Configure Git

This chapter describes maintainer level git configuration.

Tagged branches used in Documentation/maintainer/pull-requests.rst should be signed with the developers public GPG key. Signed tags can be created by passing the -u flag to git tag. However, since you would usually use the same key for the same project, you can set it once with

git config user.signingkey "keyname"

Alternatively, edit your .git/config or ~/.gitconfig file by hand:

        name = Jane Developer
        email =
        signingkey =

You may need to tell git to use gpg2

        program = /path/to/gpg2

You may also like to tell gpg which tty to use (add to your shell rc file)

export GPG_TTY=$(tty)