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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.
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 and only alphanumeric
16 characters are allowed. Some variables may appear multiple times.
18 Syntax
19 ~~~~~~
21 The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
22 ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
23 blank lines are ignored.
25 The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
26 the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
27 section begins. Section names are not case sensitive. Only alphanumeric
28 characters, `-` and `.` are allowed in section names. Each variable
29 must belong to some section, which means that there must be a section
30 header before the first setting of a variable.
32 Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
33 put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
34 in the section header, like in the example below:
36 --------
37 [section "subsection"]
39 --------
41 Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
42 newline (doublequote `"` and backslash have to be escaped as `\"` and `\\`,
43 respectively). Section headers cannot span multiple
44 lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
45 You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
46 don't need to.
48 There is also a case insensitive alternative `[section.subsection]` syntax.
49 In this syntax, subsection names follow the same restrictions as for section
50 names.
52 All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
53 header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
54 'name = value'. If there is no equal sign on the line, the entire line
55 is taken as 'name' and the variable is recognized as boolean "true".
56 The variable names are case-insensitive and only alphanumeric
57 characters and `-` are allowed. There can be more than one value
58 for a given variable; we say then that variable is multivalued.
60 Leading and trailing whitespace in a variable value is discarded.
61 Internal whitespace within a variable value is retained verbatim.
63 The values following the equals sign in variable assign are all either
64 a string, an integer, or a boolean. Boolean values may be given as yes/no,
65 0/1, true/false or on/off. Case is not significant in boolean values, when
66 converting value to the canonical form using '--bool' type specifier;
67 'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or "false".
69 String values may be entirely or partially enclosed in double quotes.
70 You need to enclose variable values in double quotes if you want to
71 preserve leading or trailing whitespace, or if the variable value contains
72 comment characters (i.e. it contains '#' or ';').
73 Double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters in variable values must
74 be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
76 The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
77 `\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
78 and `\b` for backspace (BS). No other char escape sequence, nor octal
79 char sequences are valid.
81 Variable values ending in a `\` are continued on the next line in the
82 customary UNIX fashion.
84 Some variables may require a special value format.
86 Example
87 ~~~~~~~
89 # Core variables
90 [core]
91 ; Don't trust file modes
92 filemode = false
94 # Our diff algorithm
95 [diff]
96 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
97 renames = true
99 [branch "devel"]
100 remote = origin
101 merge = refs/heads/devel
103 # Proxy settings
104 [core]
105 gitProxy="ssh" for ""
106 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
108 Variables
109 ~~~~~~~~~
111 Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
112 For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
113 in the appropriate manual page. You will find a description of non-core
114 porcelain configuration variables in the respective porcelain documentation.
116 advice.*::
117 When set to 'true', display the given optional help message.
118 When set to 'false', do not display. The configuration variables
119 are:
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121 --
122 pushNonFastForward::
123 Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] refuses
124 non-fast-forward refs. Default: true.
125 statusHints::
126 Directions on how to stage/unstage/add shown in the
127 output of linkgit:git-status[1] and the template shown
128 when writing commit messages. Default: true.
129 commitBeforeMerge::
130 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
131 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
132 Default: true.
133 resolveConflict::
134 Advices shown by various commands when conflicts
135 prevent the operation from being performed.
136 Default: true.
137 implicitIdentity::
138 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
139 your information is guessed from the system username and
140 domain name. Default: true.
142 detachedHead::
143 Advice shown when you used linkgit::git-checkout[1] to
144 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
145 a local branch after the fact. Default: true.
146 --
148 core.fileMode::
149 If false, the executable bit differences between the index and
150 the working copy are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
151 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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153 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
154 will probe and set core.fileMode false if appropriate when the
155 repository is created.
157 core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks::
158 This option is only used by Cygwin implementation of Git. If false,
159 the Cygwin stat() and lstat() functions are used. This may be useful
160 if your repository consists of a few separate directories joined in
161 one hierarchy using Cygwin mount. If true, Git uses native Win32 API
162 whenever it is possible and falls back to Cygwin functions only to
163 handle symbol links. The native mode is more than twice faster than
164 normal Cygwin l/stat() functions. True by default, unless core.filemode
165 is true, in which case ignoreCygwinFSTricks is ignored as Cygwin's
166 POSIX emulation is required to support core.filemode.
168 core.ignorecase::
169 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
170 git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
171 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
172 "makefile" when git expects "Makefile", git will assume
173 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
174 "Makefile".
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176 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
177 will probe and set core.ignorecase true if appropriate when the repository
178 is created.
180 core.trustctime::
181 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
182 working copy are ignored; useful when the inode change time
183 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
184 crawlers and some backup systems).
185 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
187 core.quotepath::
188 The commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files',
189 'diff'), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
190 "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
191 pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
192 same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this
193 variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
194 not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double
195 quote, backslash and control characters are always
196 quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
197 variable.
199 core.eol::
200 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
201 files that have the `text` property set. Alternatives are
202 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's native
203 line ending. The default value is `native`. See
204 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
205 conversion.
207 core.safecrlf::
208 If true, makes git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
209 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
210 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
211 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
212 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
213 this is not the case for the current setting of
214 `core.autocrlf`, git will reject the file. The variable can
215 be set to "warn", in which case git will only warn about an
216 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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218 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
219 When it is enabled, git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
220 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
221 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by git. For text
222 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
223 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
224 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
225 conversion can corrupt data.
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227 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
228 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
229 after committing you still have the original file in your work
230 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
231 git that this file is binary and git will handle the file
232 appropriately.
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234 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
235 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
236 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
237 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
238 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
239 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
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241 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
242 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
243 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
244 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
245 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
246 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
247 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
248 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
249 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
250 mechanism.
252 core.autocrlf::
253 Setting this variable to "true" is almost the same as setting
254 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files except that text
255 files are not guaranteed to be normalized: files that contain
256 `CRLF` in the repository will not be touched. Use this
257 setting if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
258 working directory even though the repository does not have
259 normalized line endings. This variable can be set to 'input',
260 in which case no output conversion is performed.
262 core.symlinks::
263 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
264 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
265 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
266 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
267 symbolic links.
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269 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
270 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
271 is created.
273 core.gitProxy::
274 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
275 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
276 using the git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
277 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
278 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
279 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
280 the first match wins.
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282 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
283 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
284 handling).
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286 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
287 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
288 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
289 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
291 core.ignoreStat::
292 If true, commands which modify both the working tree and the index
293 will mark the updated paths with the "assume unchanged" bit in the
294 index. These marked files are then assumed to stay unchanged in the
295 working copy, until you mark them otherwise manually - Git will not
296 detect the file changes by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems
297 where those are very slow, such as Microsoft Windows.
298 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
299 False by default.
301 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
302 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
303 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
304 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
305 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
307 core.bare::
308 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
309 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
310 number of commands that require a working directory will be
311 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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313 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
314 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
315 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
316 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
317 = true).
319 core.worktree::
320 Set the path to the root of the work tree.
321 This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
322 variable and the '--work-tree' command line option. It can be
323 an absolute path or a relative path to the .git directory,
324 either specified by --git-dir or GIT_DIR, or automatically
325 discovered.
326 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR are specified but none of
327 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
328 the current working directory is regarded as the root of the
329 work tree.
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331 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
332 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory, and its value differs
333 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
334 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
335 misconfiguration. Running git commands in "/path/to" directory will
336 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
337 great confusion to the users.
339 core.logAllRefUpdates::
340 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
341 "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
342 SHA1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
343 only when the file exists. If this configuration
344 variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
345 file is automatically created for branch heads.
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347 This information can be used to determine what commit
348 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
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350 This value is true by default in a repository that has
351 a working directory associated with it, and false by
352 default in a bare repository.
354 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
355 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
356 version.
358 core.sharedRepository::
359 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
360 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
361 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
362 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
363 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), git will use permissions
364 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
365 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
366 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
367 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
368 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
369 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
370 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
371 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
373 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
374 If true, git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
375 and might match multiple refs in the .git/refs/ tree. True by default.
377 core.compression::
378 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
379 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
380 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
381 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
382 such as 'core.loosecompression' and 'pack.compression'.
384 core.loosecompression::
385 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
386 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
387 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
388 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
389 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
391 core.packedGitWindowSize::
392 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
393 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
394 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
395 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
396 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
397 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
398 a large number of large pack files.
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400 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
401 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
402 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
403 not need to adjust this value.
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405 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
407 core.packedGitLimit::
408 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
409 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
410 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
411 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
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413 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
414 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
415 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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417 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
419 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
420 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
421 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
422 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
423 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
424 objects multiple times.
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426 Default is 16 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
427 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
428 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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430 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
432 core.bigFileThreshold::
433 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
434 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
435 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
436 slight expense of increased disk usage.
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438 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
439 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
440 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
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442 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
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444 Currently only linkgit:git-fast-import[1] honors this setting.
446 core.excludesfile::
447 In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
448 '.git/info/exclude', git looks into this file for patterns
449 of files which are not meant to be tracked. "{tilde}/" is expanded
450 to the value of `$HOME` and "{tilde}user/" to the specified user's
451 home directory. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
453 core.askpass::
454 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
455 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
456 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_ASKPASS'
457 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
458 'SSH_ASKPASS' environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
459 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
460 command line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
462 core.editor::
463 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
464 messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
465 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
466 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
468 core.pager::
469 The command that git will use to paginate output. Can
470 be overridden with the `GIT_PAGER` environment
471 variable. Note that git sets the `LESS` environment
472 variable to `FRSX` if it is unset when it runs the
473 pager. One can change these settings by setting the
474 `LESS` variable to some other value. Alternately,
475 these settings can be overridden on a project or
476 global basis by setting the `core.pager` option.
477 Setting `core.pager` has no affect on the `LESS`
478 environment variable behaviour above, so if you want
479 to override git's default settings this way, you need
480 to be explicit. For example, to disable the S option
481 in a backward compatible manner, set `core.pager`
482 to `less -+$LESS -FRX`. This will be passed to the
483 shell by git, which will translate the final command to
484 `LESS=FRSX less -+FRSX -FRX`.
486 core.whitespace::
487 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
488 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
489 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
490 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
491 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
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493 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
494 as an error (enabled by default).
495 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
496 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
497 error (enabled by default).
498 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with 8 or more
499 space characters as an error (not enabled by default).
500 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
501 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
502 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
503 (enabled by default).
504 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
505 `blank-at-eof`.
506 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
507 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
508 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
509 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
511 core.fsyncobjectfiles::
512 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
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514 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
515 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
516 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
517 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
519 core.preloadindex::
520 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
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522 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
523 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
524 relatively high IO latencies. With this set to 'true', git will do the
525 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
526 overlapping IO's.
528 core.createObject::
529 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
530 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
531 will not overwrite existing objects.
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533 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
534 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
535 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
537 core.notesRef::
538 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
539 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
540 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
541 notes should be printed.
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543 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
544 the 'GIT_NOTES_REF' environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
546 core.sparseCheckout::
547 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
548 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
550 add.ignore-errors::
551 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
552 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the '--ignore-errors'
553 option of linkgit:git-add[1].
555 alias.*::
556 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
557 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
558 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
559 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
560 hide existing git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
561 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
562 quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.
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564 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
565 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
566 " = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
567 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
568 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
569 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
570 not necessarily be the current directory.
572 am.keepcr::
573 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
574 with parameter '--keep-cr'. In this case git-mailsplit will
575 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
576 by giving '--no-keep-cr' from the command line.
577 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
579 apply.ignorewhitespace::
580 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
581 whitespace, in the same way as the '--ignore-space-change'
582 option.
583 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
584 respect all whitespace differences.
585 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
587 apply.whitespace::
588 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
589 as the '--whitespace' option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
591 branch.autosetupmerge::
592 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
593 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
594 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
595 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
596 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
597 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
598 starting point is a remote branch; `always` -- automatic setup is
599 done when the starting point is either a local branch or remote
600 branch. This option defaults to true.
602 branch.autosetuprebase::
603 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
604 that tracks another branch, this variable tells git to set
605 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
606 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
607 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
608 other local branches.
609 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
610 remote branches.
611 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
612 branches.
613 See "branch.autosetupmerge" for details on how to set up a
614 branch to track another branch.
615 This option defaults to never.
617 branch.<name>.remote::
618 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push' which
619 remote to fetch from/push to. It defaults to `origin` if no remote is
620 configured. `origin` is also used if you are not on any branch.
622 branch.<name>.merge::
623 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
624 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull' which
625 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
626 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
627 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
628 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
629 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
630 "branch.<name>.remote".
631 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
632 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
633 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
634 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
635 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
636 another branch in the local repository, you can point
637 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the special setting
638 `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
640 branch.<name>.mergeoptions::
641 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
642 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
643 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
644 supported.
646 branch.<name>.rebase::
647 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
648 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
649 "git pull" is run.
650 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
651 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
652 for details).
654 browser.<tool>.cmd::
655 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
656 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
657 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web--browse[1].)
659 browser.<tool>.path::
660 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
661 browse HTML help (see '-w' option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
662 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
664 clean.requireForce::
665 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f
666 or -n. Defaults to true.
668 color.branch::
669 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
670 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
671 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
672 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
674 color.branch.<slot>::
675 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
676 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
677 `remote` (a tracking branch in refs/remotes/), `plain` (other
678 refs).
679 +
680 The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most
681 two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces. The colors
682 accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`,
683 `magenta`, `cyan` and `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`,
684 `blink` and `reverse`. The first color given is the foreground; the
685 second is the background. The position of the attribute, if any,
686 doesn't matter.
688 color.diff::
689 When set to `always`, always use colors in patch.
690 When false (or `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use
691 colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.
693 color.diff.<slot>::
694 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
695 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
696 of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
697 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
698 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace`
699 (highlighting whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be
700 specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
702 color.decorate.<slot>::
703 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
704 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
705 branches, remote tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
707 color.grep::
708 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
709 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
710 when the output is written to the terminal. Defaults to `false`.
712 color.grep.<slot>::
713 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
714 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
715 +
716 --
717 `context`;;
718 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
719 `filename`;;
720 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
721 `function`;;
722 function name lines (when using `-p`)
723 `linenumber`;;
724 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
725 `match`;;
726 matching text
727 `selected`;;
728 non-matching text in selected lines
729 `separator`;;
730 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
731 and between hunks (`--`)
732 --
733 +
734 The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
736 color.interactive::
737 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
738 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive").
739 When false (or `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use
740 colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.
742 color.interactive.<slot>::
743 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive'
744 output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help` or `error`, for
745 four distinct types of normal output from interactive
746 commands. The values of these variables may be specified as
747 in color.branch.<slot>.
749 color.pager::
750 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
751 use (default is true).
753 color.showbranch::
754 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
755 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
756 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
757 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
759 color.status::
760 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
761 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
762 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
763 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
765 color.status.<slot>::
766 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
767 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
768 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
769 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
770 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by git), or
771 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
772 to red). The values of these variables may be specified as in
773 color.branch.<slot>.
775 color.ui::
776 When set to `always`, always use colors in all git commands which
777 are capable of colored output. When false (or `never`), never. When
778 set to `true` or `auto`, use colors only when the output is to the
779 terminal. When more specific variables of color.* are set, they always
780 take precedence over this setting. Defaults to false.
782 commit.status::
783 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
784 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
785 message. Defaults to true.
787 commit.template::
788 Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
789 "{tilde}/" is expanded to the value of `$HOME` and "{tilde}user/" to the
790 specified user's home directory.
792 diff.autorefreshindex::
793 When using 'git diff' to compare with work tree
794 files, do not consider stat-only change as changed.
795 Instead, silently run `git update-index --refresh` to
796 update the cached stat information for paths whose
797 contents in the work tree match the contents in the
798 index. This option defaults to true. Note that this
799 affects only 'git diff' Porcelain, and not lower level
800 'diff' commands such as 'git diff-files'.
802 diff.external::
803 If this config variable is set, diff generation is not
804 performed using the internal diff machinery, but using the
805 given command. Can be overridden with the `GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF'
806 environment variable. The command is called with parameters
807 as described under "git Diffs" in linkgit:git[1]. Note: if
808 you want to use an external diff program only on a subset of
809 your files, you might want to use linkgit:gitattributes[5] instead.
811 diff.mnemonicprefix::
812 If set, 'git diff' uses a prefix pair that is different from the
813 standard "a/" and "b/" depending on what is being compared. When
814 this configuration is in effect, reverse diff output also swaps
815 the order of the prefixes:
816 diff.noprefix::
817 If set, 'git diff' does not show any source or destination prefix.
818 `git diff`;;
819 compares the (i)ndex and the (w)ork tree;
820 `git diff HEAD`;;
821 compares a (c)ommit and the (w)ork tree;
822 `git diff --cached`;;
823 compares a (c)ommit and the (i)ndex;
824 `git diff HEAD:file1 file2`;;
825 compares an (o)bject and a (w)ork tree entity;
826 `git diff --no-index a b`;;
827 compares two non-git things (1) and (2).
829 diff.renameLimit::
830 The number of files to consider when performing the copy/rename
831 detection; equivalent to the 'git diff' option '-l'.
833 diff.renames::
834 Tells git to detect renames. If set to any boolean value, it
835 will enable basic rename detection. If set to "copies" or
836 "copy", it will detect copies, as well.
838 diff.ignoreSubmodules::
839 Sets the default value of --ignore-submodules. Note that this
840 affects only 'git diff' Porcelain, and not lower level 'diff'
841 commands such as 'git diff-files'. 'git checkout' also honors
842 this setting when reporting uncommitted changes.
844 diff.suppressBlankEmpty::
845 A boolean to inhibit the standard behavior of printing a space
846 before each empty output line. Defaults to false.
848 diff.tool::
849 Controls which diff tool is used. `diff.tool` overrides
850 `merge.tool` when used by linkgit:git-difftool[1] and has
851 the same valid values as `merge.tool` minus "tortoisemerge"
852 and plus "kompare".
854 difftool.<tool>.path::
855 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
856 your tool is not in the PATH.
858 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
859 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
860 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
861 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
862 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
863 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
864 of the diff post-image.
866 difftool.prompt::
867 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
869 diff.wordRegex::
870 A POSIX Extended Regular Expression used to determine what is a "word"
871 when performing word-by-word difference calculations. Character
872 sequences that match the regular expression are "words", all other
873 characters are *ignorable* whitespace.
875 fetch.unpackLimit::
876 If the number of objects fetched over the git native
877 transfer is below this
878 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
879 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
880 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
881 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
882 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
883 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
884 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
886 format.attach::
887 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
888 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
889 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
890 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
891 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
893 format.numbered::
894 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
895 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
896 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
897 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
898 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
900 format.headers::
901 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
902 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
906 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
907 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
908 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
910 format.subjectprefix::
911 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
912 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
914 format.signature::
915 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
916 the git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
917 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
918 signature generation.
920 format.suffix::
921 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
922 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
923 include the dot if you want it).
925 format.pretty::
926 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
927 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
928 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
930 format.thread::
931 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
932 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
933 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
934 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
935 `\--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
936 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
937 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
938 value disables threading.
940 format.signoff::
941 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
942 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
943 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
944 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
945 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
947 gc.aggressiveWindow::
948 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
949 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
950 to 250.
953 When there are approximately more than this many loose
954 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
955 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
956 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
957 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
959 gc.autopacklimit::
960 When there are more than this many packs that are not
961 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
962 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
963 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
965 gc.packrefs::
966 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
967 unclonable by Git versions prior to over dumb
968 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
969 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `nobare`
970 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
971 boolean value. The default is `true`.
973 gc.pruneexpire::
974 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
975 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
976 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
977 unreachable objects immediately.
979 gc.reflogexpire::
980 gc.<pattern>.reflogexpire::
981 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
982 this time; defaults to 90 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
983 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
984 the refs that match the <pattern>.
986 gc.reflogexpireunreachable::
987 gc.<ref>.reflogexpireunreachable::
988 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
989 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
990 defaults to 30 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
991 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
992 match the <pattern>.
994 gc.rerereresolved::
995 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
996 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
997 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
999 gc.rerereunresolved::
1000 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1001 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1002 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1004 gitcvs.commitmsgannotation::
1005 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1006 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1008 gitcvs.enabled::
1009 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1010 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1012 gitcvs.logfile::
1013 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1014 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1016 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1017 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1018 attributes for files to determine the '-k' modes to use. If
1019 the attributes force git to treat a file as text,
1020 the '-k' mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1021 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1022 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1023 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1024 the file type to be determined, then 'gitcvs.allbinary' is
1025 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1027 gitcvs.allbinary::
1028 This is used if 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' does not resolve
1029 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1030 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1031 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1032 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1033 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1034 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1035 it is binary, similar to 'core.autocrlf'.
1037 gitcvs.dbname::
1038 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1039 derived from the git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1040 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1041 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1042 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1043 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1045 gitcvs.dbdriver::
1046 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1047 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1048 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1049 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1050 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1051 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1053 gitcvs.dbuser, gitcvs.dbpass::
1054 Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbdriver',
1055 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1056 'gitcvs.dbuser' supports variable substitution (see
1057 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1059 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1060 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1061 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1062 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1063 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1064 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1066 All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' and
1067 'gitcvs.allbinary' can also be specified as
1068 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1069 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1070 access method.
1072 gui.commitmsgwidth::
1073 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1074 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1076 gui.diffcontext::
1077 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1078 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1080 gui.encoding::
1081 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1082 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1083 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1084 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1085 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1086 locale encoding.
1088 gui.matchtrackingbranch::
1089 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1090 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1091 not. Default: "false".
1093 gui.newbranchtemplate::
1094 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1095 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1097 gui.pruneduringfetch::
1098 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune tracking branches when
1099 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1101 gui.trustmtime::
1102 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1103 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1105 gui.spellingdictionary::
1106 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1107 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1108 off.
1110 gui.fastcopyblame::
1111 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1112 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1113 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1115 gui.copyblamethreshold::
1116 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1117 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1118 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1120 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1121 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1122 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1123 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1124 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1126 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1127 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1128 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1129 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1130 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1131 the tool as 'GIT_GUITOOL', the name of the currently selected file as
1132 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1133 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1135 guitool.<name>.needsfile::
1136 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1137 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1139 guitool.<name>.noconsole::
1140 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1141 output.
1143 guitool.<name>.norescan::
1144 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1145 finishes execution.
1147 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1148 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1150 guitool.<name>.argprompt::
1151 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1152 through the 'ARGS' environment variable. Since requesting an
1153 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1154 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1155 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1156 value of the variable is used.
1158 guitool.<name>.revprompt::
1159 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1160 'REVISION' environment variable. In other aspects this option
1161 is similar to 'argprompt', and can be used together with it.
1163 guitool.<name>.revunmerged::
1164 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revprompt' subdialog.
1165 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1166 for things like checkout or reset.
1168 guitool.<name>.title::
1169 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1170 is the tool name.
1172 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1173 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1174 the dialog, before subsections for 'argprompt' and 'revprompt'.
1175 The default value includes the actual command.
1177 help.browser::
1178 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1179 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1181 help.format::
1182 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1183 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1184 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1186 help.autocorrect::
1187 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1188 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1189 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1190 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1191 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1192 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1193 This is the default.
1195 http.proxy::
1196 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy'
1197 environment variable (see linkgit:curl[1]). This can be overridden
1198 on a per-remote basis; see remote.<name>.proxy
1200 http.sslVerify::
1201 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1202 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY' environment
1203 variable.
1205 http.sslCert::
1206 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1207 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CERT' environment
1208 variable.
1210 http.sslKey::
1211 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
1212 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
1213 variable.
1215 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
1216 Enable git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
1217 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
1218 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
1219 'GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED' environment variable.
1221 http.sslCAInfo::
1222 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
1223 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
1224 'GIT_SSL_CAINFO' environment variable.
1226 http.sslCAPath::
1227 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
1228 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
1229 by the 'GIT_SSL_CAPATH' environment variable.
1231 http.maxRequests::
1232 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
1233 by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
1235 http.minSessions::
1236 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
1237 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
1238 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
1239 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
1241 http.postBuffer::
1242 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
1243 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
1244 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
1245 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
1246 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
1247 sufficient for most requests.
1249 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
1250 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
1251 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
1252 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT' and
1253 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME' environment variables.
1255 http.noEPSV::
1256 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
1257 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
1258 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
1259 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
1261 http.useragent::
1262 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
1263 value represents the version of the client git such as git/1.7.1.
1264 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
1265 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
1266 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
1267 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
1268 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT' environment variable.
1270 i18n.commitEncoding::
1271 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; git itself
1272 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
1273 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
1274 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
1275 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
1277 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
1278 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
1279 running 'git log' and friends.
1281 imap::
1282 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
1283 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
1285 init.templatedir::
1286 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
1287 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
1289 instaweb.browser::
1290 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
1291 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1293 instaweb.httpd::
1294 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
1295 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1297 instaweb.local::
1298 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
1299 be bound to the local IP (
1301 instaweb.modulepath::
1302 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
1303 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
1304 is Apache.
1306 instaweb.port::
1307 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
1308 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1310 interactive.singlekey::
1311 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
1312 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
1313 Currently this is used only by the `\--patch` mode of
1314 linkgit:git-add[1]. Note that this setting is silently
1315 ignored if portable keystroke input is not available.
1318 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
1319 Setting a value for is similar to using 'git log''s
1320 `\--date` option. Possible values are `relative`, `local`,
1321 `default`, `iso`, `rfc`, and `short`; see linkgit:git-log[1]
1322 for details.
1324 log.decorate::
1325 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
1326 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
1327 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
1328 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
1329 This is the same as the log commands '--decorate' option.
1331 log.showroot::
1332 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
1333 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
1334 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
1335 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
1337 mailmap.file::
1338 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
1339 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
1340 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
1341 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
1342 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
1343 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
1345 man.viewer::
1346 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
1347 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1349 man.<tool>.cmd::
1350 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
1351 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
1352 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
1354 man.<tool>.path::
1355 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1356 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1358 include::merge-config.txt[]
1360 mergetool.<tool>.path::
1361 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1362 your tool is not in the PATH.
1364 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
1365 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
1366 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1367 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
1368 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
1369 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
1370 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
1371 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
1372 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
1373 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
1375 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
1376 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
1377 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
1378 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
1379 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
1380 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
1381 indicate the success of the merge.
1383 mergetool.keepBackup::
1384 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
1385 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
1386 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
1387 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
1389 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
1390 When invoking a custom merge tool, git uses a set of temporary
1391 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
1392 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
1393 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
1394 exited. Defaults to `false`.
1396 mergetool.prompt::
1397 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
1399 notes.displayRef::
1400 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
1401 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
1402 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
1403 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
1404 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
1405 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
1406 ignored.
1407 +
1408 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
1409 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1410 globs.
1411 +
1412 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
1413 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
1414 displayed.
1416 notes.rewrite.<command>::
1417 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
1418 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, git
1419 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
1420 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
1421 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
1423 notes.rewriteMode::
1424 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
1425 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
1426 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
1427 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, or `ignore`. Defaults to
1428 `concatenate`.
1429 +
1430 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
1431 environment variable.
1433 notes.rewriteRef::
1434 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
1435 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
1436 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
1437 You may also specify this configuration several times.
1438 +
1439 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
1440 enable note rewriting.
1441 +
1442 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
1443 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1444 globs.
1446 pack.window::
1447 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1448 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
1450 pack.depth::
1451 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1452 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
1454 pack.windowMemory::
1455 The window memory size limit used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1456 when no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
1457 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". Defaults to 0, meaning no
1458 limit.
1460 pack.compression::
1461 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
1462 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
1463 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
1464 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
1465 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
1466 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
1467 to level 6)."
1469 pack.deltaCacheSize::
1470 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
1471 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
1472 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
1473 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
1474 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
1475 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
1476 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
1477 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
1478 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
1480 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
1481 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
1482 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
1483 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
1484 result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
1486 pack.threads::
1487 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
1488 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1489 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
1490 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
1491 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
1492 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
1493 Specifying 0 will cause git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
1494 and set the number of threads accordingly.
1496 pack.indexVersion::
1497 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
1498 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
1499 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
1500 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
1501 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
1502 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
1503 larger than 2 GB.
1504 +
1505 If you have an old git that does not understand the version 2 `{asterisk}.idx` file,
1506 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http" and "rsync")
1507 that will copy both `{asterisk}.pack` file and corresponding `{asterisk}.idx` file from the
1508 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
1509 older version of git. If the `{asterisk}.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
1510 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
1511 the `{asterisk}.idx` file.
1513 pack.packSizeLimit::
1514 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
1515 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
1516 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `\--max-pack-size`
1517 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. The minimum size allowed is
1518 limited to 1 MiB. The default is unlimited.
1519 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
1520 supported.
1522 pager.<cmd>::
1523 Allows turning on or off pagination of the output of a
1524 particular git subcommand when writing to a tty. If
1525 `\--paginate` or `\--no-pager` is specified on the command line,
1526 it takes precedence over this option. To disable pagination for
1527 all commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
1529 pretty.<name>::
1530 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
1531 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
1532 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
1533 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:{asterisk} %H %s"`
1534 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
1535 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:{asterisk} %H %s"`.
1536 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
1537 will be silently ignored.
1539 pull.octopus::
1540 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
1541 at once.
1543 pull.twohead::
1544 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
1546 push.default::
1547 Defines the action git push should take if no refspec is given
1548 on the command line, no refspec is configured in the remote, and
1549 no refspec is implied by any of the options given on the command
1550 line. Possible values are:
1551 +
1552 * `nothing` do not push anything.
1553 * `matching` push all matching branches.
1554 All branches having the same name in both ends are considered to be
1555 matching. This is the default.
1556 * `tracking` push the current branch to its upstream branch.
1557 * `current` push the current branch to a branch of the same name.
1559 rebase.stat::
1560 Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
1561 rebase. False by default.
1563 rebase.autosquash::
1564 If set to true enable '--autosquash' option by default.
1566 receive.autogc::
1567 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
1568 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
1569 it by setting this variable to false.
1571 receive.fsckObjects::
1572 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
1573 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1574 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1575 Defaults to false.
1577 receive.unpackLimit::
1578 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
1579 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1580 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1581 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1582 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1583 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1584 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1585 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1587 receive.denyDeletes::
1588 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
1589 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
1591 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
1592 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
1593 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1595 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
1596 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
1597 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
1598 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
1599 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
1600 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
1601 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
1602 message. Defaults to "refuse".
1604 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
1605 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
1606 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
1607 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
1608 set when initializing a shared repository.
1610 receive.updateserverinfo::
1611 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
1612 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
1614 remote.<name>.url::
1615 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
1616 linkgit:git-push[1].
1618 remote.<name>.pushurl::
1619 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
1621 remote.<name>.proxy::
1622 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
1623 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
1624 disable proxying for that remote.
1626 remote.<name>.fetch::
1627 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
1628 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1630 remote.<name>.push::
1631 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
1632 linkgit:git-push[1].
1634 remote.<name>.mirror::
1635 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
1636 as if the `\--mirror` option was given on the command line.
1638 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
1639 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
1640 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
1641 linkgit:git-remote[1].
1643 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
1644 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
1645 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
1646 linkgit:git-remote[1].
1648 remote.<name>.receivepack::
1649 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
1650 option \--receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
1652 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
1653 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
1654 option \--upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
1656 remote.<name>.tagopt::
1657 Setting this value to \--no-tags disables automatic tag following when
1658 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to \--tags will fetch every
1659 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
1660 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
1661 override this setting. See options \--tags and \--no-tags of
1662 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1664 remote.<name>.vcs::
1665 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause git to interact with
1666 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
1668 remotes.<group>::
1669 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
1670 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
1672 repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
1673 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
1674 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
1675 git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
1676 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
1677 "false" and repack. Access from old git versions over the
1678 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
1680 rerere.autoupdate::
1681 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
1682 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
1683 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
1685 rerere.enabled::
1686 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
1687 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they
1688 be encountered again. linkgit:git-rerere[1] command is by
1689 default enabled if you create `rr-cache` directory under
1690 `$GIT_DIR`, but can be disabled by setting this option to false.
1692 sendemail.identity::
1693 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
1694 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
1695 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
1696 the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
1698 sendemail.smtpencryption::
1699 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
1700 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
1702 sendemail.smtpssl::
1703 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpencryption = ssl'.
1705 sendemail.<identity>.*::
1706 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
1707 found below, taking precedence over those when the this
1708 identity is selected, through command-line or
1709 'sendemail.identity'.
1711 sendemail.aliasesfile::
1712 sendemail.aliasfiletype::
1713 sendemail.bcc::
1715 sendemail.cccmd::
1716 sendemail.chainreplyto::
1717 sendemail.confirm::
1718 sendemail.envelopesender::
1719 sendemail.from::
1720 sendemail.multiedit::
1721 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
1722 sendemail.smtppass::
1723 sendemail.suppresscc::
1724 sendemail.suppressfrom::
1726 sendemail.smtpdomain::
1727 sendemail.smtpserver::
1728 sendemail.smtpserverport::
1729 sendemail.smtpuser::
1730 sendemail.thread::
1731 sendemail.validate::
1732 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
1734 sendemail.signedoffcc::
1735 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.signedoffbycc'.
1737 showbranch.default::
1738 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
1739 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
1741 status.relativePaths::
1742 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
1743 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
1744 relative to the repository root (this was the default for git
1745 prior to v1.5.4).
1747 status.showUntrackedFiles::
1748 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
1749 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
1750 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
1751 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
1752 all the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
1753 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
1754 the untracked files. Possible values are:
1755 +
1756 --
1757 - 'no' - Show no untracked files
1758 - 'normal' - Shows untracked files and directories
1759 - 'all' - Shows also individual files in untracked directories.
1760 --
1761 +
1762 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
1763 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
1764 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
1766 status.submodulesummary::
1767 Defaults to false.
1768 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
1769 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
1770 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
1771 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]).
1773 submodule.<name>.path::
1774 submodule.<name>.url::
1775 submodule.<name>.update::
1776 The path within this project, URL, and the updating strategy
1777 for a submodule. These variables are initially populated
1778 by 'git submodule init'; edit them to override the
1779 URL and other values found in the `.gitmodules` file. See
1780 linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
1782 submodule.<name>.ignore::
1783 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
1784 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
1785 modified, "dirty" will ignore all changes to the submodules work tree and
1786 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
1787 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
1788 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
1789 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
1790 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
1791 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
1792 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
1793 "--ignore-submodules" option.
1795 tar.umask::
1796 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
1797 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
1798 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
1799 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
1800 linkgit:git-archive[1].
1802 transfer.unpackLimit::
1803 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
1804 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
1805 The default value is 100.
1807 url.<base>.insteadOf::
1808 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
1809 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
1810 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
1811 access methods, and some users need to use different access
1812 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
1813 equivalent URLs and have git automatically rewrite the URL to
1814 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
1815 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
1816 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
1818 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
1819 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
1820 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
1821 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
1822 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
1823 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
1824 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have git
1825 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
1826 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
1827 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
1828 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, git will ignore this
1829 setting for that remote.
1832 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
1833 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
1834 'EMAIL' environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
1837 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
1838 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
1839 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
1841 user.signingkey::
1842 If linkgit:git-tag[1] is not selecting the key you want it to
1843 automatically when creating a signed tag, you can override the
1844 default selection with this variable. This option is passed
1845 unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter, so you may specify a key
1846 using any method that gpg supports.
1848 web.browser::
1849 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
1850 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
1851 may use it.