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
662 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
663 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
664 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
665 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
666
667 core.packedGitWindowSize::
668 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
669 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
670 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
671 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
672 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
673 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
674 a large number of large pack files.
675 +
676 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
677 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
678 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
679 not need to adjust this value.
680 +
681 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
682
683 core.packedGitLimit::
684 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
685 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
686 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
687 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
688 +
689 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 32 TiB (effectively
690 unlimited) on 64 bit platforms.
691 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
692 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
693 +
694 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
695
696 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
697 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
698 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
699 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
700 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
701 objects multiple times.
702 +
703 Default is 96 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
704 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
705 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
706 +
707 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
708
709 core.bigFileThreshold::
710 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
711 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
712 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
713 slight expense of increased disk usage. Additionally files
714 larger than this size are always treated as binary.
715 +
716 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
717 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
718 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
719 +
720 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
721
722 core.excludesFile::
723 Specifies the pathname to the file that contains patterns to
724 describe paths that are not meant to be tracked, in addition
725 to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and '.git/info/exclude'.
726 Defaults to `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore`.
727 If `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is either not set or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/ignore`
728 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
729
730 core.askPass::
731 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
732 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
733 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the `GIT_ASKPASS`
734 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
735 `SSH_ASKPASS` environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
736 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
737 command-line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
738
739 core.attributesFile::
740 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
741 '.git/info/attributes', Git looks into this file for attributes
742 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
743 way as for `core.excludesFile`. Its default value is
744 `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes`. If `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is either not
745 set or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/attributes` is used instead.
746
747 core.hooksPath::
748 By default Git will look for your hooks in the
749 '$GIT_DIR/hooks' directory. Set this to different path,
750 e.g. '/etc/git/hooks', and Git will try to find your hooks in
751 that directory, e.g. '/etc/git/hooks/pre-receive' instead of
752 in '$GIT_DIR/hooks/pre-receive'.
753 +
754 The path can be either absolute or relative. A relative path is
755 taken as relative to the directory where the hooks are run (see
756 the "DESCRIPTION" section of linkgit:githooks[5]).
757 +
758 This configuration variable is useful in cases where you'd like to
759 centrally configure your Git hooks instead of configuring them on a
760 per-repository basis, or as a more flexible and centralized
761 alternative to having an `init.templateDir` where you've changed
762 default hooks.
763
764 core.editor::
765 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that let you edit
766 messages by launching an editor use the value of this
767 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
768 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
769
770 core.commentChar::
771 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that let you edit
772 messages consider a line that begins with this character
773 commented, and removes them after the editor returns
774 (default '#').
775 +
776 If set to "auto", `git-commit` would select a character that is not
777 the beginning character of any line in existing commit messages.
778
779 core.packedRefsTimeout::
780 The length of time, in milliseconds, to retry when trying to
781 lock the `packed-refs` file. Value 0 means not to retry at
782 all; -1 means to try indefinitely. Default is 1000 (i.e.,
783 retry for 1 second).
784
785 sequence.editor::
786 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase instruction file.
787 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
788 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
789 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
790
791 core.pager::
792 Text viewer for use by Git commands (e.g., 'less'). The value
793 is meant to be interpreted by the shell. The order of preference
794 is the `$GIT_PAGER` environment variable, then `core.pager`
795 configuration, then `$PAGER`, and then the default chosen at
796 compile time (usually 'less').
797 +
798 When the `LESS` environment variable is unset, Git sets it to `FRX`
799 (if `LESS` environment variable is set, Git does not change it at
800 all). If you want to selectively override Git's default setting
801 for `LESS`, you can set `core.pager` to e.g. `less -S`. This will
802 be passed to the shell by Git, which will translate the final
803 command to `LESS=FRX less -S`. The environment does not set the
804 `S` option but the command line does, instructing less to truncate
805 long lines. Similarly, setting `core.pager` to `less -+F` will
806 deactivate the `F` option specified by the environment from the
807 command-line, deactivating the "quit if one screen" behavior of
808 `less`. One can specifically activate some flags for particular
809 commands: for example, setting `pager.blame` to `less -S` enables
810 line truncation only for `git blame`.
811 +
812 Likewise, when the `LV` environment variable is unset, Git sets it
813 to `-c`. You can override this setting by exporting `LV` with
814 another value or setting `core.pager` to `lv +c`.
815
816 core.whitespace::
817 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
818 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
819 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
820 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
821 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
822 +
823 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
824 as an error (enabled by default).
825 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
826 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
827 error (enabled by default).
828 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with space
829 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
830 default).
831 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
832 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
833 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
834 (enabled by default).
835 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
836 `blank-at-eof`.
837 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
838 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
839 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
840 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
841 * `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
842 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when Git fixes `tab-in-indent`
843 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
844
845 core.fsyncObjectFiles::
846 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
847 +
848 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
849 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
850 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
851 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
852
853 core.preloadIndex::
854 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
855 +
856 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
857 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
858 relatively high IO latencies. When enabled, Git will do the
859 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
860 overlapping IO's. Defaults to true.
861
862 core.createObject::
863 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
864 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
865 will not overwrite existing objects.
866 +
867 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
868 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
869 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
870
871 core.notesRef::
872 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
873 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
874 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
875 notes should be printed.
876 +
877 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
878 the `GIT_NOTES_REF` environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
879
880 core.sparseCheckout::
881 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
882 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
883
884 core.abbrev::
885 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If
886 unspecified or set to "auto", an appropriate value is
887 computed based on the approximate number of packed objects
888 in your repository, which hopefully is enough for
889 abbreviated object names to stay unique for some time.
890 The minimum length is 4.
891
892 add.ignoreErrors::
893 add.ignore-errors (deprecated)::
894 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
895 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the `--ignore-errors`
896 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. `add.ignore-errors` is deprecated,
897 as it does not follow the usual naming convention for configuration
898 variables.
899
900 alias.*::
901 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
902 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
903 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
904 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
905 hide existing Git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
906 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
907 A quote pair or a backslash can be used to quote them.
908 +
909 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
910 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
911 "alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
912 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
913 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
914 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
915 not necessarily be the current directory.
916 `GIT_PREFIX` is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
917 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
918
919 am.keepcr::
920 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
921 with parameter `--keep-cr`. In this case git-mailsplit will
922 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
923 by giving `--no-keep-cr` from the command line.
924 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
925
926 am.threeWay::
927 By default, `git am` will fail if the patch does not apply cleanly. When
928 set to true, this setting tells `git am` to fall back on 3-way merge if
929 the patch records the identity of blobs it is supposed to apply to and
930 we have those blobs available locally (equivalent to giving the `--3way`
931 option from the command line). Defaults to `false`.
932 See linkgit:git-am[1].
933
934 apply.ignoreWhitespace::
935 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
936 whitespace, in the same way as the `--ignore-space-change`
937 option.
938 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
939 respect all whitespace differences.
940 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
941
942 apply.whitespace::
943 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
944 as the `--whitespace` option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
945
946 branch.autoSetupMerge::
947 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
948 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
949 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
950 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
951 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
952 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
953 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
954 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
955 local branch or remote-tracking
956 branch. This option defaults to true.
957
958 branch.autoSetupRebase::
959 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
960 that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
961 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
962 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
963 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
964 other local branches.
965 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
966 remote-tracking branches.
967 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
968 branches.
969 See "branch.autoSetupMerge" for details on how to set up a
970 branch to track another branch.
971 This option defaults to never.
972
973 branch.<name>.remote::
974 When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
975 which remote to fetch from/push to. The remote to push to
976 may be overridden with `remote.pushDefault` (for all branches).
977 The remote to push to, for the current branch, may be further
978 overridden by `branch.<name>.pushRemote`. If no remote is
979 configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
980 `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushDefault` for pushing.
981 Additionally, `.` (a period) is the current local repository
982 (a dot-repository), see `branch.<name>.merge`'s final note below.
983
984 branch.<name>.pushRemote::
985 When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for
986 pushing. It also overrides `remote.pushDefault` for pushing
987 from branch <name>. When you pull from one place (e.g. your
988 upstream) and push to another place (e.g. your own publishing
989 repository), you would want to set `remote.pushDefault` to
990 specify the remote to push to for all branches, and use this
991 option to override it for a specific branch.
992
993 branch.<name>.merge::
994 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
995 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
996 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
997 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
998 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
999 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
1000 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
1001 "branch.<name>.remote".
1002 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
1003 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
1004 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
1005 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
1006 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
1007 another branch in the local repository, you can point
1008 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the relative path
1009 setting `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
1010
1011 branch.<name>.mergeOptions::
1012 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
1013 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
1014 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
1015 supported.
1016
1017 branch.<name>.rebase::
1018 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
1019 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
1020 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
1021 branch-specific manner.
1022 +
1023 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
1024 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
1025 by running 'git pull'.
1026 +
1027 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
1028 +
1029 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1030 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1031 for details).
1032
1033 branch.<name>.description::
1034 Branch description, can be edited with
1035 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
1036 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
1037 request-pull summary.
1038
1039 browser.<tool>.cmd::
1040 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
1041 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
1042 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
1043
1044 browser.<tool>.path::
1045 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1046 browse HTML help (see `-w` option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
1047 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
1048
1049 clean.requireForce::
1050 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f,
1051 -i or -n. Defaults to true.
1052
1053 color.branch::
1054 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1055 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1056 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1057 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1058 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1059
1060 color.branch.<slot>::
1061 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
1062 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
1063 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/),
1064 `upstream` (upstream tracking branch), `plain` (other
1065 refs).
1066
1067 color.diff::
1068 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
1069 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
1070 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
1071 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
1072 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
1073 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by
1074 default).
1075 +
1076 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] or the
1077 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
1078 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
1079
1080 diff.colorMoved::
1081 If set to either a valid `<mode>` or a true value, moved lines
1082 in a diff are colored differently, for details of valid modes
1083 see '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1]. If simply set to
1084 true the default color mode will be used. When set to false,
1085 moved lines are not colored.
1086
1087 color.diff.<slot>::
1088 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
1089 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
1090 of `context` (context text - `plain` is a historical synonym),
1091 `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
1092 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
1093 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), `whitespace`
1094 (highlighting whitespace errors), `oldMoved` (deleted lines),
1095 `newMoved` (added lines), `oldMovedDimmed`, `oldMovedAlternative`,
1096 `oldMovedAlternativeDimmed`, `newMovedDimmed`, `newMovedAlternative`
1097 and `newMovedAlternativeDimmed` (See the '<mode>'
1098 setting of '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1] for details).
1099
1100 color.decorate.<slot>::
1101 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
1102 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
1103 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
1104
1105 color.grep::
1106 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
1107 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
1108 when the output is written to the terminal. If unset, then the
1109 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1110
1111 color.grep.<slot>::
1112 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
1113 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
1114 +
1115 --
1116 `context`;;
1117 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
1118 `filename`;;
1119 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
1120 `function`;;
1121 function name lines (when using `-p`)
1122 `linenumber`;;
1123 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
1124 `match`;;
1125 matching text (same as setting `matchContext` and `matchSelected`)
1126 `matchContext`;;
1127 matching text in context lines
1128 `matchSelected`;;
1129 matching text in selected lines
1130 `selected`;;
1131 non-matching text in selected lines
1132 `separator`;;
1133 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
1134 and between hunks (`--`)
1135 --
1136
1137 color.interactive::
1138 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
1139 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive" and
1140 "git-clean --interactive"). When false (or `never`), never.
1141 When set to `true` or `auto`, use colors only when the output is
1142 to the terminal. If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is
1143 used (`auto` by default).
1144
1145 color.interactive.<slot>::
1146 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive' and 'git clean
1147 --interactive' output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help`
1148 or `error`, for four distinct types of normal output from
1149 interactive commands.
1150
1151 color.pager::
1152 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
1153 use (default is true).
1154
1155 color.showBranch::
1156 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1157 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1158 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1159 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1160 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1161
1162 color.status::
1163 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1164 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
1165 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1166 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1167 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1168
1169 color.status.<slot>::
1170 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
1171 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
1172 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
1173 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
1174 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by Git),
1175 `branch` (the current branch),
1176 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
1177 to red),
1178 `localBranch` or `remoteBranch` (the local and remote branch names,
1179 respectively, when branch and tracking information is displayed in the
1180 status short-format), or
1181 `unmerged` (files which have unmerged changes).
1182
1183 color.ui::
1184 This variable determines the default value for variables such
1185 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
1186 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
1187 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
1188 to `false` or `never` if you prefer Git commands not to use
1189 color unless enabled explicitly with some other configuration
1190 or the `--color` option. Set it to `always` if you want all
1191 output not intended for machine consumption to use color, to
1192 `true` or `auto` (this is the default since Git 1.8.4) if you
1193 want such output to use color when written to the terminal.
1194
1195 column.ui::
1196 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
1197 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
1198 or commas:
1199 +
1200 These options control when the feature should be enabled
1201 (defaults to 'never'):
1202 +
1203 --
1204 `always`;;
1205 always show in columns
1206 `never`;;
1207 never show in columns
1208 `auto`;;
1209 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
1210 --
1211 +
1212 These options control layout (defaults to 'column'). Setting any
1213 of these implies 'always' if none of 'always', 'never', or 'auto' are
1214 specified.
1215 +
1216 --
1217 `column`;;
1218 fill columns before rows
1219 `row`;;
1220 fill rows before columns
1221 `plain`;;
1222 show in one column
1223 --
1224 +
1225 Finally, these options can be combined with a layout option (defaults
1226 to 'nodense'):
1227 +
1228 --
1229 `dense`;;
1230 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
1231 `nodense`;;
1232 make equal size columns
1233 --
1234
1235 column.branch::
1236 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
1237 See `column.ui` for details.
1238
1239 column.clean::
1240 Specify the layout when list items in `git clean -i`, which always
1241 shows files and directories in columns. See `column.ui` for details.
1242
1243 column.status::
1244 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
1245 See `column.ui` for details.
1246
1247 column.tag::
1248 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
1249 See `column.ui` for details.
1250
1251 commit.cleanup::
1252 This setting overrides the default of the `--cleanup` option in
1253 `git commit`. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for details. Changing the
1254 default can be useful when you always want to keep lines that begin
1255 with comment character `#` in your log message, in which case you
1256 would do `git config commit.cleanup whitespace` (note that you will
1257 have to remove the help lines that begin with `#` in the commit log
1258 template yourself, if you do this).
1259
1260 commit.gpgSign::
1261
1262 A boolean to specify whether all commits should be GPG signed.
1263 Use of this option when doing operations such as rebase can
1264 result in a large number of commits being signed. It may be
1265 convenient to use an agent to avoid typing your GPG passphrase
1266 several times.
1267
1268 commit.status::
1269 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
1270 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
1271 message. Defaults to true.
1272
1273 commit.template::
1274 Specify the pathname of a file to use as the template for
1275 new commit messages.
1276
1277 commit.verbose::
1278 A boolean or int to specify the level of verbose with `git commit`.
1279 See linkgit:git-commit[1].
1280
1281 credential.helper::
1282 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
1283 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
1284 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. Note
1285 that multiple helpers may be defined. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7]
1286 for details.
1287
1288 credential.useHttpPath::
1289 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
1290 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
1291 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
1292
1293 credential.username::
1294 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
1295 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
1296 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
1297
1298 credential.<url>.*::
1299 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
1300 some credentials. For example "credential.https://example.com.username"
1301 would set the default username only for https connections to
1302 example.com. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
1303 matched.
1304
1305 credentialCache.ignoreSIGHUP::
1306 Tell git-credential-cache--daemon to ignore SIGHUP, instead of quitting.
1307
1308 include::diff-config.txt[]
1309
1310 difftool.<tool>.path::
1311 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1312 your tool is not in the PATH.
1313
1314 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
1315 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
1316 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1317 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
1318 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
1319 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
1320 of the diff post-image.
1321
1322 difftool.prompt::
1323 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
1324
1325 fastimport.unpackLimit::
1326 If the number of objects imported by linkgit:git-fast-import[1]
1327 is below this limit, then the objects will be unpacked into
1328 loose object files. However if the number of imported objects
1329 equals or exceeds this limit then the pack will be stored as a
1330 pack. Storing the pack from a fast-import can make the import
1331 operation complete faster, especially on slow filesystems. If
1332 not set, the value of `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1333
1334 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
1335 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
1336 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
1337 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
1338 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
1339 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
1340 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
1341 reference.
1342
1343 fetch.fsckObjects::
1344 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
1345 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1346 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1347 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1348 is used instead.
1349
1350 fetch.unpackLimit::
1351 If the number of objects fetched over the Git native
1352 transfer is below this
1353 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1354 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1355 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1356 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1357 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1358 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1359 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1360
1361 fetch.prune::
1362 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the `--prune`
1363 option was given on the command line. See also `remote.<name>.prune`.
1364
1365 fetch.output::
1366 Control how ref update status is printed. Valid values are
1367 `full` and `compact`. Default value is `full`. See section
1368 OUTPUT in linkgit:git-fetch[1] for detail.
1369
1370 format.attach::
1371 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1372 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1373 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1374 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1375 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1376
1377 format.from::
1378 Provides the default value for the `--from` option to format-patch.
1379 Accepts a boolean value, or a name and email address. If false,
1380 format-patch defaults to `--no-from`, using commit authors directly in
1381 the "From:" field of patch mails. If true, format-patch defaults to
1382 `--from`, using your committer identity in the "From:" field of patch
1383 mails and including a "From:" field in the body of the patch mail if
1384 different. If set to a non-boolean value, format-patch uses that
1385 value instead of your committer identity. Defaults to false.
1386
1387 format.numbered::
1388 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1389 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1390 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1391 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1392 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1393
1394 format.headers::
1395 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1396 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1397
1398 format.to::
1399 format.cc::
1400 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1401 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1402 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1403
1404 format.subjectPrefix::
1405 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1406 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1407
1408 format.signature::
1409 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1410 the Git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1411 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1412 signature generation.
1413
1414 format.signatureFile::
1415 Works just like format.signature except the contents of the
1416 file specified by this variable will be used as the signature.
1417
1418 format.suffix::
1419 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1420 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1421 include the dot if you want it).
1422
1423 format.pretty::
1424 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1425 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1426 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1427
1428 format.thread::
1429 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1430 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1431 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1432 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1433 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1434 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1435 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1436 value disables threading.
1437
1438 format.signOff::
1439 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1440 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1441 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1442 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1443 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1444
1445 format.coverLetter::
1446 A boolean that controls whether to generate a cover-letter when
1447 format-patch is invoked, but in addition can be set to "auto", to
1448 generate a cover-letter only when there's more than one patch.
1449
1450 format.outputDirectory::
1451 Set a custom directory to store the resulting files instead of the
1452 current working directory.
1453
1454 format.useAutoBase::
1455 A boolean value which lets you enable the `--base=auto` option of
1456 format-patch by default.
1457
1458 filter.<driver>.clean::
1459 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1460 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1461 details.
1462
1463 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1464 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1465 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1466 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1467
1468 fsck.<msg-id>::
1469 Allows overriding the message type (error, warn or ignore) of a
1470 specific message ID such as `missingEmail`.
1471 +
1472 For convenience, fsck prefixes the error/warning with the message ID,
1473 e.g. "missingEmail: invalid author/committer line - missing email" means
1474 that setting `fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
1475 +
1476 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
1477 which cannot be repaired without disruptive changes.
1478
1479 fsck.skipList::
1480 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
1481 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
1482 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
1483 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
1484 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
1485 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
1486
1487 gc.aggressiveDepth::
1488 The depth parameter used in the delta compression
1489 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1490 to 50.
1491
1492 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1493 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1494 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1495 to 250.
1496
1497 gc.auto::
1498 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1499 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1500 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1501 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1502 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1503
1504 gc.autoPackLimit::
1505 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1506 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1507 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1508 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1509
1510 gc.autoDetach::
1511 Make `git gc --auto` return immediately and run in background
1512 if the system supports it. Default is true.
1513
1514 gc.logExpiry::
1515 If the file gc.log exists, then `git gc --auto` won't run
1516 unless that file is more than 'gc.logExpiry' old. Default is
1517 "1.day". See `gc.pruneExpire` for more ways to specify its
1518 value.
1519
1520 gc.packRefs::
1521 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1522 unclonable by Git versions prior to 1.5.1.2 over dumb
1523 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1524 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1525 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1526 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1527
1528 gc.pruneExpire::
1529 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1530 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1531 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1532 unreachable objects immediately, or "never" may be used to
1533 suppress pruning. This feature helps prevent corruption when
1534 'git gc' runs concurrently with another process writing to the
1535 repository; see the "NOTES" section of linkgit:git-gc[1].
1536
1537 gc.worktreePruneExpire::
1538 When 'git gc' is run, it calls
1539 'git worktree prune --expire 3.months.ago'.
1540 This config variable can be used to set a different grace
1541 period. The value "now" may be used to disable the grace
1542 period and prune `$GIT_DIR/worktrees` immediately, or "never"
1543 may be used to suppress pruning.
1544
1545 gc.reflogExpire::
1546 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpire::
1547 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1548 this time; defaults to 90 days. The value "now" expires all
1549 entries immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration
1550 altogether. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1551 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1552 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1553
1554 gc.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1555 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1556 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1557 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1558 defaults to 30 days. The value "now" expires all entries
1559 immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration altogether.
1560 With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1561 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1562 match the <pattern>.
1563
1564 gc.rerereResolved::
1565 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1566 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1567 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1568 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1569
1570 gc.rerereUnresolved::
1571 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1572 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1573 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1574 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1575
1576 gitcvs.commitMsgAnnotation::
1577 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1578 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1579
1580 gitcvs.enabled::
1581 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1582 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1583
1584 gitcvs.logFile::
1585 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1586 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1587
1588 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1589 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1590 attributes for files to determine the `-k` modes to use. If
1591 the attributes force Git to treat a file as text,
1592 the `-k` mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1593 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1594 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1595 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1596 the file type to be determined, then `gitcvs.allBinary` is
1597 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1598
1599 gitcvs.allBinary::
1600 This is used if `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` does not resolve
1601 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1602 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1603 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1604 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1605 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1606 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1607 it is binary, similar to `core.autocrlf`.
1608
1609 gitcvs.dbName::
1610 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1611 derived from the Git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1612 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1613 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1614 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1615 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1616
1617 gitcvs.dbDriver::
1618 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1619 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1620 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1621 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1622 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1623 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1624
1625 gitcvs.dbUser, gitcvs.dbPass::
1626 Database user and password. Only useful if setting `gitcvs.dbDriver`,
1627 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1628 'gitcvs.dbUser' supports variable substitution (see
1629 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1630
1631 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1632 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1633 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1634 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1635 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1636 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1637
1638 All gitcvs variables except for `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` and
1639 `gitcvs.allBinary` can also be specified as
1640 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1641 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1642 access method.
1643
1644 gitweb.category::
1645 gitweb.description::
1646 gitweb.owner::
1647 gitweb.url::
1648 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1649
1650 gitweb.avatar::
1651 gitweb.blame::
1652 gitweb.grep::
1653 gitweb.highlight::
1654 gitweb.patches::
1655 gitweb.pickaxe::
1656 gitweb.remote_heads::
1657 gitweb.showSizes::
1658 gitweb.snapshot::
1659 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1660
1661 grep.lineNumber::
1662 If set to true, enable `-n` option by default.
1663
1664 grep.patternType::
1665 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1666 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the `--basic-regexp`, `--extended-regexp`,
1667 `--fixed-strings`, or `--perl-regexp` option accordingly, while the
1668 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1669
1670 grep.extendedRegexp::
1671 If set to true, enable `--extended-regexp` option by default. This
1672 option is ignored when the `grep.patternType` option is set to a value
1673 other than 'default'.
1674
1675 grep.threads::
1676 Number of grep worker threads to use.
1677 See `grep.threads` in linkgit:git-grep[1] for more information.
1678
1679 grep.fallbackToNoIndex::
1680 If set to true, fall back to git grep --no-index if git grep
1681 is executed outside of a git repository. Defaults to false.
1682
1683 gpg.program::
1684 Use this custom program instead of "`gpg`" found on `$PATH` when
1685 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1686 same command-line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1687 signature, "`gpg --verify $file - <$signature`" is run, and the
1688 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1689 code 0, and to generate an ASCII-armored detached signature, the
1690 standard input of "`gpg -bsau $key`" is fed with the contents to be
1691 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1692 standard output.
1693
1694 gui.commitMsgWidth::
1695 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1696 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1697
1698 gui.diffContext::
1699 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1700 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1701
1702 gui.displayUntracked::
1703 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] shows untracked files
1704 in the file list. The default is "true".
1705
1706 gui.encoding::
1707 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1708 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1709 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1710 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1711 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1712 locale encoding.
1713
1714 gui.matchTrackingBranch::
1715 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1716 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1717 not. Default: "false".
1718
1719 gui.newBranchTemplate::
1720 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1721 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1722
1723 gui.pruneDuringFetch::
1724 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1725 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1726
1727 gui.trustmtime::
1728 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1729 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1730
1731 gui.spellingDictionary::
1732 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1733 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1734 off.
1735
1736 gui.fastCopyBlame::
1737 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1738 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1739 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1740
1741 gui.copyBlameThreshold::
1742 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1743 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1744 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1745
1746 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1747 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1748 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1749 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1750 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1751
1752 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1753 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1754 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1755 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1756 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1757 the tool as `GIT_GUITOOL`, the name of the currently selected file as
1758 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1759 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1760
1761 guitool.<name>.needsFile::
1762 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1763 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1764
1765 guitool.<name>.noConsole::
1766 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1767 output.
1768
1769 guitool.<name>.noRescan::
1770 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1771 finishes execution.
1772
1773 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1774 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1775
1776 guitool.<name>.argPrompt::
1777 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1778 through the `ARGS` environment variable. Since requesting an
1779 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1780 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1781 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1782 value of the variable is used.
1783
1784 guitool.<name>.revPrompt::
1785 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1786 `REVISION` environment variable. In other aspects this option
1787 is similar to 'argPrompt', and can be used together with it.
1788
1789 guitool.<name>.revUnmerged::
1790 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revPrompt' subdialog.
1791 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1792 for things like checkout or reset.
1793
1794 guitool.<name>.title::
1795 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1796 is the tool name.
1797
1798 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1799 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1800 the dialog, before subsections for 'argPrompt' and 'revPrompt'.
1801 The default value includes the actual command.
1802
1803 help.browser::
1804 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1805 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1806
1807 help.format::
1808 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1809 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1810 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1811
1812 help.autoCorrect::
1813 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1814 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1815 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1816 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1817 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1818 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1819 This is the default.
1820
1821 help.htmlPath::
1822 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1823 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1824 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1825 path of your Git installation.
1826
1827 http.proxy::
1828 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1829 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see `curl(1)`). In
1830 addition to the syntax understood by curl, it is possible to specify a
1831 proxy string with a user name but no password, in which case git will
1832 attempt to acquire one in the same way it does for other credentials. See
1833 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information. The syntax thus is
1834 '[protocol://][user[:password]@]proxyhost[:port]'. This can be overridden
1835 on a per-remote basis; see remote.<name>.proxy
1836
1837 http.proxyAuthMethod::
1838 Set the method with which to authenticate against the HTTP proxy. This
1839 only takes effect if the configured proxy string contains a user name part
1840 (i.e. is of the form 'user@host' or 'user@host:port'). This can be
1841 overridden on a per-remote basis; see `remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod`.
1842 Both can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_PROXY_AUTHMETHOD` environment
1843 variable. Possible values are:
1844 +
1845 --
1846 * `anyauth` - Automatically pick a suitable authentication method. It is
1847 assumed that the proxy answers an unauthenticated request with a 407
1848 status code and one or more Proxy-authenticate headers with supported
1849 authentication methods. This is the default.
1850 * `basic` - HTTP Basic authentication
1851 * `digest` - HTTP Digest authentication; this prevents the password from being
1852 transmitted to the proxy in clear text
1853 * `negotiate` - GSS-Negotiate authentication (compare the --negotiate option
1854 of `curl(1)`)
1855 * `ntlm` - NTLM authentication (compare the --ntlm option of `curl(1)`)
1856 --
1857
1858 http.emptyAuth::
1859 Attempt authentication without seeking a username or password. This
1860 can be used to attempt GSS-Negotiate authentication without specifying
1861 a username in the URL, as libcurl normally requires a username for
1862 authentication.
1863
1864 http.delegation::
1865 Control GSSAPI credential delegation. The delegation is disabled
1866 by default in libcurl since version 7.21.7. Set parameter to tell
1867 the server what it is allowed to delegate when it comes to user
1868 credentials. Used with GSS/kerberos. Possible values are:
1869 +
1870 --
1871 * `none` - Don't allow any delegation.
1872 * `policy` - Delegates if and only if the OK-AS-DELEGATE flag is set in the
1873 Kerberos service ticket, which is a matter of realm policy.
1874 * `always` - Unconditionally allow the server to delegate.
1875 --
1876
1877
1878 http.extraHeader::
1879 Pass an additional HTTP header when communicating with a server. If
1880 more than one such entry exists, all of them are added as extra
1881 headers. To allow overriding the settings inherited from the system
1882 config, an empty value will reset the extra headers to the empty list.
1883
1884 http.cookieFile::
1885 The pathname of a file containing previously stored cookie lines,
1886 which should be used
1887 in the Git http session, if they match the server. The file format
1888 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
1889 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see `curl(1)`).
1890 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookieFile is used only as
1891 input unless http.saveCookies is set.
1892
1893 http.saveCookies::
1894 If set, store cookies received during requests to the file specified by
1895 http.cookieFile. Has no effect if http.cookieFile is unset.
1896
1897 http.sslVersion::
1898 The SSL version to use when negotiating an SSL connection, if you
1899 want to force the default. The available and default version
1900 depend on whether libcurl was built against NSS or OpenSSL and the
1901 particular configuration of the crypto library in use. Internally
1902 this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_VERSION' option; see the libcurl
1903 documentation for more details on the format of this option and
1904 for the ssl version supported. Actually the possible values of
1905 this option are:
1906
1907 - sslv2
1908 - sslv3
1909 - tlsv1
1910 - tlsv1.0
1911 - tlsv1.1
1912 - tlsv1.2
1913
1914 +
1915 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_VERSION` environment variable.
1916 To force git to use libcurl's default ssl version and ignore any
1917 explicit http.sslversion option, set `GIT_SSL_VERSION` to the
1918 empty string.
1919
1920 http.sslCipherList::
1921 A list of SSL ciphers to use when negotiating an SSL connection.
1922 The available ciphers depend on whether libcurl was built against
1923 NSS or OpenSSL and the particular configuration of the crypto
1924 library in use. Internally this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST'
1925 option; see the libcurl documentation for more details on the format
1926 of this list.
1927 +
1928 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` environment variable.
1929 To force git to use libcurl's default cipher list and ignore any
1930 explicit http.sslCipherList option, set `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` to the
1931 empty string.
1932
1933 http.sslVerify::
1934 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1935 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY` environment
1936 variable.
1937
1938 http.sslCert::
1939 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1940 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CERT` environment
1941 variable.
1942
1943 http.sslKey::
1944 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
1945 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_KEY` environment
1946 variable.
1947
1948 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
1949 Enable Git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
1950 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
1951 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
1952 `GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED` environment variable.
1953
1954 http.sslCAInfo::
1955 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
1956 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
1957 `GIT_SSL_CAINFO` environment variable.
1958
1959 http.sslCAPath::
1960 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
1961 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
1962 by the `GIT_SSL_CAPATH` environment variable.
1963
1964 http.pinnedpubkey::
1965 Public key of the https service. It may either be the filename of
1966 a PEM or DER encoded public key file or a string starting with
1967 'sha256//' followed by the base64 encoded sha256 hash of the
1968 public key. See also libcurl 'CURLOPT_PINNEDPUBLICKEY'. git will
1969 exit with an error if this option is set but not supported by
1970 cURL.
1971
1972 http.sslTry::
1973 Attempt to use AUTH SSL/TLS and encrypted data transfers
1974 when connecting via regular FTP protocol. This might be needed
1975 if the FTP server requires it for security reasons or you wish
1976 to connect securely whenever remote FTP server supports it.
1977 Default is false since it might trigger certificate verification
1978 errors on misconfigured servers.
1979
1980 http.maxRequests::
1981 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
1982 by the `GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS` environment variable. Default is 5.
1983
1984 http.minSessions::
1985 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
1986 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
1987 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
1988 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
1989
1990 http.postBuffer::
1991 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
1992 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
1993 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
1994 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
1995 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
1996 sufficient for most requests.
1997
1998 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
1999 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
2000 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
2001 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT` and
2002 `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME` environment variables.
2003
2004 http.noEPSV::
2005 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
2006 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
2007 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the `GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV`
2008 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
2009
2010 http.userAgent::
2011 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
2012 value represents the version of the client Git such as git/1.7.1.
2013 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
2014 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
2015 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
2016 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
2017 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT` environment variable.
2018
2019 http.followRedirects::
2020 Whether git should follow HTTP redirects. If set to `true`, git
2021 will transparently follow any redirect issued by a server it
2022 encounters. If set to `false`, git will treat all redirects as
2023 errors. If set to `initial`, git will follow redirects only for
2024 the initial request to a remote, but not for subsequent
2025 follow-up HTTP requests. Since git uses the redirected URL as
2026 the base for the follow-up requests, this is generally
2027 sufficient. The default is `initial`.
2028
2029 http.<url>.*::
2030 Any of the http.* options above can be applied selectively to some URLs.
2031 For a config key to match a URL, each element of the config key is
2032 compared to that of the URL, in the following order:
2033 +
2034 --
2035 . Scheme (e.g., `https` in `https://example.com/`). This field
2036 must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2037
2038 . Host/domain name (e.g., `example.com` in `https://example.com/`).
2039 This field must match between the config key and the URL. It is
2040 possible to specify a `*` as part of the host name to match all subdomains
2041 at this level. `https://*.example.com/` for example would match
2042 `https://foo.example.com/`, but not `https://foo.bar.example.com/`.
2043
2044 . Port number (e.g., `8080` in `http://example.com:8080/`).
2045 This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2046 Omitted port numbers are automatically converted to the correct
2047 default for the scheme before matching.
2048
2049 . Path (e.g., `repo.git` in `https://example.com/repo.git`). The
2050 path field of the config key must match the path field of the URL
2051 either exactly or as a prefix of slash-delimited path elements. This means
2052 a config key with path `foo/` matches URL path `foo/bar`. A prefix can only
2053 match on a slash (`/`) boundary. Longer matches take precedence (so a config
2054 key with path `foo/bar` is a better match to URL path `foo/bar` than a config
2055 key with just path `foo/`).
2056
2057 . User name (e.g., `user` in `https://user@example.com/repo.git`). If
2058 the config key has a user name it must match the user name in the
2059 URL exactly. If the config key does not have a user name, that
2060 config key will match a URL with any user name (including none),
2061 but at a lower precedence than a config key with a user name.
2062 --
2063 +
2064 The list above is ordered by decreasing precedence; a URL that matches
2065 a config key's path is preferred to one that matches its user name. For example,
2066 if the URL is `https://user@example.com/foo/bar` a config key match of
2067 `https://example.com/foo` will be preferred over a config key match of
2068 `https://user@example.com`.
2069 +
2070 All URLs are normalized before attempting any matching (the password part,
2071 if embedded in the URL, is always ignored for matching purposes) so that
2072 equivalent URLs that are simply spelled differently will match properly.
2073 Environment variable settings always override any matches. The URLs that are
2074 matched against are those given directly to Git commands. This means any URLs
2075 visited as a result of a redirection do not participate in matching.
2076
2077 ssh.variant::
2078 Depending on the value of the environment variables `GIT_SSH` or
2079 `GIT_SSH_COMMAND`, or the config setting `core.sshCommand`, Git
2080 auto-detects whether to adjust its command-line parameters for use
2081 with plink or tortoiseplink, as opposed to the default (OpenSSH).
2082 +
2083 The config variable `ssh.variant` can be set to override this auto-detection;
2084 valid values are `ssh`, `plink`, `putty` or `tortoiseplink`. Any other value
2085 will be treated as normal ssh. This setting can be overridden via the
2086 environment variable `GIT_SSH_VARIANT`.
2087
2088 i18n.commitEncoding::
2089 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
2090 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
2091 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
2092 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
2093 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
2094
2095 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
2096 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
2097 running 'git log' and friends.
2098
2099 imap::
2100 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
2101 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
2102
2103 index.version::
2104 Specify the version with which new index files should be
2105 initialized. This does not affect existing repositories.
2106
2107 init.templateDir::
2108 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
2109 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
2110
2111 instaweb.browser::
2112 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
2113 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2114
2115 instaweb.httpd::
2116 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
2117 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2118
2119 instaweb.local::
2120 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
2121 be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
2122
2123 instaweb.modulePath::
2124 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
2125 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
2126 is Apache.
2127
2128 instaweb.port::
2129 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
2130 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2131
2132 interactive.singleKey::
2133 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
2134 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
2135 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
2136 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
2137 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
2138 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
2139 is not available; requires the Perl module Term::ReadKey.
2140
2141 interactive.diffFilter::
2142 When an interactive command (such as `git add --patch`) shows
2143 a colorized diff, git will pipe the diff through the shell
2144 command defined by this configuration variable. The command may
2145 mark up the diff further for human consumption, provided that it
2146 retains a one-to-one correspondence with the lines in the
2147 original diff. Defaults to disabled (no filtering).
2148
2149 log.abbrevCommit::
2150 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2151 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
2152 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
2153
2154 log.date::
2155 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
2156 Setting a value for log.date is similar to using 'git log''s
2157 `--date` option. See linkgit:git-log[1] for details.
2158
2159 log.decorate::
2160 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
2161 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
2162 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
2163 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
2164 If 'auto' is specified, then if the output is going to a terminal,
2165 the ref names are shown as if 'short' were given, otherwise no ref
2166 names are shown. This is the same as the `--decorate` option
2167 of the `git log`.
2168
2169 log.follow::
2170 If `true`, `git log` will act as if the `--follow` option was used when
2171 a single <path> is given. This has the same limitations as `--follow`,
2172 i.e. it cannot be used to follow multiple files and does not work well
2173 on non-linear history.
2174
2175 log.graphColors::
2176 A list of colors, separated by commas, that can be used to draw
2177 history lines in `git log --graph`.
2178
2179 log.showRoot::
2180 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
2181 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
2182 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
2183 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
2184
2185 log.showSignature::
2186 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2187 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--show-signature`.
2188
2189 log.mailmap::
2190 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2191 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--use-mailmap`.
2192
2193 mailinfo.scissors::
2194 If true, makes linkgit:git-mailinfo[1] (and therefore
2195 linkgit:git-am[1]) act by default as if the --scissors option
2196 was provided on the command-line. When active, this features
2197 removes everything from the message body before a scissors
2198 line (i.e. consisting mainly of ">8", "8<" and "-").
2199
2200 mailmap.file::
2201 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
2202 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
2203 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
2204 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
2205 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
2206 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
2207
2208 mailmap.blob::
2209 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
2210 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
2211 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
2212 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
2213 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
2214 defaults to empty.
2215
2216 man.viewer::
2217 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
2218 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2219
2220 man.<tool>.cmd::
2221 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
2222 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
2223 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
2224
2225 man.<tool>.path::
2226 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
2227 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2228
2229 include::merge-config.txt[]
2230
2231 mergetool.<tool>.path::
2232 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
2233 your tool is not in the PATH.
2234
2235 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
2236 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
2237 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
2238 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
2239 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
2240 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
2241 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
2242 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
2243 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
2244 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
2245
2246 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
2247 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
2248 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
2249 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
2250 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
2251 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
2252 indicate the success of the merge.
2253
2254 mergetool.meld.hasOutput::
2255 Older versions of `meld` do not support the `--output` option.
2256 Git will attempt to detect whether `meld` supports `--output`
2257 by inspecting the output of `meld --help`. Configuring
2258 `mergetool.meld.hasOutput` will make Git skip these checks and
2259 use the configured value instead. Setting `mergetool.meld.hasOutput`
2260 to `true` tells Git to unconditionally use the `--output` option,
2261 and `false` avoids using `--output`.
2262
2263 mergetool.keepBackup::
2264 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
2265 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
2266 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
2267 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
2268
2269 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
2270 When invoking a custom merge tool, Git uses a set of temporary
2271 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
2272 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
2273 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
2274 exited. Defaults to `false`.
2275
2276 mergetool.writeToTemp::
2277 Git writes temporary 'BASE', 'LOCAL', and 'REMOTE' versions of
2278 conflicting files in the worktree by default. Git will attempt
2279 to use a temporary directory for these files when set `true`.
2280 Defaults to `false`.
2281
2282 mergetool.prompt::
2283 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
2284
2285 notes.mergeStrategy::
2286 Which merge strategy to choose by default when resolving notes
2287 conflicts. Must be one of `manual`, `ours`, `theirs`, `union`, or
2288 `cat_sort_uniq`. Defaults to `manual`. See "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES"
2289 section of linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on each strategy.
2290
2291 notes.<name>.mergeStrategy::
2292 Which merge strategy to choose when doing a notes merge into
2293 refs/notes/<name>. This overrides the more general
2294 "notes.mergeStrategy". See the "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES" section in
2295 linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on the available strategies.
2296
2297 notes.displayRef::
2298 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
2299 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
2300 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
2301 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
2302 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
2303 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
2304 ignored.
2305 +
2306 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
2307 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2308 globs.
2309 +
2310 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
2311 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
2312 displayed.
2313
2314 notes.rewrite.<command>::
2315 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
2316 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, Git
2317 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
2318 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
2319 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
2320
2321 notes.rewriteMode::
2322 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
2323 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
2324 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
2325 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, `cat_sort_uniq`, or `ignore`.
2326 Defaults to `concatenate`.
2327 +
2328 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
2329 environment variable.
2330
2331 notes.rewriteRef::
2332 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
2333 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
2334 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
2335 You may also specify this configuration several times.
2336 +
2337 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
2338 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
2339 rewriting for the default commit notes.
2340 +
2341 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
2342 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2343 globs.
2344
2345 pack.window::
2346 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2347 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
2348
2349 pack.depth::
2350 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2351 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
2352
2353 pack.windowMemory::
2354 The maximum size of memory that is consumed by each thread
2355 in linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] for pack window memory when
2356 no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
2357 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". When left unconfigured (or
2358 set explicitly to 0), there will be no limit.
2359
2360 pack.compression::
2361 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
2362 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
2363 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
2364 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
2365 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
2366 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
2367 to level 6)."
2368 +
2369 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
2370 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
2371 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
2372
2373 pack.deltaCacheSize::
2374 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
2375 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
2376 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
2377 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
2378 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
2379 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
2380 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
2381 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
2382 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
2383
2384 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
2385 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
2386 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
2387 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
2388 result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
2389
2390 pack.threads::
2391 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
2392 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
2393 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
2394 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
2395 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
2396 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
2397 Specifying 0 will cause Git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
2398 and set the number of threads accordingly.
2399
2400 pack.indexVersion::
2401 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
2402 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
2403 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
2404 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
2405 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
2406 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
2407 larger than 2 GB.
2408 +
2409 If you have an old Git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
2410 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http")
2411 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
2412 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
2413 older version of Git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
2414 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
2415 the `*.idx` file.
2416
2417 pack.packSizeLimit::
2418 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
2419 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
2420 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
2421 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. Reaching this limit results
2422 in the creation of multiple packfiles; which in turn prevents
2423 bitmaps from being created.
2424 The minimum size allowed is limited to 1 MiB.
2425 The default is unlimited.
2426 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
2427 supported.
2428
2429 pack.useBitmaps::
2430 When true, git will use pack bitmaps (if available) when packing
2431 to stdout (e.g., during the server side of a fetch). Defaults to
2432 true. You should not generally need to turn this off unless
2433 you are debugging pack bitmaps.
2434
2435 pack.writeBitmaps (deprecated)::
2436 This is a deprecated synonym for `repack.writeBitmaps`.
2437
2438 pack.writeBitmapHashCache::
2439 When true, git will include a "hash cache" section in the bitmap
2440 index (if one is written). This cache can be used to feed git's
2441 delta heuristics, potentially leading to better deltas between
2442 bitmapped and non-bitmapped objects (e.g., when serving a fetch
2443 between an older, bitmapped pack and objects that have been
2444 pushed since the last gc). The downside is that it consumes 4
2445 bytes per object of disk space, and that JGit's bitmap
2446 implementation does not understand it, causing it to complain if
2447 Git and JGit are used on the same repository. Defaults to false.
2448
2449 pager.<cmd>::
2450 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
2451 output of a particular Git subcommand when writing to a tty.
2452 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
2453 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
2454 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
2455 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
2456 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
2457
2458 pretty.<name>::
2459 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
2460 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
2461 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
2462 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
2463 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
2464 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
2465 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
2466 will be silently ignored.
2467
2468 protocol.allow::
2469 If set, provide a user defined default policy for all protocols which
2470 don't explicitly have a policy (`protocol.<name>.allow`). By default,
2471 if unset, known-safe protocols (http, https, git, ssh, file) have a
2472 default policy of `always`, known-dangerous protocols (ext) have a
2473 default policy of `never`, and all other protocols have a default
2474 policy of `user`. Supported policies:
2475 +
2476 --
2477
2478 * `always` - protocol is always able to be used.
2479
2480 * `never` - protocol is never able to be used.
2481
2482 * `user` - protocol is only able to be used when `GIT_PROTOCOL_FROM_USER` is
2483 either unset or has a value of 1. This policy should be used when you want a
2484 protocol to be directly usable by the user but don't want it used by commands which
2485 execute clone/fetch/push commands without user input, e.g. recursive
2486 submodule initialization.
2487
2488 --
2489
2490 protocol.<name>.allow::
2491 Set a policy to be used by protocol `<name>` with clone/fetch/push
2492 commands. See `protocol.allow` above for the available policies.
2493 +
2494 The protocol names currently used by git are:
2495 +
2496 --
2497 - `file`: any local file-based path (including `file://` URLs,
2498 or local paths)
2499
2500 - `git`: the anonymous git protocol over a direct TCP
2501 connection (or proxy, if configured)
2502
2503 - `ssh`: git over ssh (including `host:path` syntax,
2504 `ssh://`, etc).
2505
2506 - `http`: git over http, both "smart http" and "dumb http".
2507 Note that this does _not_ include `https`; if you want to configure
2508 both, you must do so individually.
2509
2510 - any external helpers are named by their protocol (e.g., use
2511 `hg` to allow the `git-remote-hg` helper)
2512 --
2513
2514 pull.ff::
2515 By default, Git does not create an extra merge commit when merging
2516 a commit that is a descendant of the current commit. Instead, the
2517 tip of the current branch is fast-forwarded. When set to `false`,
2518 this variable tells Git to create an extra merge commit in such
2519 a case (equivalent to giving the `--no-ff` option from the command
2520 line). When set to `only`, only such fast-forward merges are
2521 allowed (equivalent to giving the `--ff-only` option from the
2522 command line). This setting overrides `merge.ff` when pulling.
2523
2524 pull.rebase::
2525 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
2526 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
2527 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
2528 per-branch basis.
2529 +
2530 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
2531 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
2532 by running 'git pull'.
2533 +
2534 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
2535 +
2536 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
2537 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
2538 for details).
2539
2540 pull.octopus::
2541 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
2542 at once.
2543
2544 pull.twohead::
2545 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
2546
2547 push.default::
2548 Defines the action `git push` should take if no refspec is
2549 explicitly given. Different values are well-suited for
2550 specific workflows; for instance, in a purely central workflow
2551 (i.e. the fetch source is equal to the push destination),
2552 `upstream` is probably what you want. Possible values are:
2553 +
2554 --
2555
2556 * `nothing` - do not push anything (error out) unless a refspec is
2557 explicitly given. This is primarily meant for people who want to
2558 avoid mistakes by always being explicit.
2559
2560 * `current` - push the current branch to update a branch with the same
2561 name on the receiving end. Works in both central and non-central
2562 workflows.
2563
2564 * `upstream` - push the current branch back to the branch whose
2565 changes are usually integrated into the current branch (which is
2566 called `@{upstream}`). This mode only makes sense if you are
2567 pushing to the same repository you would normally pull from
2568 (i.e. central workflow).
2569
2570 * `tracking` - This is a deprecated synonym for `upstream`.
2571
2572 * `simple` - in centralized workflow, work like `upstream` with an
2573 added safety to refuse to push if the upstream branch's name is
2574 different from the local one.
2575 +
2576 When pushing to a remote that is different from the remote you normally
2577 pull from, work as `current`. This is the safest option and is suited
2578 for beginners.
2579 +
2580 This mode has become the default in Git 2.0.
2581
2582 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name on both ends.
2583 This makes the repository you are pushing to remember the set of
2584 branches that will be pushed out (e.g. if you always push 'maint'
2585 and 'master' there and no other branches, the repository you push
2586 to will have these two branches, and your local 'maint' and
2587 'master' will be pushed there).
2588 +
2589 To use this mode effectively, you have to make sure _all_ the
2590 branches you would push out are ready to be pushed out before
2591 running 'git push', as the whole point of this mode is to allow you
2592 to push all of the branches in one go. If you usually finish work
2593 on only one branch and push out the result, while other branches are
2594 unfinished, this mode is not for you. Also this mode is not
2595 suitable for pushing into a shared central repository, as other
2596 people may add new branches there, or update the tip of existing
2597 branches outside your control.
2598 +
2599 This used to be the default, but not since Git 2.0 (`simple` is the
2600 new default).
2601
2602 --
2603
2604 push.followTags::
2605 If set to true enable `--follow-tags` option by default. You
2606 may override this configuration at time of push by specifying
2607 `--no-follow-tags`.
2608
2609 push.gpgSign::
2610 May be set to a boolean value, or the string 'if-asked'. A true
2611 value causes all pushes to be GPG signed, as if `--signed` is
2612 passed to linkgit:git-push[1]. The string 'if-asked' causes
2613 pushes to be signed if the server supports it, as if
2614 `--signed=if-asked` is passed to 'git push'. A false value may
2615 override a value from a lower-priority config file. An explicit
2616 command-line flag always overrides this config option.
2617
2618 push.recurseSubmodules::
2619 Make sure all submodule commits used by the revisions to be pushed
2620 are available on a remote-tracking branch. If the value is 'check'
2621 then Git will verify that all submodule commits that changed in the
2622 revisions to be pushed are available on at least one remote of the
2623 submodule. If any commits are missing, the push will be aborted and
2624 exit with non-zero status. If the value is 'on-demand' then all
2625 submodules that changed in the revisions to be pushed will be
2626 pushed. If on-demand was not able to push all necessary revisions
2627 it will also be aborted and exit with non-zero status. If the value
2628 is 'no' then default behavior of ignoring submodules when pushing
2629 is retained. You may override this configuration at time of push by
2630 specifying '--recurse-submodules=check|on-demand|no'.
2631
2632 rebase.stat::
2633 Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
2634 rebase. False by default.
2635
2636 rebase.autoSquash::
2637 If set to true enable `--autosquash` option by default.
2638
2639 rebase.autoStash::
2640 When set to true, automatically create a temporary stash entry
2641 before the operation begins, and apply it after the operation
2642 ends. This means that you can run rebase on a dirty worktree.
2643 However, use with care: the final stash application after a
2644 successful rebase might result in non-trivial conflicts.
2645 Defaults to false.
2646
2647 rebase.missingCommitsCheck::
2648 If set to "warn", git rebase -i will print a warning if some
2649 commits are removed (e.g. a line was deleted), however the
2650 rebase will still proceed. If set to "error", it will print
2651 the previous warning and stop the rebase, 'git rebase
2652 --edit-todo' can then be used to correct the error. If set to
2653 "ignore", no checking is done.
2654 To drop a commit without warning or error, use the `drop`
2655 command in the todo-list.
2656 Defaults to "ignore".
2657
2658 rebase.instructionFormat::
2659 A format string, as specified in linkgit:git-log[1], to be used for
2660 the instruction list during an interactive rebase. The format will automatically
2661 have the long commit hash prepended to the format.
2662
2663 receive.advertiseAtomic::
2664 By default, git-receive-pack will advertise the atomic push
2665 capability to its clients. If you don't want to advertise this
2666 capability, set this variable to false.
2667
2668 receive.advertisePushOptions::
2669 When set to true, git-receive-pack will advertise the push options
2670 capability to its clients. False by default.
2671
2672 receive.autogc::
2673 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
2674 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
2675 it by setting this variable to false.
2676
2677 receive.certNonceSeed::
2678 By setting this variable to a string, `git receive-pack`
2679 will accept a `git push --signed` and verifies it by using
2680 a "nonce" protected by HMAC using this string as a secret
2681 key.
2682
2683 receive.certNonceSlop::
2684 When a `git push --signed` sent a push certificate with a
2685 "nonce" that was issued by a receive-pack serving the same
2686 repository within this many seconds, export the "nonce"
2687 found in the certificate to `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE` to the
2688 hooks (instead of what the receive-pack asked the sending
2689 side to include). This may allow writing checks in
2690 `pre-receive` and `post-receive` a bit easier. Instead of
2691 checking `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_SLOP` environment variable
2692 that records by how many seconds the nonce is stale to
2693 decide if they want to accept the certificate, they only
2694 can check `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_STATUS` is `OK`.
2695
2696 receive.fsckObjects::
2697 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
2698 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
2699 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
2700 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
2701 is used instead.
2702
2703 receive.fsck.<msg-id>::
2704 When `receive.fsckObjects` is set to true, errors can be switched
2705 to warnings and vice versa by configuring the `receive.fsck.<msg-id>`
2706 setting where the `<msg-id>` is the fsck message ID and the value
2707 is one of `error`, `warn` or `ignore`. For convenience, fsck prefixes
2708 the error/warning with the message ID, e.g. "missingEmail: invalid
2709 author/committer line - missing email" means that setting
2710 `receive.fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
2711 +
2712 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
2713 which would not pass pushing when `receive.fsckObjects = true`, allowing
2714 the host to accept repositories with certain known issues but still catch
2715 other issues.
2716
2717 receive.fsck.skipList::
2718 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
2719 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
2720 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
2721 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
2722 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
2723 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
2724
2725 receive.keepAlive::
2726 After receiving the pack from the client, `receive-pack` may
2727 produce no output (if `--quiet` was specified) while processing
2728 the pack, causing some networks to drop the TCP connection.
2729 With this option set, if `receive-pack` does not transmit
2730 any data in this phase for `receive.keepAlive` seconds, it will
2731 send a short keepalive packet. The default is 5 seconds; set
2732 to 0 to disable keepalives entirely.
2733
2734 receive.unpackLimit::
2735 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
2736 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
2737 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
2738 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
2739 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
2740 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
2741 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
2742 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
2743
2744 receive.maxInputSize::
2745 If the size of the incoming pack stream is larger than this
2746 limit, then git-receive-pack will error out, instead of
2747 accepting the pack file. If not set or set to 0, then the size
2748 is unlimited.
2749
2750 receive.denyDeletes::
2751 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
2752 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
2753
2754 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
2755 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
2756 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2757
2758 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
2759 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
2760 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2761 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
2762 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
2763 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
2764 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
2765 message. Defaults to "refuse".
2766 +
2767 Another option is "updateInstead" which will update the working
2768 tree if pushing into the current branch. This option is
2769 intended for synchronizing working directories when one side is not easily
2770 accessible via interactive ssh (e.g. a live web site, hence the requirement
2771 that the working directory be clean). This mode also comes in handy when
2772 developing inside a VM to test and fix code on different Operating Systems.
2773 +
2774 By default, "updateInstead" will refuse the push if the working tree or
2775 the index have any difference from the HEAD, but the `push-to-checkout`
2776 hook can be used to customize this. See linkgit:githooks[5].
2777
2778 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
2779 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
2780 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
2781 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
2782 set when initializing a shared repository.
2783
2784 receive.hideRefs::
2785 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
2786 only to `receive-pack` (and so affects pushes, but not fetches).
2787 An attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by `git push` is
2788 rejected.
2789
2790 receive.updateServerInfo::
2791 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
2792 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
2793
2794 receive.shallowUpdate::
2795 If set to true, .git/shallow can be updated when new refs
2796 require new shallow roots. Otherwise those refs are rejected.
2797
2798 remote.pushDefault::
2799 The remote to push to by default. Overrides
2800 `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches, and is overridden by
2801 `branch.<name>.pushRemote` for specific branches.
2802
2803 remote.<name>.url::
2804 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
2805 linkgit:git-push[1].
2806
2807 remote.<name>.pushurl::
2808 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
2809
2810 remote.<name>.proxy::
2811 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
2812 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
2813 disable proxying for that remote.
2814
2815 remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod::
2816 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the method to use for
2817 authenticating against the proxy in use (probably set in
2818 `remote.<name>.proxy`). See `http.proxyAuthMethod`.
2819
2820 remote.<name>.fetch::
2821 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
2822 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
2823
2824 remote.<name>.push::
2825 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
2826 linkgit:git-push[1].
2827
2828 remote.<name>.mirror::
2829 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
2830 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
2831
2832 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
2833 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2834 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2835 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2836
2837 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
2838 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2839 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2840 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2841
2842 remote.<name>.receivepack::
2843 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
2844 option --receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
2845
2846 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
2847 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
2848 option --upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
2849
2850 remote.<name>.tagOpt::
2851 Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when
2852 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to --tags will fetch every
2853 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
2854 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
2855 override this setting. See options --tags and --no-tags of
2856 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
2857
2858 remote.<name>.vcs::
2859 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
2860 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
2861
2862 remote.<name>.prune::
2863 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
2864 remove any remote-tracking references that no longer exist on the
2865 remote (as if the `--prune` option was given on the command line).
2866 Overrides `fetch.prune` settings, if any.
2867
2868 remotes.<group>::
2869 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
2870 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
2871
2872 repack.useDeltaBaseOffset::
2873 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
2874 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
2875 Git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
2876 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
2877 "false" and repack. Access from old Git versions over the
2878 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
2879
2880 repack.packKeptObjects::
2881 If set to true, makes `git repack` act as if
2882 `--pack-kept-objects` was passed. See linkgit:git-repack[1] for
2883 details. Defaults to `false` normally, but `true` if a bitmap
2884 index is being written (either via `--write-bitmap-index` or
2885 `repack.writeBitmaps`).
2886
2887 repack.writeBitmaps::
2888 When true, git will write a bitmap index when packing all
2889 objects to disk (e.g., when `git repack -a` is run). This
2890 index can speed up the "counting objects" phase of subsequent
2891 packs created for clones and fetches, at the cost of some disk
2892 space and extra time spent on the initial repack. This has
2893 no effect if multiple packfiles are created.
2894 Defaults to false.
2895
2896 rerere.autoUpdate::
2897 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
2898 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
2899 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
2900
2901 rerere.enabled::
2902 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
2903 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
2904 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
2905 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
2906 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
2907 repository.
2908
2909 sendemail.identity::
2910 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
2911 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
2912 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
2913 the value of `sendemail.identity`.
2914
2915 sendemail.smtpEncryption::
2916 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
2917 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
2918
2919 sendemail.smtpssl (deprecated)::
2920 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpEncryption = ssl'.
2921
2922 sendemail.smtpsslcertpath::
2923 Path to ca-certificates (either a directory or a single file).
2924 Set it to an empty string to disable certificate verification.
2925
2926 sendemail.<identity>.*::
2927 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
2928 found below, taking precedence over those when this
2929 identity is selected, through either the command-line or
2930 `sendemail.identity`.
2931
2932 sendemail.aliasesFile::
2933 sendemail.aliasFileType::
2934 sendemail.annotate::
2935 sendemail.bcc::
2936 sendemail.cc::
2937 sendemail.ccCmd::
2938 sendemail.chainReplyTo::
2939 sendemail.confirm::
2940 sendemail.envelopeSender::
2941 sendemail.from::
2942 sendemail.multiEdit::
2943 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
2944 sendemail.smtpPass::
2945 sendemail.suppresscc::
2946 sendemail.suppressFrom::
2947 sendemail.to::
2948 sendemail.smtpDomain::
2949 sendemail.smtpServer::
2950 sendemail.smtpServerPort::
2951 sendemail.smtpServerOption::
2952 sendemail.smtpUser::
2953 sendemail.thread::
2954 sendemail.transferEncoding::
2955 sendemail.validate::
2956 sendemail.xmailer::
2957 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
2958
2959 sendemail.signedoffcc (deprecated)::
2960 Deprecated alias for `sendemail.signedoffbycc`.
2961
2962 sendemail.smtpBatchSize::
2963 Number of messages to be sent per connection, after that a relogin
2964 will happen. If the value is 0 or undefined, send all messages in
2965 one connection.
2966 See also the `--batch-size` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
2967
2968 sendemail.smtpReloginDelay::
2969 Seconds wait before reconnecting to smtp server.
2970 See also the `--relogin-delay` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
2971
2972 showbranch.default::
2973 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2974 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2975
2976 splitIndex.maxPercentChange::
2977 When the split index feature is used, this specifies the
2978 percent of entries the split index can contain compared to the
2979 total number of entries in both the split index and the shared
2980 index before a new shared index is written.
2981 The value should be between 0 and 100. If the value is 0 then
2982 a new shared index is always written, if it is 100 a new
2983 shared index is never written.
2984 By default the value is 20, so a new shared index is written
2985 if the number of entries in the split index would be greater
2986 than 20 percent of the total number of entries.
2987 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
2988
2989 splitIndex.sharedIndexExpire::
2990 When the split index feature is used, shared index files that
2991 were not modified since the time this variable specifies will
2992 be removed when a new shared index file is created. The value
2993 "now" expires all entries immediately, and "never" suppresses
2994 expiration altogether.
2995 The default value is "2.weeks.ago".
2996 Note that a shared index file is considered modified (for the
2997 purpose of expiration) each time a new split-index file is
2998 either created based on it or read from it.
2999 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
3000
3001 status.relativePaths::
3002 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
3003 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
3004 relative to the repository root (this was the default for Git
3005 prior to v1.5.4).
3006
3007 status.short::
3008 Set to true to enable --short by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3009 The option --no-short takes precedence over this variable.
3010
3011 status.branch::
3012 Set to true to enable --branch by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3013 The option --no-branch takes precedence over this variable.
3014
3015 status.displayCommentPrefix::
3016 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will insert a comment
3017 prefix before each output line (starting with
3018 `core.commentChar`, i.e. `#` by default). This was the
3019 behavior of linkgit:git-status[1] in Git 1.8.4 and previous.
3020 Defaults to false.
3021
3022 status.showStash::
3023 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will display the number of
3024 entries currently stashed away.
3025 Defaults to false.
3026
3027 status.showUntrackedFiles::
3028 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
3029 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
3030 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
3031 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
3032 the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
3033 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
3034 the untracked files. Possible values are:
3035 +
3036 --
3037 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
3038 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
3039 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
3040 --
3041 +
3042 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
3043 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
3044 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
3045
3046 status.submoduleSummary::
3047 Defaults to false.
3048 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
3049 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
3050 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
3051 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]). Please note
3052 that the summary output command will be suppressed for all
3053 submodules when `diff.ignoreSubmodules` is set to 'all' or only
3054 for those submodules where `submodule.<name>.ignore=all`. The only
3055 exception to that rule is that status and commit will show staged
3056 submodule changes. To
3057 also view the summary for ignored submodules you can either use
3058 the --ignore-submodules=dirty command-line option or the 'git
3059 submodule summary' command, which shows a similar output but does
3060 not honor these settings.
3061
3062 stash.showPatch::
3063 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3064 option will show the stash entry in patch form. Defaults to false.
3065 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3066
3067 stash.showStat::
3068 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3069 option will show diffstat of the stash entry. Defaults to true.
3070 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3071
3072 submodule.<name>.url::
3073 The URL for a submodule. This variable is copied from the .gitmodules
3074 file to the git config via 'git submodule init'. The user can change
3075 the configured URL before obtaining the submodule via 'git submodule
3076 update'. If neither submodule.<name>.active or submodule.active are
3077 set, the presence of this variable is used as a fallback to indicate
3078 whether the submodule is of interest to git commands.
3079 See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3080
3081 submodule.<name>.update::
3082 The default update procedure for a submodule. This variable
3083 is populated by `git submodule init` from the
3084 linkgit:gitmodules[5] file. See description of 'update'
3085 command in linkgit:git-submodule[1].
3086
3087 submodule.<name>.branch::
3088 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
3089 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
3090 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
3091 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3092
3093 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
3094 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
3095 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
3096 command-line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
3097 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
3098 file.
3099
3100 submodule.<name>.ignore::
3101 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
3102 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
3103 modified (but it will nonetheless show up in the output of status and
3104 commit when it has been staged), "dirty" will ignore all changes
3105 to the submodules work tree and
3106 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
3107 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
3108 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
3109 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
3110 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
3111 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
3112 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
3113 "--ignore-submodules" option. The 'git submodule' commands are not
3114 affected by this setting.
3115
3116 submodule.<name>.active::
3117 Boolean value indicating if the submodule is of interest to git
3118 commands. This config option takes precedence over the
3119 submodule.active config option.
3120
3121 submodule.active::
3122 A repeated field which contains a pathspec used to match against a
3123 submodule's path to determine if the submodule is of interest to git
3124 commands.
3125
3126 submodule.recurse::
3127 Specifies if commands recurse into submodules by default. This
3128 applies to all commands that have a `--recurse-submodules` option.
3129 Defaults to false.
3130
3131 submodule.fetchJobs::
3132 Specifies how many submodules are fetched/cloned at the same time.
3133 A positive integer allows up to that number of submodules fetched
3134 in parallel. A value of 0 will give some reasonable default.
3135 If unset, it defaults to 1.
3136
3137 submodule.alternateLocation::
3138 Specifies how the submodules obtain alternates when submodules are
3139 cloned. Possible values are `no`, `superproject`.
3140 By default `no` is assumed, which doesn't add references. When the
3141 value is set to `superproject` the submodule to be cloned computes
3142 its alternates location relative to the superprojects alternate.
3143
3144 submodule.alternateErrorStrategy::
3145 Specifies how to treat errors with the alternates for a submodule
3146 as computed via `submodule.alternateLocation`. Possible values are
3147 `ignore`, `info`, `die`. Default is `die`.
3148
3149 tag.forceSignAnnotated::
3150 A boolean to specify whether annotated tags created should be GPG signed.
3151 If `--annotate` is specified on the command line, it takes
3152 precedence over this option.
3153
3154 tag.sort::
3155 This variable controls the sort ordering of tags when displayed by
3156 linkgit:git-tag[1]. Without the "--sort=<value>" option provided, the
3157 value of this variable will be used as the default.
3158
3159 tar.umask::
3160 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
3161 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
3162 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
3163 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
3164 linkgit:git-archive[1].
3165
3166 transfer.fsckObjects::
3167 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
3168 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3169 Defaults to false.
3170
3171 transfer.hideRefs::
3172 String(s) `receive-pack` and `upload-pack` use to decide which
3173 refs to omit from their initial advertisements. Use more than
3174 one definition to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that is
3175 under the hierarchies listed in the value of this variable is
3176 excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git push` or `git
3177 fetch`. See `receive.hideRefs` and `uploadpack.hideRefs` for
3178 program-specific versions of this config.
3179 +
3180 You may also include a `!` in front of the ref name to negate the entry,
3181 explicitly exposing it, even if an earlier entry marked it as hidden.
3182 If you have multiple hideRefs values, later entries override earlier ones
3183 (and entries in more-specific config files override less-specific ones).
3184 +
3185 If a namespace is in use, the namespace prefix is stripped from each
3186 reference before it is matched against `transfer.hiderefs` patterns.
3187 For example, if `refs/heads/master` is specified in `transfer.hideRefs` and
3188 the current namespace is `foo`, then `refs/namespaces/foo/refs/heads/master`
3189 is omitted from the advertisements but `refs/heads/master` and
3190 `refs/namespaces/bar/refs/heads/master` are still advertised as so-called
3191 "have" lines. In order to match refs before stripping, add a `^` in front of
3192 the ref name. If you combine `!` and `^`, `!` must be specified first.
3193 +
3194 Even if you hide refs, a client may still be able to steal the target
3195 objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY" section of the
3196 linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to keep private data in a
3197 separate repository.
3198
3199 transfer.unpackLimit::
3200 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
3201 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3202 The default value is 100.
3203
3204 uploadarchive.allowUnreachable::
3205 If true, allow clients to use `git archive --remote` to request
3206 any tree, whether reachable from the ref tips or not. See the
3207 discussion in the "SECURITY" section of
3208 linkgit:git-upload-archive[1] for more details. Defaults to
3209 `false`.
3210
3211 uploadpack.hideRefs::
3212 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
3213 only to `upload-pack` (and so affects only fetches, not pushes).
3214 An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git fetch` will fail. See
3215 also `uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant`.
3216
3217 uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant::
3218 When `uploadpack.hideRefs` is in effect, allow `upload-pack`
3219 to accept a fetch request that asks for an object at the tip
3220 of a hidden ref (by default, such a request is rejected).
3221 See also `uploadpack.hideRefs`. Even if this is false, a client
3222 may be able to steal objects via the techniques described in the
3223 "SECURITY" section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's
3224 best to keep private data in a separate repository.
3225
3226 uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant::
3227 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for an
3228 object that is reachable from any ref tip. However, note that
3229 calculating object reachability is computationally expensive.
3230 Defaults to `false`. Even if this is false, a client may be able
3231 to steal objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY"
3232 section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to
3233 keep private data in a separate repository.
3234
3235 uploadpack.allowAnySHA1InWant::
3236 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for any
3237 object at all.
3238 Defaults to `false`.
3239
3240 uploadpack.keepAlive::
3241 When `upload-pack` has started `pack-objects`, there may be a
3242 quiet period while `pack-objects` prepares the pack. Normally
3243 it would output progress information, but if `--quiet` was used
3244 for the fetch, `pack-objects` will output nothing at all until
3245 the pack data begins. Some clients and networks may consider
3246 the server to be hung and give up. Setting this option instructs
3247 `upload-pack` to send an empty keepalive packet every
3248 `uploadpack.keepAlive` seconds. Setting this option to 0
3249 disables keepalive packets entirely. The default is 5 seconds.
3250
3251 uploadpack.packObjectsHook::
3252 If this option is set, when `upload-pack` would run
3253 `git pack-objects` to create a packfile for a client, it will
3254 run this shell command instead. The `pack-objects` command and
3255 arguments it _would_ have run (including the `git pack-objects`
3256 at the beginning) are appended to the shell command. The stdin
3257 and stdout of the hook are treated as if `pack-objects` itself
3258 was run. I.e., `upload-pack` will feed input intended for
3259 `pack-objects` to the hook, and expects a completed packfile on
3260 stdout.
3261 +
3262 Note that this configuration variable is ignored if it is seen in the
3263 repository-level config (this is a safety measure against fetching from
3264 untrusted repositories).
3265
3266 url.<base>.insteadOf::
3267 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
3268 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
3269 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3270 access methods, and some users need to use different access
3271 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
3272 equivalent URLs and have Git automatically rewrite the URL to
3273 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
3274 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3275 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
3276 +
3277 Note that any protocol restrictions will be applied to the rewritten
3278 URL. If the rewrite changes the URL to use a custom protocol or remote
3279 helper, you may need to adjust the `protocol.*.allow` config to permit
3280 the request. In particular, protocols you expect to use for submodules
3281 must be set to `always` rather than the default of `user`. See the
3282 description of `protocol.allow` above.
3283
3284 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
3285 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
3286 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
3287 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
3288 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3289 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
3290 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have Git
3291 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
3292 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3293 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
3294 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, Git will ignore this
3295 setting for that remote.
3296
3297 user.email::
3298 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3299 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL`, `GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL`, and
3300 `EMAIL` environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3301
3302 user.name::
3303 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3304 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_NAME` and `GIT_COMMITTER_NAME`
3305 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3306
3307 user.useConfigOnly::
3308 Instruct Git to avoid trying to guess defaults for `user.email`
3309 and `user.name`, and instead retrieve the values only from the
3310 configuration. For example, if you have multiple email addresses
3311 and would like to use a different one for each repository, then
3312 with this configuration option set to `true` in the global config
3313 along with a name, Git will prompt you to set up an email before
3314 making new commits in a newly cloned repository.
3315 Defaults to `false`.
3316
3317 user.signingKey::
3318 If linkgit:git-tag[1] or linkgit:git-commit[1] is not selecting the
3319 key you want it to automatically when creating a signed tag or
3320 commit, you can override the default selection with this variable.
3321 This option is passed unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter,
3322 so you may specify a key using any method that gpg supports.
3323
3324 versionsort.prereleaseSuffix (deprecated)::
3325 Deprecated alias for `versionsort.suffix`. Ignored if
3326 `versionsort.suffix` is set.
3327
3328 versionsort.suffix::
3329 Even when version sort is used in linkgit:git-tag[1], tagnames
3330 with the same base version but different suffixes are still sorted
3331 lexicographically, resulting e.g. in prerelease tags appearing
3332 after the main release (e.g. "1.0-rc1" after "1.0"). This
3333 variable can be specified to determine the sorting order of tags
3334 with different suffixes.
3335 +
3336 By specifying a single suffix in this variable, any tagname containing
3337 that suffix will appear before the corresponding main release. E.g. if
3338 the variable is set to "-rc", then all "1.0-rcX" tags will appear before
3339 "1.0". If specified multiple times, once per suffix, then the order of
3340 suffixes in the configuration will determine the sorting order of tagnames
3341 with those suffixes. E.g. if "-pre" appears before "-rc" in the
3342 configuration, then all "1.0-preX" tags will be listed before any
3343 "1.0-rcX" tags. The placement of the main release tag relative to tags
3344 with various suffixes can be determined by specifying the empty suffix
3345 among those other suffixes. E.g. if the suffixes "-rc", "", "-ck" and
3346 "-bfs" appear in the configuration in this order, then all "v4.8-rcX" tags
3347 are listed first, followed by "v4.8", then "v4.8-ckX" and finally
3348 "v4.8-bfsX".
3349 +
3350 If more than one suffixes match the same tagname, then that tagname will
3351 be sorted according to the suffix which starts at the earliest position in
3352 the tagname. If more than one different matching suffixes start at
3353 that earliest position, then that tagname will be sorted according to the
3354 longest of those suffixes.
3355 The sorting order between different suffixes is undefined if they are
3356 in multiple config files.
3357
3358 web.browser::
3359 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
3360 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
3361 may use it.