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1 CONFIGURATION FILE
2 ------------------
3
4 The Git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
5 the Git commands' behavior. The `.git/config` file in each repository
6 is used to store the configuration for that repository, and
7 `$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store a per-user configuration as
8 fallback values for the `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
9 can be used to store a system-wide default configuration.
10
11 The configuration variables are used by both the Git plumbing
12 and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, wherein
13 the fully qualified variable name of the variable itself is the last
14 dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last
15 dot. The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric
16 characters and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. Some
17 variables may appear multiple times; we say then that the variable is
18 multivalued.
19
20 Syntax
21 ~~~~~~
22
23 The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
24 ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
25 blank lines are ignored.
26
27 The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
28 the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
29 section begins. Section names are case-insensitive. Only alphanumeric
30 characters, `-` and `.` are allowed in section names. Each variable
31 must belong to some section, which means that there must be a section
32 header before the first setting of a variable.
33
34 Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
35 put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
36 in the section header, like in the example below:
37
38 --------
39 [section "subsection"]
40
41 --------
42
43 Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
44 newline (doublequote `"` and backslash can be included by escaping them
45 as `\"` and `\\`, respectively). Section headers cannot span multiple
46 lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
47 You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
48 don't need to.
49
50 There is also a deprecated `[section.subsection]` syntax. With this
51 syntax, the subsection name is converted to lower-case and is also
52 compared case sensitively. These subsection names follow the same
53 restrictions as section names.
54
55 All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
56 header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
57 'name = value' (or just 'name', which is a short-hand to say that
58 the variable is the boolean "true").
59 The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric characters
60 and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character.
61
62 A line that defines a value can be continued to the next line by
63 ending it with a `\`; the backquote and the end-of-line are
64 stripped. Leading whitespaces after 'name =', the remainder of the
65 line after the first comment character '#' or ';', and trailing
66 whitespaces of the line are discarded unless they are enclosed in
67 double quotes. Internal whitespaces within the value are retained
68 verbatim.
69
70 Inside double quotes, double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters
71 must be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
72
73 The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
74 `\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
75 and `\b` for backspace (BS). Other char escape sequences (including octal
76 escape sequences) are invalid.
77
78
79 Includes
80 ~~~~~~~~
81
82 You can include one config file from another by setting the special
83 `include.path` variable to the name of the file to be included. The
84 included file is expanded immediately, as if its contents had been
85 found at the location of the include directive. If the value of the
86 `include.path` variable is a relative path, the path is considered to be
87 relative to the configuration file in which the include directive was
88 found. The value of `include.path` is subject to tilde expansion: `~/`
89 is expanded to the value of `$HOME`, and `~user/` to the specified
90 user's home directory. See below for examples.
91
92 Example
93 ~~~~~~~
94
95 # Core variables
96 [core]
97 ; Don't trust file modes
98 filemode = false
99
100 # Our diff algorithm
101 [diff]
102 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
103 renames = true
104
105 [branch "devel"]
106 remote = origin
107 merge = refs/heads/devel
108
109 # Proxy settings
110 [core]
111 gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
112 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
113
114 [include]
115 path = /path/to/foo.inc ; include by absolute path
116 path = foo ; expand "foo" relative to the current file
117 path = ~/foo ; expand "foo" in your $HOME directory
118
119
120 Values
121 ~~~~~~
122
123 Values of many variables are treated as a simple string, but there
124 are variables that take values of specific types and there are rules
125 as to how to spell them.
126
127 boolean::
128
129 When a variable is said to take a boolean value, many
130 synonyms are accepted for 'true' and 'false'; these are all
131 case-insensitive.
132
133 true;; Boolean true can be spelled as `yes`, `on`, `true`,
134 or `1`. Also, a variable defined without `= <value>`
135 is taken as true.
136
137 false;; Boolean false can be spelled as `no`, `off`,
138 `false`, or `0`.
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140 When converting value to the canonical form using '--bool' type
141 specifier; 'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or
142 "false" (spelled in lowercase).
143
144 integer::
145 The value for many variables that specify various sizes can
146 be suffixed with `k`, `M`,... to mean "scale the number by
147 1024", "by 1024x1024", etc.
148
149 color::
150 The value for a variables that takes a color is a list of
151 colors (at most two) and attributes (at most one), separated
152 by spaces. The colors accepted are `normal`, `black`,
153 `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`, `magenta`, `cyan` and
154 `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`, `blink` and
155 `reverse`. The first color given is the foreground; the
156 second is the background. The position of the attribute, if
157 any, doesn't matter. Attributes may be turned off specifically
158 by prefixing them with `no` (e.g., `noreverse`, `noul`, etc).
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160 Colors (foreground and background) may also be given as numbers between
161 0 and 255; these use ANSI 256-color mode (but note that not all
162 terminals may support this). If your terminal supports it, you may also
163 specify 24-bit RGB values as hex, like `#ff0ab3`.
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165 The attributes are meant to be reset at the beginning of each item
166 in the colored output, so setting color.decorate.branch to `black`
167 will paint that branch name in a plain `black`, even if the previous
168 thing on the same output line (e.g. opening parenthesis before the
169 list of branch names in `log --decorate` output) is set to be
170 painted with `bold` or some other attribute.
171
172
173 Variables
174 ~~~~~~~~~
175
176 Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
177 For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
178 in the appropriate manual page.
179
180 Other git-related tools may and do use their own variables. When
181 inventing new variables for use in your own tool, make sure their
182 names do not conflict with those that are used by Git itself and
183 other popular tools, and describe them in your documentation.
184
185
186 advice.*::
187 These variables control various optional help messages designed to
188 aid new users. All 'advice.*' variables default to 'true', and you
189 can tell Git that you do not need help by setting these to 'false':
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191 --
192 pushUpdateRejected::
193 Set this variable to 'false' if you want to disable
194 'pushNonFFCurrent',
195 'pushNonFFMatching', 'pushAlreadyExists',
196 'pushFetchFirst', and 'pushNeedsForce'
197 simultaneously.
198 pushNonFFCurrent::
199 Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] fails due to a
200 non-fast-forward update to the current branch.
201 pushNonFFMatching::
202 Advice shown when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed
203 'matching refs' explicitly (i.e. you used ':', or
204 specified a refspec that isn't your current branch) and
205 it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
206 pushAlreadyExists::
207 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
208 does not qualify for fast-forwarding (e.g., a tag.)
209 pushFetchFirst::
210 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
211 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
212 object we do not have.
213 pushNeedsForce::
214 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
215 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
216 object that is not a commit-ish, or make the remote
217 ref point at an object that is not a commit-ish.
218 statusHints::
219 Show directions on how to proceed from the current
220 state in the output of linkgit:git-status[1], in
221 the template shown when writing commit messages in
222 linkgit:git-commit[1], and in the help message shown
223 by linkgit:git-checkout[1] when switching branch.
224 statusUoption::
225 Advise to consider using the `-u` option to linkgit:git-status[1]
226 when the command takes more than 2 seconds to enumerate untracked
227 files.
228 commitBeforeMerge::
229 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
230 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
231 resolveConflict::
232 Advice shown by various commands when conflicts
233 prevent the operation from being performed.
234 implicitIdentity::
235 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
236 your information is guessed from the system username and
237 domain name.
238 detachedHead::
239 Advice shown when you used linkgit:git-checkout[1] to
240 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
241 a local branch after the fact.
242 amWorkDir::
243 Advice that shows the location of the patch file when
244 linkgit:git-am[1] fails to apply it.
245 rmHints::
246 In case of failure in the output of linkgit:git-rm[1],
247 show directions on how to proceed from the current state.
248 --
249
250 core.fileMode::
251 Tells Git if the executable bit of files in the working tree
252 is to be honored.
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254 Some filesystems lose the executable bit when a file that is
255 marked as executable is checked out, or checks out an
256 non-executable file with executable bit on.
257 linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1] probe the filesystem
258 to see if it handles the executable bit correctly
259 and this variable is automatically set as necessary.
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261 A repository, however, may be on a filesystem that handles
262 the filemode correctly, and this variable is set to 'true'
263 when created, but later may be made accessible from another
264 environment that loses the filemode (e.g. exporting ext4 via
265 CIFS mount, visiting a Cygwin created repository with
266 Git for Windows or Eclipse).
267 In such a case it may be necessary to set this variable to 'false'.
268 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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270 The default is true (when core.filemode is not specified in the config file).
271
272 core.ignoreCase::
273 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
274 Git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
275 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
276 "makefile" when Git expects "Makefile", Git will assume
277 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
278 "Makefile".
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280 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
281 will probe and set core.ignoreCase true if appropriate when the repository
282 is created.
283
284 core.precomposeUnicode::
285 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of Git.
286 When core.precomposeUnicode=true, Git reverts the unicode decomposition
287 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
288 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
289 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or Git under cygwin 1.7).
290 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by Git,
291 which is backward compatible with older versions of Git.
292
293 core.protectHFS::
294 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
295 be considered equivalent to `.git` on an HFS+ filesystem.
296 Defaults to `true` on Mac OS, and `false` elsewhere.
297
298 core.protectNTFS::
299 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
300 cause problems with the NTFS filesystem, e.g. conflict with
301 8.3 "short" names.
302 Defaults to `true` on Windows, and `false` elsewhere.
303
304 core.trustctime::
305 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
306 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
307 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
308 crawlers and some backup systems).
309 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
310
311 core.checkStat::
312 Determines which stat fields to match between the index
313 and work tree. The user can set this to 'default' or
314 'minimal'. Default (or explicitly 'default'), is to check
315 all fields, including the sub-second part of mtime and ctime.
316
317 core.quotePath::
318 The commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files',
319 'diff'), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
320 "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
321 pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
322 same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this
323 variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
324 not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double
325 quote, backslash and control characters are always
326 quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
327 variable.
328
329 core.eol::
330 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
331 files that have the `text` property set. Alternatives are
332 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's native
333 line ending. The default value is `native`. See
334 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
335 conversion.
336
337 core.safecrlf::
338 If true, makes Git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
339 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
340 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
341 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
342 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
343 this is not the case for the current setting of
344 `core.autocrlf`, Git will reject the file. The variable can
345 be set to "warn", in which case Git will only warn about an
346 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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348 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
349 When it is enabled, Git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
350 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
351 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by Git. For text
352 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
353 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
354 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
355 conversion can corrupt data.
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357 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
358 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
359 after committing you still have the original file in your work
360 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
361 Git that this file is binary and Git will handle the file
362 appropriately.
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364 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
365 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
366 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
367 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
368 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
369 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
370 +
371 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
372 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
373 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
374 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
375 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
376 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
377 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
378 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
379 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
380 mechanism.
381
382 core.autocrlf::
383 Setting this variable to "true" is almost the same as setting
384 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files except that text
385 files are not guaranteed to be normalized: files that contain
386 `CRLF` in the repository will not be touched. Use this
387 setting if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
388 working directory even though the repository does not have
389 normalized line endings. This variable can be set to 'input',
390 in which case no output conversion is performed.
391
392 core.symlinks::
393 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
394 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
395 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
396 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
397 symbolic links.
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399 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
400 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
401 is created.
402
403 core.gitProxy::
404 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
405 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
406 using the Git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
407 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
408 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
409 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
410 the first match wins.
411 +
412 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
413 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
414 handling).
415 +
416 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
417 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
418 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
419 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
420
421 core.ignoreStat::
422 If true, Git will avoid using lstat() calls to detect if files have
423 changed by setting the "assume-unchanged" bit for those tracked files
424 which it has updated identically in both the index and working tree.
425 +
426 When files are modified outside of Git, the user will need to stage
427 the modified files explicitly (e.g. see 'Examples' section in
428 linkgit:git-update-index[1]).
429 Git will not normally detect changes to those files.
430 +
431 This is useful on systems where lstat() calls are very slow, such as
432 CIFS/Microsoft Windows.
433 +
434 False by default.
435
436 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
437 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
438 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
439 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
440 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
441
442 core.bare::
443 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
444 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
445 number of commands that require a working directory will be
446 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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448 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
449 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
450 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
451 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
452 = true).
453
454 core.worktree::
455 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
456 If GIT_COMMON_DIR environment variable is set, core.worktree
457 is ignored and not used for determining the root of working tree.
458 This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
459 variable and the '--work-tree' command-line option.
460 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
461 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
462 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
463 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
464 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
465 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
466 of your working tree.
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468 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
469 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
470 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
471 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
472 misconfiguration. Running Git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
473 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
474 confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
475 read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
476 repository's usual working tree).
477
478 core.logAllRefUpdates::
479 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
480 "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
481 SHA-1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
482 only when the file exists. If this configuration
483 variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
484 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
485 refs/heads/), remote refs (i.e. under refs/remotes/),
486 note refs (i.e. under refs/notes/), and the symbolic ref HEAD.
487 +
488 This information can be used to determine what commit
489 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
490 +
491 This value is true by default in a repository that has
492 a working directory associated with it, and false by
493 default in a bare repository.
494
495 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
496 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
497 version.
498
499 core.sharedRepository::
500 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
501 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
502 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
503 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
504 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), Git will use permissions
505 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
506 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
507 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
508 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
509 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
510 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
511 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
512 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
513
514 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
515 If true, Git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
516 and might match multiple refs in the repository. True by default.
517
518 core.compression::
519 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
520 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
521 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
522 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
523 such as 'core.looseCompression' and 'pack.compression'.
524
525 core.looseCompression::
526 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
527 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
528 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
529 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
530 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
531
532 core.packedGitWindowSize::
533 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
534 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
535 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
536 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
537 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
538 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
539 a large number of large pack files.
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541 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
542 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
543 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
544 not need to adjust this value.
545 +
546 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
547
548 core.packedGitLimit::
549 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
550 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
551 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
552 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
553 +
554 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
555 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
556 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
557 +
558 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
559
560 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
561 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
562 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
563 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
564 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
565 objects multiple times.
566 +
567 Default is 96 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
568 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
569 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
570 +
571 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
572
573 core.bigFileThreshold::
574 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
575 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
576 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
577 slight expense of increased disk usage. Additionally files
578 larger than this size are always treated as binary.
579 +
580 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
581 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
582 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
583 +
584 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
585
586 core.excludesFile::
587 In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
588 '.git/info/exclude', Git looks into this file for patterns
589 of files which are not meant to be tracked. "`~/`" is expanded
590 to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the specified user's
591 home directory. Its default value is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore.
592 If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/ignore
593 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
594
595 core.askPass::
596 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
597 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
598 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_ASKPASS'
599 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
600 'SSH_ASKPASS' environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
601 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
602 command-line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
603
604 core.attributesFile::
605 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
606 '.git/info/attributes', Git looks into this file for attributes
607 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
608 way as for `core.excludesFile`. Its default value is
609 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not
610 set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/attributes is used instead.
611
612 core.editor::
613 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
614 messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
615 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
616 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
617
618 core.commentChar::
619 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
620 messages consider a line that begins with this character
621 commented, and removes them after the editor returns
622 (default '#').
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624 If set to "auto", `git-commit` would select a character that is not
625 the beginning character of any line in existing commit messages.
626
627 core.packedRefsTimeout::
628 The length of time, in milliseconds, to retry when trying to
629 lock the `packed-refs` file. Value 0 means not to retry at
630 all; -1 means to try indefinitely. Default is 1000 (i.e.,
631 retry for 1 second).
632
633 sequence.editor::
634 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase instruction file.
635 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
636 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
637 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
638
639 core.pager::
640 Text viewer for use by Git commands (e.g., 'less'). The value
641 is meant to be interpreted by the shell. The order of preference
642 is the `$GIT_PAGER` environment variable, then `core.pager`
643 configuration, then `$PAGER`, and then the default chosen at
644 compile time (usually 'less').
645 +
646 When the `LESS` environment variable is unset, Git sets it to `FRX`
647 (if `LESS` environment variable is set, Git does not change it at
648 all). If you want to selectively override Git's default setting
649 for `LESS`, you can set `core.pager` to e.g. `less -S`. This will
650 be passed to the shell by Git, which will translate the final
651 command to `LESS=FRX less -S`. The environment does not set the
652 `S` option but the command line does, instructing less to truncate
653 long lines. Similarly, setting `core.pager` to `less -+F` will
654 deactivate the `F` option specified by the environment from the
655 command-line, deactivating the "quit if one screen" behavior of
656 `less`. One can specifically activate some flags for particular
657 commands: for example, setting `pager.blame` to `less -S` enables
658 line truncation only for `git blame`.
659 +
660 Likewise, when the `LV` environment variable is unset, Git sets it
661 to `-c`. You can override this setting by exporting `LV` with
662 another value or setting `core.pager` to `lv +c`.
663
664 core.whitespace::
665 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
666 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
667 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
668 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
669 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
670 +
671 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
672 as an error (enabled by default).
673 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
674 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
675 error (enabled by default).
676 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with space
677 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
678 default).
679 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
680 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
681 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
682 (enabled by default).
683 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
684 `blank-at-eof`.
685 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
686 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
687 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
688 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
689 * `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
690 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when Git fixes `tab-in-indent`
691 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
692
693 core.fsyncObjectFiles::
694 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
695 +
696 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
697 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
698 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
699 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
700
701 core.preloadIndex::
702 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
703 +
704 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
705 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
706 relatively high IO latencies. When enabled, Git will do the
707 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
708 overlapping IO's. Defaults to true.
709
710 core.createObject::
711 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
712 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
713 will not overwrite existing objects.
714 +
715 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
716 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
717 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
718
719 core.notesRef::
720 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
721 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
722 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
723 notes should be printed.
724 +
725 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
726 the 'GIT_NOTES_REF' environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
727
728 core.sparseCheckout::
729 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
730 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
731
732 core.abbrev::
733 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If unspecified,
734 many commands abbreviate to 7 hexdigits, which may not be enough
735 for abbreviated object names to stay unique for sufficiently long
736 time.
737
738 add.ignoreErrors::
739 add.ignore-errors (deprecated)::
740 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
741 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the '--ignore-errors'
742 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. `add.ignore-errors` is deprecated,
743 as it does not follow the usual naming convention for configuration
744 variables.
745
746 alias.*::
747 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
748 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
749 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
750 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
751 hide existing Git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
752 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
753 A quote pair or a backslash can be used to quote them.
754 +
755 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
756 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
757 "alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
758 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
759 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
760 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
761 not necessarily be the current directory.
762 'GIT_PREFIX' is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
763 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
764
765 am.keepcr::
766 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
767 with parameter '--keep-cr'. In this case git-mailsplit will
768 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
769 by giving '--no-keep-cr' from the command line.
770 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
771
772 apply.ignoreWhitespace::
773 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
774 whitespace, in the same way as the '--ignore-space-change'
775 option.
776 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
777 respect all whitespace differences.
778 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
779
780 apply.whitespace::
781 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
782 as the '--whitespace' option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
783
784 branch.autoSetupMerge::
785 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
786 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
787 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
788 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
789 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
790 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
791 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
792 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
793 local branch or remote-tracking
794 branch. This option defaults to true.
795
796 branch.autoSetupRebase::
797 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
798 that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
799 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
800 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
801 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
802 other local branches.
803 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
804 remote-tracking branches.
805 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
806 branches.
807 See "branch.autoSetupMerge" for details on how to set up a
808 branch to track another branch.
809 This option defaults to never.
810
811 branch.<name>.remote::
812 When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
813 which remote to fetch from/push to. The remote to push to
814 may be overridden with `remote.pushDefault` (for all branches).
815 The remote to push to, for the current branch, may be further
816 overridden by `branch.<name>.pushRemote`. If no remote is
817 configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
818 `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushDefault` for pushing.
819 Additionally, `.` (a period) is the current local repository
820 (a dot-repository), see `branch.<name>.merge`'s final note below.
821
822 branch.<name>.pushRemote::
823 When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for
824 pushing. It also overrides `remote.pushDefault` for pushing
825 from branch <name>. When you pull from one place (e.g. your
826 upstream) and push to another place (e.g. your own publishing
827 repository), you would want to set `remote.pushDefault` to
828 specify the remote to push to for all branches, and use this
829 option to override it for a specific branch.
830
831 branch.<name>.merge::
832 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
833 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
834 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
835 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
836 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
837 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
838 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
839 "branch.<name>.remote".
840 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
841 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
842 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
843 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
844 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
845 another branch in the local repository, you can point
846 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the relative path
847 setting `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
848
849 branch.<name>.mergeOptions::
850 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
851 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
852 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
853 supported.
854
855 branch.<name>.rebase::
856 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
857 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
858 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
859 branch-specific manner.
860 +
861 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
862 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
863 by running 'git pull'.
864 +
865 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
866 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
867 for details).
868
869 branch.<name>.description::
870 Branch description, can be edited with
871 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
872 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
873 request-pull summary.
874
875 browser.<tool>.cmd::
876 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
877 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
878 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
879
880 browser.<tool>.path::
881 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
882 browse HTML help (see '-w' option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
883 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
884
885 clean.requireForce::
886 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f,
887 -i or -n. Defaults to true.
888
889 color.branch::
890 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
891 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
892 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
893 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
894
895 color.branch.<slot>::
896 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
897 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
898 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/),
899 `upstream` (upstream tracking branch), `plain` (other
900 refs).
901
902 color.diff::
903 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
904 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
905 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
906 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
907 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
908 Defaults to false.
909 +
910 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] or the
911 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
912 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
913
914 color.diff.<slot>::
915 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
916 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
917 of `context` (context text - `plain` is a historical synonym),
918 `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
919 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
920 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace`
921 (highlighting whitespace errors).
922
923 color.decorate.<slot>::
924 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
925 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
926 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
927
928 color.grep::
929 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
930 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
931 when the output is written to the terminal. Defaults to `false`.
932
933 color.grep.<slot>::
934 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
935 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
936 +
937 --
938 `context`;;
939 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
940 `filename`;;
941 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
942 `function`;;
943 function name lines (when using `-p`)
944 `linenumber`;;
945 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
946 `match`;;
947 matching text (same as setting `matchContext` and `matchSelected`)
948 `matchContext`;;
949 matching text in context lines
950 `matchSelected`;;
951 matching text in selected lines
952 `selected`;;
953 non-matching text in selected lines
954 `separator`;;
955 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
956 and between hunks (`--`)
957 --
958
959 color.interactive::
960 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
961 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive" and
962 "git-clean --interactive"). When false (or `never`), never.
963 When set to `true` or `auto`, use colors only when the output is
964 to the terminal. Defaults to false.
965
966 color.interactive.<slot>::
967 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive' and 'git clean
968 --interactive' output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help`
969 or `error`, for four distinct types of normal output from
970 interactive commands.
971
972 color.pager::
973 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
974 use (default is true).
975
976 color.showBranch::
977 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
978 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
979 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
980 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
981
982 color.status::
983 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
984 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
985 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
986 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
987
988 color.status.<slot>::
989 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
990 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
991 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
992 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
993 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by Git),
994 `branch` (the current branch),
995 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
996 to red), or
997 `unmerged` (files which have unmerged changes).
998
999 color.ui::
1000 This variable determines the default value for variables such
1001 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
1002 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
1003 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
1004 to `false` or `never` if you prefer Git commands not to use
1005 color unless enabled explicitly with some other configuration
1006 or the `--color` option. Set it to `always` if you want all
1007 output not intended for machine consumption to use color, to
1008 `true` or `auto` (this is the default since Git 1.8.4) if you
1009 want such output to use color when written to the terminal.
1010
1011 column.ui::
1012 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
1013 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
1014 or commas:
1015 +
1016 These options control when the feature should be enabled
1017 (defaults to 'never'):
1018 +
1019 --
1020 `always`;;
1021 always show in columns
1022 `never`;;
1023 never show in columns
1024 `auto`;;
1025 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
1026 --
1027 +
1028 These options control layout (defaults to 'column'). Setting any
1029 of these implies 'always' if none of 'always', 'never', or 'auto' are
1030 specified.
1031 +
1032 --
1033 `column`;;
1034 fill columns before rows
1035 `row`;;
1036 fill rows before columns
1037 `plain`;;
1038 show in one column
1039 --
1040 +
1041 Finally, these options can be combined with a layout option (defaults
1042 to 'nodense'):
1043 +
1044 --
1045 `dense`;;
1046 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
1047 `nodense`;;
1048 make equal size columns
1049 --
1050
1051 column.branch::
1052 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
1053 See `column.ui` for details.
1054
1055 column.clean::
1056 Specify the layout when list items in `git clean -i`, which always
1057 shows files and directories in columns. See `column.ui` for details.
1058
1059 column.status::
1060 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
1061 See `column.ui` for details.
1062
1063 column.tag::
1064 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
1065 See `column.ui` for details.
1066
1067 commit.cleanup::
1068 This setting overrides the default of the `--cleanup` option in
1069 `git commit`. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for details. Changing the
1070 default can be useful when you always want to keep lines that begin
1071 with comment character `#` in your log message, in which case you
1072 would do `git config commit.cleanup whitespace` (note that you will
1073 have to remove the help lines that begin with `#` in the commit log
1074 template yourself, if you do this).
1075
1076 commit.gpgSign::
1077
1078 A boolean to specify whether all commits should be GPG signed.
1079 Use of this option when doing operations such as rebase can
1080 result in a large number of commits being signed. It may be
1081 convenient to use an agent to avoid typing your GPG passphrase
1082 several times.
1083
1084 commit.status::
1085 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
1086 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
1087 message. Defaults to true.
1088
1089 commit.template::
1090 Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
1091 "`~/`" is expanded to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the
1092 specified user's home directory.
1093
1094 credential.helper::
1095 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
1096 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
1097 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. See
1098 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details.
1099
1100 credential.useHttpPath::
1101 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
1102 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
1103 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
1104
1105 credential.username::
1106 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
1107 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
1108 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
1109
1110 credential.<url>.*::
1111 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
1112 some credentials. For example "credential.https://example.com.username"
1113 would set the default username only for https connections to
1114 example.com. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
1115 matched.
1116
1117 include::diff-config.txt[]
1118
1119 difftool.<tool>.path::
1120 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1121 your tool is not in the PATH.
1122
1123 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
1124 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
1125 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1126 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
1127 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
1128 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
1129 of the diff post-image.
1130
1131 difftool.prompt::
1132 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
1133
1134 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
1135 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
1136 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
1137 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
1138 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
1139 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
1140 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
1141 reference.
1142
1143 fetch.fsckObjects::
1144 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
1145 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1146 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1147 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1148 is used instead.
1149
1150 fetch.unpackLimit::
1151 If the number of objects fetched over the Git native
1152 transfer is below this
1153 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1154 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1155 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1156 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1157 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1158 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1159 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1160
1161 fetch.prune::
1162 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the `--prune`
1163 option was given on the command line. See also `remote.<name>.prune`.
1164
1165 format.attach::
1166 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1167 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1168 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1169 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1170 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1171
1172 format.numbered::
1173 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1174 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1175 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1176 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1177 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1178
1179 format.headers::
1180 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1181 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1182
1183 format.to::
1184 format.cc::
1185 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1186 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1187 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1188
1189 format.subjectPrefix::
1190 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1191 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1192
1193 format.signature::
1194 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1195 the Git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1196 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1197 signature generation.
1198
1199 format.signatureFile::
1200 Works just like format.signature except the contents of the
1201 file specified by this variable will be used as the signature.
1202
1203 format.suffix::
1204 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1205 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1206 include the dot if you want it).
1207
1208 format.pretty::
1209 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1210 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1211 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1212
1213 format.thread::
1214 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1215 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1216 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1217 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1218 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1219 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1220 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1221 value disables threading.
1222
1223 format.signOff::
1224 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1225 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1226 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1227 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1228 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1229
1230 format.coverLetter::
1231 A boolean that controls whether to generate a cover-letter when
1232 format-patch is invoked, but in addition can be set to "auto", to
1233 generate a cover-letter only when there's more than one patch.
1234
1235 filter.<driver>.clean::
1236 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1237 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1238 details.
1239
1240 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1241 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1242 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1243 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1244
1245 gc.aggressiveDepth::
1246 The depth parameter used in the delta compression
1247 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1248 to 250.
1249
1250 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1251 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1252 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1253 to 250.
1254
1255 gc.auto::
1256 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1257 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1258 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1259 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1260 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1261
1262 gc.autoPackLimit::
1263 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1264 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1265 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1266 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1267
1268 gc.autoDetach::
1269 Make `git gc --auto` return immediately and run in background
1270 if the system supports it. Default is true.
1271
1272 gc.packRefs::
1273 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1274 unclonable by Git versions prior to 1.5.1.2 over dumb
1275 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1276 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1277 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1278 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1279
1280 gc.pruneExpire::
1281 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1282 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1283 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1284 unreachable objects immediately.
1285
1286 gc.pruneWorktreesExpire::
1287 When 'git gc' is run, it will call
1288 'prune --worktrees --expire 3.months.ago'.
1289 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1290 "now" may be used to disable the grace period and prune
1291 $GIT_DIR/worktrees immediately.
1292
1293 gc.reflogExpire::
1294 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpire::
1295 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1296 this time; defaults to 90 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1297 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1298 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1299
1300 gc.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1301 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1302 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1303 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1304 defaults to 30 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1305 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1306 match the <pattern>.
1307
1308 gc.rerereResolved::
1309 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1310 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1311 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1312
1313 gc.rerereUnresolved::
1314 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1315 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1316 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1317
1318 gitcvs.commitMsgAnnotation::
1319 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1320 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1321
1322 gitcvs.enabled::
1323 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1324 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1325
1326 gitcvs.logFile::
1327 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1328 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1329
1330 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1331 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1332 attributes for files to determine the '-k' modes to use. If
1333 the attributes force Git to treat a file as text,
1334 the '-k' mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1335 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1336 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1337 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1338 the file type to be determined, then 'gitcvs.allBinary' is
1339 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1340
1341 gitcvs.allBinary::
1342 This is used if 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' does not resolve
1343 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1344 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1345 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1346 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1347 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1348 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1349 it is binary, similar to 'core.autocrlf'.
1350
1351 gitcvs.dbName::
1352 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1353 derived from the Git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1354 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1355 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1356 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1357 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1358
1359 gitcvs.dbDriver::
1360 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1361 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1362 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1363 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1364 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1365 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1366
1367 gitcvs.dbUser, gitcvs.dbPass::
1368 Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbDriver',
1369 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1370 'gitcvs.dbUser' supports variable substitution (see
1371 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1372
1373 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1374 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1375 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1376 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1377 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1378 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1379
1380 All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' and
1381 'gitcvs.allBinary' can also be specified as
1382 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1383 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1384 access method.
1385
1386 gitweb.category::
1387 gitweb.description::
1388 gitweb.owner::
1389 gitweb.url::
1390 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1391
1392 gitweb.avatar::
1393 gitweb.blame::
1394 gitweb.grep::
1395 gitweb.highlight::
1396 gitweb.patches::
1397 gitweb.pickaxe::
1398 gitweb.remote_heads::
1399 gitweb.showSizes::
1400 gitweb.snapshot::
1401 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1402
1403 grep.lineNumber::
1404 If set to true, enable '-n' option by default.
1405
1406 grep.patternType::
1407 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1408 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the '--basic-regexp', '--extended-regexp',
1409 '--fixed-strings', or '--perl-regexp' option accordingly, while the
1410 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1411
1412 grep.extendedRegexp::
1413 If set to true, enable '--extended-regexp' option by default. This
1414 option is ignored when the 'grep.patternType' option is set to a value
1415 other than 'default'.
1416
1417 gpg.program::
1418 Use this custom program instead of "gpg" found on $PATH when
1419 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1420 same command-line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1421 signature, "gpg --verify $file - <$signature" is run, and the
1422 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1423 code 0, and to generate an ASCII-armored detached signature, the
1424 standard input of "gpg -bsau $key" is fed with the contents to be
1425 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1426 standard output.
1427
1428 gui.commitMsgWidth::
1429 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1430 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1431
1432 gui.diffContext::
1433 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1434 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1435
1436 gui.displayUntracked::
1437 Determines if linkgit::git-gui[1] shows untracked files
1438 in the file list. The default is "true".
1439
1440 gui.encoding::
1441 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1442 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1443 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1444 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1445 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1446 locale encoding.
1447
1448 gui.matchTrackingBranch::
1449 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1450 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1451 not. Default: "false".
1452
1453 gui.newBranchTemplate::
1454 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1455 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1456
1457 gui.pruneDuringFetch::
1458 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1459 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1460
1461 gui.trustmtime::
1462 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1463 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1464
1465 gui.spellingDictionary::
1466 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1467 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1468 off.
1469
1470 gui.fastCopyBlame::
1471 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1472 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1473 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1474
1475 gui.copyBlameThreshold::
1476 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1477 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1478 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1479
1480 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1481 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1482 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1483 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1484 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1485
1486 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1487 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1488 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1489 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1490 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1491 the tool as 'GIT_GUITOOL', the name of the currently selected file as
1492 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1493 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1494
1495 guitool.<name>.needsFile::
1496 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1497 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1498
1499 guitool.<name>.noConsole::
1500 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1501 output.
1502
1503 guitool.<name>.noRescan::
1504 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1505 finishes execution.
1506
1507 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1508 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1509
1510 guitool.<name>.argPrompt::
1511 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1512 through the 'ARGS' environment variable. Since requesting an
1513 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1514 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1515 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1516 value of the variable is used.
1517
1518 guitool.<name>.revPrompt::
1519 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1520 'REVISION' environment variable. In other aspects this option
1521 is similar to 'argPrompt', and can be used together with it.
1522
1523 guitool.<name>.revUnmerged::
1524 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revPrompt' subdialog.
1525 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1526 for things like checkout or reset.
1527
1528 guitool.<name>.title::
1529 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1530 is the tool name.
1531
1532 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1533 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1534 the dialog, before subsections for 'argPrompt' and 'revPrompt'.
1535 The default value includes the actual command.
1536
1537 help.browser::
1538 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1539 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1540
1541 help.format::
1542 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1543 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1544 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1545
1546 help.autoCorrect::
1547 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1548 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1549 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1550 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1551 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1552 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1553 This is the default.
1554
1555 help.htmlPath::
1556 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1557 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1558 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1559 path of your Git installation.
1560
1561 http.proxy::
1562 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1563 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see
1564 `curl(1)`). This can be overridden on a per-remote basis; see
1565 remote.<name>.proxy
1566
1567 http.cookieFile::
1568 File containing previously stored cookie lines which should be used
1569 in the Git http session, if they match the server. The file format
1570 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
1571 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see linkgit:curl[1]).
1572 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookieFile is only used as
1573 input unless http.saveCookies is set.
1574
1575 http.saveCookies::
1576 If set, store cookies received during requests to the file specified by
1577 http.cookieFile. Has no effect if http.cookieFile is unset.
1578
1579 http.sslCipherList::
1580 A list of SSL ciphers to use when negotiating an SSL connection.
1581 The available ciphers depend on whether libcurl was built against
1582 NSS or OpenSSL and the particular configuration of the crypto
1583 library in use. Internally this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST'
1584 option; see the libcurl documentation for more details on the format
1585 of this list.
1586 +
1587 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST' environment variable.
1588 To force git to use libcurl's default cipher list and ignore any
1589 explicit http.sslCipherList option, set 'GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST' to the
1590 empty string.
1591
1592 http.sslVerify::
1593 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1594 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY' environment
1595 variable.
1596
1597 http.sslCert::
1598 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1599 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CERT' environment
1600 variable.
1601
1602 http.sslKey::
1603 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
1604 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
1605 variable.
1606
1607 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
1608 Enable Git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
1609 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
1610 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
1611 'GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED' environment variable.
1612
1613 http.sslCAInfo::
1614 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
1615 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
1616 'GIT_SSL_CAINFO' environment variable.
1617
1618 http.sslCAPath::
1619 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
1620 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
1621 by the 'GIT_SSL_CAPATH' environment variable.
1622
1623 http.sslTry::
1624 Attempt to use AUTH SSL/TLS and encrypted data transfers
1625 when connecting via regular FTP protocol. This might be needed
1626 if the FTP server requires it for security reasons or you wish
1627 to connect securely whenever remote FTP server supports it.
1628 Default is false since it might trigger certificate verification
1629 errors on misconfigured servers.
1630
1631 http.maxRequests::
1632 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
1633 by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
1634
1635 http.minSessions::
1636 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
1637 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
1638 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
1639 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
1640
1641 http.postBuffer::
1642 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
1643 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
1644 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
1645 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
1646 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
1647 sufficient for most requests.
1648
1649 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
1650 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
1651 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
1652 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT' and
1653 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME' environment variables.
1654
1655 http.noEPSV::
1656 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
1657 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
1658 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
1659 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
1660
1661 http.userAgent::
1662 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
1663 value represents the version of the client Git such as git/1.7.1.
1664 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
1665 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
1666 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
1667 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
1668 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT' environment variable.
1669
1670 http.<url>.*::
1671 Any of the http.* options above can be applied selectively to some URLs.
1672 For a config key to match a URL, each element of the config key is
1673 compared to that of the URL, in the following order:
1674 +
1675 --
1676 . Scheme (e.g., `https` in `https://example.com/`). This field
1677 must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
1678
1679 . Host/domain name (e.g., `example.com` in `https://example.com/`).
1680 This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
1681
1682 . Port number (e.g., `8080` in `http://example.com:8080/`).
1683 This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
1684 Omitted port numbers are automatically converted to the correct
1685 default for the scheme before matching.
1686
1687 . Path (e.g., `repo.git` in `https://example.com/repo.git`). The
1688 path field of the config key must match the path field of the URL
1689 either exactly or as a prefix of slash-delimited path elements. This means
1690 a config key with path `foo/` matches URL path `foo/bar`. A prefix can only
1691 match on a slash (`/`) boundary. Longer matches take precedence (so a config
1692 key with path `foo/bar` is a better match to URL path `foo/bar` than a config
1693 key with just path `foo/`).
1694
1695 . User name (e.g., `user` in `https://user@example.com/repo.git`). If
1696 the config key has a user name it must match the user name in the
1697 URL exactly. If the config key does not have a user name, that
1698 config key will match a URL with any user name (including none),
1699 but at a lower precedence than a config key with a user name.
1700 --
1701 +
1702 The list above is ordered by decreasing precedence; a URL that matches
1703 a config key's path is preferred to one that matches its user name. For example,
1704 if the URL is `https://user@example.com/foo/bar` a config key match of
1705 `https://example.com/foo` will be preferred over a config key match of
1706 `https://user@example.com`.
1707 +
1708 All URLs are normalized before attempting any matching (the password part,
1709 if embedded in the URL, is always ignored for matching purposes) so that
1710 equivalent URLs that are simply spelled differently will match properly.
1711 Environment variable settings always override any matches. The URLs that are
1712 matched against are those given directly to Git commands. This means any URLs
1713 visited as a result of a redirection do not participate in matching.
1714
1715 i18n.commitEncoding::
1716 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
1717 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
1718 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
1719 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
1720 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
1721
1722 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
1723 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
1724 running 'git log' and friends.
1725
1726 imap::
1727 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
1728 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
1729
1730 index.version::
1731 Specify the version with which new index files should be
1732 initialized. This does not affect existing repositories.
1733
1734 init.templateDir::
1735 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
1736 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
1737
1738 instaweb.browser::
1739 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
1740 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1741
1742 instaweb.httpd::
1743 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
1744 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1745
1746 instaweb.local::
1747 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
1748 be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
1749
1750 instaweb.modulePath::
1751 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
1752 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
1753 is Apache.
1754
1755 instaweb.port::
1756 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
1757 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1758
1759 interactive.singleKey::
1760 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
1761 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
1762 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
1763 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
1764 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
1765 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
1766 is not available; requires the Perl module Term::ReadKey.
1767
1768 log.abbrevCommit::
1769 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
1770 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
1771 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
1772
1773 log.date::
1774 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
1775 Setting a value for log.date is similar to using 'git log''s
1776 `--date` option. Possible values are `relative`, `local`,
1777 `default`, `iso`, `rfc`, and `short`; see linkgit:git-log[1]
1778 for details.
1779
1780 log.decorate::
1781 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
1782 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
1783 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
1784 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
1785 This is the same as the log commands '--decorate' option.
1786
1787 log.showRoot::
1788 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
1789 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
1790 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
1791 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
1792
1793 log.mailmap::
1794 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
1795 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--use-mailmap`.
1796
1797 mailinfo.scissors::
1798 If true, makes linkgit:git-mailinfo[1] (and therefore
1799 linkgit:git-am[1]) act by default as if the --scissors option
1800 was provided on the command-line. When active, this features
1801 removes everything from the message body before a scissors
1802 line (i.e. consisting mainly of ">8", "8<" and "-").
1803
1804 mailmap.file::
1805 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
1806 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
1807 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
1808 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
1809 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
1810 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
1811
1812 mailmap.blob::
1813 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
1814 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
1815 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
1816 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
1817 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
1818 defaults to empty.
1819
1820 man.viewer::
1821 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
1822 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1823
1824 man.<tool>.cmd::
1825 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
1826 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
1827 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
1828
1829 man.<tool>.path::
1830 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1831 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1832
1833 include::merge-config.txt[]
1834
1835 mergetool.<tool>.path::
1836 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1837 your tool is not in the PATH.
1838
1839 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
1840 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
1841 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1842 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
1843 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
1844 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
1845 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
1846 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
1847 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
1848 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
1849
1850 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
1851 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
1852 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
1853 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
1854 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
1855 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
1856 indicate the success of the merge.
1857
1858 mergetool.meld.hasOutput::
1859 Older versions of `meld` do not support the `--output` option.
1860 Git will attempt to detect whether `meld` supports `--output`
1861 by inspecting the output of `meld --help`. Configuring
1862 `mergetool.meld.hasOutput` will make Git skip these checks and
1863 use the configured value instead. Setting `mergetool.meld.hasOutput`
1864 to `true` tells Git to unconditionally use the `--output` option,
1865 and `false` avoids using `--output`.
1866
1867 mergetool.keepBackup::
1868 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
1869 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
1870 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
1871 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
1872
1873 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
1874 When invoking a custom merge tool, Git uses a set of temporary
1875 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
1876 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
1877 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
1878 exited. Defaults to `false`.
1879
1880 mergetool.writeToTemp::
1881 Git writes temporary 'BASE', 'LOCAL', and 'REMOTE' versions of
1882 conflicting files in the worktree by default. Git will attempt
1883 to use a temporary directory for these files when set `true`.
1884 Defaults to `false`.
1885
1886 mergetool.prompt::
1887 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
1888
1889 notes.displayRef::
1890 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
1891 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
1892 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
1893 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
1894 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
1895 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
1896 ignored.
1897 +
1898 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
1899 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1900 globs.
1901 +
1902 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
1903 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
1904 displayed.
1905
1906 notes.rewrite.<command>::
1907 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
1908 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, Git
1909 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
1910 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
1911 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
1912
1913 notes.rewriteMode::
1914 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
1915 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
1916 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
1917 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, or `ignore`. Defaults to
1918 `concatenate`.
1919 +
1920 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
1921 environment variable.
1922
1923 notes.rewriteRef::
1924 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
1925 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
1926 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
1927 You may also specify this configuration several times.
1928 +
1929 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
1930 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
1931 rewriting for the default commit notes.
1932 +
1933 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
1934 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1935 globs.
1936
1937 pack.window::
1938 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1939 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
1940
1941 pack.depth::
1942 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1943 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
1944
1945 pack.windowMemory::
1946 The maximum size of memory that is consumed by each thread
1947 in linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] for pack window memory when
1948 no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
1949 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". When left unconfigured (or
1950 set explicitly to 0), there will be no limit.
1951
1952 pack.compression::
1953 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
1954 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
1955 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
1956 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
1957 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
1958 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
1959 to level 6)."
1960 +
1961 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
1962 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
1963 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
1964
1965 pack.deltaCacheSize::
1966 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
1967 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
1968 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
1969 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
1970 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
1971 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
1972 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
1973 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
1974 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
1975
1976 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
1977 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
1978 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
1979 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
1980 result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
1981
1982 pack.threads::
1983 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
1984 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1985 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
1986 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
1987 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
1988 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
1989 Specifying 0 will cause Git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
1990 and set the number of threads accordingly.
1991
1992 pack.indexVersion::
1993 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
1994 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
1995 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
1996 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
1997 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
1998 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
1999 larger than 2 GB.
2000 +
2001 If you have an old Git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
2002 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http" and "rsync")
2003 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
2004 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
2005 older version of Git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
2006 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
2007 the `*.idx` file.
2008
2009 pack.packSizeLimit::
2010 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
2011 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
2012 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
2013 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. The minimum size allowed is
2014 limited to 1 MiB. The default is unlimited.
2015 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
2016 supported.
2017
2018 pack.useBitmaps::
2019 When true, git will use pack bitmaps (if available) when packing
2020 to stdout (e.g., during the server side of a fetch). Defaults to
2021 true. You should not generally need to turn this off unless
2022 you are debugging pack bitmaps.
2023
2024 pack.writeBitmaps (deprecated)::
2025 This is a deprecated synonym for `repack.writeBitmaps`.
2026
2027 pack.writeBitmapHashCache::
2028 When true, git will include a "hash cache" section in the bitmap
2029 index (if one is written). This cache can be used to feed git's
2030 delta heuristics, potentially leading to better deltas between
2031 bitmapped and non-bitmapped objects (e.g., when serving a fetch
2032 between an older, bitmapped pack and objects that have been
2033 pushed since the last gc). The downside is that it consumes 4
2034 bytes per object of disk space, and that JGit's bitmap
2035 implementation does not understand it, causing it to complain if
2036 Git and JGit are used on the same repository. Defaults to false.
2037
2038 pager.<cmd>::
2039 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
2040 output of a particular Git subcommand when writing to a tty.
2041 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
2042 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
2043 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
2044 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
2045 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
2046
2047 pretty.<name>::
2048 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
2049 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
2050 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
2051 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
2052 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
2053 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
2054 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
2055 will be silently ignored.
2056
2057 pull.ff::
2058 By default, Git does not create an extra merge commit when merging
2059 a commit that is a descendant of the current commit. Instead, the
2060 tip of the current branch is fast-forwarded. When set to `false`,
2061 this variable tells Git to create an extra merge commit in such
2062 a case (equivalent to giving the `--no-ff` option from the command
2063 line). When set to `only`, only such fast-forward merges are
2064 allowed (equivalent to giving the `--ff-only` option from the
2065 command line). This setting overrides `merge.ff` when pulling.
2066
2067 pull.rebase::
2068 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
2069 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
2070 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
2071 per-branch basis.
2072 +
2073 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
2074 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
2075 by running 'git pull'.
2076 +
2077 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
2078 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
2079 for details).
2080
2081 pull.octopus::
2082 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
2083 at once.
2084
2085 pull.twohead::
2086 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
2087
2088 push.default::
2089 Defines the action `git push` should take if no refspec is
2090 explicitly given. Different values are well-suited for
2091 specific workflows; for instance, in a purely central workflow
2092 (i.e. the fetch source is equal to the push destination),
2093 `upstream` is probably what you want. Possible values are:
2094 +
2095 --
2096
2097 * `nothing` - do not push anything (error out) unless a refspec is
2098 explicitly given. This is primarily meant for people who want to
2099 avoid mistakes by always being explicit.
2100
2101 * `current` - push the current branch to update a branch with the same
2102 name on the receiving end. Works in both central and non-central
2103 workflows.
2104
2105 * `upstream` - push the current branch back to the branch whose
2106 changes are usually integrated into the current branch (which is
2107 called `@{upstream}`). This mode only makes sense if you are
2108 pushing to the same repository you would normally pull from
2109 (i.e. central workflow).
2110
2111 * `simple` - in centralized workflow, work like `upstream` with an
2112 added safety to refuse to push if the upstream branch's name is
2113 different from the local one.
2114 +
2115 When pushing to a remote that is different from the remote you normally
2116 pull from, work as `current`. This is the safest option and is suited
2117 for beginners.
2118 +
2119 This mode has become the default in Git 2.0.
2120
2121 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name on both ends.
2122 This makes the repository you are pushing to remember the set of
2123 branches that will be pushed out (e.g. if you always push 'maint'
2124 and 'master' there and no other branches, the repository you push
2125 to will have these two branches, and your local 'maint' and
2126 'master' will be pushed there).
2127 +
2128 To use this mode effectively, you have to make sure _all_ the
2129 branches you would push out are ready to be pushed out before
2130 running 'git push', as the whole point of this mode is to allow you
2131 to push all of the branches in one go. If you usually finish work
2132 on only one branch and push out the result, while other branches are
2133 unfinished, this mode is not for you. Also this mode is not
2134 suitable for pushing into a shared central repository, as other
2135 people may add new branches there, or update the tip of existing
2136 branches outside your control.
2137 +
2138 This used to be the default, but not since Git 2.0 (`simple` is the
2139 new default).
2140
2141 --
2142
2143 push.followTags::
2144 If set to true enable '--follow-tags' option by default. You
2145 may override this configuration at time of push by specifying
2146 '--no-follow-tags'.
2147
2148
2149 rebase.stat::
2150 Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
2151 rebase. False by default.
2152
2153 rebase.autoSquash::
2154 If set to true enable '--autosquash' option by default.
2155
2156 rebase.autoStash::
2157 When set to true, automatically create a temporary stash
2158 before the operation begins, and apply it after the operation
2159 ends. This means that you can run rebase on a dirty worktree.
2160 However, use with care: the final stash application after a
2161 successful rebase might result in non-trivial conflicts.
2162 Defaults to false.
2163
2164 receive.advertiseAtomic::
2165 By default, git-receive-pack will advertise the atomic push
2166 capability to its clients. If you don't want to this capability
2167 to be advertised, set this variable to false.
2168
2169 receive.autogc::
2170 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
2171 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
2172 it by setting this variable to false.
2173
2174 receive.certNonceSeed::
2175 By setting this variable to a string, `git receive-pack`
2176 will accept a `git push --signed` and verifies it by using
2177 a "nonce" protected by HMAC using this string as a secret
2178 key.
2179
2180 receive.certNonceSlop::
2181 When a `git push --signed` sent a push certificate with a
2182 "nonce" that was issued by a receive-pack serving the same
2183 repository within this many seconds, export the "nonce"
2184 found in the certificate to `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE` to the
2185 hooks (instead of what the receive-pack asked the sending
2186 side to include). This may allow writing checks in
2187 `pre-receive` and `post-receive` a bit easier. Instead of
2188 checking `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_SLOP` environment variable
2189 that records by how many seconds the nonce is stale to
2190 decide if they want to accept the certificate, they only
2191 can check `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_STATUS` is `OK`.
2192
2193 receive.fsckObjects::
2194 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
2195 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
2196 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
2197 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
2198 is used instead.
2199
2200 receive.unpackLimit::
2201 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
2202 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
2203 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
2204 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
2205 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
2206 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
2207 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
2208 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
2209
2210 receive.denyDeletes::
2211 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
2212 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
2213
2214 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
2215 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
2216 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2217
2218 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
2219 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
2220 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2221 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
2222 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
2223 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
2224 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
2225 message. Defaults to "refuse".
2226 +
2227 Another option is "updateInstead" which will update the working
2228 tree if pushing into the current branch. This option is
2229 intended for synchronizing working directories when one side is not easily
2230 accessible via interactive ssh (e.g. a live web site, hence the requirement
2231 that the working directory be clean). This mode also comes in handy when
2232 developing inside a VM to test and fix code on different Operating Systems.
2233 +
2234 By default, "updateInstead" will refuse the push if the working tree or
2235 the index have any difference from the HEAD, but the `push-to-checkout`
2236 hook can be used to customize this. See linkgit:githooks[5].
2237
2238 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
2239 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
2240 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
2241 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
2242 set when initializing a shared repository.
2243
2244 receive.hideRefs::
2245 String(s) `receive-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
2246 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
2247 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
2248 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
2249 variable is excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git
2250 push`, and an attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by
2251 `git push` is rejected.
2252
2253 receive.updateServerInfo::
2254 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
2255 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
2256
2257 receive.shallowUpdate::
2258 If set to true, .git/shallow can be updated when new refs
2259 require new shallow roots. Otherwise those refs are rejected.
2260
2261 remote.pushDefault::
2262 The remote to push to by default. Overrides
2263 `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches, and is overridden by
2264 `branch.<name>.pushRemote` for specific branches.
2265
2266 remote.<name>.url::
2267 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
2268 linkgit:git-push[1].
2269
2270 remote.<name>.pushurl::
2271 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
2272
2273 remote.<name>.proxy::
2274 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
2275 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
2276 disable proxying for that remote.
2277
2278 remote.<name>.fetch::
2279 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
2280 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
2281
2282 remote.<name>.push::
2283 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
2284 linkgit:git-push[1].
2285
2286 remote.<name>.mirror::
2287 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
2288 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
2289
2290 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
2291 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2292 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2293 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2294
2295 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
2296 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2297 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2298 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2299
2300 remote.<name>.receivepack::
2301 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
2302 option --receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
2303
2304 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
2305 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
2306 option --upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
2307
2308 remote.<name>.tagOpt::
2309 Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when
2310 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to --tags will fetch every
2311 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
2312 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
2313 override this setting. See options --tags and --no-tags of
2314 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
2315
2316 remote.<name>.vcs::
2317 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
2318 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
2319
2320 remote.<name>.prune::
2321 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
2322 remove any remote-tracking references that no longer exist on the
2323 remote (as if the `--prune` option was given on the command line).
2324 Overrides `fetch.prune` settings, if any.
2325
2326 remotes.<group>::
2327 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
2328 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
2329
2330 repack.useDeltaBaseOffset::
2331 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
2332 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
2333 Git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
2334 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
2335 "false" and repack. Access from old Git versions over the
2336 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
2337
2338 repack.packKeptObjects::
2339 If set to true, makes `git repack` act as if
2340 `--pack-kept-objects` was passed. See linkgit:git-repack[1] for
2341 details. Defaults to `false` normally, but `true` if a bitmap
2342 index is being written (either via `--write-bitmap-index` or
2343 `repack.writeBitmaps`).
2344
2345 repack.writeBitmaps::
2346 When true, git will write a bitmap index when packing all
2347 objects to disk (e.g., when `git repack -a` is run). This
2348 index can speed up the "counting objects" phase of subsequent
2349 packs created for clones and fetches, at the cost of some disk
2350 space and extra time spent on the initial repack. Defaults to
2351 false.
2352
2353 rerere.autoUpdate::
2354 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
2355 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
2356 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
2357
2358 rerere.enabled::
2359 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
2360 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
2361 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
2362 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
2363 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
2364 repository.
2365
2366 sendemail.identity::
2367 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
2368 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
2369 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
2370 the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
2371
2372 sendemail.smtpEncryption::
2373 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
2374 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
2375
2376 sendemail.smtpssl (deprecated)::
2377 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpEncryption = ssl'.
2378
2379 sendemail.smtpsslcertpath::
2380 Path to ca-certificates (either a directory or a single file).
2381 Set it to an empty string to disable certificate verification.
2382
2383 sendemail.<identity>.*::
2384 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
2385 found below, taking precedence over those when the this
2386 identity is selected, through command-line or
2387 'sendemail.identity'.
2388
2389 sendemail.aliasesFile::
2390 sendemail.aliasFileType::
2391 sendemail.annotate::
2392 sendemail.bcc::
2393 sendemail.cc::
2394 sendemail.ccCmd::
2395 sendemail.chainReplyTo::
2396 sendemail.confirm::
2397 sendemail.envelopeSender::
2398 sendemail.from::
2399 sendemail.multiEdit::
2400 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
2401 sendemail.smtpPass::
2402 sendemail.suppresscc::
2403 sendemail.suppressFrom::
2404 sendemail.to::
2405 sendemail.smtpDomain::
2406 sendemail.smtpServer::
2407 sendemail.smtpServerPort::
2408 sendemail.smtpServerOption::
2409 sendemail.smtpUser::
2410 sendemail.thread::
2411 sendemail.transferEncoding::
2412 sendemail.validate::
2413 sendemail.xmailer::
2414 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
2415
2416 sendemail.signedoffcc (deprecated)::
2417 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.signedoffbycc'.
2418
2419 showbranch.default::
2420 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2421 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2422
2423 status.relativePaths::
2424 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
2425 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
2426 relative to the repository root (this was the default for Git
2427 prior to v1.5.4).
2428
2429 status.short::
2430 Set to true to enable --short by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
2431 The option --no-short takes precedence over this variable.
2432
2433 status.branch::
2434 Set to true to enable --branch by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
2435 The option --no-branch takes precedence over this variable.
2436
2437 status.displayCommentPrefix::
2438 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will insert a comment
2439 prefix before each output line (starting with
2440 `core.commentChar`, i.e. `#` by default). This was the
2441 behavior of linkgit:git-status[1] in Git 1.8.4 and previous.
2442 Defaults to false.
2443
2444 status.showUntrackedFiles::
2445 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
2446 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
2447 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
2448 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
2449 the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
2450 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
2451 the untracked files. Possible values are:
2452 +
2453 --
2454 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
2455 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
2456 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
2457 --
2458 +
2459 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
2460 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
2461 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
2462
2463 status.submoduleSummary::
2464 Defaults to false.
2465 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
2466 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
2467 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
2468 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]). Please note
2469 that the summary output command will be suppressed for all
2470 submodules when `diff.ignoreSubmodules` is set to 'all' or only
2471 for those submodules where `submodule.<name>.ignore=all`. The only
2472 exception to that rule is that status and commit will show staged
2473 submodule changes. To
2474 also view the summary for ignored submodules you can either use
2475 the --ignore-submodules=dirty command-line option or the 'git
2476 submodule summary' command, which shows a similar output but does
2477 not honor these settings.
2478
2479 submodule.<name>.path::
2480 submodule.<name>.url::
2481 The path within this project and URL for a submodule. These
2482 variables are initially populated by 'git submodule init'. See
2483 linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for
2484 details.
2485
2486 submodule.<name>.update::
2487 The default update procedure for a submodule. This variable
2488 is populated by `git submodule init` from the
2489 linkgit:gitmodules[5] file. See description of 'update'
2490 command in linkgit:git-submodule[1].
2491
2492 submodule.<name>.branch::
2493 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
2494 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
2495 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
2496 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2497
2498 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
2499 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
2500 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
2501 command-line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
2502 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
2503 file.
2504
2505 submodule.<name>.ignore::
2506 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
2507 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
2508 modified (but it will nonetheless show up in the output of status and
2509 commit when it has been staged), "dirty" will ignore all changes
2510 to the submodules work tree and
2511 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
2512 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
2513 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
2514 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
2515 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
2516 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
2517 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
2518 "--ignore-submodules" option. The 'git submodule' commands are not
2519 affected by this setting.
2520
2521 tag.sort::
2522 This variable controls the sort ordering of tags when displayed by
2523 linkgit:git-tag[1]. Without the "--sort=<value>" option provided, the
2524 value of this variable will be used as the default.
2525
2526 tar.umask::
2527 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
2528 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
2529 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
2530 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
2531 linkgit:git-archive[1].
2532
2533 transfer.fsckObjects::
2534 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
2535 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2536 Defaults to false.
2537
2538 transfer.hideRefs::
2539 This variable can be used to set both `receive.hideRefs`
2540 and `uploadpack.hideRefs` at the same time to the same
2541 values. See entries for these other variables.
2542
2543 transfer.unpackLimit::
2544 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
2545 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2546 The default value is 100.
2547
2548 uploadarchive.allowUnreachable::
2549 If true, allow clients to use `git archive --remote` to request
2550 any tree, whether reachable from the ref tips or not. See the
2551 discussion in the `SECURITY` section of
2552 linkgit:git-upload-archive[1] for more details. Defaults to
2553 `false`.
2554
2555 uploadpack.hideRefs::
2556 String(s) `upload-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
2557 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
2558 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
2559 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
2560 variable is excluded, and is hidden from `git ls-remote`,
2561 `git fetch`, etc. An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git
2562 fetch` will fail. See also `uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant`.
2563
2564 uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant::
2565 When `uploadpack.hideRefs` is in effect, allow `upload-pack`
2566 to accept a fetch request that asks for an object at the tip
2567 of a hidden ref (by default, such a request is rejected).
2568 see also `uploadpack.hideRefs`.
2569
2570 uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant::
2571 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for an
2572 object that is reachable from any ref tip. However, note that
2573 calculating object reachability is computationally expensive.
2574 Defaults to `false`.
2575
2576 uploadpack.keepAlive::
2577 When `upload-pack` has started `pack-objects`, there may be a
2578 quiet period while `pack-objects` prepares the pack. Normally
2579 it would output progress information, but if `--quiet` was used
2580 for the fetch, `pack-objects` will output nothing at all until
2581 the pack data begins. Some clients and networks may consider
2582 the server to be hung and give up. Setting this option instructs
2583 `upload-pack` to send an empty keepalive packet every
2584 `uploadpack.keepAlive` seconds. Setting this option to 0
2585 disables keepalive packets entirely. The default is 5 seconds.
2586
2587 url.<base>.insteadOf::
2588 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
2589 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
2590 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2591 access methods, and some users need to use different access
2592 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
2593 equivalent URLs and have Git automatically rewrite the URL to
2594 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
2595 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2596 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
2597
2598 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
2599 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
2600 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
2601 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
2602 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2603 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
2604 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have Git
2605 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
2606 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2607 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
2608 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, Git will ignore this
2609 setting for that remote.
2610
2611 user.email::
2612 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2613 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
2614 'EMAIL' environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2615
2616 user.name::
2617 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2618 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
2619 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2620
2621 user.signingKey::
2622 If linkgit:git-tag[1] or linkgit:git-commit[1] is not selecting the
2623 key you want it to automatically when creating a signed tag or
2624 commit, you can override the default selection with this variable.
2625 This option is passed unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter,
2626 so you may specify a key using any method that gpg supports.
2627
2628 versionsort.prereleaseSuffix::
2629 When version sort is used in linkgit:git-tag[1], prerelease
2630 tags (e.g. "1.0-rc1") may appear after the main release
2631 "1.0". By specifying the suffix "-rc" in this variable,
2632 "1.0-rc1" will appear before "1.0".
2633 +
2634 This variable can be specified multiple times, once per suffix. The
2635 order of suffixes in the config file determines the sorting order
2636 (e.g. if "-pre" appears before "-rc" in the config file then 1.0-preXX
2637 is sorted before 1.0-rcXX). The sorting order between different
2638 suffixes is undefined if they are in multiple config files.
2639
2640 web.browser::
2641 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
2642 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
2643 may use it.