SYNOPSIS

git-config [<file-option>] [type] [-z|--null] name [value [value_regex]] git-config [<file-option>] [type] --add name value git-config [<file-option>] [type] --replace-all name [value [value_regex]] git-config [<file-option>] [type] [-z|--null] --get name [value_regex] git-config [<file-option>] [type] [-z|--null] --get-all name [value_regex] git-config [<file-option>] [type] [-z|--null] --get-regexp name_regex [value_regex] git-config [<file-option>] --unset name [value_regex] git-config [<file-option>] --unset-all name [value_regex] git-config [<file-option>] --rename-section old_name new_name git-config [<file-option>] --remove-section name git-config [<file-option>] [-z|--null] -l | --list git-config [<file-option>] --get-color name [default] git-config [<file-option>] --get-colorbool name [stdout-is-tty]

DESCRIPTION

You can query/set/replace/unset options with this command. The name is actually the section and the key separated by a dot, and the value will be escaped.

Multiple lines can be added to an option by using the --add option. If you want to update or unset an option which can occur on multiple lines, a POSIX regexp value_regex needs to be given. Only the existing values that match the regexp are updated or unset. If you want to handle the lines that do not match the regex, just prepend a single exclamation mark in front (see also [EXAMPLES]).

The type specifier can be either --int or --bool, which will make git-config ensure that the variable(s) are of the given type and convert the value to the canonical form (simple decimal number for int, a "true" or "false" string for bool). If no type specifier is passed, no checks or transformations are performed on the value.

The file-option can be one of --system, --global or --file which specify where the values will be read from or written to. The default is to assume the config file of the current repository, .git/config unless defined otherwise with GIT_DIR and GIT_CONFIG (see [FILES]).

This command will fail if:

  1. The config file is invalid,

  2. Can not write to the config file,

  3. no section was provided,

  4. the section or key is invalid,

  5. you try to unset an option which does not exist,

  6. you try to unset/set an option for which multiple lines match, or

  7. you use --global option without $HOME being properly set.

OPTIONS

--replace-all

Default behavior is to replace at most one line. This replaces all lines matching the key (and optionally the value_regex).

--add

Adds a new line to the option without altering any existing values. This is the same as providing ^$ as the value_regex.

--get

Get the value for a given key (optionally filtered by a regex matching the value). Returns error code 1 if the key was not found and error code 2 if multiple key values were found.

--get-all

Like get, but does not fail if the number of values for the key is not exactly one.

--get-regexp

Like --get-all, but interprets the name as a regular expression. Also outputs the key names.

--global

For writing options: write to global ~/.gitconfig file rather than the repository .git/config.

For reading options: read only from global ~/.gitconfig rather than from all available files.

See also [FILES].

--system

For writing options: write to system-wide $(prefix)/etc/gitconfig rather than the repository .git/config.

For reading options: read only from system-wide $(prefix)/etc/gitconfig rather than from all available files.

See also [FILES].

-f config-file, --file config-file

Use the given config file instead of the one specified by GIT_CONFIG.

--remove-section

Remove the given section from the configuration file.

--rename-section

Rename the given section to a new name.

--unset

Remove the line matching the key from config file.

--unset-all

Remove all lines matching the key from config file.

-l, --list

List all variables set in config file.

--bool

git-config will ensure that the output is "true" or "false"

--int

git-config will ensure that the output is a simple decimal number. An optional value suffix of k, m, or g in the config file will cause the value to be multiplied by 1024, 1048576, or 1073741824 prior to output.

-z, --null

For all options that output values and/or keys, always end values with the null character (instead of a newline). Use newline instead as a delimiter between key and value. This allows for secure parsing of the output without getting confused e.g. by values that contain line breaks.

--get-colorbool name [stdout-is-tty]

Find the color setting for name (e.g. color.diff) and output "true" or "false". stdout-is-tty should be either "true" or "false", and is taken into account when configuration says "auto". If stdout-is-tty is missing, then checks the standard output of the command itself, and exits with status 0 if color is to be used, or exits with status 1 otherwise.

--get-color name default

Find the color configured for name (e.g. color.diff.new) and output it as the ANSI color escape sequence to the standard output. The optional default parameter is used instead, if there is no color configured for name.

FILES

If not set explicitly with --file, there are three files where git-config will search for configuration options:

$GIT_DIR/config

Repository specific configuration file. (The filename is of course relative to the repository root, not the working directory.)

~/.gitconfig

User-specific configuration file. Also called "global" configuration file.

$(prefix)/etc/gitconfig

System-wide configuration file.

If no further options are given, all reading options will read all of these files that are available. If the global or the system-wide configuration file are not available they will be ignored. If the repository configuration file is not available or readable, git-config will exit with a non-zero error code. However, in neither case will an error message be issued.

All writing options will per default write to the repository specific configuration file. Note that this also affects options like --replace-all and --unset. git-config will only ever change one file at a time.

You can override these rules either by command line options or by environment variables. The --global and the --system options will limit the file used to the global or system-wide file respectively. The GIT_CONFIG environment variable has a similar effect, but you can specify any filename you want.

The GIT_CONFIG_LOCAL environment variable on the other hand only changes the name used instead of the repository configuration file. The global and the system-wide configuration files will still be read. (For writing options this will obviously result in the same behavior as using GIT_CONFIG.)

ENVIRONMENT

GIT_CONFIG

Take the configuration from the given file instead of .git/config. Using the "--global" option forces this to ~/.gitconfig. Using the "--system" option forces this to $(prefix)/etc/gitconfig.

GIT_CONFIG_LOCAL

Take the configuration from the given file instead if .git/config. Still read the global and the system-wide configuration files, though.

See also [FILES].

EXAMPLES

Given a .git/config like this:

#
# This is the config file, and
# a '#' or ';' character indicates
# a comment
#
; core variables
[core]
        ; Don't trust file modes
        filemode = false
; Our diff algorithm
[diff]
        external = "/usr/local/bin/gnu-diff -u"
        renames = true
; Proxy settings
[core]
        gitproxy="proxy-command" for kernel.org
        gitproxy=default-proxy ; for all the rest

you can set the filemode to true with

% git config core.filemode true

The hypothetical proxy command entries actually have a postfix to discern what URL they apply to. Here is how to change the entry for kernel.org to "ssh".

% git config core.gitproxy '"ssh" for kernel.org' 'for kernel.org$'

This makes sure that only the key/value pair for kernel.org is replaced.

To delete the entry for renames, do

% git config --unset diff.renames

If you want to delete an entry for a multivar (like core.gitproxy above), you have to provide a regex matching the value of exactly one line.

To query the value for a given key, do

% git config --get core.filemode

or

% git config core.filemode

or, to query a multivar:

% git config --get core.gitproxy "for kernel.org$"

If you want to know all the values for a multivar, do:

% git config --get-all core.gitproxy

If you like to live dangerous, you can replace all core.gitproxy by a new one with

% git config --replace-all core.gitproxy ssh

However, if you really only want to replace the line for the default proxy, i.e. the one without a "for …" postfix, do something like this:

% git config core.gitproxy ssh '! for '

To actually match only values with an exclamation mark, you have to

% git config section.key value '[!]'

To add a new proxy, without altering any of the existing ones, use

% git config core.gitproxy '"proxy-command" for example.com'

An example to use customized color from the configuration in your script:

#!/bin/sh
WS=$(git config --get-color color.diff.whitespace "blue reverse")
RESET=$(git config --get-color "" "reset")
echo "${WS}your whitespace color or blue reverse${RESET}"

CONFIGURATION FILE

The git configuration file contains a number of variables that affect the git command’s behavior. .git/config file for each repository is used to store the information for that repository, and $HOME/.gitconfig is used to store per user information to give fallback values for .git/config file. The file /etc/gitconfig can be used to store system-wide defaults.

They can be used by both the git plumbing and the porcelains. The variables are divided into sections, where in the fully qualified variable name the variable itself is the last dot-separated segment and the section name is everything before the last dot. The variable names are case-insensitive and only alphanumeric characters are allowed. Some variables may appear multiple times.

Syntax

The syntax is fairly flexible and permissive; whitespaces are mostly ignored. The # and ; characters begin comments to the end of line, blank lines are ignored.

The file consists of sections and variables. A section begins with the name of the section in square brackets and continues until the next section begins. Section names are not case sensitive. Only alphanumeric characters, - and . are allowed in section names. Each variable must belong to some section, which means that there must be section header before first setting of a variable.

Sections can be further divided into subsections. To begin a subsection put its name in double quotes, separated by space from the section name, in the section header, like in example below:

        [section "subsection"]

Subsection names can contain any characters except newline (doublequote " and backslash have to be escaped as \" and \\, respectively) and are case sensitive. Section header cannot span multiple lines. Variables may belong directly to a section or to a given subsection. You can have [section] if you have [section "subsection"], but you don’t need to.

There is also (case insensitive) alternative [section.subsection] syntax. In this syntax subsection names follow the same restrictions as for section name.

All the other lines are recognized as setting variables, in the form name = value. If there is no equal sign on the line, the entire line is taken as name and the variable is recognized as boolean "true". The variable names are case-insensitive and only alphanumeric characters and - are allowed. There can be more than one value for a given variable; we say then that variable is multivalued.

Leading and trailing whitespace in a variable value is discarded. Internal whitespace within a variable value is retained verbatim.

The values following the equals sign in variable assign are all either a string, an integer, or a boolean. Boolean values may be given as yes/no, 0/1 or true/false. Case is not significant in boolean values, when converting value to the canonical form using --bool type specifier; git-config will ensure that the output is "true" or "false".

String values may be entirely or partially enclosed in double quotes. You need to enclose variable value in double quotes if you want to preserve leading or trailing whitespace, or if variable value contains beginning of comment characters (if it contains # or ;). Double quote " and backslash \ characters in variable value must be escaped: use \" for " and \\ for \.

The following escape sequences (beside \" and \\) are recognized: \n for newline character (NL), \t for horizontal tabulation (HT, TAB) and \b for backspace (BS). No other char escape sequence, nor octal char sequences are valid.

Variable value ending in a \ is continued on the next line in the customary UNIX fashion.

Some variables may require special value format.

Example

# Core variables
[core]
        ; Don't trust file modes
        filemode = false
# Our diff algorithm
[diff]
        external = "/usr/local/bin/gnu-diff -u"
        renames = true
[branch "devel"]
        remote = origin
        merge = refs/heads/devel
# Proxy settings
[core]
        gitProxy="ssh" for "kernel.org"
        gitProxy=default-proxy ; for the rest

Variables

Note that this list is non-comprehensive and not necessarily complete. For command-specific variables, you will find a more detailed description in the appropriate manual page. You will find a description of non-core porcelain configuration variables in the respective porcelain documentation.

core.fileMode

If false, the executable bit differences between the index and the working copy are ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT. See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. True by default.

core.quotepath

The commands that output paths (e.g. ls-files, diff), when not given the -z option, will quote "unusual" characters in the pathname by enclosing the pathname in a double-quote pair and with backslashes the same way strings in C source code are quoted. If this variable is set to false, the bytes higher than 0x80 are not quoted but output as verbatim. Note that double quote, backslash and control characters are always quoted without -z regardless of the setting of this variable.

core.autocrlf

If true, makes git convert CRLF at the end of lines in text files to LF when reading from the filesystem, and convert in reverse when writing to the filesystem. The variable can be set to input, in which case the conversion happens only while reading from the filesystem but files are written out with LF at the end of lines. Currently, which paths to consider "text" (i.e. be subjected to the autocrlf mechanism) is decided purely based on the contents.

core.symlinks

If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that contain the link text. linkgit:git-update-index[1] and linkgit:git-add[1] will not change the recorded type to regular file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support symbolic links. True by default.

core.gitProxy

A "proxy command" to execute (as command host port) instead of establishing direct connection to the remote server when using the git protocol for fetching. If the variable value is in the "COMMAND for DOMAIN" format, the command is applied only on hostnames ending with the specified domain string. This variable may be set multiple times and is matched in the given order; the first match wins.

Can be overridden by the GIT_PROXY_COMMAND environment variable (which always applies universally, without the special "for" handling).

core.ignoreStat

The working copy files are assumed to stay unchanged until you mark them otherwise manually - Git will not detect the file changes by lstat() calls. This is useful on systems where those are very slow, such as Microsoft Windows. See linkgit:git-update-index[1]. False by default.

core.preferSymlinkRefs

Instead of the default "symref" format for HEAD and other symbolic reference files, use symbolic links. This is sometimes needed to work with old scripts that expect HEAD to be a symbolic link.

core.bare

If true this repository is assumed to be bare and has no working directory associated with it. If this is the case a number of commands that require a working directory will be disabled, such as linkgit:git-add[1] or linkgit:git-merge[1].

This setting is automatically guessed by linkgit:git-clone[1] or linkgit:git-init[1] when the repository was created. By default a repository that ends in "/.git" is assumed to be not bare (bare = false), while all other repositories are assumed to be bare (bare = true).

core.worktree

Set the path to the working tree. The value will not be used in combination with repositories found automatically in a .git directory (i.e. $GIT_DIR is not set). This can be overridden by the GIT_WORK_TREE environment variable and the --work-tree command line option.

core.logAllRefUpdates

Enable the reflog. Updates to a ref <ref> is logged to the file "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>", by appending the new and old SHA1, the date/time and the reason of the update, but only when the file exists. If this configuration variable is set to true, missing "$GIT_DIR/logs/<ref>" file is automatically created for branch heads.

This information can be used to determine what commit was the tip of a branch "2 days ago".

This value is true by default in a repository that has a working directory associated with it, and false by default in a bare repository.

core.repositoryFormatVersion

Internal variable identifying the repository format and layout version.

core.sharedRepository

When group (or true), the repository is made shareable between several users in a group (making sure all the files and objects are group-writable). When all (or world or everybody), the repository will be readable by all users, additionally to being group-shareable. When umask (or false), git will use permissions reported by umask(2). See linkgit:git-init[1]. False by default.

core.warnAmbiguousRefs

If true, git will warn you if the ref name you passed it is ambiguous and might match multiple refs in the .git/refs/ tree. True by default.

core.compression

An integer -1..9, indicating a default compression level. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest. If set, this provides a default to other compression variables, such as core.loosecompression and pack.compression.

core.loosecompression

An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects that are not in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is not set, defaults to 1 (best speed).

core.packedGitWindowSize

Number of bytes of a pack file to map into memory in a single mapping operation. Larger window sizes may allow your system to process a smaller number of large pack files more quickly. Smaller window sizes will negatively affect performance due to increased calls to the operating system’s memory manager, but may improve performance when accessing a large number of large pack files.

Default is 1 MiB if NO_MMAP was set at compile time, otherwise 32 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 1 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems. You probably do not need to adjust this value.

Common unit suffixes of k, m, or g are supported.

core.packedGitLimit

Maximum number of bytes to map simultaneously into memory from pack files. If Git needs to access more than this many bytes at once to complete an operation it will unmap existing regions to reclaim virtual address space within the process.

Default is 256 MiB on 32 bit platforms and 8 GiB on 64 bit platforms. This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.

Common unit suffixes of k, m, or g are supported.

core.deltaBaseCacheLimit

Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects that multiple deltafied objects reference. By storing the entire decompressed base objects in a cache Git is able to avoid unpacking and decompressing frequently used base objects multiple times.

Default is 16 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable for all users/operating systems, except on the largest projects. You probably do not need to adjust this value.

Common unit suffixes of k, m, or g are supported.

core.excludesfile

In addition to .gitignore (per-directory) and .git/info/exclude, git looks into this file for patterns of files which are not meant to be tracked. See linkgit:gitignore[5].

core.editor

Commands such as commit and tag that lets you edit messages by launching an editor uses the value of this variable when it is set, and the environment variable GIT_EDITOR is not set. The order of preference is GIT_EDITOR environment, core.editor, VISUAL and EDITOR environment variables and then finally vi.

core.pager

The command that git will use to paginate output. Can be overridden with the GIT_PAGER environment variable.

core.whitespace

A comma separated list of common whitespace problems to notice. git diff will use color.diff.whitespace to highlight them, and git apply --whitespace=error will consider them as errors:

  • trailing-space treats trailing whitespaces at the end of the line as an error (enabled by default).

  • space-before-tab treats a space character that appears immediately before a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an error (enabled by default).

  • indent-with-non-tab treats a line that is indented with 8 or more space characters as an error (not enabled by default).

alias.*

Command aliases for the linkgit:git[1] command wrapper - e.g. after defining "alias.last = cat-file commit HEAD", the invocation "git last" is equivalent to "git cat-file commit HEAD". To avoid confusion and troubles with script usage, aliases that hide existing git commands are ignored. Arguments are split by spaces, the usual shell quoting and escaping is supported. quote pair and a backslash can be used to quote them.

If the alias expansion is prefixed with an exclamation point, it will be treated as a shell command. For example, defining "alias.new = !gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD", the invocation "git new" is equivalent to running the shell command "gitk --all --not ORIG_HEAD".

apply.whitespace

Tells git-apply how to handle whitespaces, in the same way as the --whitespace option. See linkgit:git-apply[1].

branch.autosetupmerge

Tells git-branch and git-checkout to setup new branches so that linkgit:git-pull[1] will appropriately merge from that remote branch. Note that even if this option is not set, this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the --track and --no-track options. This option defaults to true.

branch.<name>.remote

When in branch <name>, it tells git fetch which remote to fetch. If this option is not given, git fetch defaults to remote "origin".

branch.<name>.merge

When in branch <name>, it tells git fetch the default refspec to be marked for merging in FETCH_HEAD. The value is handled like the remote part of a refspec, and must match a ref which is fetched from the remote given by "branch.<name>.remote". The merge information is used by git pull (which at first calls git fetch) to lookup the default branch for merging. Without this option, git pull defaults to merge the first refspec fetched. Specify multiple values to get an octopus merge. If you wish to setup git pull so that it merges into <name> from another branch in the local repository, you can point branch.<name>.merge to the desired branch, and use the special setting . (a period) for branch.<name>.remote.

branch.<name>.mergeoptions

Sets default options for merging into branch <name>. The syntax and supported options are equal to that of linkgit:git-merge[1], but option values containing whitespace characters are currently not supported.

branch.<name>.rebase

When true, rebase the branch <name> on top of the fetched branch, instead of merging the default branch from the default remote when "git pull" is run. NOTE: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do not use it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1] for details).

browser.<tool>.path

Override the path for the given tool that may be used to browse HTML help (see -w option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a working repository in gitweb (see linkgit:git-instaweb[1]).

clean.requireForce

A boolean to make git-clean do nothing unless given -f or -n. Defaults to true.

color.branch

A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of linkgit:git-branch[1]. May be set to always, false (or never) or auto (or true), in which case colors are used only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.

color.branch.<slot>

Use customized color for branch coloration. <slot> is one of current (the current branch), local (a local branch), remote (a tracking branch in refs/remotes/), plain (other refs).

The value for these configuration variables is a list of colors (at most two) and attributes (at most one), separated by spaces. The colors accepted are normal, black, red, green, yellow, blue, magenta, cyan and white; the attributes are bold, dim, ul, blink and reverse. The first color given is the foreground; the second is the background. The position of the attribute, if any, doesn’t matter.

color.diff

When set to always, always use colors in patch. When false (or never), never. When set to true or auto, use colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.

color.diff.<slot>

Use customized color for diff colorization. <slot> specifies which part of the patch to use the specified color, and is one of plain (context text), meta (metainformation), frag (hunk header), old (removed lines), new (added lines), commit (commit headers), or whitespace (highlighting whitespace errors). The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.

color.interactive

When set to always, always use colors for interactive prompts and displays (such as those used by "git add --interactive"). When false (or never), never. When set to true or auto, use colors only when the output is to the terminal. Defaults to false.

color.interactive.<slot>

Use customized color for git add --interactive output. <slot> may be prompt, header, or help, for three distinct types of normal output from interactive programs. The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.

color.pager

A boolean to enable/disable colored output when the pager is in use (default is true).

color.status

A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of linkgit:git-status[1]. May be set to always, false (or never) or auto (or true), in which case colors are used only when the output is to a terminal. Defaults to false.

color.status.<slot>

Use customized color for status colorization. <slot> is one of header (the header text of the status message), added or updated (files which are added but not committed), changed (files which are changed but not added in the index), or untracked (files which are not tracked by git). The values of these variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.

commit.template

Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages.

diff.autorefreshindex

When using git diff to compare with work tree files, do not consider stat-only change as changed. Instead, silently run git update-index --refresh to update the cached stat information for paths whose contents in the work tree match the contents in the index. This option defaults to true. Note that this affects only git diff Porcelain, and not lower level diff commands, such as git diff-files.

diff.external

If this config variable is set, diff generation is not performed using the internal diff machinery, but using the given command. Note: if you want to use an external diff program only on a subset of your files, you might want to use linkgit:gitattributes[5] instead.

diff.renameLimit

The number of files to consider when performing the copy/rename detection; equivalent to the git diff option -l.

diff.renames

Tells git to detect renames. If set to any boolean value, it will enable basic rename detection. If set to "copies" or "copy", it will detect copies, as well.

fetch.unpackLimit

If the number of objects fetched over the git native transfer is below this limit, then the objects will be unpacked into loose object files. However if the number of received objects equals or exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster, especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of transfer.unpackLimit is used instead.

format.numbered

A boolean which can enable sequence numbers in patch subjects. Setting this option to "auto" will enable it only if there is more than one patch. See --numbered option in linkgit:git-format-patch[1].

format.headers

Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted by mail. See linkgit:git-format-patch[1].

format.suffix

The default for format-patch is to output files with the suffix .patch. Use this variable to change that suffix (make sure to include the dot if you want it).

gc.aggressiveWindow

The window size parameter used in the delta compression algorithm used by git gc --aggressive. This defaults to 10.

gc.auto

When there are approximately more than this many loose objects in the repository, git gc --auto will pack them. Some Porcelain commands use this command to perform a light-weight garbage collection from time to time. The default value is 6700. Setting this to 0 disables it.

gc.autopacklimit

When there are more than this many packs that are not marked with *.keep file in the repository, git gc --auto consolidates them into one larger pack. The default value is 20. Setting this to 0 disables it.

gc.packrefs

git gc does not run git pack-refs in a bare repository by default so that older dumb-transport clients can still fetch from the repository. Setting this to true lets git gc to run git pack-refs. Setting this to false tells git gc never to run git pack-refs. The default setting is notbare. Enable it only when you know you do not have to support such clients. The default setting will change to true at some stage, and setting this to false will continue to prevent git pack-refs from being run from git gc.

gc.reflogexpire

git reflog expire removes reflog entries older than this time; defaults to 90 days.

gc.reflogexpireunreachable

git reflog expire removes reflog entries older than this time and are not reachable from the current tip; defaults to 30 days.

gc.rerereresolved

Records of conflicted merge you resolved earlier are kept for this many days when git rerere gc is run. The default is 60 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].

gc.rerereunresolved

Records of conflicted merge you have not resolved are kept for this many days when git rerere gc is run. The default is 15 days. See linkgit:git-rerere[1].

rerere.enabled

Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical conflict hunks can be resolved automatically, should they be encountered again. linkgit:git-rerere[1] command is by default enabled if you create rr-cache directory under $GIT_DIR, but can be disabled by setting this option to false.

gitcvs.enabled

Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].

gitcvs.logfile

Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well… logs various stuff. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].

gitcvs.allbinary

If true, all files are sent to the client in mode -kb. This causes the client to treat all files as binary files which suppresses any newline munging it otherwise might do. A work-around for the fact that there is no way yet to set single files to mode -kb.

gitcvs.dbname

Database used by git-cvsserver to cache revision information derived from the git repository. The exact meaning depends on the used database driver, for SQLite (which is the default driver) this is a filename. Supports variable substitution (see linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details). May not contain semicolons (;). Default: %Ggitcvs.%m.sqlite

gitcvs.dbdriver

Used Perl DBI driver. You can specify any available driver for this here, but it might not work. git-cvsserver is tested with DBD::SQLite, reported to work with DBD::Pg, and reported not to work with DBD::mysql. Experimental feature. May not contain double colons (:). Default: SQLite. See linkgit:git-cvsserver[1].

gitcvs.dbuser, gitcvs.dbpass

Database user and password. Only useful if setting gitcvs.dbdriver, since SQLite has no concept of database users and/or passwords. gitcvs.dbuser supports variable substitution (see linkgit:git-cvsserver[1] for details).

All gitcvs variables except for gitcvs.allbinary can also be specified as gitcvs.<access_method>.<varname> (where access_method is one of "ext" and "pserver") to make them apply only for the given access method.

help.browser

Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the web format. See linkgit:git-help[1].

help.format

Override the default help format used by linkgit:git-help[1]. Values man, info, web and html are supported. man is the default. web and html are the same.

http.proxy

Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the http_proxy environment variable (see linkgit:curl[1]). This can be overridden on a per-remote basis; see remote.<name>.proxy

http.sslVerify

Whether to verify the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY environment variable.

http.sslCert

File containing the SSL certificate when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_CERT environment variable.

http.sslKey

File containing the SSL private key when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_KEY environment variable.

http.sslCAInfo

File containing the certificates to verify the peer with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_CAINFO environment variable.

http.sslCAPath

Path containing files with the CA certificates to verify the peer with when fetching or pushing over HTTPS. Can be overridden by the GIT_SSL_CAPATH environment variable.

http.maxRequests

How many HTTP requests to launch in parallel. Can be overridden by the GIT_HTTP_MAX_REQUESTS environment variable. Default is 5.

http.lowSpeedLimit, http.lowSpeedTime

If the HTTP transfer speed is less than http.lowSpeedLimit for longer than http.lowSpeedTime seconds, the transfer is aborted. Can be overridden by the GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_LIMIT and GIT_HTTP_LOW_SPEED_TIME environment variables.

http.noEPSV

A boolean which disables using of EPSV ftp command by curl. This can helpful with some "poor" ftp servers which don’t support EPSV mode. Can be overridden by the GIT_CURL_FTP_NO_EPSV environment variable. Default is false (curl will use EPSV).

i18n.commitEncoding

Character encoding the commit messages are stored in; git itself does not care per se, but this information is necessary e.g. when importing commits from emails or in the gitk graphical history browser (and possibly at other places in the future or in other porcelains). See e.g. linkgit:git-mailinfo[1]. Defaults to utf-8.

i18n.logOutputEncoding

Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when running git-log and friends.

instaweb.browser

Specify the program that will be used to browse your working repository in gitweb. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].

instaweb.httpd

The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working repository. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].

instaweb.local

If true the web server started by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] will be bound to the local IP (127.0.0.1).

instaweb.modulepath

The module path for an apache httpd used by linkgit:git-instaweb[1].

instaweb.port

The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See linkgit:git-instaweb[1].

log.showroot

If true, the initial commit will be shown as a big creation event. This is equivalent to a diff against an empty tree. Tools like linkgit:git-log[1] or linkgit:git-whatchanged[1], which normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.

merge.summary

Whether to include summaries of merged commits in newly created merge commit messages. False by default.

merge.tool

Controls which merge resolution program is used by linkgit:git-mergetool[1]. Valid values are: "kdiff3", "tkdiff", "meld", "xxdiff", "emerge", "vimdiff", "gvimdiff", and "opendiff".

merge.verbosity

Controls the amount of output shown by the recursive merge strategy. Level 0 outputs nothing except a final error message if conflicts were detected. Level 1 outputs only conflicts, 2 outputs conflicts and file changes. Level 5 and above outputs debugging information. The default is level 2. Can be overridden by GIT_MERGE_VERBOSITY environment variable.

merge.<driver>.name

Defines a human readable name for a custom low-level merge driver. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.

merge.<driver>.driver

Defines the command that implements a custom low-level merge driver. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.

merge.<driver>.recursive

Names a low-level merge driver to be used when performing an internal merge between common ancestors. See linkgit:gitattributes[5] for details.

mergetool.<tool>.path

Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case your tool is not in the PATH.

pack.window

The size of the window used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.

pack.depth

The maximum delta depth used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no maximum depth is given on the command line. Defaults to 50.

pack.windowMemory

The window memory size limit used by linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] when no limit is given on the command line. The value can be suffixed with "k", "m", or "g". Defaults to 0, meaning no limit.

pack.compression

An integer -1..9, indicating the compression level for objects in a pack file. -1 is the zlib default. 0 means no compression, and 1..9 are various speed/size tradeoffs, 9 being slowest. If not set, defaults to core.compression. If that is not set, defaults to -1, the zlib default, which is "a default compromise between speed and compression (currently equivalent to level 6)."

pack.deltaCacheSize

The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. A value of 0 means no limit. Defaults to 0.

pack.deltaCacheLimit

The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in linkgit:git-pack-objects[1]. Defaults to 1000.

pack.threads

Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best delta matches. This requires that linkgit:git-pack-objects[1] be compiled with pthreads otherwise this option is ignored with a warning. This is meant to reduce packing time on multiprocessor machines. The required amount of memory for the delta search window is however multiplied by the number of threads.

pack.indexVersion

Specify the default pack index version. Valid values are 1 for legacy pack index used by Git versions prior to 1.5.2, and 2 for the new pack index with capabilities for packs larger than 4 GB as well as proper protection against the repacking of corrupted packs. Version 2 is selected and this config option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is larger than 2 GB. Otherwise the default is 1.

pull.octopus

The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches at once.

pull.twohead

The default merge strategy to use when pulling a single branch.

remote.<name>.url

The URL of a remote repository. See linkgit:git-fetch[1] or linkgit:git-push[1].

remote.<name>.proxy

For remotes that require curl (http, https and ftp), the URL to the proxy to use for that remote. Set to the empty string to disable proxying for that remote.

remote.<name>.fetch

The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-fetch[1]. See linkgit:git-fetch[1].

remote.<name>.push

The default set of "refspec" for linkgit:git-push[1]. See linkgit:git-push[1].

remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate

If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating using the update subcommand of linkgit:git-remote[1].

remote.<name>.receivepack

The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See option --receive-pack of linkgit:git-push[1].

remote.<name>.uploadpack

The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See option --upload-pack of linkgit:git-fetch-pack[1].

remote.<name>.tagopt

Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when fetching from remote <name>

remotes.<group>

The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update <group>". See linkgit:git-remote[1].

repack.usedeltabaseoffset

Allow linkgit:git-repack[1] to create packs that uses delta-base offset. Defaults to false.

show.difftree

The default linkgit:git-diff-tree[1] arguments to be used for linkgit:git-show[1].

showbranch.default

The default set of branches for linkgit:git-show-branch[1]. See linkgit:git-show-branch[1].

status.relativePaths

By default, linkgit:git-status[1] shows paths relative to the current directory. Setting this variable to false shows paths relative to the repository root (this was the default for git prior to v1.5.4).

tar.umask

This variable can be used to restrict the permission bits of tar archive entries. The default is 0002, which turns off the world write bit. The special value "user" indicates that the archiving user’s umask will be used instead. See umask(2) and linkgit:git-archive[1].

user.email

Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits. Can be overridden by the GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL, GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL, and EMAIL environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].

user.name

Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits. Can be overridden by the GIT_AUTHOR_NAME and GIT_COMMITTER_NAME environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].

user.signingkey

If linkgit:git-tag[1] is not selecting the key you want it to automatically when creating a signed tag, you can override the default selection with this variable. This option is passed unchanged to gpg’s --local-user parameter, so you may specify a key using any method that gpg supports.

whatchanged.difftree

The default linkgit:git-diff-tree[1] arguments to be used for linkgit:git-whatchanged[1].

imap

The configuration variables in the imap section are described in linkgit:git-imap-send[1].

receive.unpackLimit

If the number of objects received in a push is below this limit then the objects will be unpacked into loose object files. However if the number of received objects equals or exceeds this limit then the received pack will be stored as a pack, after adding any missing delta bases. Storing the pack from a push can make the push operation complete faster, especially on slow filesystems. If not set, the value of transfer.unpackLimit is used instead.

receive.denyNonFastForwards

If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update which is not a fast forward. Use this to prevent such an update via a push, even if that push is forced. This configuration variable is set when initializing a shared repository.

transfer.unpackLimit

When fetch.unpackLimit or receive.unpackLimit are not set, the value of this variable is used instead. The default value is 100.

web.browser

Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands. Currently only linkgit:git-instaweb[1] and linkgit:git-help[1] may use it.

Author

Written by Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>

Documentation

Documentation by Johannes Schindelin, Petr Baudis and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.

GIT

Part of the linkgit:git[7] suite