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1 CONFIGURATION FILE
2 ------------------
3
4 The git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
5 the git command's behavior. The `.git/config` file in each repository
6 is used to store the configuration for that repository, and
7 `$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store a per-user configuration as
8 fallback values for the `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
9 can be used to store a system-wide default configuration.
10
11 The configuration variables are used by both the git plumbing
12 and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, wherein
13 the fully qualified variable name of the variable itself is the last
14 dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last
15 dot. The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric
16 characters and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. Some
17 variables may appear multiple times.
18
19 Syntax
20 ~~~~~~
21
22 The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
23 ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
24 blank lines are ignored.
25
26 The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
27 the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
28 section begins. Section names are not case sensitive. Only alphanumeric
29 characters, `-` and `.` are allowed in section names. Each variable
30 must belong to some section, which means that there must be a section
31 header before the first setting of a variable.
32
33 Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
34 put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
35 in the section header, like in the example below:
36
37 --------
38 [section "subsection"]
39
40 --------
41
42 Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
43 newline (doublequote `"` and backslash have to be escaped as `\"` and `\\`,
44 respectively). Section headers cannot span multiple
45 lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
46 You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
47 don't need to.
48
49 There is also a deprecated `[section.subsection]` syntax. With this
50 syntax, the subsection name is converted to lower-case and is also
51 compared case sensitively. These subsection names follow the same
52 restrictions as section names.
53
54 All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
55 header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
56 'name = value'. If there is no equal sign on the line, the entire line
57 is taken as 'name' and the variable is recognized as boolean "true".
58 The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric characters
59 and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. There can be more
60 than one value for a given variable; we say then that the variable is
61 multivalued.
62
63 Leading and trailing whitespace in a variable value is discarded.
64 Internal whitespace within a variable value is retained verbatim.
65
66 The values following the equals sign in variable assign are all either
67 a string, an integer, or a boolean. Boolean values may be given as yes/no,
68 1/0, true/false or on/off. Case is not significant in boolean values, when
69 converting value to the canonical form using '--bool' type specifier;
70 'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or "false".
71
72 String values may be entirely or partially enclosed in double quotes.
73 You need to enclose variable values in double quotes if you want to
74 preserve leading or trailing whitespace, or if the variable value contains
75 comment characters (i.e. it contains '#' or ';').
76 Double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters in variable values must
77 be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
78
79 The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
80 `\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
81 and `\b` for backspace (BS). No other char escape sequence, nor octal
82 char sequences are valid.
83
84 Variable values ending in a `\` are continued on the next line in the
85 customary UNIX fashion.
86
87 Some variables may require a special value format.
88
89 Includes
90 ~~~~~~~~
91
92 You can include one config file from another by setting the special
93 `include.path` variable to the name of the file to be included. The
94 included file is expanded immediately, as if its contents had been
95 found at the location of the include directive. If the value of the
96 `include.path` variable is a relative path, the path is considered to be
97 relative to the configuration file in which the include directive was
98 found. The value of `include.path` is subject to tilde expansion: `~/`
99 is expanded to the value of `$HOME`, and `~user/` to the specified
100 user's home directory. See below for examples.
101
102 Example
103 ~~~~~~~
104
105 # Core variables
106 [core]
107 ; Don't trust file modes
108 filemode = false
109
110 # Our diff algorithm
111 [diff]
112 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
113 renames = true
114
115 [branch "devel"]
116 remote = origin
117 merge = refs/heads/devel
118
119 # Proxy settings
120 [core]
121 gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
122 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
123
124 [include]
125 path = /path/to/foo.inc ; include by absolute path
126 path = foo ; expand "foo" relative to the current file
127 path = ~/foo ; expand "foo" in your $HOME directory
128
129 Variables
130 ~~~~~~~~~
131
132 Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
133 For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
134 in the appropriate manual page. You will find a description of non-core
135 porcelain configuration variables in the respective porcelain documentation.
136
137 advice.*::
138 These variables control various optional help messages designed to
139 aid new users. All 'advice.*' variables default to 'true', and you
140 can tell Git that you do not need help by setting these to 'false':
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142 --
143 pushUpdateRejected::
144 Set this variable to 'false' if you want to disable
145 'pushNonFFCurrent', 'pushNonFFDefault',
146 'pushNonFFMatching', and 'pushAlreadyExists'
147 simultaneously.
148 pushNonFFCurrent::
149 Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] fails due to a
150 non-fast-forward update to the current branch.
151 pushNonFFDefault::
152 Advice to set 'push.default' to 'upstream' or 'current'
153 when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed 'matching
154 refs' by default (i.e. you did not provide an explicit
155 refspec, and no 'push.default' configuration was set)
156 and it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
157 pushNonFFMatching::
158 Advice shown when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed
159 'matching refs' explicitly (i.e. you used ':', or
160 specified a refspec that isn't your current branch) and
161 it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
162 pushAlreadyExists::
163 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
164 does not qualify for fast-forwarding (e.g., a tag.)
165 statusHints::
166 Show directions on how to proceed from the current
167 state in the output of linkgit:git-status[1], in
168 the template shown when writing commit messages in
169 linkgit:git-commit[1], and in the help message shown
170 by linkgit:git-checkout[1] when switching branch.
171 commitBeforeMerge::
172 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
173 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
174 resolveConflict::
175 Advices shown by various commands when conflicts
176 prevent the operation from being performed.
177 implicitIdentity::
178 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
179 your information is guessed from the system username and
180 domain name.
181 detachedHead::
182 Advice shown when you used linkgit:git-checkout[1] to
183 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
184 a local branch after the fact.
185 amWorkDir::
186 Advice that shows the location of the patch file when
187 linkgit:git-am[1] fails to apply it.
188 --
189
190 core.fileMode::
191 If false, the executable bit differences between the index and
192 the working tree are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
193 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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195 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
196 will probe and set core.fileMode false if appropriate when the
197 repository is created.
198
199 core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks::
200 This option is only used by Cygwin implementation of Git. If false,
201 the Cygwin stat() and lstat() functions are used. This may be useful
202 if your repository consists of a few separate directories joined in
203 one hierarchy using Cygwin mount. If true, Git uses native Win32 API
204 whenever it is possible and falls back to Cygwin functions only to
205 handle symbol links. The native mode is more than twice faster than
206 normal Cygwin l/stat() functions. True by default, unless core.filemode
207 is true, in which case ignoreCygwinFSTricks is ignored as Cygwin's
208 POSIX emulation is required to support core.filemode.
209
210 core.ignorecase::
211 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
212 git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
213 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
214 "makefile" when git expects "Makefile", git will assume
215 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
216 "Makefile".
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218 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
219 will probe and set core.ignorecase true if appropriate when the repository
220 is created.
221
222 core.precomposeunicode::
223 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of git.
224 When core.precomposeunicode=true, git reverts the unicode decomposition
225 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
226 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
227 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or git under cygwin 1.7).
228 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by git,
229 which is backward compatible with older versions of git.
230
231 core.trustctime::
232 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
233 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
234 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
235 crawlers and some backup systems).
236 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
237
238 core.quotepath::
239 The commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files',
240 'diff'), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
241 "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
242 pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
243 same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this
244 variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
245 not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double
246 quote, backslash and control characters are always
247 quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
248 variable.
249
250 core.eol::
251 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
252 files that have the `text` property set. Alternatives are
253 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's native
254 line ending. The default value is `native`. See
255 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
256 conversion.
257
258 core.safecrlf::
259 If true, makes git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
260 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
261 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
262 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
263 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
264 this is not the case for the current setting of
265 `core.autocrlf`, git will reject the file. The variable can
266 be set to "warn", in which case git will only warn about an
267 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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269 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
270 When it is enabled, git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
271 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
272 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by git. For text
273 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
274 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
275 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
276 conversion can corrupt data.
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278 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
279 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
280 after committing you still have the original file in your work
281 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
282 git that this file is binary and git will handle the file
283 appropriately.
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285 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
286 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
287 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
288 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
289 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
290 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
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292 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
293 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
294 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
295 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
296 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
297 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
298 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
299 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
300 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
301 mechanism.
302
303 core.autocrlf::
304 Setting this variable to "true" is almost the same as setting
305 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files except that text
306 files are not guaranteed to be normalized: files that contain
307 `CRLF` in the repository will not be touched. Use this
308 setting if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
309 working directory even though the repository does not have
310 normalized line endings. This variable can be set to 'input',
311 in which case no output conversion is performed.
312
313 core.symlinks::
314 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
315 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
316 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
317 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
318 symbolic links.
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320 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
321 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
322 is created.
323
324 core.gitProxy::
325 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
326 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
327 using the git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
328 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
329 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
330 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
331 the first match wins.
332 +
333 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
334 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
335 handling).
336 +
337 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
338 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
339 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
340 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
341
342 core.ignoreStat::
343 If true, commands which modify both the working tree and the index
344 will mark the updated paths with the "assume unchanged" bit in the
345 index. These marked files are then assumed to stay unchanged in the
346 working tree, until you mark them otherwise manually - Git will not
347 detect the file changes by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems
348 where those are very slow, such as Microsoft Windows.
349 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
350 False by default.
351
352 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
353 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
354 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
355 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
356 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
357
358 core.bare::
359 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
360 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
361 number of commands that require a working directory will be
362 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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364 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
365 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
366 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
367 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
368 = true).
369
370 core.worktree::
371 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
372 This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
373 variable and the '--work-tree' command line option.
374 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
375 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
376 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
377 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
378 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
379 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
380 of your working tree.
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382 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
383 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
384 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
385 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
386 misconfiguration. Running git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
387 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
388 confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
389 read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
390 repository's usual working tree).
391
392 core.logAllRefUpdates::
393 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
394 "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
395 SHA1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
396 only when the file exists. If this configuration
397 variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
398 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
399 refs/heads/), remote refs (i.e. under refs/remotes/),
400 note refs (i.e. under refs/notes/), and the symbolic ref HEAD.
401 +
402 This information can be used to determine what commit
403 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
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405 This value is true by default in a repository that has
406 a working directory associated with it, and false by
407 default in a bare repository.
408
409 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
410 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
411 version.
412
413 core.sharedRepository::
414 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
415 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
416 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
417 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
418 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), git will use permissions
419 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
420 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
421 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
422 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
423 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
424 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
425 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
426 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
427
428 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
429 If true, git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
430 and might match multiple refs in the .git/refs/ tree. True by default.
431
432 core.compression::
433 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
434 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
435 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
436 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
437 such as 'core.loosecompression' and 'pack.compression'.
438
439 core.loosecompression::
440 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
441 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
442 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
443 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
444 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
445
446 core.packedGitWindowSize::
447 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
448 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
449 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
450 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
451 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
452 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
453 a large number of large pack files.
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455 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
456 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
457 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
458 not need to adjust this value.
459 +
460 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
461
462 core.packedGitLimit::
463 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
464 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
465 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
466 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
467 +
468 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
469 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
470 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
471 +
472 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
473
474 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
475 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
476 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
477 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
478 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
479 objects multiple times.
480 +
481 Default is 16 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
482 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
483 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
484 +
485 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
486
487 core.bigFileThreshold::
488 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
489 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
490 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
491 slight expense of increased disk usage.
492 +
493 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
494 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
495 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
496 +
497 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
498
499 core.excludesfile::
500 In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
501 '.git/info/exclude', git looks into this file for patterns
502 of files which are not meant to be tracked. "`~/`" is expanded
503 to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the specified user's
504 home directory. Its default value is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore.
505 If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/ignore
506 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
507
508 core.askpass::
509 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
510 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
511 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_ASKPASS'
512 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
513 'SSH_ASKPASS' environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
514 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
515 command line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
516
517 core.attributesfile::
518 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
519 '.git/info/attributes', git looks into this file for attributes
520 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
521 way as for `core.excludesfile`. Its default value is
522 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not
523 set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/attributes is used instead.
524
525 core.editor::
526 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
527 messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
528 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
529 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
530
531 sequence.editor::
532 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase insn file.
533 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
534 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
535 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
536
537 core.pager::
538 The command that git will use to paginate output. Can
539 be overridden with the `GIT_PAGER` environment
540 variable. Note that git sets the `LESS` environment
541 variable to `FRSX` if it is unset when it runs the
542 pager. One can change these settings by setting the
543 `LESS` variable to some other value. Alternately,
544 these settings can be overridden on a project or
545 global basis by setting the `core.pager` option.
546 Setting `core.pager` has no effect on the `LESS`
547 environment variable behaviour above, so if you want
548 to override git's default settings this way, you need
549 to be explicit. For example, to disable the S option
550 in a backward compatible manner, set `core.pager`
551 to `less -+S`. This will be passed to the shell by
552 git, which will translate the final command to
553 `LESS=FRSX less -+S`.
554
555 core.whitespace::
556 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
557 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
558 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
559 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
560 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
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562 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
563 as an error (enabled by default).
564 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
565 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
566 error (enabled by default).
567 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with space
568 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
569 default).
570 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
571 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
572 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
573 (enabled by default).
574 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
575 `blank-at-eof`.
576 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
577 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
578 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
579 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
580 * `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
581 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when git fixes `tab-in-indent`
582 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
583
584 core.fsyncobjectfiles::
585 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
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587 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
588 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
589 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
590 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
591
592 core.preloadindex::
593 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
594 +
595 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
596 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
597 relatively high IO latencies. With this set to 'true', git will do the
598 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
599 overlapping IO's.
600
601 core.createObject::
602 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
603 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
604 will not overwrite existing objects.
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606 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
607 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
608 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
609
610 core.notesRef::
611 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
612 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
613 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
614 notes should be printed.
615 +
616 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
617 the 'GIT_NOTES_REF' environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
618
619 core.sparseCheckout::
620 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
621 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
622
623 core.abbrev::
624 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If unspecified,
625 many commands abbreviate to 7 hexdigits, which may not be enough
626 for abbreviated object names to stay unique for sufficiently long
627 time.
628
629 add.ignore-errors::
630 add.ignoreErrors::
631 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
632 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the '--ignore-errors'
633 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. Older versions of git accept only
634 `add.ignore-errors`, which does not follow the usual naming
635 convention for configuration variables. Newer versions of git
636 honor `add.ignoreErrors` as well.
637
638 alias.*::
639 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
640 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
641 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
642 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
643 hide existing git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
644 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
645 quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.
646 +
647 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
648 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
649 "alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
650 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
651 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
652 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
653 not necessarily be the current directory.
654 'GIT_PREFIX' is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
655 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
656
657 am.keepcr::
658 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
659 with parameter '--keep-cr'. In this case git-mailsplit will
660 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
661 by giving '--no-keep-cr' from the command line.
662 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
663
664 apply.ignorewhitespace::
665 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
666 whitespace, in the same way as the '--ignore-space-change'
667 option.
668 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
669 respect all whitespace differences.
670 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
671
672 apply.whitespace::
673 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
674 as the '--whitespace' option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
675
676 branch.autosetupmerge::
677 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
678 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
679 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
680 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
681 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
682 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
683 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
684 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
685 local branch or remote-tracking
686 branch. This option defaults to true.
687
688 branch.autosetuprebase::
689 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
690 that tracks another branch, this variable tells git to set
691 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
692 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
693 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
694 other local branches.
695 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
696 remote-tracking branches.
697 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
698 branches.
699 See "branch.autosetupmerge" for details on how to set up a
700 branch to track another branch.
701 This option defaults to never.
702
703 branch.<name>.remote::
704 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push' which
705 remote to fetch from/push to. It defaults to `origin` if no remote is
706 configured. `origin` is also used if you are not on any branch.
707
708 branch.<name>.merge::
709 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
710 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
711 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
712 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
713 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
714 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
715 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
716 "branch.<name>.remote".
717 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
718 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
719 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
720 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
721 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
722 another branch in the local repository, you can point
723 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the special setting
724 `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
725
726 branch.<name>.mergeoptions::
727 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
728 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
729 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
730 supported.
731
732 branch.<name>.rebase::
733 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
734 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
735 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
736 branch-specific manner.
737 +
738 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
739 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
740 for details).
741
742 browser.<tool>.cmd::
743 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
744 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
745 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
746
747 browser.<tool>.path::
748 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
749 browse HTML help (see '-w' option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
750 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
751
752 clean.requireForce::
753 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f
754 or -n. Defaults to true.
755
756 color.branch::
757 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
758 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
759 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
760 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
761
762 color.branch.<slot>::
763 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
764 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
765 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/), `plain` (other
766 refs).
767 +
768 The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most
769 two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces. The colors
770 accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`,
771 `magenta`, `cyan` and `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`,
772 `blink` and `reverse`. The first color given is the foreground; the
773 second is the background. The position of the attribute, if any,
774 doesn't matter.
775
776 color.diff::
777 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
778 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
779 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
780 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
781 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
782 Defaults to false.
783 +
784 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] nor the
785 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
786 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
787
788 color.diff.<slot>::
789 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
790 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
791 of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
792 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
793 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace`
794 (highlighting whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be
795 specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
796
797 color.decorate.<slot>::
798 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
799 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
800 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
801
802 color.grep::
803 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
804 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
805 when the output is written to the terminal. Defaults to `false`.
806
807 color.grep.<slot>::
808 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
809 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
810 +
811 --
812 `context`;;
813 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
814 `filename`;;
815 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
816 `function`;;
817 function name lines (when using `-p`)
818 `linenumber`;;
819 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
820 `match`;;
821 matching text
822 `selected`;;
823 non-matching text in selected lines
824 `separator`;;
825 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
826 and between hunks (`--`)
827 --
828 +
829 The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
830
831 color.interactive::
832 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
833 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive").
834 When false (or `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use
835 colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.
836
837 color.interactive.<slot>::
838 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive'
839 output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help` or `error`, for
840 four distinct types of normal output from interactive
841 commands. The values of these variables may be specified as
842 in color.branch.<slot>.
843
844 color.pager::
845 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
846 use (default is true).
847
848 color.showbranch::
849 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
850 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
851 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
852 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
853
854 color.status::
855 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
856 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
857 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
858 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
859
860 color.status.<slot>::
861 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
862 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
863 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
864 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
865 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by git),
866 `branch` (the current branch), or
867 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
868 to red). The values of these variables may be specified as in
869 color.branch.<slot>.
870
871 color.ui::
872 This variable determines the default value for variables such
873 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
874 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
875 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
876 to `always` if you want all output not intended for machine
877 consumption to use color, to `true` or `auto` if you want such
878 output to use color when written to the terminal, or to `false` or
879 `never` if you prefer git commands not to use color unless enabled
880 explicitly with some other configuration or the `--color` option.
881
882 column.ui::
883 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
884 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
885 or commas:
886 +
887 --
888 `always`;;
889 always show in columns
890 `never`;;
891 never show in columns
892 `auto`;;
893 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
894 `column`;;
895 fill columns before rows (default)
896 `row`;;
897 fill rows before columns
898 `plain`;;
899 show in one column
900 `dense`;;
901 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
902 `nodense`;;
903 make equal size columns
904 --
905 +
906 This option defaults to 'never'.
907
908 column.branch::
909 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
910 See `column.ui` for details.
911
912 column.status::
913 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
914 See `column.ui` for details.
915
916 column.tag::
917 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
918 See `column.ui` for details.
919
920 commit.status::
921 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
922 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
923 message. Defaults to true.
924
925 commit.template::
926 Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
927 "`~/`" is expanded to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the
928 specified user's home directory.
929
930 credential.helper::
931 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
932 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
933 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. See
934 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details.
935
936 credential.useHttpPath::
937 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
938 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
939 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
940
941 credential.username::
942 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
943 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
944 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
945
946 credential.<url>.*::
947 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
948 some credentials. For example "credential.https://example.com.username"
949 would set the default username only for https connections to
950 example.com. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
951 matched.
952
953 include::diff-config.txt[]
954
955 difftool.<tool>.path::
956 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
957 your tool is not in the PATH.
958
959 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
960 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
961 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
962 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
963 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
964 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
965 of the diff post-image.
966
967 difftool.prompt::
968 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
969
970 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
971 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
972 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
973 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
974 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
975 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
976 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
977 reference.
978
979 fetch.fsckObjects::
980 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
981 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
982 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
983 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
984 is used instead.
985
986 fetch.unpackLimit::
987 If the number of objects fetched over the git native
988 transfer is below this
989 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
990 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
991 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
992 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
993 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
994 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
995 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
996
997 format.attach::
998 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
999 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1000 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1001 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1002 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1003
1004 format.numbered::
1005 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1006 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1007 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1008 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1009 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1010
1011 format.headers::
1012 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1013 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1014
1015 format.to::
1016 format.cc::
1017 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1018 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1019 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1020
1021 format.subjectprefix::
1022 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1023 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1024
1025 format.signature::
1026 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1027 the git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1028 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1029 signature generation.
1030
1031 format.suffix::
1032 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1033 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1034 include the dot if you want it).
1035
1036 format.pretty::
1037 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1038 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1039 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1040
1041 format.thread::
1042 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1043 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1044 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1045 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1046 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1047 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1048 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1049 value disables threading.
1050
1051 format.signoff::
1052 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1053 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1054 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1055 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1056 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1057
1058 filter.<driver>.clean::
1059 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1060 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1061 details.
1062
1063 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1064 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1065 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1066 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1067
1068 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1069 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1070 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1071 to 250.
1072
1073 gc.auto::
1074 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1075 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1076 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1077 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1078 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1079
1080 gc.autopacklimit::
1081 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1082 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1083 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1084 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1085
1086 gc.packrefs::
1087 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1088 unclonable by Git versions prior to 1.5.1.2 over dumb
1089 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1090 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1091 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1092 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1093
1094 gc.pruneexpire::
1095 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1096 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1097 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1098 unreachable objects immediately.
1099
1100 gc.reflogexpire::
1101 gc.<pattern>.reflogexpire::
1102 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1103 this time; defaults to 90 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1104 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1105 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1106
1107 gc.reflogexpireunreachable::
1108 gc.<ref>.reflogexpireunreachable::
1109 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1110 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1111 defaults to 30 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1112 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1113 match the <pattern>.
1114
1115 gc.rerereresolved::
1116 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1117 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1118 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1119
1120 gc.rerereunresolved::
1121 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1122 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1123 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1124
1125 gitcvs.commitmsgannotation::
1126 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1127 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1128
1129 gitcvs.enabled::
1130 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1131 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1132
1133 gitcvs.logfile::
1134 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1135 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1136
1137 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1138 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1139 attributes for files to determine the '-k' modes to use. If
1140 the attributes force git to treat a file as text,
1141 the '-k' mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1142 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1143 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1144 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1145 the file type to be determined, then 'gitcvs.allbinary' is
1146 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1147
1148 gitcvs.allbinary::
1149 This is used if 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' does not resolve
1150 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1151 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1152 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1153 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1154 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1155 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1156 it is binary, similar to 'core.autocrlf'.
1157
1158 gitcvs.dbname::
1159 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1160 derived from the git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1161 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1162 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1163 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1164 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1165
1166 gitcvs.dbdriver::
1167 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1168 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1169 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1170 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1171 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1172 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1173
1174 gitcvs.dbuser, gitcvs.dbpass::
1175 Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbdriver',
1176 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1177 'gitcvs.dbuser' supports variable substitution (see
1178 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1179
1180 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1181 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1182 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1183 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1184 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1185 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1186
1187 All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' and
1188 'gitcvs.allbinary' can also be specified as
1189 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1190 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1191 access method.
1192
1193 gitweb.category::
1194 gitweb.description::
1195 gitweb.owner::
1196 gitweb.url::
1197 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1198
1199 gitweb.avatar::
1200 gitweb.blame::
1201 gitweb.grep::
1202 gitweb.highlight::
1203 gitweb.patches::
1204 gitweb.pickaxe::
1205 gitweb.remote_heads::
1206 gitweb.showsizes::
1207 gitweb.snapshot::
1208 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1209
1210 grep.lineNumber::
1211 If set to true, enable '-n' option by default.
1212
1213 grep.patternType::
1214 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1215 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the '--basic-regexp', '--extended-regexp',
1216 '--fixed-strings', or '--perl-regexp' option accordingly, while the
1217 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1218
1219 grep.extendedRegexp::
1220 If set to true, enable '--extended-regexp' option by default. This
1221 option is ignored when the 'grep.patternType' option is set to a value
1222 other than 'default'.
1223
1224 gpg.program::
1225 Use this custom program instead of "gpg" found on $PATH when
1226 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1227 same command line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1228 signature, "gpg --verify $file - <$signature" is run, and the
1229 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1230 code 0, and to generate an ascii-armored detached signature, the
1231 standard input of "gpg -bsau $key" is fed with the contents to be
1232 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1233 standard output.
1234
1235 gui.commitmsgwidth::
1236 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1237 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1238
1239 gui.diffcontext::
1240 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1241 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1242
1243 gui.encoding::
1244 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1245 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1246 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1247 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1248 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1249 locale encoding.
1250
1251 gui.matchtrackingbranch::
1252 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1253 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1254 not. Default: "false".
1255
1256 gui.newbranchtemplate::
1257 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1258 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1259
1260 gui.pruneduringfetch::
1261 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1262 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1263
1264 gui.trustmtime::
1265 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1266 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1267
1268 gui.spellingdictionary::
1269 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1270 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1271 off.
1272
1273 gui.fastcopyblame::
1274 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1275 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1276 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1277
1278 gui.copyblamethreshold::
1279 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1280 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1281 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1282
1283 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1284 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1285 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1286 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1287 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1288
1289 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1290 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1291 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1292 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1293 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1294 the tool as 'GIT_GUITOOL', the name of the currently selected file as
1295 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1296 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1297
1298 guitool.<name>.needsfile::
1299 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1300 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1301
1302 guitool.<name>.noconsole::
1303 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1304 output.
1305
1306 guitool.<name>.norescan::
1307 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1308 finishes execution.
1309
1310 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1311 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1312
1313 guitool.<name>.argprompt::
1314 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1315 through the 'ARGS' environment variable. Since requesting an
1316 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1317 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1318 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1319 value of the variable is used.
1320
1321 guitool.<name>.revprompt::
1322 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1323 'REVISION' environment variable. In other aspects this option
1324 is similar to 'argprompt', and can be used together with it.
1325
1326 guitool.<name>.revunmerged::
1327 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revprompt' subdialog.
1328 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1329 for things like checkout or reset.
1330
1331 guitool.<name>.title::
1332 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1333 is the tool name.
1334
1335 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1336 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1337 the dialog, before subsections for 'argprompt' and 'revprompt'.
1338 The default value includes the actual command.
1339
1340 help.browser::
1341 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1342 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1343
1344 help.format::
1345 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1346 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1347 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1348
1349 help.autocorrect::
1350 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1351 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1352 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1353 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1354 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1355 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1356 This is the default.
1357
1358 http.proxy::
1359 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1360 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see
1361 `curl(1)`). This can be overridden on a per-remote basis; see
1362 remote.<name>.proxy
1363
1364 http.cookiefile::
1365 File containing previously stored cookie lines which should be used
1366 in the git http session, if they match the server. The file format
1367 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
1368 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see linkgit:curl[1]).
1369 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookiefile is only used as
1370 input. No cookies will be stored in the file.
1371
1372 http.sslVerify::
1373 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1374 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY' environment
1375 variable.
1376
1377 http.sslCert::
1378 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1379 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CERT' environment
1380 variable.
1381
1382 http.sslKey::
1383 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
1384 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
1385 variable.
1386
1387 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
1388 Enable git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
1389 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
1390 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
1391 'GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED' environment variable.
1392
1393 http.sslCAInfo::
1394 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
1395 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
1396 'GIT_SSL_CAINFO' environment variable.
1397
1398 http.sslCAPath::
1399 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
1400 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
1401 by the 'GIT_SSL_CAPATH' environment variable.
1402
1403 http.maxRequests::
1404 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
1405 by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
1406
1407 http.minSessions::
1408 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
1409 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
1410 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
1411 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
1412
1413 http.postBuffer::
1414 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
1415 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
1416 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
1417 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
1418 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
1419 sufficient for most requests.
1420
1421 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
1422 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
1423 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
1424 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT' and
1425 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME' environment variables.
1426
1427 http.noEPSV::
1428 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
1429 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
1430 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
1431 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
1432
1433 http.useragent::
1434 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
1435 value represents the version of the client git such as git/1.7.1.
1436 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
1437 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
1438 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
1439 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
1440 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT' environment variable.
1441
1442 i18n.commitEncoding::
1443 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; git itself
1444 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
1445 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
1446 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
1447 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
1448
1449 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
1450 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
1451 running 'git log' and friends.
1452
1453 imap::
1454 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
1455 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
1456
1457 init.templatedir::
1458 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
1459 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
1460
1461 instaweb.browser::
1462 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
1463 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1464
1465 instaweb.httpd::
1466 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
1467 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1468
1469 instaweb.local::
1470 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
1471 be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
1472
1473 instaweb.modulepath::
1474 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
1475 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
1476 is Apache.
1477
1478 instaweb.port::
1479 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
1480 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1481
1482 interactive.singlekey::
1483 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
1484 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
1485 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
1486 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
1487 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
1488 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
1489 is not available.
1490
1491 log.abbrevCommit::
1492 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
1493 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
1494 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
1495
1496 log.date::
1497 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
1498 Setting a value for log.date is similar to using 'git log''s
1499 `--date` option. Possible values are `relative`, `local`,
1500 `default`, `iso`, `rfc`, and `short`; see linkgit:git-log[1]
1501 for details.
1502
1503 log.decorate::
1504 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
1505 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
1506 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
1507 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
1508 This is the same as the log commands '--decorate' option.
1509
1510 log.showroot::
1511 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
1512 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
1513 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
1514 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
1515
1516 mailmap.file::
1517 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
1518 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
1519 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
1520 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
1521 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
1522 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
1523
1524 mailmap.blob::
1525 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
1526 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
1527 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
1528 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
1529 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
1530 defaults to empty.
1531
1532 man.viewer::
1533 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
1534 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1535
1536 man.<tool>.cmd::
1537 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
1538 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
1539 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
1540
1541 man.<tool>.path::
1542 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1543 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1544
1545 include::merge-config.txt[]
1546
1547 mergetool.<tool>.path::
1548 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1549 your tool is not in the PATH.
1550
1551 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
1552 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
1553 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1554 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
1555 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
1556 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
1557 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
1558 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
1559 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
1560 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
1561
1562 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
1563 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
1564 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
1565 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
1566 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
1567 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
1568 indicate the success of the merge.
1569
1570 mergetool.keepBackup::
1571 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
1572 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
1573 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
1574 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
1575
1576 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
1577 When invoking a custom merge tool, git uses a set of temporary
1578 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
1579 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
1580 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
1581 exited. Defaults to `false`.
1582
1583 mergetool.prompt::
1584 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
1585
1586 notes.displayRef::
1587 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
1588 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
1589 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
1590 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
1591 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
1592 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
1593 ignored.
1594 +
1595 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
1596 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1597 globs.
1598 +
1599 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
1600 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
1601 displayed.
1602
1603 notes.rewrite.<command>::
1604 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
1605 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, git
1606 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
1607 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
1608 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
1609
1610 notes.rewriteMode::
1611 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
1612 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
1613 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
1614 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, or `ignore`. Defaults to
1615 `concatenate`.
1616 +
1617 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
1618 environment variable.
1619
1620 notes.rewriteRef::
1621 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
1622 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
1623 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
1624 You may also specify this configuration several times.
1625 +
1626 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
1627 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
1628 rewriting for the default commit notes.
1629 +
1630 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
1631 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1632 globs.
1633
1634 pack.window::
1635 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1636 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
1637
1638 pack.depth::
1639 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1640 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
1641
1642 pack.windowMemory::
1643 The window memory size limit used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1644 when no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
1645 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". Defaults to 0, meaning no
1646 limit.
1647
1648 pack.compression::
1649 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
1650 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
1651 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
1652 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
1653 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
1654 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
1655 to level 6)."
1656 +
1657 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
1658 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
1659 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
1660
1661 pack.deltaCacheSize::
1662 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
1663 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
1664 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
1665 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
1666 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
1667 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
1668 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
1669 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
1670 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
1671
1672 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
1673 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
1674 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
1675 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
1676 result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
1677
1678 pack.threads::
1679 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
1680 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1681 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
1682 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
1683 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
1684 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
1685 Specifying 0 will cause git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
1686 and set the number of threads accordingly.
1687
1688 pack.indexVersion::
1689 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
1690 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
1691 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
1692 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
1693 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
1694 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
1695 larger than 2 GB.
1696 +
1697 If you have an old git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
1698 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http" and "rsync")
1699 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
1700 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
1701 older version of git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
1702 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
1703 the `*.idx` file.
1704
1705 pack.packSizeLimit::
1706 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
1707 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
1708 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
1709 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. The minimum size allowed is
1710 limited to 1 MiB. The default is unlimited.
1711 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
1712 supported.
1713
1714 pager.<cmd>::
1715 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
1716 output of a particular git subcommand when writing to a tty.
1717 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
1718 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
1719 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
1720 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
1721 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
1722
1723 pretty.<name>::
1724 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
1725 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
1726 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
1727 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
1728 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
1729 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
1730 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
1731 will be silently ignored.
1732
1733 pull.rebase::
1734 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
1735 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
1736 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
1737 per-branch basis.
1738 +
1739 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1740 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1741 for details).
1742
1743 pull.octopus::
1744 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
1745 at once.
1746
1747 pull.twohead::
1748 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
1749
1750 push.default::
1751 Defines the action git push should take if no refspec is given
1752 on the command line, no refspec is configured in the remote, and
1753 no refspec is implied by any of the options given on the command
1754 line. Possible values are:
1755 +
1756 --
1757 * `nothing` - do not push anything.
1758 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name in both ends.
1759 This is for those who prepare all the branches into a publishable
1760 shape and then push them out with a single command. It is not
1761 appropriate for pushing into a repository shared by multiple users,
1762 since locally stalled branches will attempt a non-fast forward push
1763 if other users updated the branch.
1764 +
1765 This is currently the default, but Git 2.0 will change the default
1766 to `simple`.
1767 * `upstream` - push the current branch to its upstream branch.
1768 With this, `git push` will update the same remote ref as the one which
1769 is merged by `git pull`, making `push` and `pull` symmetrical.
1770 See "branch.<name>.merge" for how to configure the upstream branch.
1771 * `simple` - like `upstream`, but refuses to push if the upstream
1772 branch's name is different from the local one. This is the safest
1773 option and is well-suited for beginners. It will become the default
1774 in Git 2.0.
1775 * `current` - push the current branch to a branch of the same name.
1776 --
1777 +
1778 The `simple`, `current` and `upstream` modes are for those who want to
1779 push out a single branch after finishing work, even when the other
1780 branches are not yet ready to be pushed out. If you are working with
1781 other people to push into the same shared repository, you would want
1782 to use one of these.
1783
1784 rebase.stat::
1785 Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
1786 rebase. False by default.
1787
1788 rebase.autosquash::
1789 If set to true enable '--autosquash' option by default.
1790
1791 receive.autogc::
1792 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
1793 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
1794 it by setting this variable to false.
1795
1796 receive.fsckObjects::
1797 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
1798 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1799 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1800 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1801 is used instead.
1802
1803 receive.unpackLimit::
1804 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
1805 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1806 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1807 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1808 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1809 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1810 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1811 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1812
1813 receive.denyDeletes::
1814 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
1815 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
1816
1817 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
1818 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
1819 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1820
1821 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
1822 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
1823 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1824 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
1825 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
1826 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
1827 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
1828 message. Defaults to "refuse".
1829
1830 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
1831 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
1832 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
1833 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
1834 set when initializing a shared repository.
1835
1836 receive.updateserverinfo::
1837 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
1838 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
1839
1840 remote.<name>.url::
1841 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
1842 linkgit:git-push[1].
1843
1844 remote.<name>.pushurl::
1845 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
1846
1847 remote.<name>.proxy::
1848 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
1849 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
1850 disable proxying for that remote.
1851
1852 remote.<name>.fetch::
1853 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
1854 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1855
1856 remote.<name>.push::
1857 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
1858 linkgit:git-push[1].
1859
1860 remote.<name>.mirror::
1861 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
1862 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
1863
1864 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
1865 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
1866 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
1867 linkgit:git-remote[1].
1868
1869 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
1870 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
1871 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
1872 linkgit:git-remote[1].
1873
1874 remote.<name>.receivepack::
1875 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
1876 option \--receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
1877
1878 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
1879 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
1880 option \--upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
1881
1882 remote.<name>.tagopt::
1883 Setting this value to \--no-tags disables automatic tag following when
1884 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to \--tags will fetch every
1885 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
1886 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
1887 override this setting. See options \--tags and \--no-tags of
1888 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1889
1890 remote.<name>.vcs::
1891 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause git to interact with
1892 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
1893
1894 remotes.<group>::
1895 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
1896 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
1897
1898 repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
1899 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
1900 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
1901 git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
1902 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
1903 "false" and repack. Access from old git versions over the
1904 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
1905
1906 rerere.autoupdate::
1907 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
1908 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
1909 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
1910
1911 rerere.enabled::
1912 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
1913 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
1914 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
1915 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
1916 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
1917 repository.
1918
1919 sendemail.identity::
1920 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
1921 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
1922 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
1923 the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
1924
1925 sendemail.smtpencryption::
1926 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
1927 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
1928
1929 sendemail.smtpssl::
1930 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpencryption = ssl'.
1931
1932 sendemail.<identity>.*::
1933 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
1934 found below, taking precedence over those when the this
1935 identity is selected, through command-line or
1936 'sendemail.identity'.
1937
1938 sendemail.aliasesfile::
1939 sendemail.aliasfiletype::
1940 sendemail.bcc::
1941 sendemail.cc::
1942 sendemail.cccmd::
1943 sendemail.chainreplyto::
1944 sendemail.confirm::
1945 sendemail.envelopesender::
1946 sendemail.from::
1947 sendemail.multiedit::
1948 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
1949 sendemail.smtppass::
1950 sendemail.suppresscc::
1951 sendemail.suppressfrom::
1952 sendemail.to::
1953 sendemail.smtpdomain::
1954 sendemail.smtpserver::
1955 sendemail.smtpserverport::
1956 sendemail.smtpserveroption::
1957 sendemail.smtpuser::
1958 sendemail.thread::
1959 sendemail.validate::
1960 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
1961
1962 sendemail.signedoffcc::
1963 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.signedoffbycc'.
1964
1965 showbranch.default::
1966 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
1967 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
1968
1969 status.relativePaths::
1970 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
1971 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
1972 relative to the repository root (this was the default for git
1973 prior to v1.5.4).
1974
1975 status.showUntrackedFiles::
1976 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
1977 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
1978 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
1979 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
1980 all the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
1981 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
1982 the untracked files. Possible values are:
1983 +
1984 --
1985 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
1986 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
1987 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
1988 --
1989 +
1990 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
1991 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
1992 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
1993
1994 status.submodulesummary::
1995 Defaults to false.
1996 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
1997 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
1998 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
1999 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]).
2000
2001 submodule.<name>.path::
2002 submodule.<name>.url::
2003 submodule.<name>.update::
2004 The path within this project, URL, and the updating strategy
2005 for a submodule. These variables are initially populated
2006 by 'git submodule init'; edit them to override the
2007 URL and other values found in the `.gitmodules` file. See
2008 linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2009
2010 submodule.<name>.branch::
2011 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
2012 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
2013 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
2014 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2015
2016 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
2017 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
2018 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
2019 command line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
2020 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
2021 file.
2022
2023 submodule.<name>.ignore::
2024 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
2025 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
2026 modified, "dirty" will ignore all changes to the submodules work tree and
2027 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
2028 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
2029 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
2030 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
2031 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
2032 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
2033 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
2034 "--ignore-submodules" option.
2035
2036 tar.umask::
2037 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
2038 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
2039 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
2040 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
2041 linkgit:git-archive[1].
2042
2043 transfer.fsckObjects::
2044 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
2045 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2046 Defaults to false.
2047
2048 transfer.unpackLimit::
2049 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
2050 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2051 The default value is 100.
2052
2053 url.<base>.insteadOf::
2054 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
2055 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
2056 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2057 access methods, and some users need to use different access
2058 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
2059 equivalent URLs and have git automatically rewrite the URL to
2060 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
2061 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2062 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
2063
2064 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
2065 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
2066 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
2067 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
2068 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2069 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
2070 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have git
2071 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
2072 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2073 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
2074 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, git will ignore this
2075 setting for that remote.
2076
2077 user.email::
2078 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2079 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
2080 'EMAIL' environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2081
2082 user.name::
2083 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2084 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
2085 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2086
2087 user.signingkey::
2088 If linkgit:git-tag[1] is not selecting the key you want it to
2089 automatically when creating a signed tag, you can override the
2090 default selection with this variable. This option is passed
2091 unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter, so you may specify a key
2092 using any method that gpg supports.
2093
2094 web.browser::
2095 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
2096 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
2097 may use it.