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4 The Git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect
5 the Git commands' behavior. The `.git/config` file in each repository
6 is used to store the configuration for that repository, and
7 `$HOME/.gitconfig` is used to store a per-user configuration as
8 fallback values for the `.git/config` file. The file `/etc/gitconfig`
9 can be used to store a system-wide default configuration.
11 The configuration variables are used by both the Git plumbing
12 and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, wherein
13 the fully qualified variable name of the variable itself is the last
14 dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last
15 dot. The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric
16 characters and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. Some
17 variables may appear multiple times.
19 Syntax
20 ~~~~~~
22 The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly
23 ignored. The '#' and ';' characters begin comments to the end of line,
24 blank lines are ignored.
26 The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with
27 the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next
28 section begins. Section names are not case sensitive. Only alphanumeric
29 characters, `-` and `.` are allowed in section names. Each variable
30 must belong to some section, which means that there must be a section
31 header before the first setting of a variable.
33 Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection
34 put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name,
35 in the section header, like in the example below:
37 --------
38 [section "subsection"]
40 --------
42 Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except
43 newline (doublequote `"` and backslash have to be escaped as `\"` and `\\`,
44 respectively). Section headers cannot span multiple
45 lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection.
46 You can have `[section]` if you have `[section "subsection"]`, but you
47 don't need to.
49 There is also a deprecated `[section.subsection]` syntax. With this
50 syntax, the subsection name is converted to lower-case and is also
51 compared case sensitively. These subsection names follow the same
52 restrictions as section names.
54 All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section
55 header) are recognized as setting variables, in the form
56 'name = value'. If there is no equal sign on the line, the entire line
57 is taken as 'name' and the variable is recognized as boolean "true".
58 The variable names are case-insensitive, allow only alphanumeric characters
59 and `-`, and must start with an alphabetic character. There can be more
60 than one value for a given variable; we say then that the variable is
61 multivalued.
63 Leading and trailing whitespace in a variable value is discarded.
64 Internal whitespace within a variable value is retained verbatim.
66 The values following the equals sign in variable assign are all either
67 a string, an integer, or a boolean. Boolean values may be given as yes/no,
68 1/0, true/false or on/off. Case is not significant in boolean values, when
69 converting value to the canonical form using '--bool' type specifier;
70 'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or "false".
72 String values may be entirely or partially enclosed in double quotes.
73 You need to enclose variable values in double quotes if you want to
74 preserve leading or trailing whitespace, or if the variable value contains
75 comment characters (i.e. it contains '#' or ';').
76 Double quote `"` and backslash `\` characters in variable values must
77 be escaped: use `\"` for `"` and `\\` for `\`.
79 The following escape sequences (beside `\"` and `\\`) are recognized:
80 `\n` for newline character (NL), `\t` for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB)
81 and `\b` for backspace (BS). No other char escape sequence, nor octal
82 char sequences are valid.
84 Variable values ending in a `\` are continued on the next line in the
85 customary UNIX fashion.
87 Some variables may require a special value format.
89 Includes
90 ~~~~~~~~
92 You can include one config file from another by setting the special
93 `include.path` variable to the name of the file to be included. The
94 included file is expanded immediately, as if its contents had been
95 found at the location of the include directive. If the value of the
96 `include.path` variable is a relative path, the path is considered to be
97 relative to the configuration file in which the include directive was
98 found. The value of `include.path` is subject to tilde expansion: `~/`
99 is expanded to the value of `$HOME`, and `~user/` to the specified
100 user's home directory. See below for examples.
102 Example
103 ~~~~~~~
105 # Core variables
106 [core]
107 ; Don't trust file modes
108 filemode = false
110 # Our diff algorithm
111 [diff]
112 external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
113 renames = true
115 [branch "devel"]
116 remote = origin
117 merge = refs/heads/devel
119 # Proxy settings
120 [core]
121 gitProxy="ssh" for ""
122 gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest
124 [include]
125 path = /path/to/ ; include by absolute path
126 path = foo ; expand "foo" relative to the current file
127 path = ~/foo ; expand "foo" in your $HOME directory
129 Variables
130 ~~~~~~~~~
132 Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete.
133 For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description
134 in the appropriate manual page. You will find a description of non-core
135 porcelain configuration variables in the respective porcelain documentation.
137 advice.*::
138 These variables control various optional help messages designed to
139 aid new users. All 'advice.*' variables default to 'true', and you
140 can tell Git that you do not need help by setting these to 'false':
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142 --
143 pushUpdateRejected::
144 Set this variable to 'false' if you want to disable
145 'pushNonFFCurrent', 'pushNonFFDefault',
146 'pushNonFFMatching', 'pushAlreadyExists',
147 'pushFetchFirst', and 'pushNeedsForce'
148 simultaneously.
149 pushNonFFCurrent::
150 Advice shown when linkgit:git-push[1] fails due to a
151 non-fast-forward update to the current branch.
152 pushNonFFDefault::
153 Advice to set 'push.default' to 'upstream' or 'current'
154 when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed 'matching
155 refs' by default (i.e. you did not provide an explicit
156 refspec, and no 'push.default' configuration was set)
157 and it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
158 pushNonFFMatching::
159 Advice shown when you ran linkgit:git-push[1] and pushed
160 'matching refs' explicitly (i.e. you used ':', or
161 specified a refspec that isn't your current branch) and
162 it resulted in a non-fast-forward error.
163 pushAlreadyExists::
164 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
165 does not qualify for fast-forwarding (e.g., a tag.)
166 pushFetchFirst::
167 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
168 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
169 object we do not have.
170 pushNeedsForce::
171 Shown when linkgit:git-push[1] rejects an update that
172 tries to overwrite a remote ref that points at an
173 object that is not a commit-ish, or make the remote
174 ref point at an object that is not a commit-ish.
175 statusHints::
176 Show directions on how to proceed from the current
177 state in the output of linkgit:git-status[1], in
178 the template shown when writing commit messages in
179 linkgit:git-commit[1], and in the help message shown
180 by linkgit:git-checkout[1] when switching branch.
181 statusUoption::
182 Advise to consider using the `-u` option to linkgit:git-status[1]
183 when the command takes more than 2 seconds to enumerate untracked
184 files.
185 commitBeforeMerge::
186 Advice shown when linkgit:git-merge[1] refuses to
187 merge to avoid overwriting local changes.
188 resolveConflict::
189 Advice shown by various commands when conflicts
190 prevent the operation from being performed.
191 implicitIdentity::
192 Advice on how to set your identity configuration when
193 your information is guessed from the system username and
194 domain name.
195 detachedHead::
196 Advice shown when you used linkgit:git-checkout[1] to
197 move to the detach HEAD state, to instruct how to create
198 a local branch after the fact.
199 amWorkDir::
200 Advice that shows the location of the patch file when
201 linkgit:git-am[1] fails to apply it.
202 rmHints::
203 In case of failure in the output of linkgit:git-rm[1],
204 show directions on how to proceed from the current state.
205 --
207 core.fileMode::
208 If false, the executable bit differences between the index and
209 the working tree are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT.
210 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
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212 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
213 will probe and set core.fileMode false if appropriate when the
214 repository is created.
216 core.ignorecase::
217 If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable
218 Git to work better on filesystems that are not case sensitive,
219 like FAT. For example, if a directory listing finds
220 "makefile" when Git expects "Makefile", Git will assume
221 it is really the same file, and continue to remember it as
222 "Makefile".
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224 The default is false, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
225 will probe and set core.ignorecase true if appropriate when the repository
226 is created.
228 core.precomposeunicode::
229 This option is only used by Mac OS implementation of Git.
230 When core.precomposeunicode=true, Git reverts the unicode decomposition
231 of filenames done by Mac OS. This is useful when sharing a repository
232 between Mac OS and Linux or Windows.
233 (Git for Windows 1.7.10 or higher is needed, or Git under cygwin 1.7).
234 When false, file names are handled fully transparent by Git,
235 which is backward compatible with older versions of Git.
237 core.trustctime::
238 If false, the ctime differences between the index and the
239 working tree are ignored; useful when the inode change time
240 is regularly modified by something outside Git (file system
241 crawlers and some backup systems).
242 See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.
244 core.checkstat::
245 Determines which stat fields to match between the index
246 and work tree. The user can set this to 'default' or
247 'minimal'. Default (or explicitly 'default'), is to check
248 all fields, including the sub-second part of mtime and ctime.
250 core.quotepath::
251 The commands that output paths (e.g. 'ls-files',
252 'diff'), when not given the `-z` option, will quote
253 "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the
254 pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the
255 same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this
256 variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are
257 not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double
258 quote, backslash and control characters are always
259 quoted without `-z` regardless of the setting of this
260 variable.
262 core.eol::
263 Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for
264 files that have the `text` property set. Alternatives are
265 'lf', 'crlf' and 'native', which uses the platform's native
266 line ending. The default value is `native`. See
267 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for more information on end-of-line
268 conversion.
270 core.safecrlf::
271 If true, makes Git check if converting `CRLF` is reversible when
272 end-of-line conversion is active. Git will verify if a command
273 modifies a file in the work tree either directly or indirectly.
274 For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
275 same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If
276 this is not the case for the current setting of
277 `core.autocrlf`, Git will reject the file. The variable can
278 be set to "warn", in which case Git will only warn about an
279 irreversible conversion but continue the operation.
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281 CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data.
282 When it is enabled, Git will convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to
283 CRLF during checkout. A file that contains a mixture of LF and
284 CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by Git. For text
285 files this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings
286 such that we have only LF line endings in the repository.
287 But for binary files that are accidentally classified as text the
288 conversion can corrupt data.
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290 If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by
291 setting the conversion type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right
292 after committing you still have the original file in your work
293 tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell
294 Git that this file is binary and Git will handle the file
295 appropriately.
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297 Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with
298 mixed line endings and the undesired effect of corrupting binary
299 files cannot be distinguished. In both cases CRLFs are removed
300 in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
301 to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files
302 converting CRLFs corrupts data.
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304 Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a
305 file identical to the original file for a different setting of
306 `core.eol` and `core.autocrlf`, but only for the current one. For
307 example, a text file with `LF` would be accepted with `core.eol=lf`
308 and could later be checked out with `core.eol=crlf`, in which case the
309 resulting file would contain `CRLF`, although the original file
310 contained `LF`. However, in both work trees the line endings would be
311 consistent, that is either all `LF` or all `CRLF`, but never mixed. A
312 file with mixed line endings would be reported by the `core.safecrlf`
313 mechanism.
315 core.autocrlf::
316 Setting this variable to "true" is almost the same as setting
317 the `text` attribute to "auto" on all files except that text
318 files are not guaranteed to be normalized: files that contain
319 `CRLF` in the repository will not be touched. Use this
320 setting if you want to have `CRLF` line endings in your
321 working directory even though the repository does not have
322 normalized line endings. This variable can be set to 'input',
323 in which case no output conversion is performed.
325 core.symlinks::
326 If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that
327 contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and
328 linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular
329 file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support
330 symbolic links.
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332 The default is true, except linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1]
333 will probe and set core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository
334 is created.
336 core.gitProxy::
337 A "proxy command" to execute (as 'command host port') instead
338 of establishing direct connection to the remote server when
339 using the Git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is
340 in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only
341 on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable
342 may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order;
343 the first match wins.
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345 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_PROXY_COMMAND' environment variable
346 (which always applies universally, without the special "for"
347 handling).
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349 The special string `none` can be used as the proxy command to
350 specify that no proxy be used for a given domain pattern.
351 This is useful for excluding servers inside a firewall from
352 proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.
354 core.ignoreStat::
355 If true, commands which modify both the working tree and the index
356 will mark the updated paths with the "assume unchanged" bit in the
357 index. These marked files are then assumed to stay unchanged in the
358 working tree, until you mark them otherwise manually - Git will not
359 detect the file changes by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems
360 where those are very slow, such as Microsoft Windows.
361 See linkgit:git-update-index[1].
362 False by default.
364 core.preferSymlinkRefs::
365 Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD
366 and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links.
367 This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that
368 expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.
370 core.bare::
371 If true this repository is assumed to be 'bare' and has no
372 working directory associated with it. If this is the case a
373 number of commands that require a working directory will be
374 disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].
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376 This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or
377 linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a
378 repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare =
379 false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare
380 = true).
382 core.worktree::
383 Set the path to the root of the working tree.
384 This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment
385 variable and the '--work-tree' command line option.
386 The value can be an absolute path or relative to the path to
387 the .git directory, which is either specified by --git-dir
388 or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered.
389 If --git-dir or GIT_DIR is specified but none of
390 --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified,
391 the current working directory is regarded as the top level
392 of your working tree.
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394 Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration
395 file in a ".git" subdirectory of a directory and its value differs
396 from the latter directory (e.g. "/path/to/.git/config" has
397 core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most likely a
398 misconfiguration. Running Git commands in the "/path/to" directory will
399 still use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause
400 confusion unless you know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a
401 read-only snapshot of the same index to a location different from the
402 repository's usual working tree).
404 core.logAllRefUpdates::
405 Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file
406 "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old
407 SHA-1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but
408 only when the file exists. If this configuration
409 variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>"
410 file is automatically created for branch heads (i.e. under
411 refs/heads/), remote refs (i.e. under refs/remotes/),
412 note refs (i.e. under refs/notes/), and the symbolic ref HEAD.
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414 This information can be used to determine what commit
415 was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".
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417 This value is true by default in a repository that has
418 a working directory associated with it, and false by
419 default in a bare repository.
421 core.repositoryFormatVersion::
422 Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout
423 version.
425 core.sharedRepository::
426 When 'group' (or 'true'), the repository is made shareable between
427 several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are
428 group-writable). When 'all' (or 'world' or 'everybody'), the
429 repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being
430 group-shareable. When 'umask' (or 'false'), Git will use permissions
431 reported by umask(2). When '0xxx', where '0xxx' is an octal number,
432 files in the repository will have this mode value. '0xxx' will override
433 user's umask value (whereas the other options will only override
434 requested parts of the user's umask value). Examples: '0660' will make
435 the repo read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to
436 others (equivalent to 'group' unless umask is e.g. '0022'). '0640' is a
437 repository that is group-readable but not group-writable.
438 See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.
440 core.warnAmbiguousRefs::
441 If true, Git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous
442 and might match multiple refs in the repository. True by default.
444 core.compression::
445 An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level.
446 -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression,
447 and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest.
448 If set, this provides a default to other compression variables,
449 such as 'core.loosecompression' and 'pack.compression'.
451 core.loosecompression::
452 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that
453 are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
454 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
455 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
456 not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).
458 core.packedGitWindowSize::
459 Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a
460 single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow
461 your system to process a smaller number of large pack files
462 more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect
463 performance due to increased calls to the operating system's
464 memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing
465 a large number of large pack files.
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467 Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32
468 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should
469 be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do
470 not need to adjust this value.
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472 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
474 core.packedGitLimit::
475 Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory
476 from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many
477 bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing
478 regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.
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480 Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms.
481 This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on
482 the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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484 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
486 core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
487 Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
488 that may be referenced by multiple deltified objects. By storing the
489 entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able
490 to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base
491 objects multiple times.
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493 Default is 16 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
494 for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects.
495 You probably do not need to adjust this value.
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497 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
499 core.bigFileThreshold::
500 Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without
501 attempting delta compression. Storing large files without
502 delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
503 slight expense of increased disk usage.
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505 Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable
506 for most projects as source code and other text files can still
507 be delta compressed, but larger binary media files won't be.
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509 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
511 core.excludesfile::
512 In addition to '.gitignore' (per-directory) and
513 '.git/info/exclude', Git looks into this file for patterns
514 of files which are not meant to be tracked. "`~/`" is expanded
515 to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the specified user's
516 home directory. Its default value is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore.
517 If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/ignore
518 is used instead. See linkgit:gitignore[5].
520 core.askpass::
521 Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively
522 ask for a password can be told to use an external program given
523 via the value of this variable. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_ASKPASS'
524 environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value of the
525 'SSH_ASKPASS' environment variable or, failing that, a simple password
526 prompt. The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as
527 command line argument and write the password on its STDOUT.
529 core.attributesfile::
530 In addition to '.gitattributes' (per-directory) and
531 '.git/info/attributes', Git looks into this file for attributes
532 (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]). Path expansions are made the same
533 way as for `core.excludesfile`. Its default value is
534 $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/attributes. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not
535 set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/attributes is used instead.
537 core.editor::
538 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
539 messages by launching an editor uses the value of this
540 variable when it is set, and the environment variable
541 `GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
543 core.commentchar::
544 Commands such as `commit` and `tag` that lets you edit
545 messages consider a line that begins with this character
546 commented, and removes them after the editor returns
547 (default '#').
549 sequence.editor::
550 Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase instruction file.
551 The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
552 It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
553 When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
555 core.pager::
556 Text viewer for use by Git commands (e.g., 'less'). The value
557 is meant to be interpreted by the shell. The order of preference
558 is the `$GIT_PAGER` environment variable, then `core.pager`
559 configuration, then `$PAGER`, and then the default chosen at
560 compile time (usually 'less').
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562 When the `LESS` environment variable is unset, Git sets it to `FRSX`
563 (if `LESS` environment variable is set, Git does not change it at
564 all). If you want to selectively override Git's default setting
565 for `LESS`, you can set `core.pager` to e.g. `less -+S`. This will
566 be passed to the shell by Git, which will translate the final
567 command to `LESS=FRSX less -+S`. The environment tells the command
568 to set the `S` option to chop long lines but the command line
569 resets it to the default to fold long lines.
571 core.whitespace::
572 A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to
573 notice. 'git diff' will use `color.diff.whitespace` to
574 highlight them, and 'git apply --whitespace=error' will
575 consider them as errors. You can prefix `-` to disable
576 any of them (e.g. `-trailing-space`):
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578 * `blank-at-eol` treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line
579 as an error (enabled by default).
580 * `space-before-tab` treats a space character that appears immediately
581 before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
582 error (enabled by default).
583 * `indent-with-non-tab` treats a line that is indented with space
584 characters instead of the equivalent tabs as an error (not enabled by
585 default).
586 * `tab-in-indent` treats a tab character in the initial indent part of
587 the line as an error (not enabled by default).
588 * `blank-at-eof` treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error
589 (enabled by default).
590 * `trailing-space` is a short-hand to cover both `blank-at-eol` and
591 `blank-at-eof`.
592 * `cr-at-eol` treats a carriage-return at the end of line as
593 part of the line terminator, i.e. with it, `trailing-space`
594 does not trigger if the character before such a carriage-return
595 is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).
596 * `tabwidth=<n>` tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this
597 is relevant for `indent-with-non-tab` and when Git fixes `tab-in-indent`
598 errors. The default tab width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.
600 core.fsyncobjectfiles::
601 This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
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603 This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
604 data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
605 journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
606 and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
608 core.preloadindex::
609 Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
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611 This can speed up operations like 'git diff' and 'git status' especially
612 on filesystems like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus
613 relatively high IO latencies. With this set to 'true', Git will do the
614 index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel, allowing
615 overlapping IO's.
617 core.createObject::
618 You can set this to 'link', in which case a hardlink followed by
619 a delete of the source are used to make sure that object creation
620 will not overwrite existing objects.
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622 On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable.
623 Set this config setting to 'rename' there; However, This will remove the
624 check that makes sure that existing object files will not get overwritten.
626 core.notesRef::
627 When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in
628 the given ref. The ref must be fully qualified. If the given
629 ref does not exist, it is not an error but means that no
630 notes should be printed.
631 +
632 This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by
633 the 'GIT_NOTES_REF' environment variable. See linkgit:git-notes[1].
635 core.sparseCheckout::
636 Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in
637 linkgit:git-read-tree[1] for more information.
639 core.abbrev::
640 Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If unspecified,
641 many commands abbreviate to 7 hexdigits, which may not be enough
642 for abbreviated object names to stay unique for sufficiently long
643 time.
645 add.ignore-errors::
646 add.ignoreErrors::
647 Tells 'git add' to continue adding files when some files cannot be
648 added due to indexing errors. Equivalent to the '--ignore-errors'
649 option of linkgit:git-add[1]. Older versions of Git accept only
650 `add.ignore-errors`, which does not follow the usual naming
651 convention for configuration variables. Newer versions of Git
652 honor `add.ignoreErrors` as well.
654 alias.*::
655 Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g.
656 after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation
657 "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid
658 confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that
659 hide existing Git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by
660 spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported.
661 quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.
662 +
663 If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point,
664 it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining
665 " = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation
666 "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command
667 "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD". Note that shell commands will be
668 executed from the top-level directory of a repository, which may
669 not necessarily be the current directory.
670 'GIT_PREFIX' is set as returned by running 'git rev-parse --show-prefix'
671 from the original current directory. See linkgit:git-rev-parse[1].
673 am.keepcr::
674 If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format
675 with parameter '--keep-cr'. In this case git-mailsplit will
676 not remove `\r` from lines ending with `\r\n`. Can be overridden
677 by giving '--no-keep-cr' from the command line.
678 See linkgit:git-am[1], linkgit:git-mailsplit[1].
680 apply.ignorewhitespace::
681 When set to 'change', tells 'git apply' to ignore changes in
682 whitespace, in the same way as the '--ignore-space-change'
683 option.
684 When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells 'git apply' to
685 respect all whitespace differences.
686 See linkgit:git-apply[1].
688 apply.whitespace::
689 Tells 'git apply' how to handle whitespaces, in the same way
690 as the '--whitespace' option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].
692 branch.autosetupmerge::
693 Tells 'git branch' and 'git checkout' to set up new branches
694 so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from the
695 starting point branch. Note that even if this option is not set,
696 this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the `--track`
697 and `--no-track` options. The valid settings are: `false` -- no
698 automatic setup is done; `true` -- automatic setup is done when the
699 starting point is a remote-tracking branch; `always` --
700 automatic setup is done when the starting point is either a
701 local branch or remote-tracking
702 branch. This option defaults to true.
704 branch.autosetuprebase::
705 When a new branch is created with 'git branch' or 'git checkout'
706 that tracks another branch, this variable tells Git to set
707 up pull to rebase instead of merge (see "branch.<name>.rebase").
708 When `never`, rebase is never automatically set to true.
709 When `local`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
710 other local branches.
711 When `remote`, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of
712 remote-tracking branches.
713 When `always`, rebase will be set to true for all tracking
714 branches.
715 See "branch.autosetupmerge" for details on how to set up a
716 branch to track another branch.
717 This option defaults to never.
719 branch.<name>.remote::
720 When on branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' and 'git push'
721 which remote to fetch from/push to. The remote to push to
722 may be overridden with `remote.pushdefault` (for all branches).
723 The remote to push to, for the current branch, may be further
724 overridden by `branch.<name>.pushremote`. If no remote is
725 configured, or if you are not on any branch, it defaults to
726 `origin` for fetching and `remote.pushdefault` for pushing.
727 Additionally, `.` (a period) is the current local repository
728 (a dot-repository), see `branch.<name>.merge`'s final note below.
730 branch.<name>.pushremote::
731 When on branch <name>, it overrides `branch.<name>.remote` for
732 pushing. It also overrides `remote.pushdefault` for pushing
733 from branch <name>. When you pull from one place (e.g. your
734 upstream) and push to another place (e.g. your own publishing
735 repository), you would want to set `remote.pushdefault` to
736 specify the remote to push to for all branches, and use this
737 option to override it for a specific branch.
739 branch.<name>.merge::
740 Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch
741 for the given branch. It tells 'git fetch'/'git pull'/'git rebase' which
742 branch to merge and can also affect 'git push' (see push.default).
743 When in branch <name>, it tells 'git fetch' the default
744 refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is
745 handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a
746 ref which is fetched from the remote given by
747 "branch.<name>.remote".
748 The merge information is used by 'git pull' (which at first calls
749 'git fetch') to lookup the default branch for merging. Without
750 this option, 'git pull' defaults to merge the first refspec fetched.
751 Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge.
752 If you wish to setup 'git pull' so that it merges into <name> from
753 another branch in the local repository, you can point
754 branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the relative path
755 setting `.` (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.
757 branch.<name>.mergeoptions::
758 Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and
759 supported options are the same as those of linkgit:git-merge[1], but
760 option values containing whitespace characters are currently not
761 supported.
763 branch.<name>.rebase::
764 When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch,
765 instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when
766 "git pull" is run. See "pull.rebase" for doing this in a non
767 branch-specific manner.
768 +
769 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
770 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
771 by running 'git pull'.
772 +
773 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
774 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
775 for details).
777 branch.<name>.description::
778 Branch description, can be edited with
779 `git branch --edit-description`. Branch description is
780 automatically added in the format-patch cover letter or
781 request-pull summary.
783 browser.<tool>.cmd::
784 Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
785 specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
786 as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web{litdd}browse[1].)
788 browser.<tool>.path::
789 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
790 browse HTML help (see '-w' option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
791 working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).
793 clean.requireForce::
794 A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f,
795 -i or -n. Defaults to true.
797 color.branch::
798 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
799 linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
800 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
801 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
803 color.branch.<slot>::
804 Use customized color for branch coloration. `<slot>` is one of
805 `current` (the current branch), `local` (a local branch),
806 `remote` (a remote-tracking branch in refs/remotes/),
807 `upstream` (upstream tracking branch), `plain` (other
808 refs).
809 +
810 The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most
811 two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces. The colors
812 accepted are `normal`, `black`, `red`, `green`, `yellow`, `blue`,
813 `magenta`, `cyan` and `white`; the attributes are `bold`, `dim`, `ul`,
814 `blink` and `reverse`. The first color given is the foreground; the
815 second is the background. The position of the attribute, if any,
816 doesn't matter.
818 color.diff::
819 Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches.
820 If this is set to `always`, linkgit:git-diff[1],
821 linkgit:git-log[1], and linkgit:git-show[1] will use color
822 for all patches. If it is set to `true` or `auto`, those
823 commands will only use color when output is to the terminal.
824 Defaults to false.
825 +
826 This does not affect linkgit:git-format-patch[1] nor the
827 'git-diff-{asterisk}' plumbing commands. Can be overridden on the
828 command line with the `--color[=<when>]` option.
830 color.diff.<slot>::
831 Use customized color for diff colorization. `<slot>` specifies
832 which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one
833 of `plain` (context text), `meta` (metainformation), `frag`
834 (hunk header), 'func' (function in hunk header), `old` (removed lines),
835 `new` (added lines), `commit` (commit headers), or `whitespace`
836 (highlighting whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be
837 specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
839 color.decorate.<slot>::
840 Use customized color for 'git log --decorate' output. `<slot>` is one
841 of `branch`, `remoteBranch`, `tag`, `stash` or `HEAD` for local
842 branches, remote-tracking branches, tags, stash and HEAD, respectively.
844 color.grep::
845 When set to `always`, always highlight matches. When `false` (or
846 `never`), never. When set to `true` or `auto`, use color only
847 when the output is written to the terminal. Defaults to `false`.
849 color.grep.<slot>::
850 Use customized color for grep colorization. `<slot>` specifies which
851 part of the line to use the specified color, and is one of
852 +
853 --
854 `context`;;
855 non-matching text in context lines (when using `-A`, `-B`, or `-C`)
856 `filename`;;
857 filename prefix (when not using `-h`)
858 `function`;;
859 function name lines (when using `-p`)
860 `linenumber`;;
861 line number prefix (when using `-n`)
862 `match`;;
863 matching text
864 `selected`;;
865 non-matching text in selected lines
866 `separator`;;
867 separators between fields on a line (`:`, `-`, and `=`)
868 and between hunks (`--`)
869 --
870 +
871 The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
873 color.interactive::
874 When set to `always`, always use colors for interactive prompts
875 and displays (such as those used by "git-add --interactive" and
876 "git-clean --interactive"). When false (or `never`), never.
877 When set to `true` or `auto`, use colors only when the output is
878 to the terminal. Defaults to false.
880 color.interactive.<slot>::
881 Use customized color for 'git add --interactive' and 'git clean
882 --interactive' output. `<slot>` may be `prompt`, `header`, `help`
883 or `error`, for four distinct types of normal output from
884 interactive commands. The values of these variables may be
885 specified as in color.branch.<slot>.
887 color.pager::
888 A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in
889 use (default is true).
891 color.showbranch::
892 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
893 linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. May be set to `always`,
894 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
895 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
897 color.status::
898 A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of
899 linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to `always`,
900 `false` (or `never`) or `auto` (or `true`), in which case colors are used
901 only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.
903 color.status.<slot>::
904 Use customized color for status colorization. `<slot>` is
905 one of `header` (the header text of the status message),
906 `added` or `updated` (files which are added but not committed),
907 `changed` (files which are changed but not added in the index),
908 `untracked` (files which are not tracked by Git),
909 `branch` (the current branch), or
910 `nobranch` (the color the 'no branch' warning is shown in, defaulting
911 to red). The values of these variables may be specified as in
912 color.branch.<slot>.
914 color.ui::
915 This variable determines the default value for variables such
916 as `color.diff` and `color.grep` that control the use of color
917 per command family. Its scope will expand as more commands learn
918 configuration to set a default for the `--color` option. Set it
919 to `false` or `never` if you prefer Git commands not to use
920 color unless enabled explicitly with some other configuration
921 or the `--color` option. Set it to `always` if you want all
922 output not intended for machine consumption to use color, to
923 `true` or `auto` (this is the default since Git 1.8.4) if you
924 want such output to use color when written to the terminal.
926 column.ui::
927 Specify whether supported commands should output in columns.
928 This variable consists of a list of tokens separated by spaces
929 or commas:
930 +
931 These options control when the feature should be enabled
932 (defaults to 'never'):
933 +
934 --
935 `always`;;
936 always show in columns
937 `never`;;
938 never show in columns
939 `auto`;;
940 show in columns if the output is to the terminal
941 --
942 +
943 These options control layout (defaults to 'column'). Setting any
944 of these implies 'always' if none of 'always', 'never', or 'auto' are
945 specified.
946 +
947 --
948 `column`;;
949 fill columns before rows
950 `row`;;
951 fill rows before columns
952 `plain`;;
953 show in one column
954 --
955 +
956 Finally, these options can be combined with a layout option (defaults
957 to 'nodense'):
958 +
959 --
960 `dense`;;
961 make unequal size columns to utilize more space
962 `nodense`;;
963 make equal size columns
964 --
966 column.branch::
967 Specify whether to output branch listing in `git branch` in columns.
968 See `column.ui` for details.
970 column.clean::
971 Specify the layout when list items in `git clean -i`, which always
972 shows files and directories in columns. See `column.ui` for details.
974 column.status::
975 Specify whether to output untracked files in `git status` in columns.
976 See `column.ui` for details.
978 column.tag::
979 Specify whether to output tag listing in `git tag` in columns.
980 See `column.ui` for details.
982 commit.cleanup::
983 This setting overrides the default of the `--cleanup` option in
984 `git commit`. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for details. Changing the
985 default can be useful when you always want to keep lines that begin
986 with comment character `#` in your log message, in which case you
987 would do `git config commit.cleanup whitespace` (note that you will
988 have to remove the help lines that begin with `#` in the commit log
989 template yourself, if you do this).
991 commit.status::
992 A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the
993 commit message template when using an editor to prepare the commit
994 message. Defaults to true.
996 commit.template::
997 Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.
998 "`~/`" is expanded to the value of `$HOME` and "`~user/`" to the
999 specified user's home directory.
1001 credential.helper::
1002 Specify an external helper to be called when a username or
1003 password credential is needed; the helper may consult external
1004 storage to avoid prompting the user for the credentials. See
1005 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details.
1007 credential.useHttpPath::
1008 When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http
1009 or https URL to be important. Defaults to false. See
1010 linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for more information.
1012 credential.username::
1013 If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username
1014 by default. See credential.<context>.* below, and
1015 linkgit:gitcredentials[7].
1017 credential.<url>.*::
1018 Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to
1019 some credentials. For example "credential."
1020 would set the default username only for https connections to
1021 See linkgit:gitcredentials[7] for details on how URLs are
1022 matched.
1024 include::diff-config.txt[]
1026 difftool.<tool>.path::
1027 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1028 your tool is not in the PATH.
1030 difftool.<tool>.cmd::
1031 Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
1032 The specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1033 variables available: 'LOCAL' is set to the name of the temporary
1034 file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and 'REMOTE'
1035 is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
1036 of the diff post-image.
1038 difftool.prompt::
1039 Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.
1041 fetch.recurseSubmodules::
1042 This option can be either set to a boolean value or to 'on-demand'.
1043 Setting it to a boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to
1044 unconditionally recurse into submodules when set to true or to not
1045 recurse at all when set to false. When set to 'on-demand' (the default
1046 value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated submodule
1047 when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule's
1048 reference.
1050 fetch.fsckObjects::
1051 If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched
1052 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1053 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1054 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1055 is used instead.
1057 fetch.unpackLimit::
1058 If the number of objects fetched over the Git native
1059 transfer is below this
1060 limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1061 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1062 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1063 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1064 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1065 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1066 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1068 fetch.prune::
1069 If true, fetch will automatically behave as if the `--prune`
1070 option was given on the command line. See also `remote.<name>.prune`.
1072 format.attach::
1073 Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for
1074 'format-patch'. The value can also be a double quoted string
1075 which will enable attachments as the default and set the
1076 value as the boundary. See the --attach option in
1077 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1079 format.numbered::
1080 A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch
1081 subjects. It defaults to "auto" which enables it only if there
1082 is more than one patch. It can be enabled or disabled for all
1083 messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered
1084 option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1086 format.headers::
1087 Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted
1088 by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1092 Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted
1093 by mail. See the --to and --cc options in
1094 linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
1096 format.subjectprefix::
1097 The default for format-patch is to output files with the '[PATCH]'
1098 subject prefix. Use this variable to change that prefix.
1100 format.signature::
1101 The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing
1102 the Git version number. Use this variable to change that default.
1103 Set this variable to the empty string ("") to suppress
1104 signature generation.
1106 format.suffix::
1107 The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix
1108 `.patch`. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to
1109 include the dot if you want it).
1111 format.pretty::
1112 The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command,
1113 See linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1],
1114 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].
1116 format.thread::
1117 The default threading style for 'git format-patch'. Can be
1118 a boolean value, or `shallow` or `deep`. `shallow` threading
1119 makes every mail a reply to the head of the series,
1120 where the head is chosen from the cover letter, the
1121 `--in-reply-to`, and the first patch mail, in this order.
1122 `deep` threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one.
1123 A true boolean value is the same as `shallow`, and a false
1124 value disables threading.
1126 format.signoff::
1127 A boolean value which lets you enable the `-s/--signoff` option of
1128 format-patch by default. *Note:* Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a
1129 patch should be a conscious act and means that you certify you have
1130 the rights to submit this work under the same open source license.
1131 Please see the 'SubmittingPatches' document for further discussion.
1133 format.coverLetter::
1134 A boolean that controls whether to generate a cover-letter when
1135 format-patch is invoked, but in addition can be set to "auto", to
1136 generate a cover-letter only when there's more than one patch.
1138 filter.<driver>.clean::
1139 The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree
1140 file to a blob upon checkin. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for
1141 details.
1143 filter.<driver>.smudge::
1144 The command which is used to convert the content of a blob
1145 object to a worktree file upon checkout. See
1146 linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.
1148 gc.aggressiveWindow::
1149 The window size parameter used in the delta compression
1150 algorithm used by 'git gc --aggressive'. This defaults
1151 to 250.
1154 When there are approximately more than this many loose
1155 objects in the repository, `git gc --auto` will pack them.
1156 Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a
1157 light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The
1158 default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1160 gc.autopacklimit::
1161 When there are more than this many packs that are not
1162 marked with `*.keep` file in the repository, `git gc
1163 --auto` consolidates them into one larger pack. The
1164 default value is 50. Setting this to 0 disables it.
1166 gc.packrefs::
1167 Running `git pack-refs` in a repository renders it
1168 unclonable by Git versions prior to over dumb
1169 transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether
1170 'git gc' runs `git pack-refs`. This can be set to `notbare`
1171 to enable it within all non-bare repos or it can be set to a
1172 boolean value. The default is `true`.
1174 gc.pruneexpire::
1175 When 'git gc' is run, it will call 'prune --expire 2.weeks.ago'.
1176 Override the grace period with this config variable. The value
1177 "now" may be used to disable this grace period and always prune
1178 unreachable objects immediately.
1180 gc.reflogexpire::
1181 gc.<pattern>.reflogexpire::
1182 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1183 this time; defaults to 90 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g.
1184 "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to
1185 the refs that match the <pattern>.
1187 gc.reflogexpireunreachable::
1188 gc.<ref>.reflogexpireunreachable::
1189 'git reflog expire' removes reflog entries older than
1190 this time and are not reachable from the current tip;
1191 defaults to 30 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash")
1192 in the middle, the setting applies only to the refs that
1193 match the <pattern>.
1195 gc.rerereresolved::
1196 Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are
1197 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1198 The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1200 gc.rerereunresolved::
1201 Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are
1202 kept for this many days when 'git rerere gc' is run.
1203 The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].
1205 gitcvs.commitmsgannotation::
1206 Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string
1207 to disable this feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".
1209 gitcvs.enabled::
1210 Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository.
1211 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1213 gitcvs.logfile::
1214 Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs
1215 various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1217 gitcvs.usecrlfattr::
1218 If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion
1219 attributes for files to determine the '-k' modes to use. If
1220 the attributes force Git to treat a file as text,
1221 the '-k' mode will be left blank so CVS clients will
1222 treat it as text. If they suppress text conversion, the file
1223 will be set with '-kb' mode, which suppresses any newline munging
1224 the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow
1225 the file type to be determined, then 'gitcvs.allbinary' is
1226 used. See linkgit:gitattributes[5].
1228 gitcvs.allbinary::
1229 This is used if 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' does not resolve
1230 the correct '-kb' mode to use. If true, all
1231 unresolved files are sent to the client in
1232 mode '-kb'. This causes the client to treat them
1233 as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it
1234 otherwise might do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess",
1235 then the contents of the file are examined to decide if
1236 it is binary, similar to 'core.autocrlf'.
1238 gitcvs.dbname::
1239 Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information
1240 derived from the Git repository. The exact meaning depends on the
1241 used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this
1242 is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see
1243 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (`;`).
1244 Default: '%Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite'
1246 gitcvs.dbdriver::
1247 Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver
1248 for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested
1249 with 'DBD::SQLite', reported to work with 'DBD::Pg', and
1250 reported *not* to work with 'DBD::mysql'. Experimental feature.
1251 May not contain double colons (`:`). Default: 'SQLite'.
1252 See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].
1254 gitcvs.dbuser, gitcvs.dbpass::
1255 Database user and password. Only useful if setting 'gitcvs.dbdriver',
1256 since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords.
1257 'gitcvs.dbuser' supports variable substitution (see
1258 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).
1260 gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix::
1261 Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any
1262 database tables used, allowing a single database to be used
1263 for several repositories. Supports variable substitution (see
1264 linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). Any non-alphabetic
1265 characters will be replaced with underscores.
1267 All gitcvs variables except for 'gitcvs.usecrlfattr' and
1268 'gitcvs.allbinary' can also be specified as
1269 'gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname>' (where 'access_method'
1270 is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given
1271 access method.
1273 gitweb.category::
1274 gitweb.description::
1275 gitweb.owner::
1276 gitweb.url::
1277 See linkgit:gitweb[1] for description.
1279 gitweb.avatar::
1280 gitweb.blame::
1281 gitweb.grep::
1282 gitweb.highlight::
1283 gitweb.patches::
1284 gitweb.pickaxe::
1285 gitweb.remote_heads::
1286 gitweb.showsizes::
1287 gitweb.snapshot::
1288 See linkgit:gitweb.conf[5] for description.
1290 grep.lineNumber::
1291 If set to true, enable '-n' option by default.
1293 grep.patternType::
1294 Set the default matching behavior. Using a value of 'basic', 'extended',
1295 'fixed', or 'perl' will enable the '--basic-regexp', '--extended-regexp',
1296 '--fixed-strings', or '--perl-regexp' option accordingly, while the
1297 value 'default' will return to the default matching behavior.
1299 grep.extendedRegexp::
1300 If set to true, enable '--extended-regexp' option by default. This
1301 option is ignored when the 'grep.patternType' option is set to a value
1302 other than 'default'.
1304 gpg.program::
1305 Use this custom program instead of "gpg" found on $PATH when
1306 making or verifying a PGP signature. The program must support the
1307 same command line interface as GPG, namely, to verify a detached
1308 signature, "gpg --verify $file - <$signature" is run, and the
1309 program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with
1310 code 0, and to generate an ascii-armored detached signature, the
1311 standard input of "gpg -bsau $key" is fed with the contents to be
1312 signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
1313 standard output.
1315 gui.commitmsgwidth::
1316 Defines how wide the commit message window is in the
1317 linkgit:git-gui[1]. "75" is the default.
1319 gui.diffcontext::
1320 Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff
1321 made by the linkgit:git-gui[1]. The default is "5".
1323 gui.encoding::
1324 Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of
1325 file contents in linkgit:git-gui[1] and linkgit:gitk[1].
1326 It can be overridden by setting the 'encoding' attribute
1327 for relevant files (see linkgit:gitattributes[5]).
1328 If this option is not set, the tools default to the
1329 locale encoding.
1331 gui.matchtrackingbranch::
1332 Determines if new branches created with linkgit:git-gui[1] should
1333 default to tracking remote branches with matching names or
1334 not. Default: "false".
1336 gui.newbranchtemplate::
1337 Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the
1338 linkgit:git-gui[1].
1340 gui.pruneduringfetch::
1341 "true" if linkgit:git-gui[1] should prune remote-tracking branches when
1342 performing a fetch. The default value is "false".
1344 gui.trustmtime::
1345 Determines if linkgit:git-gui[1] should trust the file modification
1346 timestamp or not. By default the timestamps are not trusted.
1348 gui.spellingdictionary::
1349 Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in
1350 the linkgit:git-gui[1]. When set to "none" spell checking is turned
1351 off.
1353 gui.fastcopyblame::
1354 If true, 'git gui blame' uses `-C` instead of `-C -C` for original
1355 location detection. It makes blame significantly faster on huge
1356 repositories at the expense of less thorough copy detection.
1358 gui.copyblamethreshold::
1359 Specifies the threshold to use in 'git gui blame' original location
1360 detection, measured in alphanumeric characters. See the
1361 linkgit:git-blame[1] manual for more information on copy detection.
1363 gui.blamehistoryctx::
1364 Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in
1365 linkgit:gitk[1] for the selected commit, when the `Show History
1366 Context` menu item is invoked from 'git gui blame'. If this
1367 variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.
1369 guitool.<name>.cmd::
1370 Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item
1371 of the linkgit:git-gui[1] `Tools` menu is invoked. This option is
1372 mandatory for every tool. The command is executed from the root of
1373 the working directory, and in the environment it receives the name of
1374 the tool as 'GIT_GUITOOL', the name of the currently selected file as
1375 'FILENAME', and the name of the current branch as 'CUR_BRANCH' (if
1376 the head is detached, 'CUR_BRANCH' is empty).
1378 guitool.<name>.needsfile::
1379 Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees
1380 that 'FILENAME' is not empty.
1382 guitool.<name>.noconsole::
1383 Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its
1384 output.
1386 guitool.<name>.norescan::
1387 Don't rescan the working directory for changes after the tool
1388 finishes execution.
1390 guitool.<name>.confirm::
1391 Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.
1393 guitool.<name>.argprompt::
1394 Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool
1395 through the 'ARGS' environment variable. Since requesting an
1396 argument implies confirmation, the 'confirm' option has no effect
1397 if this is enabled. If the option is set to 'true', 'yes', or '1',
1398 the dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact
1399 value of the variable is used.
1401 guitool.<name>.revprompt::
1402 Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the
1403 'REVISION' environment variable. In other aspects this option
1404 is similar to 'argprompt', and can be used together with it.
1406 guitool.<name>.revunmerged::
1407 Show only unmerged branches in the 'revprompt' subdialog.
1408 This is useful for tools similar to merge or rebase, but not
1409 for things like checkout or reset.
1411 guitool.<name>.title::
1412 Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default
1413 is the tool name.
1415 guitool.<name>.prompt::
1416 Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of
1417 the dialog, before subsections for 'argprompt' and 'revprompt'.
1418 The default value includes the actual command.
1420 help.browser::
1421 Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the
1422 'web' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1424 help.format::
1425 Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1].
1426 Values 'man', 'info', 'web' and 'html' are supported. 'man' is
1427 the default. 'web' and 'html' are the same.
1429 help.autocorrect::
1430 Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after
1431 waiting for the given number of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more
1432 than one command can be deduced from the entered text, nothing
1433 will be executed. If the value of this option is negative,
1434 the corrected command will be executed immediately. If the
1435 value is 0 - the command will be just shown but not executed.
1436 This is the default.
1438 help.htmlpath::
1439 Specify the path where the HTML documentation resides. File system paths
1440 and URLs are supported. HTML pages will be prefixed with this path when
1441 help is displayed in the 'web' format. This defaults to the documentation
1442 path of your Git installation.
1444 http.proxy::
1445 Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the 'http_proxy',
1446 'https_proxy', and 'all_proxy' environment variables (see
1447 `curl(1)`). This can be overridden on a per-remote basis; see
1448 remote.<name>.proxy
1450 http.cookiefile::
1451 File containing previously stored cookie lines which should be used
1452 in the Git http session, if they match the server. The file format
1453 of the file to read cookies from should be plain HTTP headers or
1454 the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see linkgit:curl[1]).
1455 NOTE that the file specified with http.cookiefile is only used as
1456 input unless http.saveCookies is set.
1458 http.savecookies::
1459 If set, store cookies received during requests to the file specified by
1460 http.cookiefile. Has no effect if http.cookiefile is unset.
1462 http.sslVerify::
1463 Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1464 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY' environment
1465 variable.
1467 http.sslCert::
1468 File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing
1469 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_CERT' environment
1470 variable.
1472 http.sslKey::
1473 File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing
1474 over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_SSL_KEY' environment
1475 variable.
1477 http.sslCertPasswordProtected::
1478 Enable Git's password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise
1479 OpenSSL will prompt the user, possibly many times, if the
1480 certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be overridden by the
1481 'GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED' environment variable.
1483 http.sslCAInfo::
1484 File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when
1485 fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the
1486 'GIT_SSL_CAINFO' environment variable.
1488 http.sslCAPath::
1489 Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer
1490 with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden
1491 by the 'GIT_SSL_CAPATH' environment variable.
1493 http.sslTry::
1494 Attempt to use AUTH SSL/TLS and encrypted data transfers
1495 when connecting via regular FTP protocol. This might be needed
1496 if the FTP server requires it for security reasons or you wish
1497 to connect securely whenever remote FTP server supports it.
1498 Default is false since it might trigger certificate verification
1499 errors on misconfigured servers.
1501 http.maxRequests::
1502 How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden
1503 by the 'GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS' environment variable. Default is 5.
1505 http.minSessions::
1506 The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across
1507 requests. They will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until
1508 http_cleanup() is invoked. If USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this
1509 value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.
1511 http.postBuffer::
1512 Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP
1513 transports when POSTing data to the remote system.
1514 For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
1515 Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a
1516 massive pack file locally. Default is 1 MiB, which is
1517 sufficient for most requests.
1519 http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime::
1520 If the HTTP transfer speed is less than 'http.lowSpeedLimit'
1521 for longer than 'http.lowSpeedTime' seconds, the transfer is aborted.
1522 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT' and
1523 'GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME' environment variables.
1525 http.noEPSV::
1526 A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl.
1527 This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don't
1528 support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the 'GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV'
1529 environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).
1531 http.useragent::
1532 The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default
1533 value represents the version of the client Git such as git/1.7.1.
1534 This option allows you to override this value to a more common value
1535 such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for instance, if
1536 connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set
1537 of common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1).
1538 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT' environment variable.
1540 http.<url>.*::
1541 Any of the http.* options above can be applied selectively to some urls.
1542 For a config key to match a URL, each element of the config key is
1543 compared to that of the URL, in the following order:
1544 +
1545 --
1546 . Scheme (e.g., `https` in ``). This field
1547 must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
1549 . Host/domain name (e.g., `` in ``).
1550 This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
1552 . Port number (e.g., `8080` in ``).
1553 This field must match exactly between the config key and the URL.
1554 Omitted port numbers are automatically converted to the correct
1555 default for the scheme before matching.
1557 . Path (e.g., `repo.git` in ``). The
1558 path field of the config key must match the path field of the URL
1559 either exactly or as a prefix of slash-delimited path elements. This means
1560 a config key with path `foo/` matches URL path `foo/bar`. A prefix can only
1561 match on a slash (`/`) boundary. Longer matches take precedence (so a config
1562 key with path `foo/bar` is a better match to URL path `foo/bar` than a config
1563 key with just path `foo/`).
1565 . User name (e.g., `user` in ``). If
1566 the config key has a user name it must match the user name in the
1567 URL exactly. If the config key does not have a user name, that
1568 config key will match a URL with any user name (including none),
1569 but at a lower precedence than a config key with a user name.
1570 --
1571 +
1572 The list above is ordered by decreasing precedence; a URL that matches
1573 a config key's path is preferred to one that matches its user name. For example,
1574 if the URL is `` a config key match of
1575 `` will be preferred over a config key match of
1576 ``.
1577 +
1578 All URLs are normalized before attempting any matching (the password part,
1579 if embedded in the URL, is always ignored for matching purposes) so that
1580 equivalent urls that are simply spelled differently will match properly.
1581 Environment variable settings always override any matches. The urls that are
1582 matched against are those given directly to Git commands. This means any URLs
1583 visited as a result of a redirection do not participate in matching.
1585 i18n.commitEncoding::
1586 Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; Git itself
1587 does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when
1588 importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history
1589 browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other
1590 porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to 'utf-8'.
1592 i18n.logOutputEncoding::
1593 Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when
1594 running 'git log' and friends.
1596 imap::
1597 The configuration variables in the 'imap' section are described
1598 in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
1600 init.templatedir::
1601 Specify the directory from which templates will be copied.
1602 (See the "TEMPLATE DIRECTORY" section of linkgit:git-init[1].)
1604 instaweb.browser::
1605 Specify the program that will be used to browse your working
1606 repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1608 instaweb.httpd::
1609 The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working
1610 repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1612 instaweb.local::
1613 If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will
1614 be bound to the local IP (
1616 instaweb.modulepath::
1617 The default module path for linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to use
1618 instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd
1619 is Apache.
1621 instaweb.port::
1622 The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See
1623 linkgit:git-instaweb[1].
1625 interactive.singlekey::
1626 In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter
1627 input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter).
1628 Currently this is used by the `--patch` mode of
1629 linkgit:git-add[1], linkgit:git-checkout[1], linkgit:git-commit[1],
1630 linkgit:git-reset[1], and linkgit:git-stash[1]. Note that this
1631 setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input
1632 is not available.
1634 log.abbrevCommit::
1635 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
1636 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--abbrev-commit`. You may
1637 override this option with `--no-abbrev-commit`.
1640 Set the default date-time mode for the 'log' command.
1641 Setting a value for is similar to using 'git log''s
1642 `--date` option. Possible values are `relative`, `local`,
1643 `default`, `iso`, `rfc`, and `short`; see linkgit:git-log[1]
1644 for details.
1646 log.decorate::
1647 Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log
1648 command. If 'short' is specified, the ref name prefixes 'refs/heads/',
1649 'refs/tags/' and 'refs/remotes/' will not be printed. If 'full' is
1650 specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
1651 This is the same as the log commands '--decorate' option.
1653 log.showroot::
1654 If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event.
1655 This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree.
1656 Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which
1657 normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.
1659 log.mailmap::
1660 If true, makes linkgit:git-log[1], linkgit:git-show[1], and
1661 linkgit:git-whatchanged[1] assume `--use-mailmap`.
1663 mailmap.file::
1664 The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default
1665 mailmap, located in the root of the repository, is loaded
1666 first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
1667 The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository
1668 subdirectory, or somewhere outside of the repository itself.
1669 See linkgit:git-shortlog[1] and linkgit:git-blame[1].
1671 mailmap.blob::
1672 Like `mailmap.file`, but consider the value as a reference to a
1673 blob in the repository. If both `mailmap.file` and
1674 `mailmap.blob` are given, both are parsed, with entries from
1675 `mailmap.file` taking precedence. In a bare repository, this
1676 defaults to `HEAD:.mailmap`. In a non-bare repository, it
1677 defaults to empty.
1679 man.viewer::
1680 Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the
1681 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1683 man.<tool>.cmd::
1684 Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The
1685 specified command is evaluated in shell with the man page
1686 passed as argument. (See linkgit:git-help[1].)
1688 man.<tool>.path::
1689 Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
1690 display help in the 'man' format. See linkgit:git-help[1].
1692 include::merge-config.txt[]
1694 mergetool.<tool>.path::
1695 Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
1696 your tool is not in the PATH.
1698 mergetool.<tool>.cmd::
1699 Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The
1700 specified command is evaluated in shell with the following
1701 variables available: 'BASE' is the name of a temporary file
1702 containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
1703 'LOCAL' is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of
1704 the file on the current branch; 'REMOTE' is the name of a temporary
1705 file containing the contents of the file from the branch being
1706 merged; 'MERGED' contains the name of the file to which the merge
1707 tool should write the results of a successful merge.
1709 mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode::
1710 For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of
1711 the merge command can be used to determine whether the merge was
1712 successful. If this is not set to true then the merge target file
1713 timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been successful
1714 if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to
1715 indicate the success of the merge.
1717 mergetool.keepBackup::
1718 After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers
1719 can be saved as a file with a `.orig` extension. If this variable
1720 is set to `false` then this file is not preserved. Defaults to
1721 `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).
1723 mergetool.keepTemporaries::
1724 When invoking a custom merge tool, Git uses a set of temporary
1725 files to pass to the tool. If the tool returns an error and this
1726 variable is set to `true`, then these temporary files will be
1727 preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
1728 exited. Defaults to `false`.
1730 mergetool.prompt::
1731 Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.
1733 notes.displayRef::
1734 The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when
1735 showing commit messages. The value of this variable can be set
1736 to a glob, in which case notes from all matching refs will be
1737 shown. You may also specify this configuration variable
1738 several times. A warning will be issued for refs that do not
1739 exist, but a glob that does not match any refs is silently
1740 ignored.
1741 +
1742 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF`
1743 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1744 globs.
1745 +
1746 The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by
1747 GIT_NOTES_REF) is also implicitly added to the list of refs to be
1748 displayed.
1750 notes.rewrite.<command>::
1751 When rewriting commits with <command> (currently `amend` or
1752 `rebase`) and this variable is set to `true`, Git
1753 automatically copies your notes from the original to the
1754 rewritten commit. Defaults to `true`, but see
1755 "notes.rewriteRef" below.
1757 notes.rewriteMode::
1758 When copying notes during a rewrite (see the
1759 "notes.rewrite.<command>" option), determines what to do if
1760 the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
1761 `overwrite`, `concatenate`, or `ignore`. Defaults to
1762 `concatenate`.
1763 +
1764 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE`
1765 environment variable.
1767 notes.rewriteRef::
1768 When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully
1769 qualified) ref whose notes should be copied. The ref may be a
1770 glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will be copied.
1771 You may also specify this configuration several times.
1772 +
1773 Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to
1774 enable note rewriting. Set it to `refs/notes/commits` to enable
1775 rewriting for the default commit notes.
1776 +
1777 This setting can be overridden with the `GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF`
1778 environment variable, which must be a colon separated list of refs or
1779 globs.
1781 pack.window::
1782 The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1783 window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.
1785 pack.depth::
1786 The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no
1787 maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.
1789 pack.windowMemory::
1790 The window memory size limit used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1791 when no limit is given on the command line. The value can be
1792 suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". Defaults to 0, meaning no
1793 limit.
1795 pack.compression::
1796 An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects
1797 in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no
1798 compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being
1799 slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is
1800 not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default
1801 compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent
1802 to level 6)."
1803 +
1804 Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress
1805 all existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option
1806 to linkgit:git-repack[1].
1808 pack.deltaCacheSize::
1809 The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in
1810 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] before writing them out to a pack.
1811 This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by not
1812 having to recompute the final delta result once the best match
1813 for all objects is found. Repacking large repositories on machines
1814 which are tight with memory might be badly impacted by this though,
1815 especially if this cache pushes the system into swapping.
1816 A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be
1817 used to virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.
1819 pack.deltaCacheLimit::
1820 The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in
1821 linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. This cache is used to speed up the
1822 writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta
1823 result once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.
1825 pack.threads::
1826 Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best
1827 delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]
1828 be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a
1829 warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor
1830 machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window
1831 is however multiplied by the number of threads.
1832 Specifying 0 will cause Git to auto-detect the number of CPU's
1833 and set the number of threads accordingly.
1835 pack.indexVersion::
1836 Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for
1837 legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for
1838 the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB
1839 as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted
1840 packs. Version 2 is the default. Note that version 2 is enforced
1841 and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is
1842 larger than 2 GB.
1843 +
1844 If you have an old Git that does not understand the version 2 `*.idx` file,
1845 cloning or fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http" and "rsync")
1846 that will copy both `*.pack` file and corresponding `*.idx` file from the
1847 other side may give you a repository that cannot be accessed with your
1848 older version of Git. If the `*.pack` file is smaller than 2 GB, however,
1849 you can use linkgit:git-index-pack[1] on the *.pack file to regenerate
1850 the `*.idx` file.
1852 pack.packSizeLimit::
1853 The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
1854 packing to a file when repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol
1855 is unaffected. It can be overridden by the `--max-pack-size`
1856 option of linkgit:git-repack[1]. The minimum size allowed is
1857 limited to 1 MiB. The default is unlimited.
1858 Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are
1859 supported.
1861 pager.<cmd>::
1862 If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the
1863 output of a particular Git subcommand when writing to a tty.
1864 Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand using the
1865 pager specified by the value of `pager.<cmd>`. If `--paginate`
1866 or `--no-pager` is specified on the command line, it takes
1867 precedence over this option. To disable pagination for all
1868 commands, set `core.pager` or `GIT_PAGER` to `cat`.
1870 pretty.<name>::
1871 Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in
1872 linkgit:git-log[1]. Any aliases defined here can be used just
1873 as the built-in pretty formats could. For example,
1874 running `git config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s"`
1875 would cause the invocation `git log --pretty=changelog`
1876 to be equivalent to running `git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s"`.
1877 Note that an alias with the same name as a built-in format
1878 will be silently ignored.
1880 pull.rebase::
1881 When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead
1882 of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git
1883 pull" is run. See "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a
1884 per-branch basis.
1885 +
1886 When preserve, also pass `--preserve-merges` along to 'git rebase'
1887 so that locally committed merge commits will not be flattened
1888 by running 'git pull'.
1889 +
1890 *NOTE*: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do *not* use
1891 it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
1892 for details).
1894 pull.octopus::
1895 The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
1896 at once.
1898 pull.twohead::
1899 The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.
1901 push.default::
1902 Defines the action `git push` should take if no refspec is
1903 explicitly given. Different values are well-suited for
1904 specific workflows; for instance, in a purely central workflow
1905 (i.e. the fetch source is equal to the push destination),
1906 `upstream` is probably what you want. Possible values are:
1907 +
1908 --
1910 * `nothing` - do not push anything (error out) unless a refspec is
1911 explicitly given. This is primarily meant for people who want to
1912 avoid mistakes by always being explicit.
1914 * `current` - push the current branch to update a branch with the same
1915 name on the receiving end. Works in both central and non-central
1916 workflows.
1918 * `upstream` - push the current branch back to the branch whose
1919 changes are usually integrated into the current branch (which is
1920 called `@{upstream}`). This mode only makes sense if you are
1921 pushing to the same repository you would normally pull from
1922 (i.e. central workflow).
1924 * `simple` - in centralized workflow, work like `upstream` with an
1925 added safety to refuse to push if the upstream branch's name is
1926 different from the local one.
1927 +
1928 When pushing to a remote that is different from the remote you normally
1929 pull from, work as `current`. This is the safest option and is suited
1930 for beginners.
1931 +
1932 This mode will become the default in Git 2.0.
1934 * `matching` - push all branches having the same name on both ends.
1935 This makes the repository you are pushing to remember the set of
1936 branches that will be pushed out (e.g. if you always push 'maint'
1937 and 'master' there and no other branches, the repository you push
1938 to will have these two branches, and your local 'maint' and
1939 'master' will be pushed there).
1940 +
1941 To use this mode effectively, you have to make sure _all_ the
1942 branches you would push out are ready to be pushed out before
1943 running 'git push', as the whole point of this mode is to allow you
1944 to push all of the branches in one go. If you usually finish work
1945 on only one branch and push out the result, while other branches are
1946 unfinished, this mode is not for you. Also this mode is not
1947 suitable for pushing into a shared central repository, as other
1948 people may add new branches there, or update the tip of existing
1949 branches outside your control.
1950 +
1951 This is currently the default, but Git 2.0 will change the default
1952 to `simple`.
1954 --
1956 rebase.stat::
1957 Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last
1958 rebase. False by default.
1960 rebase.autosquash::
1961 If set to true enable '--autosquash' option by default.
1963 rebase.autostash::
1964 When set to true, automatically create a temporary stash
1965 before the operation begins, and apply it after the operation
1966 ends. This means that you can run rebase on a dirty worktree.
1967 However, use with care: the final stash application after a
1968 successful rebase might result in non-trivial conflicts.
1969 Defaults to false.
1971 receive.autogc::
1972 By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
1973 receiving data from git-push and updating refs. You can stop
1974 it by setting this variable to false.
1976 receive.fsckObjects::
1977 If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received
1978 objects. It will abort in the case of a malformed object or a
1979 broken link. The result of an abort are only dangling objects.
1980 Defaults to false. If not set, the value of `transfer.fsckObjects`
1981 is used instead.
1983 receive.unpackLimit::
1984 If the number of objects received in a push is below this
1985 limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object
1986 files. However if the number of received objects equals or
1987 exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as
1988 a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the
1989 pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster,
1990 especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of
1991 `transfer.unpackLimit` is used instead.
1993 receive.denyDeletes::
1994 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes
1995 the ref. Use this to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.
1997 receive.denyDeleteCurrent::
1998 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that
1999 deletes the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2001 receive.denyCurrentBranch::
2002 If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update
2003 to the currently checked out branch of a non-bare repository.
2004 Such a push is potentially dangerous because it brings the HEAD
2005 out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to "warn",
2006 print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to
2007 proceed. If set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no
2008 message. Defaults to "refuse".
2010 receive.denyNonFastForwards::
2011 If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is
2012 not a fast-forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push,
2013 even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is
2014 set when initializing a shared repository.
2016 receive.hiderefs::
2017 String(s) `receive-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
2018 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
2019 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
2020 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
2021 variable is excluded, and is hidden when responding to `git
2022 push`, and an attempt to update or delete a hidden ref by
2023 `git push` is rejected.
2025 receive.updateserverinfo::
2026 If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info
2027 after receiving data from git-push and updating refs.
2029 remote.pushdefault::
2030 The remote to push to by default. Overrides
2031 `branch.<name>.remote` for all branches, and is overridden by
2032 `branch.<name>.pushremote` for specific branches.
2034 remote.<name>.url::
2035 The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or
2036 linkgit:git-push[1].
2038 remote.<name>.pushurl::
2039 The push URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-push[1].
2041 remote.<name>.proxy::
2042 For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to
2043 the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to
2044 disable proxying for that remote.
2046 remote.<name>.fetch::
2047 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See
2048 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
2050 remote.<name>.push::
2051 The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See
2052 linkgit:git-push[1].
2054 remote.<name>.mirror::
2055 If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave
2056 as if the `--mirror` option was given on the command line.
2058 remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate::
2059 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2060 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2061 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2063 remote.<name>.skipFetchAll::
2064 If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating
2065 using linkgit:git-fetch[1] or the `update` subcommand of
2066 linkgit:git-remote[1].
2068 remote.<name>.receivepack::
2069 The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See
2070 option \--receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].
2072 remote.<name>.uploadpack::
2073 The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See
2074 option \--upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].
2076 remote.<name>.tagopt::
2077 Setting this value to \--no-tags disables automatic tag following when
2078 fetching from remote <name>. Setting it to \--tags will fetch every
2079 tag from remote <name>, even if they are not reachable from remote
2080 branch heads. Passing these flags directly to linkgit:git-fetch[1] can
2081 override this setting. See options \--tags and \--no-tags of
2082 linkgit:git-fetch[1].
2084 remote.<name>.vcs::
2085 Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause Git to interact with
2086 the remote with the git-remote-<vcs> helper.
2088 remote.<name>.prune::
2089 When set to true, fetching from this remote by default will also
2090 remove any remote-tracking branches which no longer exist on the
2091 remote (as if the `--prune` option was give on the command line).
2092 Overrides `fetch.prune` settings, if any.
2094 remotes.<group>::
2095 The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update
2096 <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].
2098 repack.usedeltabaseoffset::
2099 By default, linkgit:git-repack[1] creates packs that use
2100 delta-base offset. If you need to share your repository with
2101 Git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
2102 protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to
2103 "false" and repack. Access from old Git versions over the
2104 native protocol are unaffected by this option.
2106 rerere.autoupdate::
2107 When set to true, `git-rerere` updates the index with the
2108 resulting contents after it cleanly resolves conflicts using
2109 previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.
2111 rerere.enabled::
2112 Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical
2113 conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be
2114 encountered again. By default, linkgit:git-rerere[1] is
2115 enabled if there is an `rr-cache` directory under the
2116 `$GIT_DIR`, e.g. if "rerere" was previously used in the
2117 repository.
2119 sendemail.identity::
2120 A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the
2121 'sendemail.<identity>' subsection to take precedence over
2122 values in the 'sendemail' section. The default identity is
2123 the value of 'sendemail.identity'.
2125 sendemail.smtpencryption::
2126 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description. Note that this
2127 setting is not subject to the 'identity' mechanism.
2129 sendemail.smtpssl::
2130 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.smtpencryption = ssl'.
2132 sendemail.smtpsslcertpath::
2133 Path to ca-certificates (either a directory or a single file).
2134 Set it to an empty string to disable certificate verification.
2136 sendemail.<identity>.*::
2137 Identity-specific versions of the 'sendemail.*' parameters
2138 found below, taking precedence over those when the this
2139 identity is selected, through command-line or
2140 'sendemail.identity'.
2142 sendemail.aliasesfile::
2143 sendemail.aliasfiletype::
2144 sendemail.annotate::
2145 sendemail.bcc::
2147 sendemail.cccmd::
2148 sendemail.chainreplyto::
2149 sendemail.confirm::
2150 sendemail.envelopesender::
2151 sendemail.from::
2152 sendemail.multiedit::
2153 sendemail.signedoffbycc::
2154 sendemail.smtppass::
2155 sendemail.suppresscc::
2156 sendemail.suppressfrom::
2158 sendemail.smtpdomain::
2159 sendemail.smtpserver::
2160 sendemail.smtpserverport::
2161 sendemail.smtpserveroption::
2162 sendemail.smtpuser::
2163 sendemail.thread::
2164 sendemail.validate::
2165 See linkgit:git-send-email[1] for description.
2167 sendemail.signedoffcc::
2168 Deprecated alias for 'sendemail.signedoffbycc'.
2170 showbranch.default::
2171 The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2172 See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].
2174 status.relativePaths::
2175 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the
2176 current directory. Setting this variable to `false` shows paths
2177 relative to the repository root (this was the default for Git
2178 prior to v1.5.4).
2180 status.short::
2181 Set to true to enable --short by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
2182 The option --no-short takes precedence over this variable.
2184 status.branch::
2185 Set to true to enable --branch by default in linkgit:git-status[1].
2186 The option --no-branch takes precedence over this variable.
2188 status.displayCommentPrefix::
2189 If set to true, linkgit:git-status[1] will insert a comment
2190 prefix before each output line (starting with
2191 `core.commentChar`, i.e. `#` by default). This was the
2192 behavior of linkgit:git-status[1] in Git 1.8.4 and previous.
2193 Defaults to false.
2195 status.showUntrackedFiles::
2196 By default, linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1] show
2197 files which are not currently tracked by Git. Directories which
2198 contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory name
2199 only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all
2200 all the files in the whole repository, which might be slow on some
2201 systems. So, this variable controls how the commands displays
2202 the untracked files. Possible values are:
2203 +
2204 --
2205 * `no` - Show no untracked files.
2206 * `normal` - Show untracked files and directories.
2207 * `all` - Show also individual files in untracked directories.
2208 --
2209 +
2210 If this variable is not specified, it defaults to 'normal'.
2211 This variable can be overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option
2212 of linkgit:git-status[1] and linkgit:git-commit[1].
2214 status.submodulesummary::
2215 Defaults to false.
2216 If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
2217 unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a
2218 summary of commits for modified submodules will be shown (see
2219 --summary-limit option of linkgit:git-submodule[1]). Please note
2220 that the summary output command will be suppressed for all
2221 submodules when `diff.ignoreSubmodules` is set to 'all' or only
2222 for those submodules where `submodule.<name>.ignore=all`. To
2223 also view the summary for ignored submodules you can either use
2224 the --ignore-submodules=dirty command line option or the 'git
2225 submodule summary' command, which shows a similar output but does
2226 not honor these settings.
2228 submodule.<name>.path::
2229 submodule.<name>.url::
2230 submodule.<name>.update::
2231 The path within this project, URL, and the updating strategy
2232 for a submodule. These variables are initially populated
2233 by 'git submodule init'; edit them to override the
2234 URL and other values found in the `.gitmodules` file. See
2235 linkgit:git-submodule[1] and linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2237 submodule.<name>.branch::
2238 The remote branch name for a submodule, used by `git submodule
2239 update --remote`. Set this option to override the value found in
2240 the `.gitmodules` file. See linkgit:git-submodule[1] and
2241 linkgit:gitmodules[5] for details.
2243 submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules::
2244 This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this
2245 submodule. It can be overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules
2246 command line option to "git fetch" and "git pull".
2247 This setting will override that from in the linkgit:gitmodules[5]
2248 file.
2250 submodule.<name>.ignore::
2251 Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show
2252 a submodule as modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered
2253 modified, "dirty" will ignore all changes to the submodules work tree and
2254 takes only differences between the HEAD of the submodule and the commit
2255 recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked" will additionally
2256 let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show up.
2257 Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows
2258 submodules that have untracked files in their work tree as changed.
2259 This setting overrides any setting made in .gitmodules for this submodule,
2260 both settings can be overridden on the command line by using the
2261 "--ignore-submodules" option. The 'git submodule' commands are not
2262 affected by this setting.
2264 tar.umask::
2265 This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of
2266 tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the
2267 world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the
2268 archiving user's umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and
2269 linkgit:git-archive[1].
2271 transfer.fsckObjects::
2272 When `fetch.fsckObjects` or `receive.fsckObjects` are
2273 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2274 Defaults to false.
2276 transfer.hiderefs::
2277 This variable can be used to set both `receive.hiderefs`
2278 and `uploadpack.hiderefs` at the same time to the same
2279 values. See entries for these other variables.
2281 transfer.unpackLimit::
2282 When `fetch.unpackLimit` or `receive.unpackLimit` are
2283 not set, the value of this variable is used instead.
2284 The default value is 100.
2286 uploadpack.hiderefs::
2287 String(s) `upload-pack` uses to decide which refs to omit
2288 from its initial advertisement. Use more than one
2289 definitions to specify multiple prefix strings. A ref that
2290 are under the hierarchies listed on the value of this
2291 variable is excluded, and is hidden from `git ls-remote`,
2292 `git fetch`, etc. An attempt to fetch a hidden ref by `git
2293 fetch` will fail. See also `uploadpack.allowtipsha1inwant`.
2295 uploadpack.allowtipsha1inwant::
2296 When `uploadpack.hiderefs` is in effect, allow `upload-pack`
2297 to accept a fetch request that asks for an object at the tip
2298 of a hidden ref (by default, such a request is rejected).
2299 see also `uploadpack.hiderefs`.
2301 uploadpack.keepalive::
2302 When `upload-pack` has started `pack-objects`, there may be a
2303 quiet period while `pack-objects` prepares the pack. Normally
2304 it would output progress information, but if `--quiet` was used
2305 for the fetch, `pack-objects` will output nothing at all until
2306 the pack data begins. Some clients and networks may consider
2307 the server to be hung and give up. Setting this option instructs
2308 `upload-pack` to send an empty keepalive packet every
2309 `uploadpack.keepalive` seconds. Setting this option to 0
2310 disables keepalive packets entirely. The default is 5 seconds.
2312 url.<base>.insteadOf::
2313 Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to
2314 start, instead, with <base>. In cases where some site serves a
2315 large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2316 access methods, and some users need to use different access
2317 methods, this feature allows people to specify any of the
2318 equivalent URLs and have Git automatically rewrite the URL to
2319 the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
2320 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2321 insteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is used.
2323 url.<base>.pushInsteadOf::
2324 Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to;
2325 instead, it will be rewritten to start with <base>, and the
2326 resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases where some site serves
2327 a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
2328 access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature
2329 allows people to specify a pull-only URL and have Git
2330 automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
2331 never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one
2332 pushInsteadOf strings match a given URL, the longest match is
2333 used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, Git will ignore this
2334 setting for that remote.
2337 Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2338 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL', 'GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL', and
2339 'EMAIL' environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2342 Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits.
2343 Can be overridden by the 'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME' and 'GIT_COMMITTER_NAME'
2344 environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
2346 user.signingkey::
2347 If linkgit:git-tag[1] or linkgit:git-commit[1] is not selecting the
2348 key you want it to automatically when creating a signed tag or
2349 commit, you can override the default selection with this variable.
2350 This option is passed unchanged to gpg's --local-user parameter,
2351 so you may specify a key using any method that gpg supports.
2353 web.browser::
2354 Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands.
2355 Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1]
2356 may use it.