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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.
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.
20 Syntax
21 ~~~~~~
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.
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.
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:
38 --------
39 [section "subsection"]
41 --------
43 Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
44 newline and the null byte. Doublequote `"` and backslash can be included
45 by escaping them as `\"` and `\\`, respectively. Backslashes preceding
46 other characters are dropped when reading; for example, `\t` is read as
47 `t` and `\0` is read as `0` Section headers cannot span multiple lines.
48 Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection. You
49 can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you don't
50 need to.
52 There is also a deprecated `[section.subsection]` syntax. With this
53 syntax, the subsection name is converted to lower-case and is also
54 compared case sensitively. These subsection names follow the same
55 restrictions as section names.
57 All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
58 header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
59 'name = value' (or just 'name', which is a short-hand to say that
60 the variable is the boolean "true").
61 The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric characters
62 and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character.
64 A line that defines a value can be continued to the next line by
65 ending it with a `\`; the backquote and the end-of-line are
66 stripped. Leading whitespaces after 'name =', the remainder of the
67 line after the first comment character '#' or ';', and trailing
68 whitespaces of the line are discarded unless they are enclosed in
69 double quotes. Internal whitespaces within the value are retained
70 verbatim.
72 Inside double quotes, double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters
73 must be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
75 The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
76 `\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
77 and `\b` for backspace (BS). Other char escape sequences (including octal
78 escape sequences) are invalid.
81 Includes
82 ~~~~~~~~
84 The `include` and `includeIf` sections allow you to include config
85 directives from another source. These sections behave identically to
86 each other with the exception that `includeIf` sections may be ignored
87 if their condition does not evaluate to true; see "Conditional includes"
88 below.
90 You can include a config file from another by setting the special
91 `include.path` (or `includeIf.*.path`) variable to the name of the file
92 to be included. The variable takes a pathname as its value, and is
93 subject to tilde expansion. These variables can be given multiple times.
95 The contents of the included file are inserted immediately, as if they
96 had been found at the location of the include directive. If the value of the
97 variable is a relative path, the path is considered to
98 be relative to the configuration file in which the include directive
99 was found. See below for examples.
101 Conditional includes
102 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
104 You can include a config file from another conditionally by setting a
105 `includeIf.<condition>.path` variable to the name of the file to be
106 included.
108 The condition starts with a keyword followed by a colon and some data
109 whose format and meaning depends on the keyword. Supported keywords
110 are:
112 `gitdir`::
114 The data that follows the keyword `gitdir:` is used as a glob
115 pattern. If the location of the .git directory matches the
116 pattern, the include condition is met.
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118 The .git location may be auto-discovered, or come from `$GIT_DIR`
119 environment variable. If the repository is auto discovered via a .git
120 file (e.g. from submodules, or a linked worktree), the .git location
121 would be the final location where the .git directory is, not where the
122 .git file is.
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124 The pattern can contain standard globbing wildcards and two additional
125 ones, `**/` and `/**`, that can match multiple path components. Please
126 refer to linkgit:gitignore[5] for details. For convenience:
128 * If the pattern starts with `~/`, `~` will be substituted with the
129 content of the environment variable `HOME`.
131 * If the pattern starts with `./`, it is replaced with the directory
132 containing the current config file.
134 * If the pattern does not start with either `~/`, `./` or `/`, `**/`
135 will be automatically prepended. For example, the pattern `foo/bar`
136 becomes `**/foo/bar` and would match `/any/path/to/foo/bar`.
138 * If the pattern ends with `/`, `**` will be automatically added. For
139 example, the pattern `foo/` becomes `foo/**`. In other words, it
140 matches "foo" and everything inside, recursively.
142 `gitdir/i`::
143 This is the same as `gitdir` except that matching is done
144 case-insensitively (e.g. on case-insensitive file sytems)
146 A few more notes on matching via `gitdir` and `gitdir/i`:
148 * Symlinks in `$GIT_DIR` are not resolved before matching.
150 * Both the symlink & realpath versions of paths will be matched
151 outside of `$GIT_DIR`. E.g. if ~/git is a symlink to
152 /mnt/storage/git, both `gitdir:~/git` and `gitdir:/mnt/storage/git`
153 will match.
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155 This was not the case in the initial release of this feature in
156 v2.13.0, which only matched the realpath version. Configuration that
157 wants to be compatible with the initial release of this feature needs
158 to either specify only the realpath version, or both versions.
160 * Note that "../" is not special and will match literally, which is
161 unlikely what you want.
163 Example
164 ~~~~~~~
166 # Core variables
167 [core]
168 ; Don't trust file modes
169 filemode = false
171 # Our diff algorithm
172 [diff]
173 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
174 renames = true
176 [branch "devel"]
177 remote = origin
178 merge = refs/heads/devel
180 # Proxy settings
181 [core]
182 gitProxy="ssh" for ""
183 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
185 [include]
186 path = /path/to/ ; include by absolute path
187 path = ; find "" relative to the current file
188 path = ~/ ; find "" in your `$HOME` directory
190 ; include if $GIT_DIR is /path/to/foo/.git
191 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/foo/.git"]
192 path = /path/to/
194 ; include for all repositories inside /path/to/group
195 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/group/"]
196 path = /path/to/
198 ; include for all repositories inside $HOME/to/group
199 [includeIf "gitdir:~/to/group/"]
200 path = /path/to/
202 ; relative paths are always relative to the including
203 ; file (if the condition is true); their location is not
204 ; affected by the condition
205 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/group/"]
206 path =
208 Values
209 ~~~~~~
211 Values of many variables are treated as a simple string, but there
212 are variables that take values of specific types and there are rules
213 as to how to spell them.
215 boolean::
217 When a variable is said to take a boolean value, many
218 synonyms are accepted for 'true' and 'false'; these are all
219 case-insensitive.
221 true;; Boolean true literals are `yes`, `on`, `true`,
222 and `1`. Also, a variable defined without `= <value>`
223 is taken as true.
225 false;; Boolean false literals are `no`, `off`, `false`,
226 `0` and the empty string.
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228 When converting value to the canonical form using `--bool` type
229 specifier, 'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or
230 "false" (spelled in lowercase).
232 integer::
233 The value for many variables that specify various sizes can
234 be suffixed with `k`, `M`,... to mean "scale the number by
235 1024", "by 1024x1024", etc.
237 color::
238 The value for a variable that takes a color is a list of
239 colors (at most two, one for foreground and one for background)
240 and attributes (as many as you want), separated by spaces.
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242 The basic colors accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`,
243 `blue`, `magenta`, `cyan` and `white`. The first color given is the
244 foreground; the second is the background.
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246 Colors may also be given as numbers between 0 and 255; these use ANSI
247 256-color mode (but note that not all terminals may support this). If
248 your terminal supports it, you may also specify 24-bit RGB values as
249 hex, like `#ff0ab3`.
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251 The accepted attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`, `blink`, `reverse`,
252 `italic`, and `strike` (for crossed-out or "strikethrough" letters).
253 The position of any attributes with respect to the colors
254 (before, after, or in between), doesn't matter. Specific attributes may
255 be turned off by prefixing them with `no` or `no-` (e.g., `noreverse`,
256 `no-ul`, etc).
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258 An empty color string produces no color effect at all. This can be used
259 to avoid coloring specific elements without disabling color entirely.
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261 For git's pre-defined color slots, the attributes are meant to be reset
262 at the beginning of each item in the colored output. So setting
263 `color.decorate.branch` to `black` will paint that branch name in a
264 plain `black`, even if the previous thing on the same output line (e.g.
265 opening parenthesis before the list of branch names in `log --decorate`
266 output) is set to be painted with `bold` or some other attribute.
267 However, custom log formats may do more complicated and layered
268 coloring, and the negated forms may be useful there.
270 pathname::
271 A variable that takes a pathname value can be given a
272 string that begins with "`~/`" or "`~user/`", and the usual
273 tilde expansion happens to such a string: `~/`
274 is expanded to the value of `$HOME`, and `~user/` to the
275 specified user's home directory.
278 Variables
279 ~~~~~~~~~
281 Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
282 For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
283 in the appropriate manual page.
285 Other git-related tools may and do use their own variables. When
286 inventing new variables for use in your own tool, make sure their
287 names do not conflict with those that are used by Git itself and
288 other popular tools, and describe them in your documentation.
291 advice.*::
292 These variables control various optional help messages designed to
293 aid new users. All 'advice.*' variables default to 'true', and you
294 can tell Git that you do not need help by setting these to 'false':
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296 --
297 pushUpdateRejected::
298 Set this variable to 'false' if you want to disable
299 'pushNonFFCurrent',
300 'pushNonFFMatching', 'pushAlreadyExists',
301 'pushFetchFirst', and 'pushNeedsForce'
302 simultaneously.
303 pushNonFFCurrent::
304 Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] fails due to a
305 non-fast-forward update to the current branch.
306 pushNonFFMatching::
307 Advice shown when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed
308 'matching refs' explicitly (i.e. you used ':', or
309 specified a refspec that isn't your current branch) and
310 it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
311 pushAlreadyExists::
312 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
313 does not qualify for fast-forwarding (e.g., a tag.)
314 pushFetchFirst::
315 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
316 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
317 object we do not have.
318 pushNeedsForce::
319 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
320 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
321 object that is not a commit-ish, or make the remote
322 ref point at an object that is not a commit-ish.
323 statusHints::
324 Show directions on how to proceed from the current
325 state in the output of linkgit:git-status[1], in
326 the template shown when writing commit messages in
327 linkgit:git-commit[1], and in the help message shown
328 by linkgit:git-checkout[1] when switching branch.
329 statusUoption::
330 Advise to consider using the `-u` option to linkgit:git-status[1]
331 when the command takes more than 2 seconds to enumerate untracked
332 files.
333 commitBeforeMerge::
334 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
335 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
336 resolveConflict::
337 Advice shown by various commands when conflicts
338 prevent the operation from being performed.
339 implicitIdentity::
340 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
341 your information is guessed from the system username and
342 domain name.
343 detachedHead::
344 Advice shown when you used linkgit:git-checkout[1] to
345 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
346 a local branch after the fact.
347 amWorkDir::
348 Advice that shows the location of the patch file when
349 linkgit:git-am[1] fails to apply it.
350 rmHints::
351 In case of failure in the output of linkgit:git-rm[1],
352 show directions on how to proceed from the current state.
353 addEmbeddedRepo::
354 Advice on what to do when you've accidentally added one
355 git repo inside of another.
356 ignoredHook::
357 Advice shown if a hook is ignored because the hook is not
358 set as executable.
359 waitingForEditor::
360 Print a message to the terminal whenever Git is waiting for
361 editor input from the user.
362 --
364 core.fileMode::
365 Tells Git if the executable bit of files in the working tree
366 is to be honored.
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368 Some filesystems lose the executable bit when a file that is
369 marked as executable is checked out, or checks out a
370 non-executable file with executable bit on.
371 linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1] probe the filesystem
372 to see if it handles the executable bit correctly
373 and this variable is automatically set as necessary.
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375 A repository, however, may be on a filesystem that handles
376 the filemode correctly, and this variable is set to 'true'
377 when created, but later may be made accessible from another
378 environment that loses the filemode (e.g. exporting ext4 via
379 CIFS mount, visiting a Cygwin created repository with
380 Git for Windows or Eclipse).
381 In such a case it may be necessary to set this variable to 'false'.
382 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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384 The default is true (when core.filemode is not specified in the config file).
386 core.hideDotFiles::
387 (Windows-only) If true, mark newly-created directories and files whose
388 name starts with a dot as hidden. If 'dotGitOnly', only the `.git/`
389 directory is hidden, but no other files starting with a dot. The
390 default mode is 'dotGitOnly'.
392 core.ignoreCase::
393 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
394 Git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
395 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
396 "makefile" when Git expects "Makefile", Git will assume
397 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
398 "Makefile".
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400 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
401 will probe and set core.ignoreCase true if appropriate when the repository
402 is created.
404 core.precomposeUnicode::
405 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of Git.
406 When core.precomposeUnicode=true, Git reverts the unicode decomposition
407 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
408 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
409 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or Git under cygwin 1.7).
410 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by Git,
411 which is backward compatible with older versions of Git.
413 core.protectHFS::
414 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
415 be considered equivalent to `.git` on an HFS+ filesystem.
416 Defaults to `true` on Mac OS, and `false` elsewhere.
418 core.protectNTFS::
419 If set to true, do not allow checkout of paths that would
420 cause problems with the NTFS filesystem, e.g. conflict with
421 8.3 "short" names.
422 Defaults to `true` on Windows, and `false` elsewhere.
424 core.fsmonitor::
425 If set, the value of this variable is used as a command which
426 will identify all files that may have changed since the
427 requested date/time. This information is used to speed up git by
428 avoiding unnecessary processing of files that have not changed.
429 See the "fsmonitor-watchman" section of linkgit:githooks[5].
431 core.trustctime::
432 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
433 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
434 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
435 crawlers and some backup systems).
436 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
438 core.splitIndex::
439 If true, the split-index feature of the index will be used.
440 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. False by default.
442 core.untrackedCache::
443 Determines what to do about the untracked cache feature of the
444 index. It will be kept, if this variable is unset or set to
445 `keep`. It will automatically be added if set to `true`. And
446 it will automatically be removed, if set to `false`. Before
447 setting it to `true`, you should check that mtime is working
448 properly on your system.
449 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. `keep` by default.
451 core.checkStat::
452 Determines which stat fields to match between the index
453 and work tree. The user can set this to 'default' or
454 'minimal'. Default (or explicitly 'default'), is to check
455 all fields, including the sub-second part of mtime and ctime.
457 core.quotePath::
458 Commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files', 'diff'), will
459 quote "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
460 pathname in double-quotes and escaping those characters with
461 backslashes in the same way C escapes control characters (e.g.
462 `\t` for TAB, `\n` for LF, `\\` for backslash) or bytes with
463 values larger than 0x80 (e.g. octal `\302\265` for "micro" in
464 UTF-8). If this variable is set to false, bytes higher than
465 0x80 are not considered "unusual" any more. Double-quotes,
466 backslash and control characters are always escaped regardless
467 of the setting of this variable. A simple space character is
468 not considered "unusual". Many commands can output pathnames
469 completely verbatim using the `-z` option. The default value
470 is true.
472 core.eol::
473 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
474 files that have the `text` property set when core.autocrlf is false.
475 Alternatives are 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's
476 native line ending. The default value is `native`. See
477 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
478 conversion.
480 core.safecrlf::
481 If true, makes Git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
482 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
483 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
484 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
485 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
486 this is not the case for the current setting of
487 `core.autocrlf`, Git will reject the file. The variable can
488 be set to "warn", in which case Git will only warn about an
489 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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491 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
492 When it is enabled, Git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
493 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
494 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by Git. For text
495 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
496 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
497 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
498 conversion can corrupt data.
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500 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
501 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
502 after committing you still have the original file in your work
503 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
504 Git that this file is binary and Git will handle the file
505 appropriately.
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507 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
508 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
509 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
510 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
511 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
512 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
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514 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
515 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
516 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
517 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
518 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
519 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
520 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
521 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
522 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
523 mechanism.
525 core.autocrlf::
526 Setting this variable to "true" is the same as setting
527 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files and core.eol to "crlf".
528 Set to true if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
529 working directory and the repository has LF line endings.
530 This variable can be set to 'input',
531 in which case no output conversion is performed.
533 core.checkRoundtripEncoding::
534 A comma and/or whitespace separated list of encodings that Git
535 performs UTF-8 round trip checks on if they are used in an
536 `working-tree-encoding` attribute (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
537 The default value is `SHIFT-JIS`.
539 core.symlinks::
540 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
541 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
542 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
543 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
544 symbolic links.
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546 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
547 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
548 is created.
550 core.gitProxy::
551 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
552 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
553 using the Git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
554 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
555 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
556 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
557 the first match wins.
558 +
559 Can be overridden by the `GIT_PROXY_COMMAND` environment variable
560 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
561 handling).
562 +
563 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
564 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
565 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
566 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
568 core.sshCommand::
569 If this variable is set, `git fetch` and `git push` will
570 use the specified command instead of `ssh` when they need to
571 connect to a remote system. The command is in the same form as
572 the `GIT_SSH_COMMAND` environment variable and is overridden
573 when the environment variable is set.
575 core.ignoreStat::
576 If true, Git will avoid using lstat() calls to detect if files have
577 changed by setting the "assume-unchanged" bit for those tracked files
578 which it has updated identically in both the index and working tree.
579 +
580 When files are modified outside of Git, the user will need to stage
581 the modified files explicitly (e.g. see 'Examples' section in
582 linkgit:git-update-index[1]).
583 Git will not normally detect changes to those files.
584 +
585 This is useful on systems where lstat() calls are very slow, such as
586 CIFS/Microsoft Windows.
587 +
588 False by default.
590 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
591 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
592 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
593 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
594 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
596 core.bare::
597 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
598 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
599 number of commands that require a working directory will be
600 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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602 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
603 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
604 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
605 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
606 = true).
608 core.worktree::
609 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
610 If `GIT_COMMON_DIR` environment variable is set, core.worktree
611 is ignored and not used for determining the root of working tree.
612 This can be overridden by the `GIT_WORK_TREE` environment
613 variable and the `--work-tree` command-line option.
614 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
615 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
616 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
617 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
618 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
619 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
620 of your working tree.
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622 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
623 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
624 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
625 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
626 misconfiguration. Running Git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
627 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
628 confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
629 read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
630 repository's usual working tree).
632 core.logAllRefUpdates::
633 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
634 "`$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>`", by appending the new and old
635 SHA-1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
636 only when the file exists. If this configuration
637 variable is set to `true`, missing "`$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>`"
638 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
639 `refs/heads/`), remote refs (i.e. under `refs/remotes/`),
640 note refs (i.e. under `refs/notes/`), and the symbolic ref `HEAD`.
641 If it is set to `always`, then a missing reflog is automatically
642 created for any ref under `refs/`.
643 +
644 This information can be used to determine what commit
645 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
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647 This value is true by default in a repository that has
648 a working directory associated with it, and false by
649 default in a bare repository.
651 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
652 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
653 version.
655 core.sharedRepository::
656 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
657 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
658 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
659 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
660 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), Git will use permissions
661 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
662 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
663 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
664 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
665 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
666 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
667 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
668 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
670 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
671 If true, Git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
672 and might match multiple refs in the repository. True by default.
674 core.compression::
675 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
676 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
677 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
678 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
679 such as `core.looseCompression` and `pack.compression`.
681 core.looseCompression::
682 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
683 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
684 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
685 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
686 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
688 core.packedGitWindowSize::
689 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
690 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
691 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
692 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
693 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
694 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
695 a large number of large pack files.
696 +
697 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
698 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
699 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
700 not need to adjust this value.
701 +
702 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
704 core.packedGitLimit::
705 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
706 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
707 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
708 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
709 +
710 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 32 TiB (effectively
711 unlimited) on 64 bit platforms.
712 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
713 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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715 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
717 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
718 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
719 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
720 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
721 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
722 objects multiple times.
723 +
724 Default is 96 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
725 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
726 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
727 +
728 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
730 core.bigFileThreshold::
731 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
732 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
733 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
734 slight expense of increased disk usage. Additionally files
735 larger than this size are always treated as binary.
736 +
737 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
738 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
739 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
740 +
741 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
743 core.excludesFile::
744 Specifies the pathname to the file that contains patterns to
745 describe paths that are not meant to be tracked, in addition
746 to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and '.git/info/exclude'.
747 Defaults to `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore`.
748 If `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is either not set or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/ignore`
749 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
751 core.askPass::
752 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
753 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
754 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the `GIT_ASKPASS`
755 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
756 `SSH_ASKPASS` environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
757 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
758 command-line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
760 core.attributesFile::
761 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
762 '.git/info/attributes', Git looks into this file for attributes
763 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
764 way as for `core.excludesFile`. Its default value is
765 `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes`. If `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is either not
766 set or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/attributes` is used instead.
768 core.hooksPath::
769 By default Git will look for your hooks in the
770 '$GIT_DIR/hooks' directory. Set this to different path,
771 e.g. '/etc/git/hooks', and Git will try to find your hooks in
772 that directory, e.g. '/etc/git/hooks/pre-receive' instead of
773 in '$GIT_DIR/hooks/pre-receive'.
774 +
775 The path can be either absolute or relative. A relative path is
776 taken as relative to the directory where the hooks are run (see
777 the "DESCRIPTION" section of linkgit:githooks[5]).
778 +
779 This configuration variable is useful in cases where you'd like to
780 centrally configure your Git hooks instead of configuring them on a
781 per-repository basis, or as a more flexible and centralized
782 alternative to having an `init.templateDir` where you've changed
783 default hooks.
785 core.editor::
786 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that let you edit
787 messages by launching an editor use the value of this
788 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
789 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
791 core.commentChar::
792 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that let you edit
793 messages consider a line that begins with this character
794 commented, and removes them after the editor returns
795 (default '#').
796 +
797 If set to "auto", `git-commit` would select a character that is not
798 the beginning character of any line in existing commit messages.
800 core.filesRefLockTimeout::
801 The length of time, in milliseconds, to retry when trying to
802 lock an individual reference. Value 0 means not to retry at
803 all; -1 means to try indefinitely. Default is 100 (i.e.,
804 retry for 100ms).
806 core.packedRefsTimeout::
807 The length of time, in milliseconds, to retry when trying to
808 lock the `packed-refs` file. Value 0 means not to retry at
809 all; -1 means to try indefinitely. Default is 1000 (i.e.,
810 retry for 1 second).
812 sequence.editor::
813 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase instruction file.
814 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
815 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
816 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
818 core.pager::
819 Text viewer for use by Git commands (e.g., 'less'). The value
820 is meant to be interpreted by the shell. The order of preference
821 is the `$GIT_PAGER` environment variable, then `core.pager`
822 configuration, then `$PAGER`, and then the default chosen at
823 compile time (usually 'less').
824 +
825 When the `LESS` environment variable is unset, Git sets it to `FRX`
826 (if `LESS` environment variable is set, Git does not change it at
827 all). If you want to selectively override Git's default setting
828 for `LESS`, you can set `core.pager` to e.g. `less -S`. This will
829 be passed to the shell by Git, which will translate the final
830 command to `LESS=FRX less -S`. The environment does not set the
831 `S` option but the command line does, instructing less to truncate
832 long lines. Similarly, setting `core.pager` to `less -+F` will
833 deactivate the `F` option specified by the environment from the
834 command-line, deactivating the "quit if one screen" behavior of
835 `less`. One can specifically activate some flags for particular
836 commands: for example, setting `pager.blame` to `less -S` enables
837 line truncation only for `git blame`.
838 +
839 Likewise, when the `LV` environment variable is unset, Git sets it
840 to `-c`. You can override this setting by exporting `LV` with
841 another value or setting `core.pager` to `lv +c`.
843 core.whitespace::
844 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
845 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
846 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
847 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
848 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
849 +
850 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
851 as an error (enabled by default).
852 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
853 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
854 error (enabled by default).
855 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with space
856 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
857 default).
858 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
859 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
860 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
861 (enabled by default).
862 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
863 `blank-at-eof`.
864 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
865 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
866 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
867 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
868 * `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
869 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when Git fixes `tab-in-indent`
870 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
872 core.fsyncObjectFiles::
873 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
874 +
875 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
876 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
877 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
878 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
880 core.preloadIndex::
881 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
882 +
883 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
884 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
885 relatively high IO latencies. When enabled, Git will do the
886 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
887 overlapping IO's. Defaults to true.
889 core.createObject::
890 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
891 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
892 will not overwrite existing objects.
893 +
894 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
895 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
896 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
898 core.notesRef::
899 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
900 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
901 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
902 notes should be printed.
903 +
904 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
905 the `GIT_NOTES_REF` environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
907 core.commitGraph::
908 Enable git commit graph feature. Allows reading from the
909 commit-graph file.
911 core.sparseCheckout::
912 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
913 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
915 core.abbrev::
916 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If
917 unspecified or set to "auto", an appropriate value is
918 computed based on the approximate number of packed objects
919 in your repository, which hopefully is enough for
920 abbreviated object names to stay unique for some time.
921 The minimum length is 4.
923 add.ignoreErrors::
924 add.ignore-errors (deprecated)::
925 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
926 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the `--ignore-errors`
927 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. `add.ignore-errors` is deprecated,
928 as it does not follow the usual naming convention for configuration
929 variables.
931 alias.*::
932 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
933 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
934 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
935 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
936 hide existing Git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
937 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
938 A quote pair or a backslash can be used to quote them.
939 +
940 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
941 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
942 " = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
943 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
944 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
945 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
946 not necessarily be the current directory.
947 `GIT_PREFIX` is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
948 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
950 am.keepcr::
951 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
952 with parameter `--keep-cr`. In this case git-mailsplit will
953 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
954 by giving `--no-keep-cr` from the command line.
955 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
957 am.threeWay::
958 By default, `git am` will fail if the patch does not apply cleanly. When
959 set to true, this setting tells `git am` to fall back on 3-way merge if
960 the patch records the identity of blobs it is supposed to apply to and
961 we have those blobs available locally (equivalent to giving the `--3way`
962 option from the command line). Defaults to `false`.
963 See linkgit:git-am[1].
965 apply.ignoreWhitespace::
966 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
967 whitespace, in the same way as the `--ignore-space-change`
968 option.
969 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
970 respect all whitespace differences.
971 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
973 apply.whitespace::
974 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
975 as the `--whitespace` option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
977 blame.showRoot::
978 Do not treat root commits as boundaries in linkgit:git-blame[1].
979 This option defaults to false.
981 blame.blankBoundary::
982 Show blank commit object name for boundary commits in
983 linkgit:git-blame[1]. This option defaults to false.
985 blame.showEmail::
986 Show the author email instead of author name in linkgit:git-blame[1].
987 This option defaults to false.
990 Specifies the format used to output dates in linkgit:git-blame[1].
991 If unset the iso format is used. For supported values,
992 see the discussion of the `--date` option at linkgit:git-log[1].
994 branch.autoSetupMerge::
995 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
996 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
997 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
998 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
999 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
1000 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
1001 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
1002 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
1003 local branch or remote-tracking
1004 branch. This option defaults to true.
1006 branch.autoSetupRebase::
1007 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
1008 that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
1009 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
1010 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
1011 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
1012 other local branches.
1013 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
1014 remote-tracking branches.
1015 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
1016 branches.
1017 See "branch.autoSetupMerge" for details on how to set up a
1018 branch to track another branch.
1019 This option defaults to never.
1021 branch.<name>.remote::
1022 When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
1023 which remote to fetch from/push to. The remote to push to
1024 may be overridden with `remote.pushDefault` (for all branches).
1025 The remote to push to, for the current branch, may be further
1026 overridden by `branch.<name>.pushRemote`. If no remote is
1027 configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
1028 `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushDefault` for pushing.
1029 Additionally, `.` (a period) is the current local repository
1030 (a dot-repository), see `branch.<name>.merge`'s final note below.
1032 branch.<name>.pushRemote::
1033 When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for
1034 pushing. It also overrides `remote.pushDefault` for pushing
1035 from branch <name>. When you pull from one place (e.g. your
1036 upstream) and push to another place (e.g. your own publishing
1037 repository), you would want to set `remote.pushDefault` to
1038 specify the remote to push to for all branches, and use this
1039 option to override it for a specific branch.
1041 branch.<name>.merge::
1042 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
1043 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
1044 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
1045 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
1046 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
1047 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
1048 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
1049 "branch.<name>.remote".
1050 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
1051 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
1052 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
1053 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
1054 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
1055 another branch in the local repository, you can point
1056 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the relative path
1057 setting `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
1059 branch.<name>.mergeOptions::
1060 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
1061 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
1062 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
1063 supported.
1065 branch.<name>.rebase::
1066 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
1067 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
1068 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
1069 branch-specific manner.
1070 +
1071 When `merges`, pass the `--rebase-merges` option to 'git rebase'
1072 so that the local merge commits are included in the rebase (see
1073 linkgit:git-rebase[1] for details).
1074 +
1075 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
1076 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
1077 by running 'git pull'.
1078 +
1079 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
1080 +
1081 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1082 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1083 for details).
1085 branch.<name>.description::
1086 Branch description, can be edited with
1087 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
1088 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
1089 request-pull summary.
1091 browser.<tool>.cmd::
1092 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
1093 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
1094 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
1096 browser.<tool>.path::
1097 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1098 browse HTML help (see `-w` option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
1099 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
1101 clean.requireForce::
1102 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f,
1103 -i or -n. Defaults to true.
1105 color.advice::
1106 A boolean to enable/disable color in hints (e.g. when a push
1107 failed, see `advice.*` for a list). May be set to `always`,
1108 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors
1109 are used only when the error output goes to a terminal. If
1110 unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1112 color.advice.hint::
1113 Use customized color for hints.
1115 color.branch::
1116 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1117 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1118 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1119 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1120 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1122 color.branch.<slot>::
1123 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
1124 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
1125 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/),
1126 `upstream` (upstream tracking branch), `plain` (other
1127 refs).
1129 color.diff::
1130 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
1131 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
1132 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
1133 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
1134 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
1135 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by
1136 default).
1137 +
1138 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] or the
1139 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
1140 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
1142 diff.colorMoved::
1143 If set to either a valid `<mode>` or a true value, moved lines
1144 in a diff are colored differently, for details of valid modes
1145 see '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1]. If simply set to
1146 true the default color mode will be used. When set to false,
1147 moved lines are not colored.
1149 color.diff.<slot>::
1150 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
1151 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
1152 of `context` (context text - `plain` is a historical synonym),
1153 `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
1154 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
1155 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), `whitespace`
1156 (highlighting whitespace errors), `oldMoved` (deleted lines),
1157 `newMoved` (added lines), `oldMovedDimmed`, `oldMovedAlternative`,
1158 `oldMovedAlternativeDimmed`, `newMovedDimmed`, `newMovedAlternative`
1159 and `newMovedAlternativeDimmed` (See the '<mode>'
1160 setting of '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1] for details).
1162 color.decorate.<slot>::
1163 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
1164 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
1165 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively
1166 and `grafted` for grafted commits.
1168 color.grep::
1169 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
1170 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
1171 when the output is written to the terminal. If unset, then the
1172 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1174 color.grep.<slot>::
1175 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
1176 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
1177 +
1178 --
1179 `context`;;
1180 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
1181 `filename`;;
1182 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
1183 `function`;;
1184 function name lines (when using `-p`)
1185 `lineNumber`;;
1186 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
1187 `column`;;
1188 column number prefix (when using `--column`)
1189 `match`;;
1190 matching text (same as setting `matchContext` and `matchSelected`)
1191 `matchContext`;;
1192 matching text in context lines
1193 `matchSelected`;;
1194 matching text in selected lines
1195 `selected`;;
1196 non-matching text in selected lines
1197 `separator`;;
1198 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
1199 and between hunks (`--`)
1200 --
1202 color.interactive::
1203 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
1204 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive" and
1205 "git-clean --interactive"). When false (or `never`), never.
1206 When set to `true` or `auto`, use colors only when the output is
1207 to the terminal. If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is
1208 used (`auto` by default).
1210 color.interactive.<slot>::
1211 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive' and 'git clean
1212 --interactive' output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help`
1213 or `error`, for four distinct types of normal output from
1214 interactive commands.
1216 color.pager::
1217 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
1218 use (default is true).
1220 color.push::
1221 A boolean to enable/disable color in push errors. May be set to
1222 `always`, `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which
1223 case colors are used only when the error output goes to a terminal.
1224 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1226 color.push.error::
1227 Use customized color for push errors.
1229 color.showBranch::
1230 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1231 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1232 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1233 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1234 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1236 color.status::
1237 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1238 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
1239 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1240 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1241 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1243 color.status.<slot>::
1244 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
1245 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
1246 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
1247 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
1248 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by Git),
1249 `branch` (the current branch),
1250 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
1251 to red),
1252 `localBranch` or `remoteBranch` (the local and remote branch names,
1253 respectively, when branch and tracking information is displayed in the
1254 status short-format), or
1255 `unmerged` (files which have unmerged changes).
1257 color.blame.repeatedLines::
1258 Use the customized color for the part of git-blame output that
1259 is repeated meta information per line (such as commit id,
1260 author name, date and timezone). Defaults to cyan.
1262 color.blame.highlightRecent::
1263 This can be used to color the metadata of a blame line depending
1264 on age of the line.
1265 +
1266 This setting should be set to a comma-separated list of color and date settings,
1267 starting and ending with a color, the dates should be set from oldest to newest.
1268 The metadata will be colored given the colors if the the line was introduced
1269 before the given timestamp, overwriting older timestamped colors.
1270 +
1271 Instead of an absolute timestamp relative timestamps work as well, e.g.
1272 2.weeks.ago is valid to address anything older than 2 weeks.
1273 +
1274 It defaults to 'blue,12 month ago,white,1 month ago,red', which colors
1275 everything older than one year blue, recent changes between one month and
1276 one year old are kept white, and lines introduced within the last month are
1277 colored red.
1279 blame.coloring::
1280 This determines the coloring scheme to be applied to blame
1281 output. It can be 'repeatedLines', 'highlightRecent',
1282 or 'none' which is the default.
1284 color.transport::
1285 A boolean to enable/disable color when pushes are rejected. May be
1286 set to `always`, `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which
1287 case colors are used only when the error output goes to a terminal.
1288 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1290 color.transport.rejected::
1291 Use customized color when a push was rejected.
1293 color.ui::
1294 This variable determines the default value for variables such
1295 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
1296 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
1297 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
1298 to `false` or `never` if you prefer Git commands not to use
1299 color unless enabled explicitly with some other configuration
1300 or the `--color` option. Set it to `always` if you want all
1301 output not intended for machine consumption to use color, to
1302 `true` or `auto` (this is the default since Git 1.8.4) if you
1303 want such output to use color when written to the terminal.
1305 column.ui::
1306 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
1307 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
1308 or commas:
1309 +
1310 These options control when the feature should be enabled
1311 (defaults to 'never'):
1312 +
1313 --
1314 `always`;;
1315 always show in columns
1316 `never`;;
1317 never show in columns
1318 `auto`;;
1319 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
1320 --
1321 +
1322 These options control layout (defaults to 'column'). Setting any
1323 of these implies 'always' if none of 'always', 'never', or 'auto' are
1324 specified.
1325 +
1326 --
1327 `column`;;
1328 fill columns before rows
1329 `row`;;
1330 fill rows before columns
1331 `plain`;;
1332 show in one column
1333 --
1334 +
1335 Finally, these options can be combined with a layout option (defaults
1336 to 'nodense'):
1337 +
1338 --
1339 `dense`;;
1340 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
1341 `nodense`;;
1342 make equal size columns
1343 --
1345 column.branch::
1346 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
1347 See `column.ui` for details.
1349 column.clean::
1350 Specify the layout when list items in `git clean -i`, which always
1351 shows files and directories in columns. See `column.ui` for details.
1353 column.status::
1354 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
1355 See `column.ui` for details.
1357 column.tag::
1358 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
1359 See `column.ui` for details.
1361 commit.cleanup::
1362 This setting overrides the default of the `--cleanup` option in
1363 `git commit`. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for details. Changing the
1364 default can be useful when you always want to keep lines that begin
1365 with comment character `#` in your log message, in which case you
1366 would do `git config commit.cleanup whitespace` (note that you will
1367 have to remove the help lines that begin with `#` in the commit log
1368 template yourself, if you do this).
1370 commit.gpgSign::
1372 A boolean to specify whether all commits should be GPG signed.
1373 Use of this option when doing operations such as rebase can
1374 result in a large number of commits being signed. It may be
1375 convenient to use an agent to avoid typing your GPG passphrase
1376 several times.
1378 commit.status::
1379 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
1380 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
1381 message. Defaults to true.
1383 commit.template::
1384 Specify the pathname of a file to use as the template for
1385 new commit messages.
1387 commit.verbose::
1388 A boolean or int to specify the level of verbose with `git commit`.
1389 See linkgit:git-commit[1].
1391 credential.helper::
1392 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
1393 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
1394 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. Note
1395 that multiple helpers may be defined. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7]
1396 for details.
1398 credential.useHttpPath::
1399 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
1400 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
1401 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
1403 credential.username::
1404 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
1405 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
1406 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
1408 credential.<url>.*::
1409 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
1410 some credentials. For example "credential."
1411 would set the default username only for https connections to
1412 See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
1413 matched.
1415 credentialCache.ignoreSIGHUP::
1416 Tell git-credential-cache--daemon to ignore SIGHUP, instead of quitting.
1418 completion.commands::
1419 This is only used by git-completion.bash to add or remove
1420 commands from the list of completed commands. Normally only
1421 porcelain commands and a few select others are completed. You
1422 can add more commands, separated by space, in this
1423 variable. Prefixing the command with '-' will remove it from
1424 the existing list.
1426 include::diff-config.txt[]
1428 difftool.<tool>.path::
1429 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1430 your tool is not in the PATH.
1432 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
1433 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
1434 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1435 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
1436 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
1437 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
1438 of the diff post-image.
1440 difftool.prompt::
1441 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
1443 fastimport.unpackLimit::
1444 If the number of objects imported by linkgit:git-fast-import[1]
1445 is below this limit, then the objects will be unpacked into
1446 loose object files. However if the number of imported objects
1447 equals or exceeds this limit then the pack will be stored as a
1448 pack. Storing the pack from a fast-import can make the import
1449 operation complete faster, especially on slow filesystems. If
1450 not set, the value of `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1452 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
1453 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
1454 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
1455 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
1456 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
1457 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
1458 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
1459 reference.
1461 fetch.fsckObjects::
1462 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
1463 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1464 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1465 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1466 is used instead.
1468 fetch.unpackLimit::
1469 If the number of objects fetched over the Git native
1470 transfer is below this
1471 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1472 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1473 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1474 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1475 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1476 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1477 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1479 fetch.prune::
1480 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the `--prune`
1481 option was given on the command line. See also `remote.<name>.prune`
1482 and the PRUNING section of linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1484 fetch.pruneTags::
1485 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the
1486 `refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*` refspec was provided when pruning,
1487 if not set already. This allows for setting both this option
1488 and `fetch.prune` to maintain a 1=1 mapping to upstream
1489 refs. See also `remote.<name>.pruneTags` and the PRUNING
1490 section of linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1492 fetch.output::
1493 Control how ref update status is printed. Valid values are
1494 `full` and `compact`. Default value is `full`. See section
1495 OUTPUT in linkgit:git-fetch[1] for detail.
1497 format.attach::
1498 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1499 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1500 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1501 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1502 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1504 format.from::
1505 Provides the default value for the `--from` option to format-patch.
1506 Accepts a boolean value, or a name and email address. If false,
1507 format-patch defaults to `--no-from`, using commit authors directly in
1508 the "From:" field of patch mails. If true, format-patch defaults to
1509 `--from`, using your committer identity in the "From:" field of patch
1510 mails and including a "From:" field in the body of the patch mail if
1511 different. If set to a non-boolean value, format-patch uses that
1512 value instead of your committer identity. Defaults to false.
1514 format.numbered::
1515 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1516 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1517 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1518 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1519 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1521 format.headers::
1522 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1523 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1527 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1528 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1529 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1531 format.subjectPrefix::
1532 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1533 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1535 format.signature::
1536 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1537 the Git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1538 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1539 signature generation.
1541 format.signatureFile::
1542 Works just like format.signature except the contents of the
1543 file specified by this variable will be used as the signature.
1545 format.suffix::
1546 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1547 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1548 include the dot if you want it).
1550 format.pretty::
1551 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1552 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1553 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1555 format.thread::
1556 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1557 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1558 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1559 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1560 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1561 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1562 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1563 value disables threading.
1565 format.signOff::
1566 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1567 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1568 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1569 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1570 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1572 format.coverLetter::
1573 A boolean that controls whether to generate a cover-letter when
1574 format-patch is invoked, but in addition can be set to "auto", to
1575 generate a cover-letter only when there's more than one patch.
1577 format.outputDirectory::
1578 Set a custom directory to store the resulting files instead of the
1579 current working directory.
1581 format.useAutoBase::
1582 A boolean value which lets you enable the `--base=auto` option of
1583 format-patch by default.
1585 filter.<driver>.clean::
1586 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1587 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1588 details.
1590 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1591 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1592 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1593 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1595 fsck.<msg-id>::
1596 Allows overriding the message type (error, warn or ignore) of a
1597 specific message ID such as `missingEmail`.
1598 +
1599 For convenience, fsck prefixes the error/warning with the message ID,
1600 e.g. "missingEmail: invalid author/committer line - missing email" means
1601 that setting `fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
1602 +
1603 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
1604 which cannot be repaired without disruptive changes.
1606 fsck.skipList::
1607 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
1608 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
1609 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
1610 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
1611 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
1612 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
1614 gc.aggressiveDepth::
1615 The depth parameter used in the delta compression
1616 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1617 to 50.
1619 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1620 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1621 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1622 to 250.
1625 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1626 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1627 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1628 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1629 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1631 gc.autoPackLimit::
1632 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1633 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1634 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1635 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1637 gc.autoDetach::
1638 Make `git gc --auto` return immediately and run in background
1639 if the system supports it. Default is true.
1641 gc.bigPackThreshold::
1642 If non-zero, all packs larger than this limit are kept when
1643 `git gc` is run. This is very similar to `--keep-base-pack`
1644 except that all packs that meet the threshold are kept, not
1645 just the base pack. Defaults to zero. Common unit suffixes of
1646 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
1647 +
1648 Note that if the number of kept packs is more than gc.autoPackLimit,
1649 this configuration variable is ignored, all packs except the base pack
1650 will be repacked. After this the number of packs should go below
1651 gc.autoPackLimit and gc.bigPackThreshold should be respected again.
1653 gc.logExpiry::
1654 If the file gc.log exists, then `git gc --auto` won't run
1655 unless that file is more than 'gc.logExpiry' old. Default is
1656 "". See `gc.pruneExpire` for more ways to specify its
1657 value.
1659 gc.packRefs::
1660 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1661 unclonable by Git versions prior to over dumb
1662 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1663 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1664 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1665 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1667 gc.pruneExpire::
1668 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1669 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1670 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1671 unreachable objects immediately, or "never" may be used to
1672 suppress pruning. This feature helps prevent corruption when
1673 'git gc' runs concurrently with another process writing to the
1674 repository; see the "NOTES" section of linkgit:git-gc[1].
1676 gc.worktreePruneExpire::
1677 When 'git gc' is run, it calls
1678 'git worktree prune --expire 3.months.ago'.
1679 This config variable can be used to set a different grace
1680 period. The value "now" may be used to disable the grace
1681 period and prune `$GIT_DIR/worktrees` immediately, or "never"
1682 may be used to suppress pruning.
1684 gc.reflogExpire::
1685 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpire::
1686 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1687 this time; defaults to 90 days. The value "now" expires all
1688 entries immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration
1689 altogether. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1690 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1691 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1693 gc.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1694 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1695 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1696 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1697 defaults to 30 days. The value "now" expires all entries
1698 immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration altogether.
1699 With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1700 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1701 match the <pattern>.
1703 gc.rerereResolved::
1704 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1705 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1706 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1707 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1709 gc.rerereUnresolved::
1710 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1711 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1712 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1713 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1715 gitcvs.commitMsgAnnotation::
1716 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1717 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1719 gitcvs.enabled::
1720 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1721 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1723 gitcvs.logFile::
1724 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1725 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1727 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1728 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1729 attributes for files to determine the `-k` modes to use. If
1730 the attributes force Git to treat a file as text,
1731 the `-k` mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1732 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1733 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1734 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1735 the file type to be determined, then `gitcvs.allBinary` is
1736 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1738 gitcvs.allBinary::
1739 This is used if `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` does not resolve
1740 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1741 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1742 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1743 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1744 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1745 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1746 it is binary, similar to `core.autocrlf`.
1748 gitcvs.dbName::
1749 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1750 derived from the Git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1751 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1752 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1753 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1754 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1756 gitcvs.dbDriver::
1757 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1758 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1759 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1760 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1761 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1762 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1764 gitcvs.dbUser, gitcvs.dbPass::
1765 Database user and password. Only useful if setting `gitcvs.dbDriver`,
1766 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1767 'gitcvs.dbUser' supports variable substitution (see
1768 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1770 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1771 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1772 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1773 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1774 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1775 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1777 All gitcvs variables except for `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` and
1778 `gitcvs.allBinary` can also be specified as
1779 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1780 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1781 access method.
1783 gitweb.category::
1784 gitweb.description::
1785 gitweb.owner::
1786 gitweb.url::
1787 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1789 gitweb.avatar::
1790 gitweb.blame::
1791 gitweb.grep::
1792 gitweb.highlight::
1793 gitweb.patches::
1794 gitweb.pickaxe::
1795 gitweb.remote_heads::
1796 gitweb.showSizes::
1797 gitweb.snapshot::
1798 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1800 grep.lineNumber::
1801 If set to true, enable `-n` option by default.
1803 grep.column::
1804 If set to true, enable the `--column` option by default.
1806 grep.patternType::
1807 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1808 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the `--basic-regexp`, `--extended-regexp`,
1809 `--fixed-strings`, or `--perl-regexp` option accordingly, while the
1810 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1812 grep.extendedRegexp::
1813 If set to true, enable `--extended-regexp` option by default. This
1814 option is ignored when the `grep.patternType` option is set to a value
1815 other than 'default'.
1817 grep.threads::
1818 Number of grep worker threads to use.
1819 See `grep.threads` in linkgit:git-grep[1] for more information.
1821 grep.fallbackToNoIndex::
1822 If set to true, fall back to git grep --no-index if git grep
1823 is executed outside of a git repository. Defaults to false.
1825 gpg.program::
1826 Use this custom program instead of "`gpg`" found on `$PATH` when
1827 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1828 same command-line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1829 signature, "`gpg --verify $file - <$signature`" is run, and the
1830 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1831 code 0, and to generate an ASCII-armored detached signature, the
1832 standard input of "`gpg -bsau $key`" is fed with the contents to be
1833 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1834 standard output.
1836 gui.commitMsgWidth::
1837 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1838 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1840 gui.diffContext::
1841 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1842 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1844 gui.displayUntracked::
1845 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] shows untracked files
1846 in the file list. The default is "true".
1848 gui.encoding::
1849 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1850 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1851 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1852 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1853 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1854 locale encoding.
1856 gui.matchTrackingBranch::
1857 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1858 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1859 not. Default: "false".
1861 gui.newBranchTemplate::
1862 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1863 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1865 gui.pruneDuringFetch::
1866 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1867 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1869 gui.trustmtime::
1870 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1871 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1873 gui.spellingDictionary::
1874 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1875 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1876 off.
1878 gui.fastCopyBlame::
1879 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1880 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1881 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1883 gui.copyBlameThreshold::
1884 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1885 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1886 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1888 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1889 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1890 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1891 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1892 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1894 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1895 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1896 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1897 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1898 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1899 the tool as `GIT_GUITOOL`, the name of the currently selected file as
1900 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1901 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1903 guitool.<name>.needsFile::
1904 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1905 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1907 guitool.<name>.noConsole::
1908 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1909 output.
1911 guitool.<name>.noRescan::
1912 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1913 finishes execution.
1915 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1916 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1918 guitool.<name>.argPrompt::
1919 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1920 through the `ARGS` environment variable. Since requesting an
1921 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1922 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1923 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1924 value of the variable is used.
1926 guitool.<name>.revPrompt::
1927 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1928 `REVISION` environment variable. In other aspects this option
1929 is similar to 'argPrompt', and can be used together with it.
1931 guitool.<name>.revUnmerged::
1932 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revPrompt' subdialog.
1933 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1934 for things like checkout or reset.
1936 guitool.<name>.title::
1937 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1938 is the tool name.
1940 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1941 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1942 the dialog, before subsections for 'argPrompt' and 'revPrompt'.
1943 The default value includes the actual command.
1945 help.browser::
1946 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1947 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1949 help.format::
1950 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1951 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1952 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1954 help.autoCorrect::
1955 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1956 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1957 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1958 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1959 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1960 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1961 This is the default.
1963 help.htmlPath::
1964 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1965 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1966 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1967 path of your Git installation.
1969 http.proxy::
1970 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1971 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see `curl(1)`). In
1972 addition to the syntax understood by curl, it is possible to specify a
1973 proxy string with a user name but no password, in which case git will
1974 attempt to acquire one in the same way it does for other credentials. See
1975 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information. The syntax thus is
1976 '[protocol://][user[:password]@]proxyhost[:port]'. This can be overridden
1977 on a per-remote basis; see remote.<name>.proxy
1979 http.proxyAuthMethod::
1980 Set the method with which to authenticate against the HTTP proxy. This
1981 only takes effect if the configured proxy string contains a user name part
1982 (i.e. is of the form 'user@host' or 'user@host:port'). This can be
1983 overridden on a per-remote basis; see `remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod`.
1984 Both can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_PROXY_AUTHMETHOD` environment
1985 variable. Possible values are:
1986 +
1987 --
1988 * `anyauth` - Automatically pick a suitable authentication method. It is
1989 assumed that the proxy answers an unauthenticated request with a 407
1990 status code and one or more Proxy-authenticate headers with supported
1991 authentication methods. This is the default.
1992 * `basic` - HTTP Basic authentication
1993 * `digest` - HTTP Digest authentication; this prevents the password from being
1994 transmitted to the proxy in clear text
1995 * `negotiate` - GSS-Negotiate authentication (compare the --negotiate option
1996 of `curl(1)`)
1997 * `ntlm` - NTLM authentication (compare the --ntlm option of `curl(1)`)
1998 --
2000 http.emptyAuth::
2001 Attempt authentication without seeking a username or password. This
2002 can be used to attempt GSS-Negotiate authentication without specifying
2003 a username in the URL, as libcurl normally requires a username for
2004 authentication.
2006 http.delegation::
2007 Control GSSAPI credential delegation. The delegation is disabled
2008 by default in libcurl since version 7.21.7. Set parameter to tell
2009 the server what it is allowed to delegate when it comes to user
2010 credentials. Used with GSS/kerberos. Possible values are:
2011 +
2012 --
2013 * `none` - Don't allow any delegation.
2014 * `policy` - Delegates if and only if the OK-AS-DELEGATE flag is set in the
2015 Kerberos service ticket, which is a matter of realm policy.
2016 * `always` - Unconditionally allow the server to delegate.
2017 --
2020 http.extraHeader::
2021 Pass an additional HTTP header when communicating with a server. If
2022 more than one such entry exists, all of them are added as extra
2023 headers. To allow overriding the settings inherited from the system
2024 config, an empty value will reset the extra headers to the empty list.
2026 http.cookieFile::
2027 The pathname of a file containing previously stored cookie lines,
2028 which should be used
2029 in the Git http session, if they match the server. The file format
2030 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
2031 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see `curl(1)`).
2032 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookieFile is used only as
2033 input unless http.saveCookies is set.
2035 http.saveCookies::
2036 If set, store cookies received during requests to the file specified by
2037 http.cookieFile. Has no effect if http.cookieFile is unset.
2039 http.sslVersion::
2040 The SSL version to use when negotiating an SSL connection, if you
2041 want to force the default. The available and default version
2042 depend on whether libcurl was built against NSS or OpenSSL and the
2043 particular configuration of the crypto library in use. Internally
2044 this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_VERSION' option; see the libcurl
2045 documentation for more details on the format of this option and
2046 for the ssl version supported. Actually the possible values of
2047 this option are:
2049 - sslv2
2050 - sslv3
2051 - tlsv1
2052 - tlsv1.0
2053 - tlsv1.1
2054 - tlsv1.2
2055 - tlsv1.3
2057 +
2058 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_VERSION` environment variable.
2059 To force git to use libcurl's default ssl version and ignore any
2060 explicit http.sslversion option, set `GIT_SSL_VERSION` to the
2061 empty string.
2063 http.sslCipherList::
2064 A list of SSL ciphers to use when negotiating an SSL connection.
2065 The available ciphers depend on whether libcurl was built against
2066 NSS or OpenSSL and the particular configuration of the crypto
2067 library in use. Internally this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST'
2068 option; see the libcurl documentation for more details on the format
2069 of this list.
2070 +
2071 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` environment variable.
2072 To force git to use libcurl's default cipher list and ignore any
2073 explicit http.sslCipherList option, set `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` to the
2074 empty string.
2076 http.sslVerify::
2077 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
2078 over HTTPS. Defaults to true. Can be overridden by the
2079 `GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY` environment variable.
2081 http.sslCert::
2082 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
2083 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CERT` environment
2084 variable.
2086 http.sslKey::
2087 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
2088 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_KEY` environment
2089 variable.
2091 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
2092 Enable Git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
2093 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
2094 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
2095 `GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED` environment variable.
2097 http.sslCAInfo::
2098 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
2099 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
2100 `GIT_SSL_CAINFO` environment variable.
2102 http.sslCAPath::
2103 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
2104 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
2105 by the `GIT_SSL_CAPATH` environment variable.
2107 http.pinnedpubkey::
2108 Public key of the https service. It may either be the filename of
2109 a PEM or DER encoded public key file or a string starting with
2110 'sha256//' followed by the base64 encoded sha256 hash of the
2111 public key. See also libcurl 'CURLOPT_PINNEDPUBLICKEY'. git will
2112 exit with an error if this option is set but not supported by
2113 cURL.
2115 http.sslTry::
2116 Attempt to use AUTH SSL/TLS and encrypted data transfers
2117 when connecting via regular FTP protocol. This might be needed
2118 if the FTP server requires it for security reasons or you wish
2119 to connect securely whenever remote FTP server supports it.
2120 Default is false since it might trigger certificate verification
2121 errors on misconfigured servers.
2123 http.maxRequests::
2124 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
2125 by the `GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS` environment variable. Default is 5.
2127 http.minSessions::
2128 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
2129 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
2130 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
2131 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
2133 http.postBuffer::
2134 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
2135 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
2136 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
2137 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
2138 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
2139 sufficient for most requests.
2141 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
2142 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
2143 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
2144 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT` and
2145 `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME` environment variables.
2147 http.noEPSV::
2148 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
2149 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
2150 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the `GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV`
2151 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
2153 http.userAgent::
2154 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
2155 value represents the version of the client Git such as git/1.7.1.
2156 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
2157 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
2158 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
2159 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
2160 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT` environment variable.
2162 http.followRedirects::
2163 Whether git should follow HTTP redirects. If set to `true`, git
2164 will transparently follow any redirect issued by a server it
2165 encounters. If set to `false`, git will treat all redirects as
2166 errors. If set to `initial`, git will follow redirects only for
2167 the initial request to a remote, but not for subsequent
2168 follow-up HTTP requests. Since git uses the redirected URL as
2169 the base for the follow-up requests, this is generally
2170 sufficient. The default is `initial`.
2172 http.<url>.*::
2173 Any of the http.* options above can be applied selectively to some URLs.
2174 For a config key to match a URL, each element of the config key is
2175 compared to that of the URL, in the following order:
2176 +
2177 --
2178 . Scheme (e.g., `https` in ``). This field
2179 must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2181 . Host/domain name (e.g., `` in ``).
2182 This field must match between the config key and the URL. It is
2183 possible to specify a `*` as part of the host name to match all subdomains
2184 at this level. `https://*` for example would match
2185 ``, but not ``.
2187 . Port number (e.g., `8080` in ``).
2188 This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2189 Omitted port numbers are automatically converted to the correct
2190 default for the scheme before matching.
2192 . Path (e.g., `repo.git` in ``). The
2193 path field of the config key must match the path field of the URL
2194 either exactly or as a prefix of slash-delimited path elements. This means
2195 a config key with path `foo/` matches URL path `foo/bar`. A prefix can only
2196 match on a slash (`/`) boundary. Longer matches take precedence (so a config
2197 key with path `foo/bar` is a better match to URL path `foo/bar` than a config
2198 key with just path `foo/`).
2200 . User name (e.g., `user` in ``). If
2201 the config key has a user name it must match the user name in the
2202 URL exactly. If the config key does not have a user name, that
2203 config key will match a URL with any user name (including none),
2204 but at a lower precedence than a config key with a user name.
2205 --
2206 +
2207 The list above is ordered by decreasing precedence; a URL that matches
2208 a config key's path is preferred to one that matches its user name. For example,
2209 if the URL is `` a config key match of
2210 `` will be preferred over a config key match of
2211 ``.
2212 +
2213 All URLs are normalized before attempting any matching (the password part,
2214 if embedded in the URL, is always ignored for matching purposes) so that
2215 equivalent URLs that are simply spelled differently will match properly.
2216 Environment variable settings always override any matches. The URLs that are
2217 matched against are those given directly to Git commands. This means any URLs
2218 visited as a result of a redirection do not participate in matching.
2220 ssh.variant::
2221 By default, Git determines the command line arguments to use
2222 based on the basename of the configured SSH command (configured
2223 using the environment variable `GIT_SSH` or `GIT_SSH_COMMAND` or
2224 the config setting `core.sshCommand`). If the basename is
2225 unrecognized, Git will attempt to detect support of OpenSSH
2226 options by first invoking the configured SSH command with the
2227 `-G` (print configuration) option and will subsequently use
2228 OpenSSH options (if that is successful) or no options besides
2229 the host and remote command (if it fails).
2230 +
2231 The config variable `ssh.variant` can be set to override this detection.
2232 Valid values are `ssh` (to use OpenSSH options), `plink`, `putty`,
2233 `tortoiseplink`, `simple` (no options except the host and remote command).
2234 The default auto-detection can be explicitly requested using the value
2235 `auto`. Any other value is treated as `ssh`. This setting can also be
2236 overridden via the environment variable `GIT_SSH_VARIANT`.
2237 +
2238 The current command-line parameters used for each variant are as
2239 follows:
2240 +
2241 --
2243 * `ssh` - [-p port] [-4] [-6] [-o option] [username@]host command
2245 * `simple` - [username@]host command
2247 * `plink` or `putty` - [-P port] [-4] [-6] [username@]host command
2249 * `tortoiseplink` - [-P port] [-4] [-6] -batch [username@]host command
2251 --
2252 +
2253 Except for the `simple` variant, command-line parameters are likely to
2254 change as git gains new features.
2256 i18n.commitEncoding::
2257 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
2258 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
2259 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
2260 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
2261 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
2263 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
2264 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
2265 running 'git log' and friends.
2267 imap::
2268 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
2269 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
2271 index.version::
2272 Specify the version with which new index files should be
2273 initialized. This does not affect existing repositories.
2275 init.templateDir::
2276 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
2277 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
2279 instaweb.browser::
2280 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
2281 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2283 instaweb.httpd::
2284 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
2285 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2287 instaweb.local::
2288 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
2289 be bound to the local IP (
2291 instaweb.modulePath::
2292 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
2293 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
2294 is Apache.
2296 instaweb.port::
2297 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
2298 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2300 interactive.singleKey::
2301 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
2302 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
2303 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
2304 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
2305 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
2306 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
2307 is not available; requires the Perl module Term::ReadKey.
2309 interactive.diffFilter::
2310 When an interactive command (such as `git add --patch`) shows
2311 a colorized diff, git will pipe the diff through the shell
2312 command defined by this configuration variable. The command may
2313 mark up the diff further for human consumption, provided that it
2314 retains a one-to-one correspondence with the lines in the
2315 original diff. Defaults to disabled (no filtering).
2317 log.abbrevCommit::
2318 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2319 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
2320 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
2323 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
2324 Setting a value for is similar to using 'git log''s
2325 `--date` option. See linkgit:git-log[1] for details.
2327 log.decorate::
2328 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
2329 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
2330 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
2331 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
2332 If 'auto' is specified, then if the output is going to a terminal,
2333 the ref names are shown as if 'short' were given, otherwise no ref
2334 names are shown. This is the same as the `--decorate` option
2335 of the `git log`.
2337 log.follow::
2338 If `true`, `git log` will act as if the `--follow` option was used when
2339 a single <path> is given. This has the same limitations as `--follow`,
2340 i.e. it cannot be used to follow multiple files and does not work well
2341 on non-linear history.
2343 log.graphColors::
2344 A list of colors, separated by commas, that can be used to draw
2345 history lines in `git log --graph`.
2347 log.showRoot::
2348 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
2349 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
2350 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
2351 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
2353 log.showSignature::
2354 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2355 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--show-signature`.
2357 log.mailmap::
2358 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2359 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--use-mailmap`.
2361 mailinfo.scissors::
2362 If true, makes linkgit:git-mailinfo[1] (and therefore
2363 linkgit:git-am[1]) act by default as if the --scissors option
2364 was provided on the command-line. When active, this features
2365 removes everything from the message body before a scissors
2366 line (i.e. consisting mainly of ">8", "8<" and "-").
2368 mailmap.file::
2369 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
2370 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
2371 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
2372 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
2373 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
2374 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
2376 mailmap.blob::
2377 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
2378 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
2379 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
2380 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
2381 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
2382 defaults to empty.
2384 man.viewer::
2385 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
2386 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2388 man.<tool>.cmd::
2389 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
2390 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
2391 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
2393 man.<tool>.path::
2394 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
2395 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2397 include::merge-config.txt[]
2399 mergetool.<tool>.path::
2400 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
2401 your tool is not in the PATH.
2403 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
2404 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
2405 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
2406 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
2407 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
2408 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
2409 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
2410 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
2411 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
2412 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
2414 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
2415 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
2416 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
2417 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
2418 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
2419 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
2420 indicate the success of the merge.
2422 mergetool.meld.hasOutput::
2423 Older versions of `meld` do not support the `--output` option.
2424 Git will attempt to detect whether `meld` supports `--output`
2425 by inspecting the output of `meld --help`. Configuring
2426 `mergetool.meld.hasOutput` will make Git skip these checks and
2427 use the configured value instead. Setting `mergetool.meld.hasOutput`
2428 to `true` tells Git to unconditionally use the `--output` option,
2429 and `false` avoids using `--output`.
2431 mergetool.keepBackup::
2432 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
2433 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
2434 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
2435 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
2437 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
2438 When invoking a custom merge tool, Git uses a set of temporary
2439 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
2440 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
2441 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
2442 exited. Defaults to `false`.
2444 mergetool.writeToTemp::
2445 Git writes temporary 'BASE', 'LOCAL', and 'REMOTE' versions of
2446 conflicting files in the worktree by default. Git will attempt
2447 to use a temporary directory for these files when set `true`.
2448 Defaults to `false`.
2450 mergetool.prompt::
2451 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
2453 notes.mergeStrategy::
2454 Which merge strategy to choose by default when resolving notes
2455 conflicts. Must be one of `manual`, `ours`, `theirs`, `union`, or
2456 `cat_sort_uniq`. Defaults to `manual`. See "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES"
2457 section of linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on each strategy.
2459 notes.<name>.mergeStrategy::
2460 Which merge strategy to choose when doing a notes merge into
2461 refs/notes/<name>. This overrides the more general
2462 "notes.mergeStrategy". See the "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES" section in
2463 linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on the available strategies.
2465 notes.displayRef::
2466 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
2467 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
2468 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
2469 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
2470 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
2471 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
2472 ignored.
2473 +
2474 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
2475 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2476 globs.
2477 +
2478 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
2479 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
2480 displayed.
2482 notes.rewrite.<command>::
2483 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
2484 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, Git
2485 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
2486 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
2487 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
2489 notes.rewriteMode::
2490 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
2491 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
2492 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
2493 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, `cat_sort_uniq`, or `ignore`.
2494 Defaults to `concatenate`.
2495 +
2496 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
2497 environment variable.
2499 notes.rewriteRef::
2500 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
2501 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
2502 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
2503 You may also specify this configuration several times.
2504 +
2505 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
2506 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
2507 rewriting for the default commit notes.
2508 +
2509 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
2510 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2511 globs.
2513 pack.window::
2514 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2515 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
2517 pack.depth::
2518 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2519 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
2520 Maximum value is 4095.
2522 pack.windowMemory::
2523 The maximum size of memory that is consumed by each thread
2524 in linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] for pack window memory when
2525 no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
2526 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". When left unconfigured (or
2527 set explicitly to 0), there will be no limit.
2529 pack.compression::
2530 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
2531 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
2532 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
2533 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
2534 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
2535 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
2536 to level 6)."
2537 +
2538 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
2539 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
2540 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
2542 pack.deltaCacheSize::
2543 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
2544 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
2545 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
2546 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
2547 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
2548 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
2549 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
2550 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
2551 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
2553 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
2554 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
2555 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
2556 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
2557 result once the best match for all objects is found.
2558 Defaults to 1000. Maximum value is 65535.
2560 pack.threads::
2561 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
2562 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
2563 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
2564 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
2565 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
2566 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
2567 Specifying 0 will cause Git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
2568 and set the number of threads accordingly.
2570 pack.indexVersion::
2571 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
2572 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
2573 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
2574 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
2575 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
2576 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
2577 larger than 2 GB.
2578 +
2579 If you have an old Git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
2580 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http")
2581 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
2582 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
2583 older version of Git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
2584 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
2585 the `*.idx` file.
2587 pack.packSizeLimit::
2588 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
2589 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
2590 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
2591 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. Reaching this limit results
2592 in the creation of multiple packfiles; which in turn prevents
2593 bitmaps from being created.
2594 The minimum size allowed is limited to 1 MiB.
2595 The default is unlimited.
2596 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
2597 supported.
2599 pack.useBitmaps::
2600 When true, git will use pack bitmaps (if available) when packing
2601 to stdout (e.g., during the server side of a fetch). Defaults to
2602 true. You should not generally need to turn this off unless
2603 you are debugging pack bitmaps.
2605 pack.writeBitmaps (deprecated)::
2606 This is a deprecated synonym for `repack.writeBitmaps`.
2608 pack.writeBitmapHashCache::
2609 When true, git will include a "hash cache" section in the bitmap
2610 index (if one is written). This cache can be used to feed git's
2611 delta heuristics, potentially leading to better deltas between
2612 bitmapped and non-bitmapped objects (e.g., when serving a fetch
2613 between an older, bitmapped pack and objects that have been
2614 pushed since the last gc). The downside is that it consumes 4
2615 bytes per object of disk space, and that JGit's bitmap
2616 implementation does not understand it, causing it to complain if
2617 Git and JGit are used on the same repository. Defaults to false.
2619 pager.<cmd>::
2620 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
2621 output of a particular Git subcommand when writing to a tty.
2622 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
2623 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
2624 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
2625 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
2626 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
2628 pretty.<name>::
2629 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
2630 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
2631 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
2632 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
2633 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
2634 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
2635 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
2636 will be silently ignored.
2638 protocol.allow::
2639 If set, provide a user defined default policy for all protocols which
2640 don't explicitly have a policy (`protocol.<name>.allow`). By default,
2641 if unset, known-safe protocols (http, https, git, ssh, file) have a
2642 default policy of `always`, known-dangerous protocols (ext) have a
2643 default policy of `never`, and all other protocols have a default
2644 policy of `user`. Supported policies:
2645 +
2646 --
2648 * `always` - protocol is always able to be used.
2650 * `never` - protocol is never able to be used.
2652 * `user` - protocol is only able to be used when `GIT_PROTOCOL_FROM_USER` is
2653 either unset or has a value of 1. This policy should be used when you want a
2654 protocol to be directly usable by the user but don't want it used by commands which
2655 execute clone/fetch/push commands without user input, e.g. recursive
2656 submodule initialization.
2658 --
2660 protocol.<name>.allow::
2661 Set a policy to be used by protocol `<name>` with clone/fetch/push
2662 commands. See `protocol.allow` above for the available policies.
2663 +
2664 The protocol names currently used by git are:
2665 +
2666 --
2667 - `file`: any local file-based path (including `file://` URLs,
2668 or local paths)
2670 - `git`: the anonymous git protocol over a direct TCP
2671 connection (or proxy, if configured)
2673 - `ssh`: git over ssh (including `host:path` syntax,
2674 `ssh://`, etc).
2676 - `http`: git over http, both "smart http" and "dumb http".
2677 Note that this does _not_ include `https`; if you want to configure
2678 both, you must do so individually.
2680 - any external helpers are named by their protocol (e.g., use
2681 `hg` to allow the `git-remote-hg` helper)
2682 --
2684 protocol.version::
2685 Experimental. If set, clients will attempt to communicate with a
2686 server using the specified protocol version. If unset, no
2687 attempt will be made by the client to communicate using a
2688 particular protocol version, this results in protocol version 0
2689 being used.
2690 Supported versions:
2691 +
2692 --
2694 * `0` - the original wire protocol.
2696 * `1` - the original wire protocol with the addition of a version string
2697 in the initial response from the server.
2699 --
2701 pull.ff::
2702 By default, Git does not create an extra merge commit when merging
2703 a commit that is a descendant of the current commit. Instead, the
2704 tip of the current branch is fast-forwarded. When set to `false`,
2705 this variable tells Git to create an extra merge commit in such
2706 a case (equivalent to giving the `--no-ff` option from the command
2707 line). When set to `only`, only such fast-forward merges are
2708 allowed (equivalent to giving the `--ff-only` option from the
2709 command line). This setting overrides `merge.ff` when pulling.
2711 pull.rebase::
2712 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
2713 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
2714 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
2715 per-branch basis.
2716 +
2717 When `merges`, pass the `--rebase-merges` option to 'git rebase'
2718 so that the local merge commits are included in the rebase (see
2719 linkgit:git-rebase[1] for details).
2720 +
2721 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
2722 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
2723 by running 'git pull'.
2724 +
2725 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
2726 +
2727 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
2728 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
2729 for details).
2731 pull.octopus::
2732 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
2733 at once.
2735 pull.twohead::
2736 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
2738 push.default::
2739 Defines the action `git push` should take if no refspec is
2740 explicitly given. Different values are well-suited for
2741 specific workflows; for instance, in a purely central workflow
2742 (i.e. the fetch source is equal to the push destination),
2743 `upstream` is probably what you want. Possible values are:
2744 +
2745 --
2747 * `nothing` - do not push anything (error out) unless a refspec is
2748 explicitly given. This is primarily meant for people who want to
2749 avoid mistakes by always being explicit.
2751 * `current` - push the current branch to update a branch with the same
2752 name on the receiving end. Works in both central and non-central
2753 workflows.
2755 * `upstream` - push the current branch back to the branch whose
2756 changes are usually integrated into the current branch (which is
2757 called `@{upstream}`). This mode only makes sense if you are
2758 pushing to the same repository you would normally pull from
2759 (i.e. central workflow).
2761 * `tracking` - This is a deprecated synonym for `upstream`.
2763 * `simple` - in centralized workflow, work like `upstream` with an
2764 added safety to refuse to push if the upstream branch's name is
2765 different from the local one.
2766 +
2767 When pushing to a remote that is different from the remote you normally
2768 pull from, work as `current`. This is the safest option and is suited
2769 for beginners.
2770 +
2771 This mode has become the default in Git 2.0.
2773 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name on both ends.
2774 This makes the repository you are pushing to remember the set of
2775 branches that will be pushed out (e.g. if you always push 'maint'
2776 and 'master' there and no other branches, the repository you push
2777 to will have these two branches, and your local 'maint' and
2778 'master' will be pushed there).
2779 +
2780 To use this mode effectively, you have to make sure _all_ the
2781 branches you would push out are ready to be pushed out before
2782 running 'git push', as the whole point of this mode is to allow you
2783 to push all of the branches in one go. If you usually finish work
2784 on only one branch and push out the result, while other branches are
2785 unfinished, this mode is not for you. Also this mode is not
2786 suitable for pushing into a shared central repository, as other
2787 people may add new branches there, or update the tip of existing
2788 branches outside your control.
2789 +
2790 This used to be the default, but not since Git 2.0 (`simple` is the
2791 new default).
2793 --
2795 push.followTags::
2796 If set to true enable `--follow-tags` option by default. You
2797 may override this configuration at time of push by specifying
2798 `--no-follow-tags`.
2800 push.gpgSign::
2801 May be set to a boolean value, or the string 'if-asked'. A true
2802 value causes all pushes to be GPG signed, as if `--signed` is
2803 passed to linkgit:git-push[1]. The string 'if-asked' causes
2804 pushes to be signed if the server supports it, as if
2805 `--signed=if-asked` is passed to 'git push'. A false value may
2806 override a value from a lower-priority config file. An explicit
2807 command-line flag always overrides this config option.
2809 push.pushOption::
2810 When no `--push-option=<option>` argument is given from the
2811 command line, `git push` behaves as if each <value> of
2812 this variable is given as `--push-option=<value>`.
2813 +
2814 This is a multi-valued variable, and an empty value can be used in a
2815 higher priority configuration file (e.g. `.git/config` in a
2816 repository) to clear the values inherited from a lower priority
2817 configuration files (e.g. `$HOME/.gitconfig`).
2818 +
2819 --
2821 Example:
2823 /etc/gitconfig
2824 push.pushoption = a
2825 push.pushoption = b
2827 ~/.gitconfig
2828 push.pushoption = c
2830 repo/.git/config
2831 push.pushoption =
2832 push.pushoption = b
2834 This will result in only b (a and c are cleared).
2836 --
2838 push.recurseSubmodules::
2839 Make sure all submodule commits used by the revisions to be pushed
2840 are available on a remote-tracking branch. If the value is 'check'
2841 then Git will verify that all submodule commits that changed in the
2842 revisions to be pushed are available on at least one remote of the
2843 submodule. If any commits are missing, the push will be aborted and
2844 exit with non-zero status. If the value is 'on-demand' then all
2845 submodules that changed in the revisions to be pushed will be
2846 pushed. If on-demand was not able to push all necessary revisions
2847 it will also be aborted and exit with non-zero status. If the value
2848 is 'no' then default behavior of ignoring submodules when pushing
2849 is retained. You may override this configuration at time of push by
2850 specifying '--recurse-submodules=check|on-demand|no'.
2852 include::rebase-config.txt[]
2854 receive.advertiseAtomic::
2855 By default, git-receive-pack will advertise the atomic push
2856 capability to its clients. If you don't want to advertise this
2857 capability, set this variable to false.
2859 receive.advertisePushOptions::
2860 When set to true, git-receive-pack will advertise the push options
2861 capability to its clients. False by default.
2863 receive.autogc::
2864 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
2865 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
2866 it by setting this variable to false.
2868 receive.certNonceSeed::
2869 By setting this variable to a string, `git receive-pack`
2870 will accept a `git push --signed` and verifies it by using
2871 a "nonce" protected by HMAC using this string as a secret
2872 key.
2874 receive.certNonceSlop::
2875 When a `git push --signed` sent a push certificate with a
2876 "nonce" that was issued by a receive-pack serving the same
2877 repository within this many seconds, export the "nonce"
2878 found in the certificate to `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE` to the
2879 hooks (instead of what the receive-pack asked the sending
2880 side to include). This may allow writing checks in
2881 `pre-receive` and `post-receive` a bit easier. Instead of
2882 checking `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_SLOP` environment variable
2883 that records by how many seconds the nonce is stale to
2884 decide if they want to accept the certificate, they only
2885 can check `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_STATUS` is `OK`.
2887 receive.fsckObjects::
2888 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
2889 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
2890 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
2891 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
2892 is used instead.
2894 receive.fsck.<msg-id>::
2895 When `receive.fsckObjects` is set to true, errors can be switched
2896 to warnings and vice versa by configuring the `receive.fsck.<msg-id>`
2897 setting where the `<msg-id>` is the fsck message ID and the value
2898 is one of `error`, `warn` or `ignore`. For convenience, fsck prefixes
2899 the error/warning with the message ID, e.g. "missingEmail: invalid
2900 author/committer line - missing email" means that setting
2901 `receive.fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
2902 +
2903 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
2904 which would not pass pushing when `receive.fsckObjects = true`, allowing
2905 the host to accept repositories with certain known issues but still catch
2906 other issues.
2908 receive.fsck.skipList::
2909 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
2910 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
2911 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
2912 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
2913 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
2914 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
2916 receive.keepAlive::
2917 After receiving the pack from the client, `receive-pack` may
2918 produce no output (if `--quiet` was specified) while processing
2919 the pack, causing some networks to drop the TCP connection.
2920 With this option set, if `receive-pack` does not transmit
2921 any data in this phase for `receive.keepAlive` seconds, it will
2922 send a short keepalive packet. The default is 5 seconds; set
2923 to 0 to disable keepalives entirely.
2925 receive.unpackLimit::
2926 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
2927 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
2928 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
2929 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
2930 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
2931 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
2932 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
2933 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
2935 receive.maxInputSize::
2936 If the size of the incoming pack stream is larger than this
2937 limit, then git-receive-pack will error out, instead of
2938 accepting the pack file. If not set or set to 0, then the size
2939 is unlimited.
2941 receive.denyDeletes::
2942 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
2943 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
2945 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
2946 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
2947 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2949 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
2950 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
2951 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2952 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
2953 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
2954 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
2955 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
2956 message. Defaults to "refuse".
2957 +
2958 Another option is "updateInstead" which will update the working
2959 tree if pushing into the current branch. This option is
2960 intended for synchronizing working directories when one side is not easily
2961 accessible via interactive ssh (e.g. a live web site, hence the requirement
2962 that the working directory be clean). This mode also comes in handy when
2963 developing inside a VM to test and fix code on different Operating Systems.
2964 +
2965 By default, "updateInstead" will refuse the push if the working tree or
2966 the index have any difference from the HEAD, but the `push-to-checkout`
2967 hook can be used to customize this. See linkgit:githooks[5].
2969 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
2970 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
2971 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
2972 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
2973 set when initializing a shared repository.
2975 receive.hideRefs::
2976 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
2977 only to `receive-pack` (and so affects pushes, but not fetches).
2978 An attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by `git push` is
2979 rejected.
2981 receive.updateServerInfo::
2982 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
2983 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
2985 receive.shallowUpdate::
2986 If set to true, .git/shallow can be updated when new refs
2987 require new shallow roots. Otherwise those refs are rejected.
2989 remote.pushDefault::
2990 The remote to push to by default. Overrides
2991 `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches, and is overridden by
2992 `branch.<name>.pushRemote` for specific branches.
2994 remote.<name>.url::
2995 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
2996 linkgit:git-push[1].
2998 remote.<name>.pushurl::
2999 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
3001 remote.<name>.proxy::
3002 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
3003 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
3004 disable proxying for that remote.
3006 remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod::
3007 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the method to use for
3008 authenticating against the proxy in use (probably set in
3009 `remote.<name>.proxy`). See `http.proxyAuthMethod`.
3011 remote.<name>.fetch::
3012 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
3013 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
3015 remote.<name>.push::
3016 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
3017 linkgit:git-push[1].
3019 remote.<name>.mirror::
3020 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
3021 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
3023 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
3024 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
3025 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
3026 linkgit:git-remote[1].
3028 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
3029 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
3030 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
3031 linkgit:git-remote[1].
3033 remote.<name>.receivepack::
3034 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
3035 option --receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
3037 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
3038 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
3039 option --upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
3041 remote.<name>.tagOpt::
3042 Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when
3043 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to --tags will fetch every
3044 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
3045 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
3046 override this setting. See options --tags and --no-tags of
3047 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
3049 remote.<name>.vcs::
3050 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
3051 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
3053 remote.<name>.prune::
3054 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
3055 remove any remote-tracking references that no longer exist on the
3056 remote (as if the `--prune` option was given on the command line).
3057 Overrides `fetch.prune` settings, if any.
3059 remote.<name>.pruneTags::
3060 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
3061 remove any local tags that no longer exist on the remote if pruning
3062 is activated in general via `remote.<name>.prune`, `fetch.prune` or
3063 `--prune`. Overrides `fetch.pruneTags` settings, if any.
3064 +
3065 See also `remote.<name>.prune` and the PRUNING section of
3066 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
3068 remotes.<group>::
3069 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
3070 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
3072 repack.useDeltaBaseOffset::
3073 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
3074 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
3075 Git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
3076 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
3077 "false" and repack. Access from old Git versions over the
3078 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
3080 repack.packKeptObjects::
3081 If set to true, makes `git repack` act as if
3082 `--pack-kept-objects` was passed. See linkgit:git-repack[1] for
3083 details. Defaults to `false` normally, but `true` if a bitmap
3084 index is being written (either via `--write-bitmap-index` or
3085 `repack.writeBitmaps`).
3087 repack.writeBitmaps::
3088 When true, git will write a bitmap index when packing all
3089 objects to disk (e.g., when `git repack -a` is run). This
3090 index can speed up the "counting objects" phase of subsequent
3091 packs created for clones and fetches, at the cost of some disk
3092 space and extra time spent on the initial repack. This has
3093 no effect if multiple packfiles are created.
3094 Defaults to false.
3096 rerere.autoUpdate::
3097 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
3098 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
3099 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
3101 rerere.enabled::
3102 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
3103 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
3104 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
3105 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
3106 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
3107 repository.
3109 sendemail.identity::
3110 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
3111 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
3112 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
3113 the value of `sendemail.identity`.
3115 sendemail.smtpEncryption::
3116 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
3117 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
3119 sendemail.smtpssl (deprecated)::
3120 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpEncryption = ssl'.
3122 sendemail.smtpsslcertpath::
3123 Path to ca-certificates (either a directory or a single file).
3124 Set it to an empty string to disable certificate verification.
3126 sendemail.<identity>.*::
3127 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
3128 found below, taking precedence over those when this
3129 identity is selected, through either the command-line or
3130 `sendemail.identity`.
3132 sendemail.aliasesFile::
3133 sendemail.aliasFileType::
3134 sendemail.annotate::
3135 sendemail.bcc::
3137 sendemail.ccCmd::
3138 sendemail.chainReplyTo::
3139 sendemail.confirm::
3140 sendemail.envelopeSender::
3141 sendemail.from::
3142 sendemail.multiEdit::
3143 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
3144 sendemail.smtpPass::
3145 sendemail.suppresscc::
3146 sendemail.suppressFrom::
3148 sendemail.tocmd::
3149 sendemail.smtpDomain::
3150 sendemail.smtpServer::
3151 sendemail.smtpServerPort::
3152 sendemail.smtpServerOption::
3153 sendemail.smtpUser::
3154 sendemail.thread::
3155 sendemail.transferEncoding::
3156 sendemail.validate::
3157 sendemail.xmailer::
3158 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
3160 sendemail.signedoffcc (deprecated)::
3161 Deprecated alias for `sendemail.signedoffbycc`.
3163 sendemail.smtpBatchSize::
3164 Number of messages to be sent per connection, after that a relogin
3165 will happen. If the value is 0 or undefined, send all messages in
3166 one connection.
3167 See also the `--batch-size` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
3169 sendemail.smtpReloginDelay::
3170 Seconds wait before reconnecting to smtp server.
3171 See also the `--relogin-delay` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
3173 showbranch.default::
3174 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
3175 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
3177 splitIndex.maxPercentChange::
3178 When the split index feature is used, this specifies the
3179 percent of entries the split index can contain compared to the
3180 total number of entries in both the split index and the shared
3181 index before a new shared index is written.
3182 The value should be between 0 and 100. If the value is 0 then
3183 a new shared index is always written, if it is 100 a new
3184 shared index is never written.
3185 By default the value is 20, so a new shared index is written
3186 if the number of entries in the split index would be greater
3187 than 20 percent of the total number of entries.
3188 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
3190 splitIndex.sharedIndexExpire::
3191 When the split index feature is used, shared index files that
3192 were not modified since the time this variable specifies will
3193 be removed when a new shared index file is created. The value
3194 "now" expires all entries immediately, and "never" suppresses
3195 expiration altogether.
3196 The default value is "2.weeks.ago".
3197 Note that a shared index file is considered modified (for the
3198 purpose of expiration) each time a new split-index file is
3199 either created based on it or read from it.
3200 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
3202 status.relativePaths::
3203 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
3204 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
3205 relative to the repository root (this was the default for Git
3206 prior to v1.5.4).
3208 status.short::
3209 Set to true to enable --short by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3210 The option --no-short takes precedence over this variable.
3212 status.branch::
3213 Set to true to enable --branch by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3214 The option --no-branch takes precedence over this variable.
3216 status.displayCommentPrefix::
3217 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will insert a comment
3218 prefix before each output line (starting with
3219 `core.commentChar`, i.e. `#` by default). This was the
3220 behavior of linkgit:git-status[1] in Git 1.8.4 and previous.
3221 Defaults to false.
3223 status.renameLimit::
3224 The number of files to consider when performing rename detection
3225 in linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1]. Defaults to
3226 the value of diff.renameLimit.
3228 status.renames::
3229 Whether and how Git detects renames in linkgit:git-status[1] and
3230 linkgit:git-commit[1] . If set to "false", rename detection is
3231 disabled. If set to "true", basic rename detection is enabled.
3232 If set to "copies" or "copy", Git will detect copies, as well.
3233 Defaults to the value of diff.renames.
3235 status.showStash::
3236 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will display the number of
3237 entries currently stashed away.
3238 Defaults to false.
3240 status.showUntrackedFiles::
3241 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
3242 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
3243 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
3244 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
3245 the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
3246 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
3247 the untracked files. Possible values are:
3248 +
3249 --
3250 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
3251 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
3252 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
3253 --
3254 +
3255 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
3256 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
3257 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
3259 status.submoduleSummary::
3260 Defaults to false.
3261 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
3262 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
3263 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
3264 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]). Please note
3265 that the summary output command will be suppressed for all
3266 submodules when `diff.ignoreSubmodules` is set to 'all' or only
3267 for those submodules where `submodule.<name>.ignore=all`. The only
3268 exception to that rule is that status and commit will show staged
3269 submodule changes. To
3270 also view the summary for ignored submodules you can either use
3271 the --ignore-submodules=dirty command-line option or the 'git
3272 submodule summary' command, which shows a similar output but does
3273 not honor these settings.
3275 stash.showPatch::
3276 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3277 option will show the stash entry in patch form. Defaults to false.
3278 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3280 stash.showStat::
3281 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3282 option will show diffstat of the stash entry. Defaults to true.
3283 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3285 submodule.<name>.url::
3286 The URL for a submodule. This variable is copied from the .gitmodules
3287 file to the git config via 'git submodule init'. The user can change
3288 the configured URL before obtaining the submodule via 'git submodule
3289 update'. If neither submodule.<name>.active or are
3290 set, the presence of this variable is used as a fallback to indicate
3291 whether the submodule is of interest to git commands.
3292 See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3294 submodule.<name>.update::
3295 The method by which a submodule is updated by 'git submodule update',
3296 which is the only affected command, others such as
3297 'git checkout --recurse-submodules' are unaffected. It exists for
3298 historical reasons, when 'git submodule' was the only command to
3299 interact with submodules; settings like ``
3300 and `pull.rebase` are more specific. It is populated by
3301 `git submodule init` from the linkgit:gitmodules[5] file.
3302 See description of 'update' command in linkgit:git-submodule[1].
3304 submodule.<name>.branch::
3305 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
3306 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
3307 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
3308 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3310 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
3311 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
3312 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
3313 command-line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
3314 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
3315 file.
3317 submodule.<name>.ignore::
3318 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
3319 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
3320 modified (but it will nonetheless show up in the output of status and
3321 commit when it has been staged), "dirty" will ignore all changes
3322 to the submodules work tree and
3323 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
3324 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
3325 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
3326 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
3327 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
3328 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
3329 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
3330 "--ignore-submodules" option. The 'git submodule' commands are not
3331 affected by this setting.
3333 submodule.<name>.active::
3334 Boolean value indicating if the submodule is of interest to git
3335 commands. This config option takes precedence over the
3336 config option. See linkgit:gitsubmodules[7] for
3337 details.
3340 A repeated field which contains a pathspec used to match against a
3341 submodule's path to determine if the submodule is of interest to git
3342 commands. See linkgit:gitsubmodules[7] for details.
3344 submodule.recurse::
3345 Specifies if commands recurse into submodules by default. This
3346 applies to all commands that have a `--recurse-submodules` option,
3347 except `clone`.
3348 Defaults to false.
3350 submodule.fetchJobs::
3351 Specifies how many submodules are fetched/cloned at the same time.
3352 A positive integer allows up to that number of submodules fetched
3353 in parallel. A value of 0 will give some reasonable default.
3354 If unset, it defaults to 1.
3356 submodule.alternateLocation::
3357 Specifies how the submodules obtain alternates when submodules are
3358 cloned. Possible values are `no`, `superproject`.
3359 By default `no` is assumed, which doesn't add references. When the
3360 value is set to `superproject` the submodule to be cloned computes
3361 its alternates location relative to the superprojects alternate.
3363 submodule.alternateErrorStrategy::
3364 Specifies how to treat errors with the alternates for a submodule
3365 as computed via `submodule.alternateLocation`. Possible values are
3366 `ignore`, `info`, `die`. Default is `die`.
3368 tag.forceSignAnnotated::
3369 A boolean to specify whether annotated tags created should be GPG signed.
3370 If `--annotate` is specified on the command line, it takes
3371 precedence over this option.
3373 tag.sort::
3374 This variable controls the sort ordering of tags when displayed by
3375 linkgit:git-tag[1]. Without the "--sort=<value>" option provided, the
3376 value of this variable will be used as the default.
3378 tar.umask::
3379 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
3380 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
3381 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
3382 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
3383 linkgit:git-archive[1].
3385 transfer.fsckObjects::
3386 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
3387 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3388 Defaults to false.
3390 transfer.hideRefs::
3391 String(s) `receive-pack` and `upload-pack` use to decide which
3392 refs to omit from their initial advertisements. Use more than
3393 one definition to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that is
3394 under the hierarchies listed in the value of this variable is
3395 excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git push` or `git
3396 fetch`. See `receive.hideRefs` and `uploadpack.hideRefs` for
3397 program-specific versions of this config.
3398 +
3399 You may also include a `!` in front of the ref name to negate the entry,
3400 explicitly exposing it, even if an earlier entry marked it as hidden.
3401 If you have multiple hideRefs values, later entries override earlier ones
3402 (and entries in more-specific config files override less-specific ones).
3403 +
3404 If a namespace is in use, the namespace prefix is stripped from each
3405 reference before it is matched against `transfer.hiderefs` patterns.
3406 For example, if `refs/heads/master` is specified in `transfer.hideRefs` and
3407 the current namespace is `foo`, then `refs/namespaces/foo/refs/heads/master`
3408 is omitted from the advertisements but `refs/heads/master` and
3409 `refs/namespaces/bar/refs/heads/master` are still advertised as so-called
3410 "have" lines. In order to match refs before stripping, add a `^` in front of
3411 the ref name. If you combine `!` and `^`, `!` must be specified first.
3412 +
3413 Even if you hide refs, a client may still be able to steal the target
3414 objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY" section of the
3415 linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to keep private data in a
3416 separate repository.
3418 transfer.unpackLimit::
3419 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
3420 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3421 The default value is 100.
3423 uploadarchive.allowUnreachable::
3424 If true, allow clients to use `git archive --remote` to request
3425 any tree, whether reachable from the ref tips or not. See the
3426 discussion in the "SECURITY" section of
3427 linkgit:git-upload-archive[1] for more details. Defaults to
3428 `false`.
3430 uploadpack.hideRefs::
3431 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
3432 only to `upload-pack` (and so affects only fetches, not pushes).
3433 An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git fetch` will fail. See
3434 also `uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant`.
3436 uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant::
3437 When `uploadpack.hideRefs` is in effect, allow `upload-pack`
3438 to accept a fetch request that asks for an object at the tip
3439 of a hidden ref (by default, such a request is rejected).
3440 See also `uploadpack.hideRefs`. Even if this is false, a client
3441 may be able to steal objects via the techniques described in the
3442 "SECURITY" section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's
3443 best to keep private data in a separate repository.
3445 uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant::
3446 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for an
3447 object that is reachable from any ref tip. However, note that
3448 calculating object reachability is computationally expensive.
3449 Defaults to `false`. Even if this is false, a client may be able
3450 to steal objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY"
3451 section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to
3452 keep private data in a separate repository.
3454 uploadpack.allowAnySHA1InWant::
3455 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for any
3456 object at all.
3457 Defaults to `false`.
3459 uploadpack.keepAlive::
3460 When `upload-pack` has started `pack-objects`, there may be a
3461 quiet period while `pack-objects` prepares the pack. Normally
3462 it would output progress information, but if `--quiet` was used
3463 for the fetch, `pack-objects` will output nothing at all until
3464 the pack data begins. Some clients and networks may consider
3465 the server to be hung and give up. Setting this option instructs
3466 `upload-pack` to send an empty keepalive packet every
3467 `uploadpack.keepAlive` seconds. Setting this option to 0
3468 disables keepalive packets entirely. The default is 5 seconds.
3470 uploadpack.packObjectsHook::
3471 If this option is set, when `upload-pack` would run
3472 `git pack-objects` to create a packfile for a client, it will
3473 run this shell command instead. The `pack-objects` command and
3474 arguments it _would_ have run (including the `git pack-objects`
3475 at the beginning) are appended to the shell command. The stdin
3476 and stdout of the hook are treated as if `pack-objects` itself
3477 was run. I.e., `upload-pack` will feed input intended for
3478 `pack-objects` to the hook, and expects a completed packfile on
3479 stdout.
3481 uploadpack.allowFilter::
3482 If this option is set, `upload-pack` will support partial
3483 clone and partial fetch object filtering.
3484 +
3485 Note that this configuration variable is ignored if it is seen in the
3486 repository-level config (this is a safety measure against fetching from
3487 untrusted repositories).
3489 url.<base>.insteadOf::
3490 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
3491 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
3492 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3493 access methods, and some users need to use different access
3494 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
3495 equivalent URLs and have Git automatically rewrite the URL to
3496 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
3497 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3498 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
3499 +
3500 Note that any protocol restrictions will be applied to the rewritten
3501 URL. If the rewrite changes the URL to use a custom protocol or remote
3502 helper, you may need to adjust the `protocol.*.allow` config to permit
3503 the request. In particular, protocols you expect to use for submodules
3504 must be set to `always` rather than the default of `user`. See the
3505 description of `protocol.allow` above.
3507 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
3508 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
3509 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
3510 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
3511 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3512 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
3513 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have Git
3514 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
3515 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3516 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
3517 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, Git will ignore this
3518 setting for that remote.
3521 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3522 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL`, `GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL`, and
3523 `EMAIL` environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3526 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3527 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_NAME` and `GIT_COMMITTER_NAME`
3528 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3530 user.useConfigOnly::
3531 Instruct Git to avoid trying to guess defaults for ``
3532 and ``, and instead retrieve the values only from the
3533 configuration. For example, if you have multiple email addresses
3534 and would like to use a different one for each repository, then
3535 with this configuration option set to `true` in the global config
3536 along with a name, Git will prompt you to set up an email before
3537 making new commits in a newly cloned repository.
3538 Defaults to `false`.
3540 user.signingKey::
3541 If linkgit:git-tag[1] or linkgit:git-commit[1] is not selecting the
3542 key you want it to automatically when creating a signed tag or
3543 commit, you can override the default selection with this variable.
3544 This option is passed unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter,
3545 so you may specify a key using any method that gpg supports.
3547 versionsort.prereleaseSuffix (deprecated)::
3548 Deprecated alias for `versionsort.suffix`. Ignored if
3549 `versionsort.suffix` is set.
3551 versionsort.suffix::
3552 Even when version sort is used in linkgit:git-tag[1], tagnames
3553 with the same base version but different suffixes are still sorted
3554 lexicographically, resulting e.g. in prerelease tags appearing
3555 after the main release (e.g. "1.0-rc1" after "1.0"). This
3556 variable can be specified to determine the sorting order of tags
3557 with different suffixes.
3558 +
3559 By specifying a single suffix in this variable, any tagname containing
3560 that suffix will appear before the corresponding main release. E.g. if
3561 the variable is set to "-rc", then all "1.0-rcX" tags will appear before
3562 "1.0". If specified multiple times, once per suffix, then the order of
3563 suffixes in the configuration will determine the sorting order of tagnames
3564 with those suffixes. E.g. if "-pre" appears before "-rc" in the
3565 configuration, then all "1.0-preX" tags will be listed before any
3566 "1.0-rcX" tags. The placement of the main release tag relative to tags
3567 with various suffixes can be determined by specifying the empty suffix
3568 among those other suffixes. E.g. if the suffixes "-rc", "", "-ck" and
3569 "-bfs" appear in the configuration in this order, then all "v4.8-rcX" tags
3570 are listed first, followed by "v4.8", then "v4.8-ckX" and finally
3571 "v4.8-bfsX".
3572 +
3573 If more than one suffixes match the same tagname, then that tagname will
3574 be sorted according to the suffix which starts at the earliest position in
3575 the tagname. If more than one different matching suffixes start at
3576 that earliest position, then that tagname will be sorted according to the
3577 longest of those suffixes.
3578 The sorting order between different suffixes is undefined if they are
3579 in multiple config files.
3581 web.browser::
3582 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
3583 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
3584 may use it.
3586 worktree.guessRemote::
3587 With `add`, if no branch argument, and neither of `-b` nor
3588 `-B` nor `--detach` are given, the command defaults to
3589 creating a new branch from HEAD. If `worktree.guessRemote` is
3590 set to true, `worktree add` tries to find a remote-tracking
3591 branch whose name uniquely matches the new branch name. If
3592 such a branch exists, it is checked out and set as "upstream"
3593 for the new branch. If no such match can be found, it falls
3594 back to creating a new branch from the current HEAD.