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1 CONFIGURATION FILE
2 ------------------
3
4 The Git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
5 the Git commands' behavior. The `.git/config` file in each repository
6 is used to store the configuration for that repository, and
7 `$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store a per-user configuration as
8 fallback values for the `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
9 can be used to store a system-wide default configuration.
10
11 The configuration variables are used by both the Git plumbing
12 and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, wherein
13 the fully qualified variable name of the variable itself is the last
14 dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last
15 dot. The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric
16 characters and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. Some
17 variables may appear multiple times; we say then that the variable is
18 multivalued.
19
20 Syntax
21 ~~~~~~
22
23 The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
24 ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
25 blank lines are ignored.
26
27 The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
28 the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
29 section begins. Section names are case-insensitive. Only alphanumeric
30 characters, `-` and `.` are allowed in section names. Each variable
31 must belong to some section, which means that there must be a section
32 header before the first setting of a variable.
33
34 Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
35 put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
36 in the section header, like in the example below:
37
38 --------
39 [section "subsection"]
40
41 --------
42
43 Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
44 newline 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.
51
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.
56
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.
63
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.
71
72 Inside double quotes, double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters
73 must be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
74
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.
79
80
81 Includes
82 ~~~~~~~~
83
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.
89
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.
94
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.
100
101 Conditional includes
102 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
103
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.
107
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:
111
112 `gitdir`::
113
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.
123 +
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:
127
128 * If the pattern starts with `~/`, `~` will be substituted with the
129 content of the environment variable `HOME`.
130
131 * If the pattern starts with `./`, it is replaced with the directory
132 containing the current config file.
133
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`.
137
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.
141
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)
145
146 A few more notes on matching via `gitdir` and `gitdir/i`:
147
148 * Symlinks in `$GIT_DIR` are not resolved before matching.
149
150 * Both the symlink & realpath versions of paths will be matched
151 outside of `$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.
159
160 * Note that "../" is not special and will match literally, which is
161 unlikely what you want.
162
163 Example
164 ~~~~~~~
165
166 # Core variables
167 [core]
168 ; Don't trust file modes
169 filemode = false
170
171 # Our diff algorithm
172 [diff]
173 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
174 renames = true
175
176 [branch "devel"]
177 remote = origin
178 merge = refs/heads/devel
179
180 # Proxy settings
181 [core]
182 gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
183 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
184
185 [include]
186 path = /path/to/foo.inc ; include by absolute path
187 path = foo.inc ; find "foo.inc" relative to the current file
188 path = ~/foo.inc ; find "foo.inc" in your `$HOME` directory
189
190 ; include if $GIT_DIR is /path/to/foo/.git
191 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/foo/.git"]
192 path = /path/to/foo.inc
193
194 ; include for all repositories inside /path/to/group
195 [includeIf "gitdir:/path/to/group/"]
196 path = /path/to/foo.inc
197
198 ; include for all repositories inside $HOME/to/group
199 [includeIf "gitdir:~/to/group/"]
200 path = /path/to/foo.inc
201
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 = foo.inc
207
208 Values
209 ~~~~~~
210
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.
214
215 boolean::
216
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.
220
221 true;; Boolean true literals are `yes`, `on`, `true`,
222 and `1`. Also, a variable defined without `= <value>`
223 is taken as true.
224
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).
231
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.
236
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.
245 +
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).
257 +
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.
260 +
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.
269
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.
276
277
278 Variables
279 ~~~~~~~~~
280
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.
284
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.
289
290
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':
295 +
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 an 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 --
363
364 core.fileMode::
365 Tells Git if the executable bit of files in the working tree
366 is to be honored.
367 +
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.
374 +
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].
383 +
384 The default is true (when core.filemode is not specified in the config file).
385
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'.
391
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.
403
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.
412
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.
417
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.
423
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].
430
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.
437
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.
441
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.
450
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.
456
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.
471
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.
479
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.
499 +
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.
506 +
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.
513 +
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.
524
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.
532
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`.
538
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.
549
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.
567
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.
574
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.
589
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.
595
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].
601 +
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).
607
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).
631
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".
646 +
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.
650
651 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
652 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
653 version.
654
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.
669
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.
673
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`.
680
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).
687
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.
703
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.
714 +
715 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
716
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.
729
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.
742
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, `$HOME/.config/git/ignore`
749 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
750
751 core.askPass::
752 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
753 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
754 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the `GIT_ASKPASS`
755 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
756 `SSH_ASKPASS` environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
757 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
758 command-line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
759
760 core.attributesFile::
761 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
762 '.git/info/attributes', Git looks into this file for attributes
763 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
764 way as for `core.excludesFile`. Its default value is
765 `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes`. If `$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is either not
766 set or empty, `$HOME/.config/git/attributes` is used instead.
767
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.
784
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].
790
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.
799
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).
805
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).
811
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.
817
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`.
842
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.
871
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").
879
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.
888
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.
897
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].
906
907 gc.commitGraph::
908 If true, then gc will rewrite the commit-graph file when
909 linkgit:git-gc[1] is run. When using linkgit:git-gc[1]
910 '--auto' the commit-graph will be updated if housekeeping is
911 required. Default is false. See linkgit:git-commit-graph[1]
912 for details.
913
914 core.sparseCheckout::
915 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
916 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
917
918 core.abbrev::
919 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If
920 unspecified or set to "auto", an appropriate value is
921 computed based on the approximate number of packed objects
922 in your repository, which hopefully is enough for
923 abbreviated object names to stay unique for some time.
924 The minimum length is 4.
925
926 add.ignoreErrors::
927 add.ignore-errors (deprecated)::
928 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
929 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the `--ignore-errors`
930 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. `add.ignore-errors` is deprecated,
931 as it does not follow the usual naming convention for configuration
932 variables.
933
934 alias.*::
935 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
936 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
937 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
938 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
939 hide existing Git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
940 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
941 A quote pair or a backslash can be used to quote them.
942 +
943 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
944 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
945 "alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
946 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
947 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
948 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
949 not necessarily be the current directory.
950 `GIT_PREFIX` is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
951 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
952
953 am.keepcr::
954 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
955 with parameter `--keep-cr`. In this case git-mailsplit will
956 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
957 by giving `--no-keep-cr` from the command line.
958 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
959
960 am.threeWay::
961 By default, `git am` will fail if the patch does not apply cleanly. When
962 set to true, this setting tells `git am` to fall back on 3-way merge if
963 the patch records the identity of blobs it is supposed to apply to and
964 we have those blobs available locally (equivalent to giving the `--3way`
965 option from the command line). Defaults to `false`.
966 See linkgit:git-am[1].
967
968 apply.ignoreWhitespace::
969 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
970 whitespace, in the same way as the `--ignore-space-change`
971 option.
972 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
973 respect all whitespace differences.
974 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
975
976 apply.whitespace::
977 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
978 as the `--whitespace` option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
979
980 blame.showRoot::
981 Do not treat root commits as boundaries in linkgit:git-blame[1].
982 This option defaults to false.
983
984 blame.blankBoundary::
985 Show blank commit object name for boundary commits in
986 linkgit:git-blame[1]. This option defaults to false.
987
988 blame.showEmail::
989 Show the author email instead of author name in linkgit:git-blame[1].
990 This option defaults to false.
991
992 blame.date::
993 Specifies the format used to output dates in linkgit:git-blame[1].
994 If unset the iso format is used. For supported values,
995 see the discussion of the `--date` option at linkgit:git-log[1].
996
997 branch.autoSetupMerge::
998 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
999 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
1000 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
1001 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
1002 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
1003 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
1004 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
1005 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
1006 local branch or remote-tracking
1007 branch. This option defaults to true.
1008
1009 branch.autoSetupRebase::
1010 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
1011 that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
1012 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
1013 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
1014 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
1015 other local branches.
1016 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
1017 remote-tracking branches.
1018 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
1019 branches.
1020 See "branch.autoSetupMerge" for details on how to set up a
1021 branch to track another branch.
1022 This option defaults to never.
1023
1024 branch.<name>.remote::
1025 When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
1026 which remote to fetch from/push to. The remote to push to
1027 may be overridden with `remote.pushDefault` (for all branches).
1028 The remote to push to, for the current branch, may be further
1029 overridden by `branch.<name>.pushRemote`. If no remote is
1030 configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
1031 `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushDefault` for pushing.
1032 Additionally, `.` (a period) is the current local repository
1033 (a dot-repository), see `branch.<name>.merge`'s final note below.
1034
1035 branch.<name>.pushRemote::
1036 When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for
1037 pushing. It also overrides `remote.pushDefault` for pushing
1038 from branch <name>. When you pull from one place (e.g. your
1039 upstream) and push to another place (e.g. your own publishing
1040 repository), you would want to set `remote.pushDefault` to
1041 specify the remote to push to for all branches, and use this
1042 option to override it for a specific branch.
1043
1044 branch.<name>.merge::
1045 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
1046 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
1047 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
1048 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
1049 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
1050 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
1051 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
1052 "branch.<name>.remote".
1053 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
1054 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
1055 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
1056 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
1057 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
1058 another branch in the local repository, you can point
1059 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the relative path
1060 setting `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
1061
1062 branch.<name>.mergeOptions::
1063 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
1064 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
1065 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
1066 supported.
1067
1068 branch.<name>.rebase::
1069 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
1070 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
1071 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
1072 branch-specific manner.
1073 +
1074 When `merges`, pass the `--rebase-merges` option to 'git rebase'
1075 so that the local merge commits are included in the rebase (see
1076 linkgit:git-rebase[1] for details).
1077 +
1078 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
1079 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
1080 by running 'git pull'.
1081 +
1082 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
1083 +
1084 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1085 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1086 for details).
1087
1088 branch.<name>.description::
1089 Branch description, can be edited with
1090 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
1091 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
1092 request-pull summary.
1093
1094 browser.<tool>.cmd::
1095 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
1096 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
1097 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
1098
1099 browser.<tool>.path::
1100 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1101 browse HTML help (see `-w` option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
1102 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
1103
1104 clean.requireForce::
1105 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f,
1106 -i or -n. Defaults to true.
1107
1108 color.advice::
1109 A boolean to enable/disable color in hints (e.g. when a push
1110 failed, see `advice.*` for a list). May be set to `always`,
1111 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors
1112 are used only when the error output goes to a terminal. If
1113 unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1114
1115 color.advice.hint::
1116 Use customized color for hints.
1117
1118 color.branch::
1119 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1120 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1121 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1122 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1123 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1124
1125 color.branch.<slot>::
1126 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
1127 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
1128 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/),
1129 `upstream` (upstream tracking branch), `plain` (other
1130 refs).
1131
1132 color.diff::
1133 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
1134 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
1135 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
1136 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
1137 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
1138 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by
1139 default).
1140 +
1141 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] or the
1142 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
1143 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
1144
1145 diff.colorMoved::
1146 If set to either a valid `<mode>` or a true value, moved lines
1147 in a diff are colored differently, for details of valid modes
1148 see '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1]. If simply set to
1149 true the default color mode will be used. When set to false,
1150 moved lines are not colored.
1151
1152 color.diff.<slot>::
1153 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
1154 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
1155 of `context` (context text - `plain` is a historical synonym),
1156 `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
1157 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
1158 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), `whitespace`
1159 (highlighting whitespace errors), `oldMoved` (deleted lines),
1160 `newMoved` (added lines), `oldMovedDimmed`, `oldMovedAlternative`,
1161 `oldMovedAlternativeDimmed`, `newMovedDimmed`, `newMovedAlternative`
1162 and `newMovedAlternativeDimmed` (See the '<mode>'
1163 setting of '--color-moved' in linkgit:git-diff[1] for details).
1164
1165 color.decorate.<slot>::
1166 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
1167 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
1168 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively
1169 and `grafted` for grafted commits.
1170
1171 color.grep::
1172 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
1173 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
1174 when the output is written to the terminal. If unset, then the
1175 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1176
1177 color.grep.<slot>::
1178 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
1179 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
1180 +
1181 --
1182 `context`;;
1183 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
1184 `filename`;;
1185 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
1186 `function`;;
1187 function name lines (when using `-p`)
1188 `linenumber`;;
1189 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
1190 `match`;;
1191 matching text (same as setting `matchContext` and `matchSelected`)
1192 `matchContext`;;
1193 matching text in context lines
1194 `matchSelected`;;
1195 matching text in selected lines
1196 `selected`;;
1197 non-matching text in selected lines
1198 `separator`;;
1199 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
1200 and between hunks (`--`)
1201 --
1202
1203 color.interactive::
1204 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
1205 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive" and
1206 "git-clean --interactive"). When false (or `never`), never.
1207 When set to `true` or `auto`, use colors only when the output is
1208 to the terminal. If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is
1209 used (`auto` by default).
1210
1211 color.interactive.<slot>::
1212 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive' and 'git clean
1213 --interactive' output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help`
1214 or `error`, for four distinct types of normal output from
1215 interactive commands.
1216
1217 color.pager::
1218 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
1219 use (default is true).
1220
1221 color.push::
1222 A boolean to enable/disable color in push errors. May be set to
1223 `always`, `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which
1224 case colors are used only when the error output goes to a terminal.
1225 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1226
1227 color.push.error::
1228 Use customized color for push errors.
1229
1230 color.showBranch::
1231 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1232 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
1233 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1234 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1235 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1236
1237 color.status::
1238 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
1239 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
1240 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
1241 only when the output is to a terminal. If unset, then the
1242 value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1243
1244 color.status.<slot>::
1245 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
1246 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
1247 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
1248 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
1249 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by Git),
1250 `branch` (the current branch),
1251 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
1252 to red),
1253 `localBranch` or `remoteBranch` (the local and remote branch names,
1254 respectively, when branch and tracking information is displayed in the
1255 status short-format), or
1256 `unmerged` (files which have unmerged changes).
1257
1258 color.blame.repeatedLines::
1259 Use the customized color for the part of git-blame output that
1260 is repeated meta information per line (such as commit id,
1261 author name, date and timezone). Defaults to cyan.
1262
1263 color.blame.highlightRecent::
1264 This can be used to color the metadata of a blame line depending
1265 on age of the line.
1266 +
1267 This setting should be set to a comma-separated list of color and date settings,
1268 starting and ending with a color, the dates should be set from oldest to newest.
1269 The metadata will be colored given the colors if the the line was introduced
1270 before the given timestamp, overwriting older timestamped colors.
1271 +
1272 Instead of an absolute timestamp relative timestamps work as well, e.g.
1273 2.weeks.ago is valid to address anything older than 2 weeks.
1274 +
1275 It defaults to 'blue,12 month ago,white,1 month ago,red', which colors
1276 everything older than one year blue, recent changes between one month and
1277 one year old are kept white, and lines introduced within the last month are
1278 colored red.
1279
1280 blame.coloring::
1281 This determines the coloring scheme to be applied to blame
1282 output. It can be 'repeatedLines', 'highlightRecent',
1283 or 'none' which is the default.
1284
1285 color.transport::
1286 A boolean to enable/disable color when pushes are rejected. May be
1287 set to `always`, `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which
1288 case colors are used only when the error output goes to a terminal.
1289 If unset, then the value of `color.ui` is used (`auto` by default).
1290
1291 color.transport.rejected::
1292 Use customized color when a push was rejected.
1293
1294 color.ui::
1295 This variable determines the default value for variables such
1296 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
1297 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
1298 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
1299 to `false` or `never` if you prefer Git commands not to use
1300 color unless enabled explicitly with some other configuration
1301 or the `--color` option. Set it to `always` if you want all
1302 output not intended for machine consumption to use color, to
1303 `true` or `auto` (this is the default since Git 1.8.4) if you
1304 want such output to use color when written to the terminal.
1305
1306 column.ui::
1307 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
1308 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
1309 or commas:
1310 +
1311 These options control when the feature should be enabled
1312 (defaults to 'never'):
1313 +
1314 --
1315 `always`;;
1316 always show in columns
1317 `never`;;
1318 never show in columns
1319 `auto`;;
1320 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
1321 --
1322 +
1323 These options control layout (defaults to 'column'). Setting any
1324 of these implies 'always' if none of 'always', 'never', or 'auto' are
1325 specified.
1326 +
1327 --
1328 `column`;;
1329 fill columns before rows
1330 `row`;;
1331 fill rows before columns
1332 `plain`;;
1333 show in one column
1334 --
1335 +
1336 Finally, these options can be combined with a layout option (defaults
1337 to 'nodense'):
1338 +
1339 --
1340 `dense`;;
1341 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
1342 `nodense`;;
1343 make equal size columns
1344 --
1345
1346 column.branch::
1347 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
1348 See `column.ui` for details.
1349
1350 column.clean::
1351 Specify the layout when list items in `git clean -i`, which always
1352 shows files and directories in columns. See `column.ui` for details.
1353
1354 column.status::
1355 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
1356 See `column.ui` for details.
1357
1358 column.tag::
1359 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
1360 See `column.ui` for details.
1361
1362 commit.cleanup::
1363 This setting overrides the default of the `--cleanup` option in
1364 `git commit`. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for details. Changing the
1365 default can be useful when you always want to keep lines that begin
1366 with comment character `#` in your log message, in which case you
1367 would do `git config commit.cleanup whitespace` (note that you will
1368 have to remove the help lines that begin with `#` in the commit log
1369 template yourself, if you do this).
1370
1371 commit.gpgSign::
1372
1373 A boolean to specify whether all commits should be GPG signed.
1374 Use of this option when doing operations such as rebase can
1375 result in a large number of commits being signed. It may be
1376 convenient to use an agent to avoid typing your GPG passphrase
1377 several times.
1378
1379 commit.status::
1380 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
1381 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
1382 message. Defaults to true.
1383
1384 commit.template::
1385 Specify the pathname of a file to use as the template for
1386 new commit messages.
1387
1388 commit.verbose::
1389 A boolean or int to specify the level of verbose with `git commit`.
1390 See linkgit:git-commit[1].
1391
1392 credential.helper::
1393 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
1394 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
1395 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. Note
1396 that multiple helpers may be defined. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7]
1397 for details.
1398
1399 credential.useHttpPath::
1400 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
1401 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
1402 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
1403
1404 credential.username::
1405 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
1406 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
1407 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
1408
1409 credential.<url>.*::
1410 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
1411 some credentials. For example "credential.https://example.com.username"
1412 would set the default username only for https connections to
1413 example.com. See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
1414 matched.
1415
1416 credentialCache.ignoreSIGHUP::
1417 Tell git-credential-cache--daemon to ignore SIGHUP, instead of quitting.
1418
1419 completion.commands::
1420 This is only used by git-completion.bash to add or remove
1421 commands from the list of completed commands. Normally only
1422 porcelain commands and a few select others are completed. You
1423 can add more commands, separated by space, in this
1424 variable. Prefixing the command with '-' will remove it from
1425 the existing list.
1426
1427 include::diff-config.txt[]
1428
1429 difftool.<tool>.path::
1430 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1431 your tool is not in the PATH.
1432
1433 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
1434 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
1435 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1436 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
1437 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
1438 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
1439 of the diff post-image.
1440
1441 difftool.prompt::
1442 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
1443
1444 fastimport.unpackLimit::
1445 If the number of objects imported by linkgit:git-fast-import[1]
1446 is below this limit, then the objects will be unpacked into
1447 loose object files. However if the number of imported objects
1448 equals or exceeds this limit then the pack will be stored as a
1449 pack. Storing the pack from a fast-import can make the import
1450 operation complete faster, especially on slow filesystems. If
1451 not set, the value of `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1452
1453 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
1454 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
1455 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
1456 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
1457 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
1458 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
1459 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
1460 reference.
1461
1462 fetch.fsckObjects::
1463 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
1464 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1465 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1466 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1467 is used instead.
1468
1469 fetch.unpackLimit::
1470 If the number of objects fetched over the Git native
1471 transfer is below this
1472 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1473 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1474 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1475 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1476 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1477 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1478 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1479
1480 fetch.prune::
1481 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the `--prune`
1482 option was given on the command line. See also `remote.<name>.prune`
1483 and the PRUNING section of linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1484
1485 fetch.pruneTags::
1486 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the
1487 `refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*` refspec was provided when pruning,
1488 if not set already. This allows for setting both this option
1489 and `fetch.prune` to maintain a 1=1 mapping to upstream
1490 refs. See also `remote.<name>.pruneTags` and the PRUNING
1491 section of linkgit:git-fetch[1].
1492
1493 fetch.output::
1494 Control how ref update status is printed. Valid values are
1495 `full` and `compact`. Default value is `full`. See section
1496 OUTPUT in linkgit:git-fetch[1] for detail.
1497
1498 format.attach::
1499 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1500 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1501 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1502 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1503 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1504
1505 format.from::
1506 Provides the default value for the `--from` option to format-patch.
1507 Accepts a boolean value, or a name and email address. If false,
1508 format-patch defaults to `--no-from`, using commit authors directly in
1509 the "From:" field of patch mails. If true, format-patch defaults to
1510 `--from`, using your committer identity in the "From:" field of patch
1511 mails and including a "From:" field in the body of the patch mail if
1512 different. If set to a non-boolean value, format-patch uses that
1513 value instead of your committer identity. Defaults to false.
1514
1515 format.numbered::
1516 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1517 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1518 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1519 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1520 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1521
1522 format.headers::
1523 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1524 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1525
1526 format.to::
1527 format.cc::
1528 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1529 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1530 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1531
1532 format.subjectPrefix::
1533 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1534 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1535
1536 format.signature::
1537 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1538 the Git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1539 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1540 signature generation.
1541
1542 format.signatureFile::
1543 Works just like format.signature except the contents of the
1544 file specified by this variable will be used as the signature.
1545
1546 format.suffix::
1547 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1548 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1549 include the dot if you want it).
1550
1551 format.pretty::
1552 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1553 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1554 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1555
1556 format.thread::
1557 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1558 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1559 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1560 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1561 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1562 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1563 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1564 value disables threading.
1565
1566 format.signOff::
1567 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1568 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1569 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1570 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1571 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1572
1573 format.coverLetter::
1574 A boolean that controls whether to generate a cover-letter when
1575 format-patch is invoked, but in addition can be set to "auto", to
1576 generate a cover-letter only when there's more than one patch.
1577
1578 format.outputDirectory::
1579 Set a custom directory to store the resulting files instead of the
1580 current working directory.
1581
1582 format.useAutoBase::
1583 A boolean value which lets you enable the `--base=auto` option of
1584 format-patch by default.
1585
1586 filter.<driver>.clean::
1587 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1588 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1589 details.
1590
1591 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1592 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1593 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1594 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1595
1596 fsck.<msg-id>::
1597 Allows overriding the message type (error, warn or ignore) of a
1598 specific message ID such as `missingEmail`.
1599 +
1600 For convenience, fsck prefixes the error/warning with the message ID,
1601 e.g. "missingEmail: invalid author/committer line - missing email" means
1602 that setting `fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
1603 +
1604 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
1605 which cannot be repaired without disruptive changes.
1606
1607 fsck.skipList::
1608 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
1609 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
1610 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
1611 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
1612 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
1613 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
1614
1615 gc.aggressiveDepth::
1616 The depth parameter used in the delta compression
1617 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1618 to 50.
1619
1620 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1621 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1622 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1623 to 250.
1624
1625 gc.auto::
1626 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1627 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1628 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1629 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1630 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1631
1632 gc.autoPackLimit::
1633 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1634 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1635 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1636 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1637
1638 gc.autoDetach::
1639 Make `git gc --auto` return immediately and run in background
1640 if the system supports it. Default is true.
1641
1642 gc.bigPackThreshold::
1643 If non-zero, all packs larger than this limit are kept when
1644 `git gc` is run. This is very similar to `--keep-base-pack`
1645 except that all packs that meet the threshold are kept, not
1646 just the base pack. Defaults to zero. Common unit suffixes of
1647 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
1648 +
1649 Note that if the number of kept packs is more than gc.autoPackLimit,
1650 this configuration variable is ignored, all packs except the base pack
1651 will be repacked. After this the number of packs should go below
1652 gc.autoPackLimit and gc.bigPackThreshold should be respected again.
1653
1654 gc.logExpiry::
1655 If the file gc.log exists, then `git gc --auto` won't run
1656 unless that file is more than 'gc.logExpiry' old. Default is
1657 "1.day". See `gc.pruneExpire` for more ways to specify its
1658 value.
1659
1660 gc.packRefs::
1661 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1662 unclonable by Git versions prior to 1.5.1.2 over dumb
1663 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1664 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1665 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1666 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1667
1668 gc.pruneExpire::
1669 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1670 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1671 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1672 unreachable objects immediately, or "never" may be used to
1673 suppress pruning. This feature helps prevent corruption when
1674 'git gc' runs concurrently with another process writing to the
1675 repository; see the "NOTES" section of linkgit:git-gc[1].
1676
1677 gc.worktreePruneExpire::
1678 When 'git gc' is run, it calls
1679 'git worktree prune --expire 3.months.ago'.
1680 This config variable can be used to set a different grace
1681 period. The value "now" may be used to disable the grace
1682 period and prune `$GIT_DIR/worktrees` immediately, or "never"
1683 may be used to suppress pruning.
1684
1685 gc.reflogExpire::
1686 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpire::
1687 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1688 this time; defaults to 90 days. The value "now" expires all
1689 entries immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration
1690 altogether. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1691 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1692 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1693
1694 gc.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1695 gc.<pattern>.reflogExpireUnreachable::
1696 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1697 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1698 defaults to 30 days. The value "now" expires all entries
1699 immediately, and "never" suppresses expiration altogether.
1700 With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1701 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1702 match the <pattern>.
1703
1704 gc.rerereResolved::
1705 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1706 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1707 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1708 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1709
1710 gc.rerereUnresolved::
1711 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1712 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1713 You can also use more human-readable "1.month.ago", etc.
1714 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1715
1716 gitcvs.commitMsgAnnotation::
1717 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1718 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1719
1720 gitcvs.enabled::
1721 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1722 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1723
1724 gitcvs.logFile::
1725 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1726 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1727
1728 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1729 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1730 attributes for files to determine the `-k` modes to use. If
1731 the attributes force Git to treat a file as text,
1732 the `-k` mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1733 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1734 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1735 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1736 the file type to be determined, then `gitcvs.allBinary` is
1737 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1738
1739 gitcvs.allBinary::
1740 This is used if `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` does not resolve
1741 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1742 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1743 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1744 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1745 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1746 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1747 it is binary, similar to `core.autocrlf`.
1748
1749 gitcvs.dbName::
1750 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1751 derived from the Git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1752 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1753 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1754 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1755 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1756
1757 gitcvs.dbDriver::
1758 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1759 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1760 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1761 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1762 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1763 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1764
1765 gitcvs.dbUser, gitcvs.dbPass::
1766 Database user and password. Only useful if setting `gitcvs.dbDriver`,
1767 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1768 'gitcvs.dbUser' supports variable substitution (see
1769 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1770
1771 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1772 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1773 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1774 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1775 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1776 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1777
1778 All gitcvs variables except for `gitcvs.usecrlfattr` and
1779 `gitcvs.allBinary` can also be specified as
1780 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1781 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1782 access method.
1783
1784 gitweb.category::
1785 gitweb.description::
1786 gitweb.owner::
1787 gitweb.url::
1788 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1789
1790 gitweb.avatar::
1791 gitweb.blame::
1792 gitweb.grep::
1793 gitweb.highlight::
1794 gitweb.patches::
1795 gitweb.pickaxe::
1796 gitweb.remote_heads::
1797 gitweb.showSizes::
1798 gitweb.snapshot::
1799 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1800
1801 grep.lineNumber::
1802 If set to true, enable `-n` option by default.
1803
1804 grep.patternType::
1805 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1806 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the `--basic-regexp`, `--extended-regexp`,
1807 `--fixed-strings`, or `--perl-regexp` option accordingly, while the
1808 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1809
1810 grep.extendedRegexp::
1811 If set to true, enable `--extended-regexp` option by default. This
1812 option is ignored when the `grep.patternType` option is set to a value
1813 other than 'default'.
1814
1815 grep.threads::
1816 Number of grep worker threads to use.
1817 See `grep.threads` in linkgit:git-grep[1] for more information.
1818
1819 grep.fallbackToNoIndex::
1820 If set to true, fall back to git grep --no-index if git grep
1821 is executed outside of a git repository. Defaults to false.
1822
1823 gpg.program::
1824 Use this custom program instead of "`gpg`" found on `$PATH` when
1825 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1826 same command-line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1827 signature, "`gpg --verify $file - <$signature`" is run, and the
1828 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1829 code 0, and to generate an ASCII-armored detached signature, the
1830 standard input of "`gpg -bsau $key`" is fed with the contents to be
1831 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1832 standard output.
1833
1834 gui.commitMsgWidth::
1835 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1836 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1837
1838 gui.diffContext::
1839 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1840 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1841
1842 gui.displayUntracked::
1843 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] shows untracked files
1844 in the file list. The default is "true".
1845
1846 gui.encoding::
1847 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1848 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1849 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1850 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1851 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1852 locale encoding.
1853
1854 gui.matchTrackingBranch::
1855 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1856 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1857 not. Default: "false".
1858
1859 gui.newBranchTemplate::
1860 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1861 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1862
1863 gui.pruneDuringFetch::
1864 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1865 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1866
1867 gui.trustmtime::
1868 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1869 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1870
1871 gui.spellingDictionary::
1872 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1873 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1874 off.
1875
1876 gui.fastCopyBlame::
1877 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1878 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1879 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1880
1881 gui.copyBlameThreshold::
1882 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1883 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1884 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1885
1886 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1887 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1888 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1889 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1890 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1891
1892 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1893 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1894 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1895 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1896 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1897 the tool as `GIT_GUITOOL`, the name of the currently selected file as
1898 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1899 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1900
1901 guitool.<name>.needsFile::
1902 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1903 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1904
1905 guitool.<name>.noConsole::
1906 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1907 output.
1908
1909 guitool.<name>.noRescan::
1910 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1911 finishes execution.
1912
1913 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1914 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1915
1916 guitool.<name>.argPrompt::
1917 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1918 through the `ARGS` environment variable. Since requesting an
1919 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1920 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1921 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1922 value of the variable is used.
1923
1924 guitool.<name>.revPrompt::
1925 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1926 `REVISION` environment variable. In other aspects this option
1927 is similar to 'argPrompt', and can be used together with it.
1928
1929 guitool.<name>.revUnmerged::
1930 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revPrompt' subdialog.
1931 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1932 for things like checkout or reset.
1933
1934 guitool.<name>.title::
1935 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1936 is the tool name.
1937
1938 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1939 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1940 the dialog, before subsections for 'argPrompt' and 'revPrompt'.
1941 The default value includes the actual command.
1942
1943 help.browser::
1944 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1945 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1946
1947 help.format::
1948 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1949 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1950 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1951
1952 help.autoCorrect::
1953 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1954 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1955 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1956 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1957 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1958 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1959 This is the default.
1960
1961 help.htmlPath::
1962 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1963 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1964 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1965 path of your Git installation.
1966
1967 http.proxy::
1968 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1969 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see `curl(1)`). In
1970 addition to the syntax understood by curl, it is possible to specify a
1971 proxy string with a user name but no password, in which case git will
1972 attempt to acquire one in the same way it does for other credentials. See
1973 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information. The syntax thus is
1974 '[protocol://][user[:password]@]proxyhost[:port]'. This can be overridden
1975 on a per-remote basis; see remote.<name>.proxy
1976
1977 http.proxyAuthMethod::
1978 Set the method with which to authenticate against the HTTP proxy. This
1979 only takes effect if the configured proxy string contains a user name part
1980 (i.e. is of the form 'user@host' or 'user@host:port'). This can be
1981 overridden on a per-remote basis; see `remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod`.
1982 Both can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_PROXY_AUTHMETHOD` environment
1983 variable. Possible values are:
1984 +
1985 --
1986 * `anyauth` - Automatically pick a suitable authentication method. It is
1987 assumed that the proxy answers an unauthenticated request with a 407
1988 status code and one or more Proxy-authenticate headers with supported
1989 authentication methods. This is the default.
1990 * `basic` - HTTP Basic authentication
1991 * `digest` - HTTP Digest authentication; this prevents the password from being
1992 transmitted to the proxy in clear text
1993 * `negotiate` - GSS-Negotiate authentication (compare the --negotiate option
1994 of `curl(1)`)
1995 * `ntlm` - NTLM authentication (compare the --ntlm option of `curl(1)`)
1996 --
1997
1998 http.emptyAuth::
1999 Attempt authentication without seeking a username or password. This
2000 can be used to attempt GSS-Negotiate authentication without specifying
2001 a username in the URL, as libcurl normally requires a username for
2002 authentication.
2003
2004 http.delegation::
2005 Control GSSAPI credential delegation. The delegation is disabled
2006 by default in libcurl since version 7.21.7. Set parameter to tell
2007 the server what it is allowed to delegate when it comes to user
2008 credentials. Used with GSS/kerberos. Possible values are:
2009 +
2010 --
2011 * `none` - Don't allow any delegation.
2012 * `policy` - Delegates if and only if the OK-AS-DELEGATE flag is set in the
2013 Kerberos service ticket, which is a matter of realm policy.
2014 * `always` - Unconditionally allow the server to delegate.
2015 --
2016
2017
2018 http.extraHeader::
2019 Pass an additional HTTP header when communicating with a server. If
2020 more than one such entry exists, all of them are added as extra
2021 headers. To allow overriding the settings inherited from the system
2022 config, an empty value will reset the extra headers to the empty list.
2023
2024 http.cookieFile::
2025 The pathname of a file containing previously stored cookie lines,
2026 which should be used
2027 in the Git http session, if they match the server. The file format
2028 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
2029 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see `curl(1)`).
2030 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookieFile is used only as
2031 input unless http.saveCookies is set.
2032
2033 http.saveCookies::
2034 If set, store cookies received during requests to the file specified by
2035 http.cookieFile. Has no effect if http.cookieFile is unset.
2036
2037 http.sslVersion::
2038 The SSL version to use when negotiating an SSL connection, if you
2039 want to force the default. The available and default version
2040 depend on whether libcurl was built against NSS or OpenSSL and the
2041 particular configuration of the crypto library in use. Internally
2042 this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_VERSION' option; see the libcurl
2043 documentation for more details on the format of this option and
2044 for the ssl version supported. Actually the possible values of
2045 this option are:
2046
2047 - sslv2
2048 - sslv3
2049 - tlsv1
2050 - tlsv1.0
2051 - tlsv1.1
2052 - tlsv1.2
2053 - tlsv1.3
2054
2055 +
2056 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_VERSION` environment variable.
2057 To force git to use libcurl's default ssl version and ignore any
2058 explicit http.sslversion option, set `GIT_SSL_VERSION` to the
2059 empty string.
2060
2061 http.sslCipherList::
2062 A list of SSL ciphers to use when negotiating an SSL connection.
2063 The available ciphers depend on whether libcurl was built against
2064 NSS or OpenSSL and the particular configuration of the crypto
2065 library in use. Internally this sets the 'CURLOPT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST'
2066 option; see the libcurl documentation for more details on the format
2067 of this list.
2068 +
2069 Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` environment variable.
2070 To force git to use libcurl's default cipher list and ignore any
2071 explicit http.sslCipherList option, set `GIT_SSL_CIPHER_LIST` to the
2072 empty string.
2073
2074 http.sslVerify::
2075 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
2076 over HTTPS. Defaults to true. Can be overridden by the
2077 `GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY` environment variable.
2078
2079 http.sslCert::
2080 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
2081 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_CERT` environment
2082 variable.
2083
2084 http.sslKey::
2085 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
2086 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the `GIT_SSL_KEY` environment
2087 variable.
2088
2089 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
2090 Enable Git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
2091 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
2092 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
2093 `GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED` environment variable.
2094
2095 http.sslCAInfo::
2096 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
2097 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
2098 `GIT_SSL_CAINFO` environment variable.
2099
2100 http.sslCAPath::
2101 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
2102 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
2103 by the `GIT_SSL_CAPATH` environment variable.
2104
2105 http.pinnedpubkey::
2106 Public key of the https service. It may either be the filename of
2107 a PEM or DER encoded public key file or a string starting with
2108 'sha256//' followed by the base64 encoded sha256 hash of the
2109 public key. See also libcurl 'CURLOPT_PINNEDPUBLICKEY'. git will
2110 exit with an error if this option is set but not supported by
2111 cURL.
2112
2113 http.sslTry::
2114 Attempt to use AUTH SSL/TLS and encrypted data transfers
2115 when connecting via regular FTP protocol. This might be needed
2116 if the FTP server requires it for security reasons or you wish
2117 to connect securely whenever remote FTP server supports it.
2118 Default is false since it might trigger certificate verification
2119 errors on misconfigured servers.
2120
2121 http.maxRequests::
2122 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
2123 by the `GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS` environment variable. Default is 5.
2124
2125 http.minSessions::
2126 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
2127 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
2128 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
2129 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
2130
2131 http.postBuffer::
2132 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
2133 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
2134 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
2135 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
2136 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
2137 sufficient for most requests.
2138
2139 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
2140 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
2141 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
2142 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT` and
2143 `GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME` environment variables.
2144
2145 http.noEPSV::
2146 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
2147 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
2148 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the `GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV`
2149 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
2150
2151 http.userAgent::
2152 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
2153 value represents the version of the client Git such as git/1.7.1.
2154 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
2155 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
2156 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
2157 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
2158 Can be overridden by the `GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT` environment variable.
2159
2160 http.followRedirects::
2161 Whether git should follow HTTP redirects. If set to `true`, git
2162 will transparently follow any redirect issued by a server it
2163 encounters. If set to `false`, git will treat all redirects as
2164 errors. If set to `initial`, git will follow redirects only for
2165 the initial request to a remote, but not for subsequent
2166 follow-up HTTP requests. Since git uses the redirected URL as
2167 the base for the follow-up requests, this is generally
2168 sufficient. The default is `initial`.
2169
2170 http.<url>.*::
2171 Any of the http.* options above can be applied selectively to some URLs.
2172 For a config key to match a URL, each element of the config key is
2173 compared to that of the URL, in the following order:
2174 +
2175 --
2176 . Scheme (e.g., `https` in `https://example.com/`). This field
2177 must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2178
2179 . Host/domain name (e.g., `example.com` in `https://example.com/`).
2180 This field must match between the config key and the URL. It is
2181 possible to specify a `*` as part of the host name to match all subdomains
2182 at this level. `https://*.example.com/` for example would match
2183 `https://foo.example.com/`, but not `https://foo.bar.example.com/`.
2184
2185 . Port number (e.g., `8080` in `http://example.com:8080/`).
2186 This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
2187 Omitted port numbers are automatically converted to the correct
2188 default for the scheme before matching.
2189
2190 . Path (e.g., `repo.git` in `https://example.com/repo.git`). The
2191 path field of the config key must match the path field of the URL
2192 either exactly or as a prefix of slash-delimited path elements. This means
2193 a config key with path `foo/` matches URL path `foo/bar`. A prefix can only
2194 match on a slash (`/`) boundary. Longer matches take precedence (so a config
2195 key with path `foo/bar` is a better match to URL path `foo/bar` than a config
2196 key with just path `foo/`).
2197
2198 . User name (e.g., `user` in `https://user@example.com/repo.git`). If
2199 the config key has a user name it must match the user name in the
2200 URL exactly. If the config key does not have a user name, that
2201 config key will match a URL with any user name (including none),
2202 but at a lower precedence than a config key with a user name.
2203 --
2204 +
2205 The list above is ordered by decreasing precedence; a URL that matches
2206 a config key's path is preferred to one that matches its user name. For example,
2207 if the URL is `https://user@example.com/foo/bar` a config key match of
2208 `https://example.com/foo` will be preferred over a config key match of
2209 `https://user@example.com`.
2210 +
2211 All URLs are normalized before attempting any matching (the password part,
2212 if embedded in the URL, is always ignored for matching purposes) so that
2213 equivalent URLs that are simply spelled differently will match properly.
2214 Environment variable settings always override any matches. The URLs that are
2215 matched against are those given directly to Git commands. This means any URLs
2216 visited as a result of a redirection do not participate in matching.
2217
2218 ssh.variant::
2219 By default, Git determines the command line arguments to use
2220 based on the basename of the configured SSH command (configured
2221 using the environment variable `GIT_SSH` or `GIT_SSH_COMMAND` or
2222 the config setting `core.sshCommand`). If the basename is
2223 unrecognized, Git will attempt to detect support of OpenSSH
2224 options by first invoking the configured SSH command with the
2225 `-G` (print configuration) option and will subsequently use
2226 OpenSSH options (if that is successful) or no options besides
2227 the host and remote command (if it fails).
2228 +
2229 The config variable `ssh.variant` can be set to override this detection.
2230 Valid values are `ssh` (to use OpenSSH options), `plink`, `putty`,
2231 `tortoiseplink`, `simple` (no options except the host and remote command).
2232 The default auto-detection can be explicitly requested using the value
2233 `auto`. Any other value is treated as `ssh`. This setting can also be
2234 overridden via the environment variable `GIT_SSH_VARIANT`.
2235 +
2236 The current command-line parameters used for each variant are as
2237 follows:
2238 +
2239 --
2240
2241 * `ssh` - [-p port] [-4] [-6] [-o option] [username@]host command
2242
2243 * `simple` - [username@]host command
2244
2245 * `plink` or `putty` - [-P port] [-4] [-6] [username@]host command
2246
2247 * `tortoiseplink` - [-P port] [-4] [-6] -batch [username@]host command
2248
2249 --
2250 +
2251 Except for the `simple` variant, command-line parameters are likely to
2252 change as git gains new features.
2253
2254 i18n.commitEncoding::
2255 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
2256 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
2257 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
2258 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
2259 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
2260
2261 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
2262 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
2263 running 'git log' and friends.
2264
2265 imap::
2266 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
2267 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
2268
2269 index.version::
2270 Specify the version with which new index files should be
2271 initialized. This does not affect existing repositories.
2272
2273 init.templateDir::
2274 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
2275 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
2276
2277 instaweb.browser::
2278 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
2279 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2280
2281 instaweb.httpd::
2282 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
2283 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2284
2285 instaweb.local::
2286 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
2287 be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).
2288
2289 instaweb.modulePath::
2290 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
2291 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
2292 is Apache.
2293
2294 instaweb.port::
2295 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
2296 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
2297
2298 interactive.singleKey::
2299 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
2300 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
2301 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
2302 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
2303 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
2304 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
2305 is not available; requires the Perl module Term::ReadKey.
2306
2307 interactive.diffFilter::
2308 When an interactive command (such as `git add --patch`) shows
2309 a colorized diff, git will pipe the diff through the shell
2310 command defined by this configuration variable. The command may
2311 mark up the diff further for human consumption, provided that it
2312 retains a one-to-one correspondence with the lines in the
2313 original diff. Defaults to disabled (no filtering).
2314
2315 log.abbrevCommit::
2316 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2317 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
2318 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
2319
2320 log.date::
2321 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
2322 Setting a value for log.date is similar to using 'git log''s
2323 `--date` option. See linkgit:git-log[1] for details.
2324
2325 log.decorate::
2326 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
2327 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
2328 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
2329 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
2330 If 'auto' is specified, then if the output is going to a terminal,
2331 the ref names are shown as if 'short' were given, otherwise no ref
2332 names are shown. This is the same as the `--decorate` option
2333 of the `git log`.
2334
2335 log.follow::
2336 If `true`, `git log` will act as if the `--follow` option was used when
2337 a single <path> is given. This has the same limitations as `--follow`,
2338 i.e. it cannot be used to follow multiple files and does not work well
2339 on non-linear history.
2340
2341 log.graphColors::
2342 A list of colors, separated by commas, that can be used to draw
2343 history lines in `git log --graph`.
2344
2345 log.showRoot::
2346 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
2347 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
2348 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
2349 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
2350
2351 log.showSignature::
2352 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2353 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--show-signature`.
2354
2355 log.mailmap::
2356 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
2357 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--use-mailmap`.
2358
2359 mailinfo.scissors::
2360 If true, makes linkgit:git-mailinfo[1] (and therefore
2361 linkgit:git-am[1]) act by default as if the --scissors option
2362 was provided on the command-line. When active, this features
2363 removes everything from the message body before a scissors
2364 line (i.e. consisting mainly of ">8", "8<" and "-").
2365
2366 mailmap.file::
2367 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
2368 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
2369 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
2370 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
2371 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
2372 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
2373
2374 mailmap.blob::
2375 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
2376 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
2377 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
2378 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
2379 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
2380 defaults to empty.
2381
2382 man.viewer::
2383 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
2384 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2385
2386 man.<tool>.cmd::
2387 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
2388 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
2389 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
2390
2391 man.<tool>.path::
2392 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
2393 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
2394
2395 include::merge-config.txt[]
2396
2397 mergetool.<tool>.path::
2398 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
2399 your tool is not in the PATH.
2400
2401 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
2402 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
2403 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
2404 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
2405 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
2406 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
2407 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
2408 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
2409 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
2410 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
2411
2412 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
2413 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
2414 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
2415 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
2416 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
2417 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
2418 indicate the success of the merge.
2419
2420 mergetool.meld.hasOutput::
2421 Older versions of `meld` do not support the `--output` option.
2422 Git will attempt to detect whether `meld` supports `--output`
2423 by inspecting the output of `meld --help`. Configuring
2424 `mergetool.meld.hasOutput` will make Git skip these checks and
2425 use the configured value instead. Setting `mergetool.meld.hasOutput`
2426 to `true` tells Git to unconditionally use the `--output` option,
2427 and `false` avoids using `--output`.
2428
2429 mergetool.keepBackup::
2430 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
2431 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
2432 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
2433 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
2434
2435 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
2436 When invoking a custom merge tool, Git uses a set of temporary
2437 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
2438 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
2439 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
2440 exited. Defaults to `false`.
2441
2442 mergetool.writeToTemp::
2443 Git writes temporary 'BASE', 'LOCAL', and 'REMOTE' versions of
2444 conflicting files in the worktree by default. Git will attempt
2445 to use a temporary directory for these files when set `true`.
2446 Defaults to `false`.
2447
2448 mergetool.prompt::
2449 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
2450
2451 notes.mergeStrategy::
2452 Which merge strategy to choose by default when resolving notes
2453 conflicts. Must be one of `manual`, `ours`, `theirs`, `union`, or
2454 `cat_sort_uniq`. Defaults to `manual`. See "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES"
2455 section of linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on each strategy.
2456
2457 notes.<name>.mergeStrategy::
2458 Which merge strategy to choose when doing a notes merge into
2459 refs/notes/<name>. This overrides the more general
2460 "notes.mergeStrategy". See the "NOTES MERGE STRATEGIES" section in
2461 linkgit:git-notes[1] for more information on the available strategies.
2462
2463 notes.displayRef::
2464 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
2465 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
2466 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
2467 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
2468 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
2469 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
2470 ignored.
2471 +
2472 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
2473 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2474 globs.
2475 +
2476 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
2477 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
2478 displayed.
2479
2480 notes.rewrite.<command>::
2481 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
2482 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, Git
2483 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
2484 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
2485 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
2486
2487 notes.rewriteMode::
2488 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
2489 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
2490 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
2491 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, `cat_sort_uniq`, or `ignore`.
2492 Defaults to `concatenate`.
2493 +
2494 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
2495 environment variable.
2496
2497 notes.rewriteRef::
2498 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
2499 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
2500 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
2501 You may also specify this configuration several times.
2502 +
2503 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
2504 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
2505 rewriting for the default commit notes.
2506 +
2507 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
2508 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
2509 globs.
2510
2511 pack.window::
2512 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2513 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
2514
2515 pack.depth::
2516 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
2517 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
2518 Maximum value is 4095.
2519
2520 pack.windowMemory::
2521 The maximum size of memory that is consumed by each thread
2522 in linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] for pack window memory when
2523 no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
2524 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". When left unconfigured (or
2525 set explicitly to 0), there will be no limit.
2526
2527 pack.compression::
2528 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
2529 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
2530 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
2531 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
2532 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
2533 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
2534 to level 6)."
2535 +
2536 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
2537 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
2538 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
2539
2540 pack.deltaCacheSize::
2541 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
2542 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
2543 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
2544 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
2545 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
2546 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
2547 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
2548 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
2549 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
2550
2551 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
2552 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
2553 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
2554 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
2555 result once the best match for all objects is found.
2556 Defaults to 1000. Maximum value is 65535.
2557
2558 pack.threads::
2559 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
2560 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
2561 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
2562 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
2563 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
2564 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
2565 Specifying 0 will cause Git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
2566 and set the number of threads accordingly.
2567
2568 pack.indexVersion::
2569 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
2570 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
2571 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
2572 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
2573 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
2574 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
2575 larger than 2 GB.
2576 +
2577 If you have an old Git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
2578 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http")
2579 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
2580 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
2581 older version of Git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
2582 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
2583 the `*.idx` file.
2584
2585 pack.packSizeLimit::
2586 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
2587 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
2588 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
2589 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. Reaching this limit results
2590 in the creation of multiple packfiles; which in turn prevents
2591 bitmaps from being created.
2592 The minimum size allowed is limited to 1 MiB.
2593 The default is unlimited.
2594 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
2595 supported.
2596
2597 pack.useBitmaps::
2598 When true, git will use pack bitmaps (if available) when packing
2599 to stdout (e.g., during the server side of a fetch). Defaults to
2600 true. You should not generally need to turn this off unless
2601 you are debugging pack bitmaps.
2602
2603 pack.writeBitmaps (deprecated)::
2604 This is a deprecated synonym for `repack.writeBitmaps`.
2605
2606 pack.writeBitmapHashCache::
2607 When true, git will include a "hash cache" section in the bitmap
2608 index (if one is written). This cache can be used to feed git's
2609 delta heuristics, potentially leading to better deltas between
2610 bitmapped and non-bitmapped objects (e.g., when serving a fetch
2611 between an older, bitmapped pack and objects that have been
2612 pushed since the last gc). The downside is that it consumes 4
2613 bytes per object of disk space, and that JGit's bitmap
2614 implementation does not understand it, causing it to complain if
2615 Git and JGit are used on the same repository. Defaults to false.
2616
2617 pager.<cmd>::
2618 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
2619 output of a particular Git subcommand when writing to a tty.
2620 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
2621 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
2622 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
2623 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
2624 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
2625
2626 pretty.<name>::
2627 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
2628 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
2629 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
2630 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
2631 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
2632 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
2633 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
2634 will be silently ignored.
2635
2636 protocol.allow::
2637 If set, provide a user defined default policy for all protocols which
2638 don't explicitly have a policy (`protocol.<name>.allow`). By default,
2639 if unset, known-safe protocols (http, https, git, ssh, file) have a
2640 default policy of `always`, known-dangerous protocols (ext) have a
2641 default policy of `never`, and all other protocols have a default
2642 policy of `user`. Supported policies:
2643 +
2644 --
2645
2646 * `always` - protocol is always able to be used.
2647
2648 * `never` - protocol is never able to be used.
2649
2650 * `user` - protocol is only able to be used when `GIT_PROTOCOL_FROM_USER` is
2651 either unset or has a value of 1. This policy should be used when you want a
2652 protocol to be directly usable by the user but don't want it used by commands which
2653 execute clone/fetch/push commands without user input, e.g. recursive
2654 submodule initialization.
2655
2656 --
2657
2658 protocol.<name>.allow::
2659 Set a policy to be used by protocol `<name>` with clone/fetch/push
2660 commands. See `protocol.allow` above for the available policies.
2661 +
2662 The protocol names currently used by git are:
2663 +
2664 --
2665 - `file`: any local file-based path (including `file://` URLs,
2666 or local paths)
2667
2668 - `git`: the anonymous git protocol over a direct TCP
2669 connection (or proxy, if configured)
2670
2671 - `ssh`: git over ssh (including `host:path` syntax,
2672 `ssh://`, etc).
2673
2674 - `http`: git over http, both "smart http" and "dumb http".
2675 Note that this does _not_ include `https`; if you want to configure
2676 both, you must do so individually.
2677
2678 - any external helpers are named by their protocol (e.g., use
2679 `hg` to allow the `git-remote-hg` helper)
2680 --
2681
2682 protocol.version::
2683 Experimental. If set, clients will attempt to communicate with a
2684 server using the specified protocol version. If unset, no
2685 attempt will be made by the client to communicate using a
2686 particular protocol version, this results in protocol version 0
2687 being used.
2688 Supported versions:
2689 +
2690 --
2691
2692 * `0` - the original wire protocol.
2693
2694 * `1` - the original wire protocol with the addition of a version string
2695 in the initial response from the server.
2696
2697 --
2698
2699 pull.ff::
2700 By default, Git does not create an extra merge commit when merging
2701 a commit that is a descendant of the current commit. Instead, the
2702 tip of the current branch is fast-forwarded. When set to `false`,
2703 this variable tells Git to create an extra merge commit in such
2704 a case (equivalent to giving the `--no-ff` option from the command
2705 line). When set to `only`, only such fast-forward merges are
2706 allowed (equivalent to giving the `--ff-only` option from the
2707 command line). This setting overrides `merge.ff` when pulling.
2708
2709 pull.rebase::
2710 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
2711 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
2712 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
2713 per-branch basis.
2714 +
2715 When `merges`, pass the `--rebase-merges` option to 'git rebase'
2716 so that the local merge commits are included in the rebase (see
2717 linkgit:git-rebase[1] for details).
2718 +
2719 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
2720 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
2721 by running 'git pull'.
2722 +
2723 When the value is `interactive`, the rebase is run in interactive mode.
2724 +
2725 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
2726 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
2727 for details).
2728
2729 pull.octopus::
2730 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
2731 at once.
2732
2733 pull.twohead::
2734 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
2735
2736 push.default::
2737 Defines the action `git push` should take if no refspec is
2738 explicitly given. Different values are well-suited for
2739 specific workflows; for instance, in a purely central workflow
2740 (i.e. the fetch source is equal to the push destination),
2741 `upstream` is probably what you want. Possible values are:
2742 +
2743 --
2744
2745 * `nothing` - do not push anything (error out) unless a refspec is
2746 explicitly given. This is primarily meant for people who want to
2747 avoid mistakes by always being explicit.
2748
2749 * `current` - push the current branch to update a branch with the same
2750 name on the receiving end. Works in both central and non-central
2751 workflows.
2752
2753 * `upstream` - push the current branch back to the branch whose
2754 changes are usually integrated into the current branch (which is
2755 called `@{upstream}`). This mode only makes sense if you are
2756 pushing to the same repository you would normally pull from
2757 (i.e. central workflow).
2758
2759 * `tracking` - This is a deprecated synonym for `upstream`.
2760
2761 * `simple` - in centralized workflow, work like `upstream` with an
2762 added safety to refuse to push if the upstream branch's name is
2763 different from the local one.
2764 +
2765 When pushing to a remote that is different from the remote you normally
2766 pull from, work as `current`. This is the safest option and is suited
2767 for beginners.
2768 +
2769 This mode has become the default in Git 2.0.
2770
2771 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name on both ends.
2772 This makes the repository you are pushing to remember the set of
2773 branches that will be pushed out (e.g. if you always push 'maint'
2774 and 'master' there and no other branches, the repository you push
2775 to will have these two branches, and your local 'maint' and
2776 'master' will be pushed there).
2777 +
2778 To use this mode effectively, you have to make sure _all_ the
2779 branches you would push out are ready to be pushed out before
2780 running 'git push', as the whole point of this mode is to allow you
2781 to push all of the branches in one go. If you usually finish work
2782 on only one branch and push out the result, while other branches are
2783 unfinished, this mode is not for you. Also this mode is not
2784 suitable for pushing into a shared central repository, as other
2785 people may add new branches there, or update the tip of existing
2786 branches outside your control.
2787 +
2788 This used to be the default, but not since Git 2.0 (`simple` is the
2789 new default).
2790
2791 --
2792
2793 push.followTags::
2794 If set to true enable `--follow-tags` option by default. You
2795 may override this configuration at time of push by specifying
2796 `--no-follow-tags`.
2797
2798 push.gpgSign::
2799 May be set to a boolean value, or the string 'if-asked'. A true
2800 value causes all pushes to be GPG signed, as if `--signed` is
2801 passed to linkgit:git-push[1]. The string 'if-asked' causes
2802 pushes to be signed if the server supports it, as if
2803 `--signed=if-asked` is passed to 'git push'. A false value may
2804 override a value from a lower-priority config file. An explicit
2805 command-line flag always overrides this config option.
2806
2807 push.pushOption::
2808 When no `--push-option=<option>` argument is given from the
2809 command line, `git push` behaves as if each <value> of
2810 this variable is given as `--push-option=<value>`.
2811 +
2812 This is a multi-valued variable, and an empty value can be used in a
2813 higher priority configuration file (e.g. `.git/config` in a
2814 repository) to clear the values inherited from a lower priority
2815 configuration files (e.g. `$HOME/.gitconfig`).
2816 +
2817 --
2818
2819 Example:
2820
2821 /etc/gitconfig
2822 push.pushoption = a
2823 push.pushoption = b
2824
2825 ~/.gitconfig
2826 push.pushoption = c
2827
2828 repo/.git/config
2829 push.pushoption =
2830 push.pushoption = b
2831
2832 This will result in only b (a and c are cleared).
2833
2834 --
2835
2836 push.recurseSubmodules::
2837 Make sure all submodule commits used by the revisions to be pushed
2838 are available on a remote-tracking branch. If the value is 'check'
2839 then Git will verify that all submodule commits that changed in the
2840 revisions to be pushed are available on at least one remote of the
2841 submodule. If any commits are missing, the push will be aborted and
2842 exit with non-zero status. If the value is 'on-demand' then all
2843 submodules that changed in the revisions to be pushed will be
2844 pushed. If on-demand was not able to push all necessary revisions
2845 it will also be aborted and exit with non-zero status. If the value
2846 is 'no' then default behavior of ignoring submodules when pushing
2847 is retained. You may override this configuration at time of push by
2848 specifying '--recurse-submodules=check|on-demand|no'.
2849
2850 include::rebase-config.txt[]
2851
2852 receive.advertiseAtomic::
2853 By default, git-receive-pack will advertise the atomic push
2854 capability to its clients. If you don't want to advertise this
2855 capability, set this variable to false.
2856
2857 receive.advertisePushOptions::
2858 When set to true, git-receive-pack will advertise the push options
2859 capability to its clients. False by default.
2860
2861 receive.autogc::
2862 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
2863 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
2864 it by setting this variable to false.
2865
2866 receive.certNonceSeed::
2867 By setting this variable to a string, `git receive-pack`
2868 will accept a `git push --signed` and verifies it by using
2869 a "nonce" protected by HMAC using this string as a secret
2870 key.
2871
2872 receive.certNonceSlop::
2873 When a `git push --signed` sent a push certificate with a
2874 "nonce" that was issued by a receive-pack serving the same
2875 repository within this many seconds, export the "nonce"
2876 found in the certificate to `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE` to the
2877 hooks (instead of what the receive-pack asked the sending
2878 side to include). This may allow writing checks in
2879 `pre-receive` and `post-receive` a bit easier. Instead of
2880 checking `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_SLOP` environment variable
2881 that records by how many seconds the nonce is stale to
2882 decide if they want to accept the certificate, they only
2883 can check `GIT_PUSH_CERT_NONCE_STATUS` is `OK`.
2884
2885 receive.fsckObjects::
2886 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
2887 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
2888 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
2889 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
2890 is used instead.
2891
2892 receive.fsck.<msg-id>::
2893 When `receive.fsckObjects` is set to true, errors can be switched
2894 to warnings and vice versa by configuring the `receive.fsck.<msg-id>`
2895 setting where the `<msg-id>` is the fsck message ID and the value
2896 is one of `error`, `warn` or `ignore`. For convenience, fsck prefixes
2897 the error/warning with the message ID, e.g. "missingEmail: invalid
2898 author/committer line - missing email" means that setting
2899 `receive.fsck.missingEmail = ignore` will hide that issue.
2900 +
2901 This feature is intended to support working with legacy repositories
2902 which would not pass pushing when `receive.fsckObjects = true`, allowing
2903 the host to accept repositories with certain known issues but still catch
2904 other issues.
2905
2906 receive.fsck.skipList::
2907 The path to a sorted list of object names (i.e. one SHA-1 per
2908 line) that are known to be broken in a non-fatal way and should
2909 be ignored. This feature is useful when an established project
2910 should be accepted despite early commits containing errors that
2911 can be safely ignored such as invalid committer email addresses.
2912 Note: corrupt objects cannot be skipped with this setting.
2913
2914 receive.keepAlive::
2915 After receiving the pack from the client, `receive-pack` may
2916 produce no output (if `--quiet` was specified) while processing
2917 the pack, causing some networks to drop the TCP connection.
2918 With this option set, if `receive-pack` does not transmit
2919 any data in this phase for `receive.keepAlive` seconds, it will
2920 send a short keepalive packet. The default is 5 seconds; set
2921 to 0 to disable keepalives entirely.
2922
2923 receive.unpackLimit::
2924 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
2925 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
2926 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
2927 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
2928 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
2929 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
2930 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
2931 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
2932
2933 receive.maxInputSize::
2934 If the size of the incoming pack stream is larger than this
2935 limit, then git-receive-pack will error out, instead of
2936 accepting the pack file. If not set or set to 0, then the size
2937 is unlimited.
2938
2939 receive.denyDeletes::
2940 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
2941 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
2942
2943 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
2944 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
2945 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2946
2947 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
2948 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
2949 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2950 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
2951 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
2952 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
2953 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
2954 message. Defaults to "refuse".
2955 +
2956 Another option is "updateInstead" which will update the working
2957 tree if pushing into the current branch. This option is
2958 intended for synchronizing working directories when one side is not easily
2959 accessible via interactive ssh (e.g. a live web site, hence the requirement
2960 that the working directory be clean). This mode also comes in handy when
2961 developing inside a VM to test and fix code on different Operating Systems.
2962 +
2963 By default, "updateInstead" will refuse the push if the working tree or
2964 the index have any difference from the HEAD, but the `push-to-checkout`
2965 hook can be used to customize this. See linkgit:githooks[5].
2966
2967 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
2968 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
2969 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
2970 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
2971 set when initializing a shared repository.
2972
2973 receive.hideRefs::
2974 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
2975 only to `receive-pack` (and so affects pushes, but not fetches).
2976 An attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by `git push` is
2977 rejected.
2978
2979 receive.updateServerInfo::
2980 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
2981 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
2982
2983 receive.shallowUpdate::
2984 If set to true, .git/shallow can be updated when new refs
2985 require new shallow roots. Otherwise those refs are rejected.
2986
2987 remote.pushDefault::
2988 The remote to push to by default. Overrides
2989 `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches, and is overridden by
2990 `branch.<name>.pushRemote` for specific branches.
2991
2992 remote.<name>.url::
2993 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
2994 linkgit:git-push[1].
2995
2996 remote.<name>.pushurl::
2997 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
2998
2999 remote.<name>.proxy::
3000 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
3001 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
3002 disable proxying for that remote.
3003
3004 remote.<name>.proxyAuthMethod::
3005 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the method to use for
3006 authenticating against the proxy in use (probably set in
3007 `remote.<name>.proxy`). See `http.proxyAuthMethod`.
3008
3009 remote.<name>.fetch::
3010 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
3011 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
3012
3013 remote.<name>.push::
3014 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
3015 linkgit:git-push[1].
3016
3017 remote.<name>.mirror::
3018 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
3019 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
3020
3021 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
3022 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
3023 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
3024 linkgit:git-remote[1].
3025
3026 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
3027 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
3028 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
3029 linkgit:git-remote[1].
3030
3031 remote.<name>.receivepack::
3032 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
3033 option --receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
3034
3035 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
3036 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
3037 option --upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
3038
3039 remote.<name>.tagOpt::
3040 Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when
3041 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to --tags will fetch every
3042 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
3043 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
3044 override this setting. See options --tags and --no-tags of
3045 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
3046
3047 remote.<name>.vcs::
3048 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
3049 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
3050
3051 remote.<name>.prune::
3052 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
3053 remove any remote-tracking references that no longer exist on the
3054 remote (as if the `--prune` option was given on the command line).
3055 Overrides `fetch.prune` settings, if any.
3056
3057 remote.<name>.pruneTags::
3058 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
3059 remove any local tags that no longer exist on the remote if pruning
3060 is activated in general via `remote.<name>.prune`, `fetch.prune` or
3061 `--prune`. Overrides `fetch.pruneTags` settings, if any.
3062 +
3063 See also `remote.<name>.prune` and the PRUNING section of
3064 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
3065
3066 remotes.<group>::
3067 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
3068 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
3069
3070 repack.useDeltaBaseOffset::
3071 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
3072 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
3073 Git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
3074 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
3075 "false" and repack. Access from old Git versions over the
3076 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
3077
3078 repack.packKeptObjects::
3079 If set to true, makes `git repack` act as if
3080 `--pack-kept-objects` was passed. See linkgit:git-repack[1] for
3081 details. Defaults to `false` normally, but `true` if a bitmap
3082 index is being written (either via `--write-bitmap-index` or
3083 `repack.writeBitmaps`).
3084
3085 repack.writeBitmaps::
3086 When true, git will write a bitmap index when packing all
3087 objects to disk (e.g., when `git repack -a` is run). This
3088 index can speed up the "counting objects" phase of subsequent
3089 packs created for clones and fetches, at the cost of some disk
3090 space and extra time spent on the initial repack. This has
3091 no effect if multiple packfiles are created.
3092 Defaults to false.
3093
3094 rerere.autoUpdate::
3095 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
3096 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
3097 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
3098
3099 rerere.enabled::
3100 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
3101 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
3102 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
3103 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
3104 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
3105 repository.
3106
3107 sendemail.identity::
3108 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
3109 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
3110 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
3111 the value of `sendemail.identity`.
3112
3113 sendemail.smtpEncryption::
3114 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
3115 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
3116
3117 sendemail.smtpssl (deprecated)::
3118 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpEncryption = ssl'.
3119
3120 sendemail.smtpsslcertpath::
3121 Path to ca-certificates (either a directory or a single file).
3122 Set it to an empty string to disable certificate verification.
3123
3124 sendemail.<identity>.*::
3125 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
3126 found below, taking precedence over those when this
3127 identity is selected, through either the command-line or
3128 `sendemail.identity`.
3129
3130 sendemail.aliasesFile::
3131 sendemail.aliasFileType::
3132 sendemail.annotate::
3133 sendemail.bcc::
3134 sendemail.cc::
3135 sendemail.ccCmd::
3136 sendemail.chainReplyTo::
3137 sendemail.confirm::
3138 sendemail.envelopeSender::
3139 sendemail.from::
3140 sendemail.multiEdit::
3141 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
3142 sendemail.smtpPass::
3143 sendemail.suppresscc::
3144 sendemail.suppressFrom::
3145 sendemail.to::
3146 sendemail.tocmd::
3147 sendemail.smtpDomain::
3148 sendemail.smtpServer::
3149 sendemail.smtpServerPort::
3150 sendemail.smtpServerOption::
3151 sendemail.smtpUser::
3152 sendemail.thread::
3153 sendemail.transferEncoding::
3154 sendemail.validate::
3155 sendemail.xmailer::
3156 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
3157
3158 sendemail.signedoffcc (deprecated)::
3159 Deprecated alias for `sendemail.signedoffbycc`.
3160
3161 sendemail.smtpBatchSize::
3162 Number of messages to be sent per connection, after that a relogin
3163 will happen. If the value is 0 or undefined, send all messages in
3164 one connection.
3165 See also the `--batch-size` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
3166
3167 sendemail.smtpReloginDelay::
3168 Seconds wait before reconnecting to smtp server.
3169 See also the `--relogin-delay` option of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
3170
3171 showbranch.default::
3172 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
3173 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
3174
3175 splitIndex.maxPercentChange::
3176 When the split index feature is used, this specifies the
3177 percent of entries the split index can contain compared to the
3178 total number of entries in both the split index and the shared
3179 index before a new shared index is written.
3180 The value should be between 0 and 100. If the value is 0 then
3181 a new shared index is always written, if it is 100 a new
3182 shared index is never written.
3183 By default the value is 20, so a new shared index is written
3184 if the number of entries in the split index would be greater
3185 than 20 percent of the total number of entries.
3186 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
3187
3188 splitIndex.sharedIndexExpire::
3189 When the split index feature is used, shared index files that
3190 were not modified since the time this variable specifies will
3191 be removed when a new shared index file is created. The value
3192 "now" expires all entries immediately, and "never" suppresses
3193 expiration altogether.
3194 The default value is "2.weeks.ago".
3195 Note that a shared index file is considered modified (for the
3196 purpose of expiration) each time a new split-index file is
3197 either created based on it or read from it.
3198 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
3199
3200 status.relativePaths::
3201 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
3202 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
3203 relative to the repository root (this was the default for Git
3204 prior to v1.5.4).
3205
3206 status.short::
3207 Set to true to enable --short by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3208 The option --no-short takes precedence over this variable.
3209
3210 status.branch::
3211 Set to true to enable --branch by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
3212 The option --no-branch takes precedence over this variable.
3213
3214 status.displayCommentPrefix::
3215 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will insert a comment
3216 prefix before each output line (starting with
3217 `core.commentChar`, i.e. `#` by default). This was the
3218 behavior of linkgit:git-status[1] in Git 1.8.4 and previous.
3219 Defaults to false.
3220
3221 status.renameLimit::
3222 The number of files to consider when performing rename detection
3223 in linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1]. Defaults to
3224 the value of diff.renameLimit.
3225
3226 status.renames::
3227 Whether and how Git detects renames in linkgit:git-status[1] and
3228 linkgit:git-commit[1] . If set to "false", rename detection is
3229 disabled. If set to "true", basic rename detection is enabled.
3230 If set to "copies" or "copy", Git will detect copies, as well.
3231 Defaults to the value of diff.renames.
3232
3233 status.showStash::
3234 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will display the number of
3235 entries currently stashed away.
3236 Defaults to false.
3237
3238 status.showUntrackedFiles::
3239 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
3240 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
3241 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
3242 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
3243 the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
3244 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
3245 the untracked files. Possible values are:
3246 +
3247 --
3248 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
3249 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
3250 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
3251 --
3252 +
3253 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
3254 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
3255 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
3256
3257 status.submoduleSummary::
3258 Defaults to false.
3259 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
3260 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
3261 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
3262 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]). Please note
3263 that the summary output command will be suppressed for all
3264 submodules when `diff.ignoreSubmodules` is set to 'all' or only
3265 for those submodules where `submodule.<name>.ignore=all`. The only
3266 exception to that rule is that status and commit will show staged
3267 submodule changes. To
3268 also view the summary for ignored submodules you can either use
3269 the --ignore-submodules=dirty command-line option or the 'git
3270 submodule summary' command, which shows a similar output but does
3271 not honor these settings.
3272
3273 stash.showPatch::
3274 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3275 option will show the stash entry in patch form. Defaults to false.
3276 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3277
3278 stash.showStat::
3279 If this is set to true, the `git stash show` command without an
3280 option will show diffstat of the stash entry. Defaults to true.
3281 See description of 'show' command in linkgit:git-stash[1].
3282
3283 submodule.<name>.url::
3284 The URL for a submodule. This variable is copied from the .gitmodules
3285 file to the git config via 'git submodule init'. The user can change
3286 the configured URL before obtaining the submodule via 'git submodule
3287 update'. If neither submodule.<name>.active or submodule.active are
3288 set, the presence of this variable is used as a fallback to indicate
3289 whether the submodule is of interest to git commands.
3290 See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3291
3292 submodule.<name>.update::
3293 The method by which a submodule is updated by 'git submodule update',
3294 which is the only affected command, others such as
3295 'git checkout --recurse-submodules' are unaffected. It exists for
3296 historical reasons, when 'git submodule' was the only command to
3297 interact with submodules; settings like `submodule.active`
3298 and `pull.rebase` are more specific. It is populated by
3299 `git submodule init` from the linkgit:gitmodules[5] file.
3300 See description of 'update' command in linkgit:git-submodule[1].
3301
3302 submodule.<name>.branch::
3303 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
3304 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
3305 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
3306 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
3307
3308 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
3309 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
3310 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
3311 command-line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
3312 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
3313 file.
3314
3315 submodule.<name>.ignore::
3316 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
3317 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
3318 modified (but it will nonetheless show up in the output of status and
3319 commit when it has been staged), "dirty" will ignore all changes
3320 to the submodules work tree and
3321 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
3322 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
3323 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
3324 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
3325 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
3326 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
3327 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
3328 "--ignore-submodules" option. The 'git submodule' commands are not
3329 affected by this setting.
3330
3331 submodule.<name>.active::
3332 Boolean value indicating if the submodule is of interest to git
3333 commands. This config option takes precedence over the
3334 submodule.active config option.
3335
3336 submodule.active::
3337 A repeated field which contains a pathspec used to match against a
3338 submodule's path to determine if the submodule is of interest to git
3339 commands.
3340
3341 submodule.recurse::
3342 Specifies if commands recurse into submodules by default. This
3343 applies to all commands that have a `--recurse-submodules` option,
3344 except `clone`.
3345 Defaults to false.
3346
3347 submodule.fetchJobs::
3348 Specifies how many submodules are fetched/cloned at the same time.
3349 A positive integer allows up to that number of submodules fetched
3350 in parallel. A value of 0 will give some reasonable default.
3351 If unset, it defaults to 1.
3352
3353 submodule.alternateLocation::
3354 Specifies how the submodules obtain alternates when submodules are
3355 cloned. Possible values are `no`, `superproject`.
3356 By default `no` is assumed, which doesn't add references. When the
3357 value is set to `superproject` the submodule to be cloned computes
3358 its alternates location relative to the superprojects alternate.
3359
3360 submodule.alternateErrorStrategy::
3361 Specifies how to treat errors with the alternates for a submodule
3362 as computed via `submodule.alternateLocation`. Possible values are
3363 `ignore`, `info`, `die`. Default is `die`.
3364
3365 tag.forceSignAnnotated::
3366 A boolean to specify whether annotated tags created should be GPG signed.
3367 If `--annotate` is specified on the command line, it takes
3368 precedence over this option.
3369
3370 tag.sort::
3371 This variable controls the sort ordering of tags when displayed by
3372 linkgit:git-tag[1]. Without the "--sort=<value>" option provided, the
3373 value of this variable will be used as the default.
3374
3375 tar.umask::
3376 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
3377 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
3378 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
3379 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
3380 linkgit:git-archive[1].
3381
3382 transfer.fsckObjects::
3383 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
3384 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3385 Defaults to false.
3386
3387 transfer.hideRefs::
3388 String(s) `receive-pack` and `upload-pack` use to decide which
3389 refs to omit from their initial advertisements. Use more than
3390 one definition to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that is
3391 under the hierarchies listed in the value of this variable is
3392 excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git push` or `git
3393 fetch`. See `receive.hideRefs` and `uploadpack.hideRefs` for
3394 program-specific versions of this config.
3395 +
3396 You may also include a `!` in front of the ref name to negate the entry,
3397 explicitly exposing it, even if an earlier entry marked it as hidden.
3398 If you have multiple hideRefs values, later entries override earlier ones
3399 (and entries in more-specific config files override less-specific ones).
3400 +
3401 If a namespace is in use, the namespace prefix is stripped from each
3402 reference before it is matched against `transfer.hiderefs` patterns.
3403 For example, if `refs/heads/master` is specified in `transfer.hideRefs` and
3404 the current namespace is `foo`, then `refs/namespaces/foo/refs/heads/master`
3405 is omitted from the advertisements but `refs/heads/master` and
3406 `refs/namespaces/bar/refs/heads/master` are still advertised as so-called
3407 "have" lines. In order to match refs before stripping, add a `^` in front of
3408 the ref name. If you combine `!` and `^`, `!` must be specified first.
3409 +
3410 Even if you hide refs, a client may still be able to steal the target
3411 objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY" section of the
3412 linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to keep private data in a
3413 separate repository.
3414
3415 transfer.unpackLimit::
3416 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
3417 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
3418 The default value is 100.
3419
3420 uploadarchive.allowUnreachable::
3421 If true, allow clients to use `git archive --remote` to request
3422 any tree, whether reachable from the ref tips or not. See the
3423 discussion in the "SECURITY" section of
3424 linkgit:git-upload-archive[1] for more details. Defaults to
3425 `false`.
3426
3427 uploadpack.hideRefs::
3428 This variable is the same as `transfer.hideRefs`, but applies
3429 only to `upload-pack` (and so affects only fetches, not pushes).
3430 An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git fetch` will fail. See
3431 also `uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant`.
3432
3433 uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant::
3434 When `uploadpack.hideRefs` is in effect, allow `upload-pack`
3435 to accept a fetch request that asks for an object at the tip
3436 of a hidden ref (by default, such a request is rejected).
3437 See also `uploadpack.hideRefs`. Even if this is false, a client
3438 may be able to steal objects via the techniques described in the
3439 "SECURITY" section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's
3440 best to keep private data in a separate repository.
3441
3442 uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant::
3443 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for an
3444 object that is reachable from any ref tip. However, note that
3445 calculating object reachability is computationally expensive.
3446 Defaults to `false`. Even if this is false, a client may be able
3447 to steal objects via the techniques described in the "SECURITY"
3448 section of the linkgit:gitnamespaces[7] man page; it's best to
3449 keep private data in a separate repository.
3450
3451 uploadpack.allowAnySHA1InWant::
3452 Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for any
3453 object at all.
3454 Defaults to `false`.
3455
3456 uploadpack.keepAlive::
3457 When `upload-pack` has started `pack-objects`, there may be a
3458 quiet period while `pack-objects` prepares the pack. Normally
3459 it would output progress information, but if `--quiet` was used
3460 for the fetch, `pack-objects` will output nothing at all until
3461 the pack data begins. Some clients and networks may consider
3462 the server to be hung and give up. Setting this option instructs
3463 `upload-pack` to send an empty keepalive packet every
3464 `uploadpack.keepAlive` seconds. Setting this option to 0
3465 disables keepalive packets entirely. The default is 5 seconds.
3466
3467 uploadpack.packObjectsHook::
3468 If this option is set, when `upload-pack` would run
3469 `git pack-objects` to create a packfile for a client, it will
3470 run this shell command instead. The `pack-objects` command and
3471 arguments it _would_ have run (including the `git pack-objects`
3472 at the beginning) are appended to the shell command. The stdin
3473 and stdout of the hook are treated as if `pack-objects` itself
3474 was run. I.e., `upload-pack` will feed input intended for
3475 `pack-objects` to the hook, and expects a completed packfile on
3476 stdout.
3477
3478 uploadpack.allowFilter::
3479 If this option is set, `upload-pack` will support partial
3480 clone and partial fetch object filtering.
3481 +
3482 Note that this configuration variable is ignored if it is seen in the
3483 repository-level config (this is a safety measure against fetching from
3484 untrusted repositories).
3485
3486 url.<base>.insteadOf::
3487 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
3488 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
3489 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3490 access methods, and some users need to use different access
3491 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
3492 equivalent URLs and have Git automatically rewrite the URL to
3493 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
3494 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3495 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
3496 +
3497 Note that any protocol restrictions will be applied to the rewritten
3498 URL. If the rewrite changes the URL to use a custom protocol or remote
3499 helper, you may need to adjust the `protocol.*.allow` config to permit
3500 the request. In particular, protocols you expect to use for submodules
3501 must be set to `always` rather than the default of `user`. See the
3502 description of `protocol.allow` above.
3503
3504 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
3505 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
3506 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
3507 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
3508 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
3509 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
3510 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have Git
3511 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
3512 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
3513 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
3514 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, Git will ignore this
3515 setting for that remote.
3516
3517 user.email::
3518 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3519 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL`, `GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL`, and
3520 `EMAIL` environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3521
3522 user.name::
3523 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
3524 Can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_NAME` and `GIT_COMMITTER_NAME`
3525 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
3526
3527 user.useConfigOnly::
3528 Instruct Git to avoid trying to guess defaults for `user.email`
3529 and `user.name`, and instead retrieve the values only from the
3530 configuration. For example, if you have multiple email addresses
3531 and would like to use a different one for each repository, then
3532 with this configuration option set to `true` in the global config
3533 along with a name, Git will prompt you to set up an email before
3534 making new commits in a newly cloned repository.
3535 Defaults to `false`.
3536
3537 user.signingKey::
3538 If linkgit:git-tag[1] or linkgit:git-commit[1] is not selecting the
3539 key you want it to automatically when creating a signed tag or
3540 commit, you can override the default selection with this variable.
3541 This option is passed unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter,
3542 so you may specify a key using any method that gpg supports.
3543
3544 versionsort.prereleaseSuffix (deprecated)::
3545 Deprecated alias for `versionsort.suffix`. Ignored if
3546 `versionsort.suffix` is set.
3547
3548 versionsort.suffix::
3549 Even when version sort is used in linkgit:git-tag[1], tagnames
3550 with the same base version but different suffixes are still sorted
3551 lexicographically, resulting e.g. in prerelease tags appearing
3552 after the main release (e.g. "1.0-rc1" after "1.0"). This
3553 variable can be specified to determine the sorting order of tags
3554 with different suffixes.
3555 +
3556 By specifying a single suffix in this variable, any tagname containing
3557 that suffix will appear before the corresponding main release. E.g. if
3558 the variable is set to "-rc", then all "1.0-rcX" tags will appear before
3559 "1.0". If specified multiple times, once per suffix, then the order of
3560 suffixes in the configuration will determine the sorting order of tagnames
3561 with those suffixes. E.g. if "-pre" appears before "-rc" in the
3562 configuration, then all "1.0-preX" tags will be listed before any
3563 "1.0-rcX" tags. The placement of the main release tag relative to tags
3564 with various suffixes can be determined by specifying the empty suffix
3565 among those other suffixes. E.g. if the suffixes "-rc", "", "-ck" and
3566 "-bfs" appear in the configuration in this order, then all "v4.8-rcX" tags
3567 are listed first, followed by "v4.8", then "v4.8-ckX" and finally
3568 "v4.8-bfsX".
3569 +
3570 If more than one suffixes match the same tagname, then that tagname will
3571 be sorted according to the suffix which starts at the earliest position in
3572 the tagname. If more than one different matching suffixes start at
3573 that earliest position, then that tagname will be sorted according to the
3574 longest of those suffixes.
3575 The sorting order between different suffixes is undefined if they are
3576 in multiple config files.
3577
3578 web.browser::
3579 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
3580 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
3581 may use it.
3582
3583 worktree.guessRemote::
3584 With `add`, if no branch argument, and neither of `-b` nor
3585 `-B` nor `--detach` are given, the command defaults to
3586 creating a new branch from HEAD. If `worktree.guessRemote` is
3587 set to true, `worktree add` tries to find a remote-tracking
3588 branch whose name uniquely matches the new branch name. If
3589 such a branch exists, it is checked out and set as "upstream"
3590 for the new branch. If no such match can be found, it falls
3591 back to creating a new branch from the current HEAD.