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NAME

       git-config - Get and set repository or global options

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]
       git config [<file-option>] -e | --edit

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 the section called “EXAMPLES”).

       The type specifier can be either --int or --bool, to 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), or --path, which does some
       path expansion (see --path below). 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 the
       section called “FILES”).

       This command will fail (with exit code ret) if:

        1. The config file is invalid (ret=3),

        2. can not write to the config file (ret=4),

        3. no section or name was provided (ret=2),

        4. the section or key is invalid (ret=1),

        5. you try to unset an option which does not exist (ret=5),

        6. you try to unset/set an option for which multiple lines match (ret=5),

        7. you try to use an invalid regexp (ret=6), or

        8. you use --global option without $HOME being properly set (ret=128).

       On success, the command returns the exit code 0.

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 in --replace-all.

       --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 and writes out the key
           names. Regular expression matching is currently case-sensitive and done against a
           canonicalized version of the key in which section and variable names are lowercased,
           but subsection names are not.

       --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 the section called “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 the section called “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.

       --bool-or-int

           git config will ensure that the output matches the format of either --bool or --int,
           as described above.

       --path

           git-config will expand leading ~ to the value of $HOME, and ~user to the home
           directory for the specified user. This option has no effect when setting the value
           (but you can use git config bla ~/ from the command line to let your shell do the
           expansion).

       -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. When the color setting for name is undefined, the command
           uses color.ui as fallback.

       --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.

       -e, --edit
           Opens an editor to modify the specified config file; either --system, --global, or
           repository (default).

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.

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.

       See also the section called “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/diff-wrapper
                   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 dangerously, 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. The .git/config file in each repository is used to store the configuration for
       that repository, and $HOME/.gitconfig is used to store a per-user configuration as
       fallback values for the .git/config file. The file /etc/gitconfig can be used to store a
       system-wide default configuration.

       The configuration variables are used by both the git plumbing and the porcelains. The
       variables are divided into sections, wherein the fully qualified variable name of 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, allow only alphanumeric
       characters and -, and must start with an alphabetic character. 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 a section header
       before the 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
       the example below:

                   [section "subsection"]

       Subsection names are case sensitive and can contain any characters except newline
       (doublequote " and backslash have to be escaped as \" and \\, respectively). Section
       headers 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 a deprecated [section.subsection] syntax. With this syntax, the subsection
       name is converted to lower-case and is also compared case sensitively. These subsection
       names follow the same restrictions as section names.

       All the other lines (and the remainder of the line after the section header) 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, allow only alphanumeric characters and -,
       and must start with an alphabetic character. There can be more than one value for a given
       variable; we say then that the 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, 1/0, true/false or on/off.
       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 values in double quotes if you want to preserve leading or trailing whitespace,
       or if the variable value contains comment characters (i.e. it contains # or ;). Double
       quote " and backslash \ characters in variable values 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 values ending in a \ are continued on the next line in the customary UNIX
       fashion.

       Some variables may require a special value format.

   Example
           # Core variables
           [core]
                   ; Don't trust file modes
                   filemode = false

           # Our diff algorithm
           [diff]
                   external = /usr/local/bin/diff-wrapper
                   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.

       advice.*
           These variables control various optional help messages designed to aid new users. All
           advice.*  variables default to true, and you can tell Git that you do not need help by
           setting these to false:

           pushNonFastForward
               Advice shown when git-push(1) refuses non-fast-forward refs.

           statusHints
               Directions on how to stage/unstage/add shown in the output of git-status(1) and
               the template shown when writing commit messages.

           commitBeforeMerge
               Advice shown when git-merge(1) refuses to merge to avoid overwriting local
               changes.

           resolveConflict
               Advices shown by various commands when conflicts prevent the operation from being
               performed.

           implicitIdentity
               Advice on how to set your identity configuration when your information is guessed
               from the system username and domain name.

           detachedHead
               Advice shown when you used git-checkout(1) to move to the detach HEAD state, to
               instruct how to create a local branch after the fact.

       core.fileMode
           If false, the executable bit differences between the index and the working tree are
           ignored; useful on broken filesystems like FAT. See git-update-index(1).

           The default is true, except git-clone(1) or git-init(1) will probe and set
           core.fileMode false if appropriate when the repository is created.

       core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks
           This option is only used by Cygwin implementation of Git. If false, the Cygwin stat()
           and lstat() functions are used. This may be useful if your repository consists of a
           few separate directories joined in one hierarchy using Cygwin mount. If true, Git uses
           native Win32 API whenever it is possible and falls back to Cygwin functions only to
           handle symbol links. The native mode is more than twice faster than normal Cygwin
           l/stat() functions. True by default, unless core.filemode is true, in which case
           ignoreCygwinFSTricks is ignored as Cygwin’s POSIX emulation is required to support
           core.filemode.

       core.ignorecase
           If true, this option enables various workarounds to enable git to work better on
           filesystems that are not case sensitive, like FAT. For example, if a directory listing
           finds "makefile" when git expects "Makefile", git will assume it is really the same
           file, and continue to remember it as "Makefile".

           The default is false, except git-clone(1) or git-init(1) will probe and set
           core.ignorecase true if appropriate when the repository is created.

       core.trustctime
           If false, the ctime differences between the index and the working tree are ignored;
           useful when the inode change time is regularly modified by something outside Git (file
           system crawlers and some backup systems). See 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.eol
           Sets the line ending type to use in the working directory for files that have the text
           property set. Alternatives are lf, crlf and native, which uses the platform’s native
           line ending. The default value is native. See gitattributes(5) for more information on
           end-of-line conversion.

       core.safecrlf
           If true, makes git check if converting CRLF is reversible when end-of-line conversion
           is active. Git will verify if a command modifies a file in the work tree either
           directly or indirectly. For example, committing a file followed by checking out the
           same file should yield the original file in the work tree. If this is not the case for
           the current setting of core.autocrlf, git will reject the file. The variable can be
           set to "warn", in which case git will only warn about an irreversible conversion but
           continue the operation.

           CRLF conversion bears a slight chance of corrupting data. When it is enabled, git will
           convert CRLF to LF during commit and LF to CRLF during checkout. A file that contains
           a mixture of LF and CRLF before the commit cannot be recreated by git. For text files
           this is the right thing to do: it corrects line endings such that we have only LF line
           endings in the repository. But for binary files that are accidentally classified as
           text the conversion can corrupt data.

           If you recognize such corruption early you can easily fix it by setting the conversion
           type explicitly in .gitattributes. Right after committing you still have the original
           file in your work tree and this file is not yet corrupted. You can explicitly tell git
           that this file is binary and git will handle the file appropriately.

           Unfortunately, the desired effect of cleaning up text files with mixed line endings
           and the undesired effect of corrupting binary files cannot be distinguished. In both
           cases CRLFs are removed in an irreversible way. For text files this is the right thing
           to do because CRLFs are line endings, while for binary files converting CRLFs corrupts
           data.

           Note, this safety check does not mean that a checkout will generate a file identical
           to the original file for a different setting of core.eol and core.autocrlf, but only
           for the current one. For example, a text file with LF would be accepted with
           core.eol=lf and could later be checked out with core.eol=crlf, in which case the
           resulting file would contain CRLF, although the original file contained LF. However,
           in both work trees the line endings would be consistent, that is either all LF or all
           CRLF, but never mixed. A file with mixed line endings would be reported by the
           core.safecrlf mechanism.

       core.autocrlf
           Setting this variable to "true" is almost the same as setting the text attribute to
           "auto" on all files except that text files are not guaranteed to be normalized: files
           that contain CRLF in the repository will not be touched. Use this setting if you want
           to have CRLF line endings in your working directory even though the repository does
           not have normalized line endings. This variable can be set to input, in which case no
           output conversion is performed.

       core.symlinks
           If false, symbolic links are checked out as small plain files that contain the link
           text.  git-update-index(1) and git-add(1) will not change the recorded type to regular
           file. Useful on filesystems like FAT that do not support symbolic links.

           The default is true, except git-clone(1) or git-init(1) will probe and set
           core.symlinks false if appropriate when the repository is created.

       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).

           The special string none can be used as the proxy command to specify that no proxy be
           used for a given domain pattern. This is useful for excluding servers inside a
           firewall from proxy use, while defaulting to a common proxy for external domains.

       core.ignoreStat
           If true, commands which modify both the working tree and the index will mark the
           updated paths with the "assume unchanged" bit in the index. These marked files are
           then assumed to stay unchanged in the working tree, 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 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 git-add(1) or git-merge(1).

           This setting is automatically guessed by git-clone(1) or 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 root of the working tree. This can be overridden by the
           GIT_WORK_TREE environment variable and the --work-tree command line option. The value
           can be an absolute path or relative to the path to the .git directory, which is either
           specified by --git-dir or GIT_DIR, or automatically discovered. If --git-dir or
           GIT_DIR is specified but none of --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is
           specified, the current working directory is regarded as the top level of your working
           tree.

           Note that this variable is honored even when set in a configuration file in a ".git"
           subdirectory of a directory and its value differs from the latter directory (e.g.
           "/path/to/.git/config" has core.worktree set to "/different/path"), which is most
           likely a misconfiguration. Running git commands in the "/path/to" directory will still
           use "/different/path" as the root of the work tree and can cause confusion unless you
           know what you are doing (e.g. you are creating a read-only snapshot of the same index
           to a location different from the repository’s usual working tree).

       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 (i.e. under
           refs/heads/), remote refs (i.e. under refs/remotes/), note refs (i.e. under
           refs/notes/), and the symbolic ref HEAD.

           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).
           When 0xxx, where 0xxx is an octal number, files in the repository will have this mode
           value.  0xxx will override user’s umask value (whereas the other options will only
           override requested parts of the user’s umask value). Examples: 0660 will make the repo
           read/write-able for the owner and group, but inaccessible to others (equivalent to
           group unless umask is e.g.  0022).  0640 is a repository that is group-readable but
           not group-writable. See 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 may be referenced by
           multiple deltified objects. 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.bigFileThreshold
           Files larger than this size are stored deflated, without attempting delta compression.
           Storing large files without delta compression avoids excessive memory usage, at the
           slight expense of increased disk usage.

           Default is 512 MiB on all platforms. This should be reasonable for most projects as
           source code and other text files can still be delta compressed, but larger binary
           media files won’t be.

           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. "~/" is expanded to the
           value of $HOME and "~user/" to the specified user’s home directory. See gitignore(5).

       core.askpass
           Some commands (e.g. svn and http interfaces) that interactively ask for a password can
           be told to use an external program given via the value of this variable. Can be
           overridden by the GIT_ASKPASS environment variable. If not set, fall back to the value
           of the SSH_ASKPASS environment variable or, failing that, a simple password prompt.
           The external program shall be given a suitable prompt as command line argument and
           write the password on its STDOUT.

       core.attributesfile
           In addition to .gitattributes (per-directory) and .git/info/attributes, git looks into
           this file for attributes (see gitattributes(5)). Path expansions are made the same way
           as for core.excludesfile.

       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. See git-var(1).

       sequence.editor
           Text editor used by git rebase -i for editing the rebase insn file. The value is meant
           to be interpreted by the shell when it is used. It can be overridden by the
           GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR environment variable. When not configured the default commit
           message editor is used instead.

       core.pager
           The command that git will use to paginate output. Can be overridden with the GIT_PAGER
           environment variable. Note that git sets the LESS environment variable to FRSX if it
           is unset when it runs the pager. One can change these settings by setting the LESS
           variable to some other value. Alternately, these settings can be overridden on a
           project or global basis by setting the core.pager option. Setting core.pager has no
           affect on the LESS environment variable behaviour above, so if you want to override
           git’s default settings this way, you need to be explicit. For example, to disable the
           S option in a backward compatible manner, set core.pager to less -+$LESS -FRX. This
           will be passed to the shell by git, which will translate the final command to
           LESS=FRSX less -+FRSX -FRX.

       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. You can prefix - to disable any of them (e.g.
           -trailing-space):

           ·    blank-at-eol 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).

           ·    tab-in-indent treats a tab character in the initial indent part of the line as an
               error (not enabled by default).

           ·    blank-at-eof treats blank lines added at the end of file as an error (enabled by
               default).

           ·    trailing-space is a short-hand to cover both blank-at-eol and blank-at-eof.

           ·    cr-at-eol treats a carriage-return at the end of line as part of the line
               terminator, i.e. with it, trailing-space does not trigger if the character before
               such a carriage-return is not a whitespace (not enabled by default).

           ·    tabwidth=<n> tells how many character positions a tab occupies; this is relevant
               for indent-with-non-tab and when git fixes tab-in-indent errors. The default tab
               width is 8. Allowed values are 1 to 63.

       core.fsyncobjectfiles
           This boolean will enable fsync() when writing object files.

           This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders data writes
           properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use journalling (traditional
           UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata and not file contents (OS X’s HFS+, or
           Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").

       core.preloadindex
           Enable parallel index preload for operations like git diff

           This can speed up operations like git diff and git status especially on filesystems
           like NFS that have weak caching semantics and thus relatively high IO latencies. With
           this set to true, git will do the index comparison to the filesystem data in parallel,
           allowing overlapping IO’s.

       core.createObject
           You can set this to link, in which case a hardlink followed by a delete of the source
           are used to make sure that object creation will not overwrite existing objects.

           On some file system/operating system combinations, this is unreliable. Set this config
           setting to rename there; However, This will remove the check that makes sure that
           existing object files will not get overwritten.

       core.notesRef
           When showing commit messages, also show notes which are stored in the given ref. The
           ref must be fully qualified. If the given ref does not exist, it is not an error but
           means that no notes should be printed.

           This setting defaults to "refs/notes/commits", and it can be overridden by the
           GIT_NOTES_REF environment variable. See git-notes(1).

       core.sparseCheckout
           Enable "sparse checkout" feature. See section "Sparse checkout" in git-read-tree(1)
           for more information.

       core.abbrev
           Set the length object names are abbreviated to. If unspecified, many commands
           abbreviate to 7 hexdigits, which may not be enough for abbreviated object names to
           stay unique for sufficiently long time.

       add.ignore-errors, add.ignoreErrors
           Tells git add to continue adding files when some files cannot be added due to indexing
           errors. Equivalent to the --ignore-errors option of git-add(1). Older versions of git
           accept only add.ignore-errors, which does not follow the usual naming convention for
           configuration variables. Newer versions of git honor add.ignoreErrors as well.

       alias.*
           Command aliases for the 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". Note that shell commands will be executed from the top-level directory of
           a repository, which may not necessarily be the current directory.  GIT_PREFIX is set
           as returned by running git rev-parse --show-prefix from the original current
           directory. See git-rev-parse(1).

       am.keepcr
           If true, git-am will call git-mailsplit for patches in mbox format with parameter
           --keep-cr. In this case git-mailsplit will not remove \r from lines ending with \r\n.
           Can be overridden by giving --no-keep-cr from the command line. See git-am(1), git-
           mailsplit(1).

       apply.ignorewhitespace
           When set to change, tells git apply to ignore changes in whitespace, in the same way
           as the --ignore-space-change option. When set to one of: no, none, never, false tells
           git apply to respect all whitespace differences. See git-apply(1).

       apply.whitespace
           Tells git apply how to handle whitespaces, in the same way as the --whitespace option.
           See git-apply(1).

       branch.autosetupmerge
           Tells git branch and git checkout to set up new branches so that git-pull(1) will
           appropriately merge from the starting point branch. Note that even if this option is
           not set, this behavior can be chosen per-branch using the --track and --no-track
           options. The valid settings are: false — no automatic setup is done; true — automatic
           setup is done when the starting point is a remote-tracking branch; always —  automatic
           setup is done when the starting point is either a local branch or remote-tracking
           branch. This option defaults to true.

       branch.autosetuprebase
           When a new branch is created with git branch or git checkout that tracks another
           branch, this variable tells git to set up pull to rebase instead of merge (see
           "branch.<name>.rebase"). When never, rebase is never automatically set to true. When
           local, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of other local branches. When
           remote, rebase is set to true for tracked branches of remote-tracking branches. When
           always, rebase will be set to true for all tracking branches. See
           "branch.autosetupmerge" for details on how to set up a branch to track another branch.
           This option defaults to never.

       branch.<name>.remote
           When in branch <name>, it tells git fetch and git push which remote to fetch from/push
           to. It defaults to origin if no remote is configured.  origin is also used if you are
           not on any branch.

       branch.<name>.merge
           Defines, together with branch.<name>.remote, the upstream branch for the given branch.
           It tells git fetch/git pull/git rebase which branch to merge and can also affect git
           push (see push.default). 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 the same as those of 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. See "pull.rebase"
           for doing this in a non branch-specific manner.

           NOTE: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do not use it unless you understand the
           implications (see git-rebase(1) for details).

       browser.<tool>.cmd
           Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The specified command is
           evaluated in shell with the URLs passed as arguments. (See git-web--browse(1).)

       browser.<tool>.path
           Override the path for the given tool that may be used to browse HTML help (see -w
           option in git-help(1)) or a working repository in gitweb (see 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 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 remote-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
           Whether to use ANSI escape sequences to add color to patches. If this is set to
           always, git-diff(1), git-log(1), and git-show(1) will use color for all patches. If it
           is set to true or auto, those commands will only use color when output is to the
           terminal. Defaults to false.

           This does not affect git-format-patch(1) nor the git-diff-* plumbing commands. Can be
           overridden on the command line with the --color[=<when>] option.

       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), func (function in 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.decorate.<slot>
           Use customized color for git log --decorate output.  <slot> is one of branch,
           remoteBranch, tag, stash or HEAD for local branches, remote-tracking branches, tags,
           stash and HEAD, respectively.

       color.grep
           When set to always, always highlight matches. When false (or never), never. When set
           to true or auto, use color only when the output is written to the terminal. Defaults
           to false.

       color.grep.<slot>
           Use customized color for grep colorization.  <slot> specifies which part of the line
           to use the specified color, and is one of

           context
               non-matching text in context lines (when using -A, -B, or -C)

           filename
               filename prefix (when not using -h)

           function
               function name lines (when using -p)

           linenumber
               line number prefix (when using -n)

           match
               matching text

           selected
               non-matching text in selected lines

           separator
               separators between fields on a line (:, -, and =) and between hunks (--)

           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,
           help or error, for four distinct types of normal output from interactive commands. 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.showbranch
           A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of git-show-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.status
           A boolean to enable/disable color in the output of 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), untracked
           (files which are not tracked by git), branch (the current branch), or nobranch (the
           color the no branch warning is shown in, defaulting to red). The values of these
           variables may be specified as in color.branch.<slot>.

       color.ui
           This variable determines the default value for variables such as color.diff and
           color.grep that control the use of color per command family. Its scope will expand as
           more commands learn configuration to set a default for the --color option. Set it to
           always if you want all output not intended for machine consumption to use color, to
           true or auto if you want such output to use color when written to the terminal, or to
           false or never if you prefer git commands not to use color unless enabled explicitly
           with some other configuration or the --color option.

       commit.status
           A boolean to enable/disable inclusion of status information in the commit message
           template when using an editor to prepare the commit message. Defaults to true.

       commit.template
           Specify a file to use as the template for new commit messages. "~/" is expanded to the
           value of $HOME and "~user/" to the specified user’s home directory.

       credential.helper
           Specify an external helper to be called when a username or password credential is
           needed; the helper may consult external storage to avoid prompting the user for the
           credentials. See gitcredentials(7) for details.

       credential.useHttpPath
           When acquiring credentials, consider the "path" component of an http or https URL to
           be important. Defaults to false. See gitcredentials(7) for more information.

       credential.username
           If no username is set for a network authentication, use this username by default. See
           credential.<context>.* below, and gitcredentials(7).

       credential.<url>.*
           Any of the credential.* options above can be applied selectively to some credentials.
           For example "credential.https://example.com.username" would set the default username
           only for https connections to example.com. See gitcredentials(7) for details on how
           URLs are matched.

       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.dirstat
           A comma separated list of --dirstat parameters specifying the default behavior of the
           --dirstat option to git-diff(1)` and friends. The defaults can be overridden on the
           command line (using --dirstat=<param1,param2,...>). The fallback defaults (when not
           changed by diff.dirstat) are changes,noncumulative,3. The following parameters are
           available:

           changes
               Compute the dirstat numbers by counting the lines that have been removed from the
               source, or added to the destination. This ignores the amount of pure code
               movements within a file. In other words, rearranging lines in a file is not
               counted as much as other changes. This is the default behavior when no parameter
               is given.

           lines
               Compute the dirstat numbers by doing the regular line-based diff analysis, and
               summing the removed/added line counts. (For binary files, count 64-byte chunks
               instead, since binary files have no natural concept of lines). This is a more
               expensive --dirstat behavior than the changes behavior, but it does count
               rearranged lines within a file as much as other changes. The resulting output is
               consistent with what you get from the other --*stat options.

           files
               Compute the dirstat numbers by counting the number of files changed. Each changed
               file counts equally in the dirstat analysis. This is the computationally cheapest
               --dirstat behavior, since it does not have to look at the file contents at all.

           cumulative
               Count changes in a child directory for the parent directory as well. Note that
               when using cumulative, the sum of the percentages reported may exceed 100%. The
               default (non-cumulative) behavior can be specified with the noncumulative
               parameter.

           <limit>
               An integer parameter specifies a cut-off percent (3% by default). Directories
               contributing less than this percentage of the changes are not shown in the output.

           Example: The following will count changed files, while ignoring directories with less
           than 10% of the total amount of changed files, and accumulating child directory counts
           in the parent directories: files,10,cumulative.

       diff.external
           If this config variable is set, diff generation is not performed using the internal
           diff machinery, but using the given command. Can be overridden with the
           ‘GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF’ environment variable. The command is called with parameters as
           described under "git Diffs" in git(1). Note: if you want to use an external diff
           program only on a subset of your files, you might want to use gitattributes(5)
           instead.

       diff.ignoreSubmodules
           Sets the default value of --ignore-submodules. Note that this affects only git diff
           Porcelain, and not lower level diff commands such as git diff-files.  git checkout
           also honors this setting when reporting uncommitted changes.

       diff.mnemonicprefix
           If set, git diff uses a prefix pair that is different from the standard "a/" and "b/"
           depending on what is being compared. When this configuration is in effect, reverse
           diff output also swaps the order of the prefixes:

           git diff
               compares the (i)ndex and the (w)ork tree;

           git diff HEAD
               compares a (c)ommit and the (w)ork tree;

           git diff --cached
               compares a (c)ommit and the (i)ndex;

           git diff HEAD:file1 file2
               compares an (o)bject and a (w)ork tree entity;

           git diff --no-index a b
               compares two non-git things (1) and (2).

       diff.noprefix
           If set, git diff does not show any source or destination prefix.

       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.

       diff.suppressBlankEmpty
           A boolean to inhibit the standard behavior of printing a space before each empty
           output line. Defaults to false.

       diff.<driver>.command
           The custom diff driver command. See gitattributes(5) for details.

       diff.<driver>.xfuncname
           The regular expression that the diff driver should use to recognize the hunk header. A
           built-in pattern may also be used. See gitattributes(5) for details.

       diff.<driver>.binary
           Set this option to true to make the diff driver treat files as binary. See
           gitattributes(5) for details.

       diff.<driver>.textconv
           The command that the diff driver should call to generate the text-converted version of
           a file. The result of the conversion is used to generate a human-readable diff. See
           gitattributes(5) for details.

       diff.<driver>.wordregex
           The regular expression that the diff driver should use to split words in a line. See
           gitattributes(5) for details.

       diff.<driver>.cachetextconv
           Set this option to true to make the diff driver cache the text conversion outputs. See
           gitattributes(5) for details.

       diff.tool
           The diff tool to be used by git-difftool(1). This option overrides merge.tool, and has
           the same valid built-in values as merge.tool minus "tortoisemerge" and plus "kompare".
           Any other value is treated as a custom diff tool, and there must be a corresponding
           difftool.<tool>.cmd option.

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

       difftool.<tool>.cmd
           Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool. The specified command is
           evaluated in shell with the following variables available: LOCAL is set to the name of
           the temporary file containing the contents of the diff pre-image and REMOTE is set to
           the name of the temporary file containing the contents of the diff post-image.

       difftool.prompt
           Prompt before each invocation of the diff tool.

       diff.wordRegex
           A POSIX Extended Regular Expression used to determine what is a "word" when performing
           word-by-word difference calculations. Character sequences that match the regular
           expression are "words", all other characters are ignorable whitespace.

       fetch.recurseSubmodules
           This option can be either set to a boolean value or to on-demand. Setting it to a
           boolean changes the behavior of fetch and pull to unconditionally recurse into
           submodules when set to true or to not recurse at all when set to false. When set to
           on-demand (the default value), fetch and pull will only recurse into a populated
           submodule when its superproject retrieves a commit that updates the submodule’s
           reference.

       fetch.fsckObjects
           If it is set to true, git-fetch-pack will check all fetched objects. It will abort in
           the case of a malformed object or a broken link. The result of an abort are only
           dangling objects. Defaults to false. If not set, the value of transfer.fsckObjects is
           used instead.

       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.attach
           Enable multipart/mixed attachments as the default for format-patch. The value can also
           be a double quoted string which will enable attachments as the default and set the
           value as the boundary. See the --attach option in git-format-patch(1).

       format.numbered
           A boolean which can enable or disable sequence numbers in patch subjects. It defaults
           to "auto" which enables it only if there is more than one patch. It can be enabled or
           disabled for all messages by setting it to "true" or "false". See --numbered option in
           git-format-patch(1).

       format.headers
           Additional email headers to include in a patch to be submitted by mail. See git-
           format-patch(1).

       format.to, format.cc
           Additional recipients to include in a patch to be submitted by mail. See the --to and
           --cc options in git-format-patch(1).

       format.subjectprefix
           The default for format-patch is to output files with the [PATCH] subject prefix. Use
           this variable to change that prefix.

       format.signature
           The default for format-patch is to output a signature containing the git version
           number. Use this variable to change that default. Set this variable to the empty
           string ("") to suppress signature generation.

       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).

       format.pretty
           The default pretty format for log/show/whatchanged command, See git-log(1), git-
           show(1), git-whatchanged(1).

       format.thread
           The default threading style for git format-patch. Can be a boolean value, or shallow
           or deep.  shallow threading makes every mail a reply to the head of the series, where
           the head is chosen from the cover letter, the --in-reply-to, and the first patch mail,
           in this order.  deep threading makes every mail a reply to the previous one. A true
           boolean value is the same as shallow, and a false value disables threading.

       format.signoff
           A boolean value which lets you enable the -s/--signoff option of format-patch by
           default.  Note: Adding the Signed-off-by: line to a patch should be a conscious act
           and means that you certify you have the rights to submit this work under the same open
           source license. Please see the SubmittingPatches document for further discussion.

       filter.<driver>.clean
           The command which is used to convert the content of a worktree file to a blob upon
           checkin. See gitattributes(5) for details.

       filter.<driver>.smudge
           The command which is used to convert the content of a blob object to a worktree file
           upon checkout. See gitattributes(5) for details.

       gc.aggressiveWindow
           The window size parameter used in the delta compression algorithm used by git gc
           --aggressive. This defaults to 250.

       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
           50. Setting this to 0 disables it.

       gc.packrefs
           Running git pack-refs in a repository renders it unclonable by Git versions prior to
           1.5.1.2 over dumb transports such as HTTP. This variable determines whether git gc
           runs git pack-refs. This can be set to notbare to enable it within all non-bare repos
           or it can be set to a boolean value. The default is true.

       gc.pruneexpire
           When git gc is run, it will call prune --expire 2.weeks.ago. Override the grace period
           with this config variable. The value "now" may be used to disable this grace period
           and always prune unreachable objects immediately.

       gc.reflogexpire, gc.<pattern>.reflogexpire

           git reflog expire removes reflog entries older than this time; defaults to 90 days.
           With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash") in the middle the setting applies only to the
           refs that match the <pattern>.

       gc.reflogexpireunreachable, gc.<ref>.reflogexpireunreachable

           git reflog expire removes reflog entries older than this time and are not reachable
           from the current tip; defaults to 30 days. With "<pattern>" (e.g. "refs/stash") in the
           middle, the setting applies only to the refs that match the <pattern>.

       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 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 git-rerere(1).

       gitcvs.commitmsgannotation
           Append this string to each commit message. Set to empty string to disable this
           feature. Defaults to "via git-CVS emulator".

       gitcvs.enabled
           Whether the CVS server interface is enabled for this repository. See git-cvsserver(1).

       gitcvs.logfile
           Path to a log file where the CVS server interface well... logs various stuff. See git-
           cvsserver(1).

       gitcvs.usecrlfattr
           If true, the server will look up the end-of-line conversion attributes for files to
           determine the -k modes to use. If the attributes force git to treat a file as text,
           the -k mode will be left blank so CVS clients will treat it as text. If they suppress
           text conversion, the file will be set with -kb mode, which suppresses any newline
           munging the client might otherwise do. If the attributes do not allow the file type to
           be determined, then gitcvs.allbinary is used. See gitattributes(5).

       gitcvs.allbinary
           This is used if gitcvs.usecrlfattr does not resolve the correct -kb mode to use. If
           true, all unresolved files are sent to the client in mode -kb. This causes the client
           to treat them as binary files, which suppresses any newline munging it otherwise might
           do. Alternatively, if it is set to "guess", then the contents of the file are examined
           to decide if it is binary, similar to core.autocrlf.

       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 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 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 git-cvsserver(1) for details).

       gitcvs.dbTableNamePrefix
           Database table name prefix. Prepended to the names of any database tables used,
           allowing a single database to be used for several repositories. Supports variable
           substitution (see git-cvsserver(1) for details). Any non-alphabetic characters will be
           replaced with underscores.

       All gitcvs variables except for gitcvs.usecrlfattr and 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.

       gitweb.category, gitweb.description, gitweb.owner, gitweb.url
           See gitweb(1) for description.

       gitweb.avatar, gitweb.blame, gitweb.grep, gitweb.highlight, gitweb.patches,
       gitweb.pickaxe, gitweb.remote_heads, gitweb.showsizes, gitweb.snapshot
           See gitweb.conf(5) for description.

       grep.lineNumber
           If set to true, enable -n option by default.

       grep.extendedRegexp
           If set to true, enable --extended-regexp option by default.

       gpg.program
           Use this custom program instead of "gpg" found on $PATH when making or verifying a PGP
           signature. The program must support the same command line interface as GPG, namely, to
           verify a detached signature, "gpg --verify $file - <$signature" is run, and the
           program is expected to signal a good signature by exiting with code 0, and to generate
           an ascii-armored detached signature, the standard input of "gpg -bsau $key" is fed
           with the contents to be signed, and the program is expected to send the result to its
           standard output.

       gui.commitmsgwidth
           Defines how wide the commit message window is in the git-gui(1). "75" is the default.

       gui.diffcontext
           Specifies how many context lines should be used in calls to diff made by the git-
           gui(1). The default is "5".

       gui.encoding
           Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of file contents in git-gui(1)
           and gitk(1). It can be overridden by setting the encoding attribute for relevant files
           (see gitattributes(5)). If this option is not set, the tools default to the locale
           encoding.

       gui.matchtrackingbranch
           Determines if new branches created with git-gui(1) should default to tracking remote
           branches with matching names or not. Default: "false".

       gui.newbranchtemplate
           Is used as suggested name when creating new branches using the git-gui(1).

       gui.pruneduringfetch
           "true" if git-gui(1) should prune remote-tracking branches when performing a fetch.
           The default value is "false".

       gui.trustmtime
           Determines if git-gui(1) should trust the file modification timestamp or not. By
           default the timestamps are not trusted.

       gui.spellingdictionary
           Specifies the dictionary used for spell checking commit messages in the git-gui(1).
           When set to "none" spell checking is turned off.

       gui.fastcopyblame
           If true, git gui blame uses -C instead of -C -C for original location detection. It
           makes blame significantly faster on huge repositories at the expense of less thorough
           copy detection.

       gui.copyblamethreshold
           Specifies the threshold to use in git gui blame original location detection, measured
           in alphanumeric characters. See the git-blame(1) manual for more information on copy
           detection.

       gui.blamehistoryctx
           Specifies the radius of history context in days to show in gitk(1) for the selected
           commit, when the Show History Context menu item is invoked from git gui blame. If this
           variable is set to zero, the whole history is shown.

       guitool.<name>.cmd
           Specifies the shell command line to execute when the corresponding item of the git-
           gui(1) Tools menu is invoked. This option is mandatory for every tool. The command is
           executed from the root of the working directory, and in the environment it receives
           the name of the tool as GIT_GUITOOL, the name of the currently selected file as
           FILENAME, and the name of the current branch as CUR_BRANCH (if the head is detached,
           CUR_BRANCH is empty).

       guitool.<name>.needsfile
           Run the tool only if a diff is selected in the GUI. It guarantees that FILENAME is not
           empty.

       guitool.<name>.noconsole
           Run the command silently, without creating a window to display its output.

       guitool.<name>.norescan
           Don’t rescan the working directory for changes after the tool finishes execution.

       guitool.<name>.confirm
           Show a confirmation dialog before actually running the tool.

       guitool.<name>.argprompt
           Request a string argument from the user, and pass it to the tool through the ARGS
           environment variable. Since requesting an argument implies confirmation, the confirm
           option has no effect if this is enabled. If the option is set to true, yes, or 1, the
           dialog uses a built-in generic prompt; otherwise the exact value of the variable is
           used.

       guitool.<name>.revprompt
           Request a single valid revision from the user, and set the REVISION environment
           variable. In other aspects this option is similar to argprompt, and can be used
           together with it.

       guitool.<name>.revunmerged
           Show only unmerged branches in the revprompt subdialog. This is useful for tools
           similar to merge or rebase, but not for things like checkout or reset.

       guitool.<name>.title
           Specifies the title to use for the prompt dialog. The default is the tool name.

       guitool.<name>.prompt
           Specifies the general prompt string to display at the top of the dialog, before
           subsections for argprompt and revprompt. The default value includes the actual
           command.

       help.browser
           Specify the browser that will be used to display help in the web format. See git-
           help(1).

       help.format
           Override the default help format used by git-help(1). Values man, info, web and html
           are supported.  man is the default.  web and html are the same.

       help.autocorrect
           Automatically correct and execute mistyped commands after waiting for the given number
           of deciseconds (0.1 sec). If more than one command can be deduced from the entered
           text, nothing will be executed. If the value of this option is negative, the corrected
           command will be executed immediately. If the value is 0 - the command will be just
           shown but not executed. This is the default.

       http.proxy
           Override the HTTP proxy, normally configured using the http_proxy, https_proxy, and
           all_proxy environment variables (see curl(1)). This can be overridden on a per-remote
           basis; see remote.<name>.proxy

       http.cookiefile
           File containing previously stored cookie lines which should be used in the git http
           session, if they match the server. The file format of the file to read cookies from
           should be plain HTTP headers or the Netscape/Mozilla cookie file format (see curl(1)).
           NOTE that the file specified with http.cookiefile is only used as input. No cookies
           will be stored in the file.

       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.sslCertPasswordProtected
           Enable git’s password prompt for the SSL certificate. Otherwise OpenSSL will prompt
           the user, possibly many times, if the certificate or private key is encrypted. Can be
           overridden by the GIT_SSL_CERT_PASSWORD_PROTECTED 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.minSessions
           The number of curl sessions (counted across slots) to be kept across requests. They
           will not be ended with curl_easy_cleanup() until http_cleanup() is invoked. If
           USE_CURL_MULTI is not defined, this value will be capped at 1. Defaults to 1.

       http.postBuffer
           Maximum size in bytes of the buffer used by smart HTTP transports when POSTing data to
           the remote system. For requests larger than this buffer size, HTTP/1.1 and
           Transfer-Encoding: chunked is used to avoid creating a massive pack file locally.
           Default is 1 MiB, which is sufficient for most requests.

       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).

       http.useragent
           The HTTP USER_AGENT string presented to an HTTP server. The default value represents
           the version of the client git such as git/1.7.1. This option allows you to override
           this value to a more common value such as Mozilla/4.0. This may be necessary, for
           instance, if connecting through a firewall that restricts HTTP connections to a set of
           common USER_AGENT strings (but not including those like git/1.7.1). Can be overridden
           by the GIT_HTTP_USER_AGENT environment variable.

       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.  git-mailinfo(1). Defaults to utf-8.

       i18n.logOutputEncoding
           Character encoding the commit messages are converted to when running git log and
           friends.

       imap
           The configuration variables in the imap section are described in git-imap-send(1).

       init.templatedir
           Specify the directory from which templates will be copied. (See the "TEMPLATE
           DIRECTORY" section of git-init(1).)

       instaweb.browser
           Specify the program that will be used to browse your working repository in gitweb. See
           git-instaweb(1).

       instaweb.httpd
           The HTTP daemon command-line to start gitweb on your working repository. See git-
           instaweb(1).

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

       instaweb.modulepath
           The default module path for git-instaweb(1) to use instead of
           /usr/lib/apache2/modules. Only used if httpd is Apache.

       instaweb.port
           The port number to bind the gitweb httpd to. See git-instaweb(1).

       interactive.singlekey
           In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter input with a single key
           (i.e., without hitting enter). Currently this is used by the --patch mode of git-
           add(1), git-checkout(1), git-commit(1), git-reset(1), and git-stash(1). Note that this
           setting is silently ignored if portable keystroke input is not available.

       log.abbrevCommit
           If true, makes git-log(1), git-show(1), and git-whatchanged(1) assume --abbrev-commit.
           You may override this option with --no-abbrev-commit.

       log.date
           Set the default date-time mode for the log command. Setting a value for log.date is
           similar to using git log's --date option. Possible values are relative, local,
           default, iso, rfc, and short; see git-log(1) for details.

       log.decorate
           Print out the ref names of any commits that are shown by the log command. If short is
           specified, the ref name prefixes refs/heads/, refs/tags/ and refs/remotes/ will not be
           printed. If full is specified, the full ref name (including prefix) will be printed.
           This is the same as the log commands --decorate option.

       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 git-log(1) or git-whatchanged(1), which
           normally hide the root commit will now show it. True by default.

       mailmap.file
           The location of an augmenting mailmap file. The default mailmap, located in the root
           of the repository, is loaded first, then the mailmap file pointed to by this variable.
           The location of the mailmap file may be in a repository subdirectory, or somewhere
           outside of the repository itself. See git-shortlog(1) and git-blame(1).

       man.viewer
           Specify the programs that may be used to display help in the man format. See git-
           help(1).

       man.<tool>.cmd
           Specify the command to invoke the specified man viewer. The specified command is
           evaluated in shell with the man page passed as argument. (See git-help(1).)

       man.<tool>.path
           Override the path for the given tool that may be used to display help in the man
           format. See git-help(1).

       merge.conflictstyle
           Specify the style in which conflicted hunks are written out to working tree files upon
           merge. The default is "merge", which shows a <<<<<<< conflict marker, changes made by
           one side, a ======= marker, changes made by the other side, and then a >>>>>>> marker.
           An alternate style, "diff3", adds a ||||||| marker and the original text before the
           ======= marker.

       merge.defaultToUpstream
           If merge is called without any commit argument, merge the upstream branches configured
           for the current branch by using their last observed values stored in their remote
           tracking branches. The values of the branch.<current branch>.merge that name the
           branches at the remote named by branch.<current branch>.remote are consulted, and then
           they are mapped via remote.<remote>.fetch to their corresponding remote tracking
           branches, and the tips of these tracking branches are merged.

       merge.ff
           By default, git does not create an extra merge commit when merging a commit that is a
           descendant of the current commit. Instead, the tip of the current branch is
           fast-forwarded. When set to false, this variable tells git to create an extra merge
           commit in such a case (equivalent to giving the --no-ff option from the command line).
           When set to only, only such fast-forward merges are allowed (equivalent to giving the
           --ff-only option from the command line).

       merge.log
           In addition to branch names, populate the log message with at most the specified
           number of one-line descriptions from the actual commits that are being merged.
           Defaults to false, and true is a synonym for 20.

       merge.renameLimit
           The number of files to consider when performing rename detection during a merge; if
           not specified, defaults to the value of diff.renameLimit.

       merge.renormalize
           Tell git that canonical representation of files in the repository has changed over
           time (e.g. earlier commits record text files with CRLF line endings, but recent ones
           use LF line endings). In such a repository, git can convert the data recorded in
           commits to a canonical form before performing a merge to reduce unnecessary conflicts.
           For more information, see section "Merging branches with differing checkin/checkout
           attributes" in gitattributes(5).

       merge.stat
           Whether to print the diffstat between ORIG_HEAD and the merge result at the end of the
           merge. True by default.

       merge.tool
           Controls which merge resolution program is used by git-mergetool(1). Valid built-in
           values are: "araxis", "bc3", "diffuse", "ecmerge", "emerge", "gvimdiff", "kdiff3",
           "meld", "opendiff", "p4merge", "tkdiff", "tortoisemerge", "vimdiff" and "xxdiff". Any
           other value is treated is custom merge tool and there must be a corresponding
           mergetool.<tool>.cmd option.

       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 the GIT_MERGE_VERBOSITY
           environment variable.

       merge.<driver>.name
           Defines a human-readable name for a custom low-level merge driver. See
           gitattributes(5) for details.

       merge.<driver>.driver
           Defines the command that implements a custom low-level merge driver. See
           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 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.

       mergetool.<tool>.cmd
           Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool. The specified command is
           evaluated in shell with the following variables available: BASE is the name of a
           temporary file containing the common base of the files to be merged, if available;
           LOCAL is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of the file on the
           current branch; REMOTE is the name of a temporary file containing the contents of the
           file from the branch being merged; MERGED contains the name of the file to which the
           merge tool should write the results of a successful merge.

       mergetool.<tool>.trustExitCode
           For a custom merge command, specify whether the exit code of the merge command can be
           used to determine whether the merge was successful. If this is not set to true then
           the merge target file timestamp is checked and the merge assumed to have been
           successful if the file has been updated, otherwise the user is prompted to indicate
           the success of the merge.

       mergetool.keepBackup
           After performing a merge, the original file with conflict markers can be saved as a
           file with a .orig extension. If this variable is set to false then this file is not
           preserved. Defaults to true (i.e. keep the backup files).

       mergetool.keepTemporaries
           When invoking a custom merge tool, git uses a set of temporary files to pass to the
           tool. If the tool returns an error and this variable is set to true, then these
           temporary files will be preserved, otherwise they will be removed after the tool has
           exited. Defaults to false.

       mergetool.prompt
           Prompt before each invocation of the merge resolution program.

       notes.displayRef
           The (fully qualified) refname from which to show notes when showing commit messages.
           The value of this variable can be set to a glob, in which case notes from all matching
           refs will be shown. You may also specify this configuration variable several times. A
           warning will be issued for refs that do not exist, but a glob that does not match any
           refs is silently ignored.

           This setting can be overridden with the GIT_NOTES_DISPLAY_REF environment variable,
           which must be a colon separated list of refs or globs.

           The effective value of "core.notesRef" (possibly overridden by GIT_NOTES_REF) is also
           implicitly added to the list of refs to be displayed.

       notes.rewrite.<command>
           When rewriting commits with <command> (currently amend or rebase) and this variable is
           set to true, git automatically copies your notes from the original to the rewritten
           commit. Defaults to true, but see "notes.rewriteRef" below.

       notes.rewriteMode
           When copying notes during a rewrite (see the "notes.rewrite.<command>" option),
           determines what to do if the target commit already has a note. Must be one of
           overwrite, concatenate, or ignore. Defaults to concatenate.

           This setting can be overridden with the GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_MODE environment variable.

       notes.rewriteRef
           When copying notes during a rewrite, specifies the (fully qualified) ref whose notes
           should be copied. The ref may be a glob, in which case notes in all matching refs will
           be copied. You may also specify this configuration several times.

           Does not have a default value; you must configure this variable to enable note
           rewriting. Set it to refs/notes/commits to enable rewriting for the default commit
           notes.

           This setting can be overridden with the GIT_NOTES_REWRITE_REF environment variable,
           which must be a colon separated list of refs or globs.

       pack.window
           The size of the window used by 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 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 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)."

           Note that changing the compression level will not automatically recompress all
           existing objects. You can force recompression by passing the -F option to git-
           repack(1).

       pack.deltaCacheSize
           The maximum memory in bytes used for caching deltas in git-pack-objects(1) before
           writing them out to a pack. This cache is used to speed up the writing object phase by
           not having to recompute the final delta result once the best match for all objects is
           found. Repacking large repositories on machines which are tight with memory might be
           badly impacted by this though, especially if this cache pushes the system into
           swapping. A value of 0 means no limit. The smallest size of 1 byte may be used to
           virtually disable this cache. Defaults to 256 MiB.

       pack.deltaCacheLimit
           The maximum size of a delta, that is cached in git-pack-objects(1). This cache is used
           to speed up the writing object phase by not having to recompute the final delta result
           once the best match for all objects is found. Defaults to 1000.

       pack.threads
           Specifies the number of threads to spawn when searching for best delta matches. This
           requires that 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. Specifying 0 will cause git to auto-detect the
           number of CPU’s and set the number of threads accordingly.

       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 the default. Note that version 2 is enforced and this config
           option ignored whenever the corresponding pack is larger than 2 GB.

           If you have an old git that does not understand the version 2 *.idx file, cloning or
           fetching over a non native protocol (e.g. "http" and "rsync") that will copy both
           *.pack file and corresponding *.idx file from the other side may give you a repository
           that cannot be accessed with your older version of git. If the *.pack file is smaller
           than 2 GB, however, you can use git-index-pack(1) on the *.pack file to regenerate the
           *.idx file.

       pack.packSizeLimit
           The maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects packing to a file when
           repacking, i.e. the git:// protocol is unaffected. It can be overridden by the
           --max-pack-size option of git-repack(1). The minimum size allowed is limited to 1 MiB.
           The default is unlimited. Common unit suffixes of k, m, or g are supported.

       pager.<cmd>
           If the value is boolean, turns on or off pagination of the output of a particular git
           subcommand when writing to a tty. Otherwise, turns on pagination for the subcommand
           using the pager specified by the value of pager.<cmd>. If --paginate or --no-pager is
           specified on the command line, it takes precedence over this option. To disable
           pagination for all commands, set core.pager or GIT_PAGER to cat.

       pretty.<name>
           Alias for a --pretty= format string, as specified in git-log(1). Any aliases defined
           here can be used just as the built-in pretty formats could. For example, running git
           config pretty.changelog "format:* %H %s" would cause the invocation git log
           --pretty=changelog to be equivalent to running git log "--pretty=format:* %H %s". Note
           that an alias with the same name as a built-in format will be silently ignored.

       pull.rebase
           When true, rebase branches on top of the fetched branch, instead of merging the
           default branch from the default remote when "git pull" is run. See
           "branch.<name>.rebase" for setting this on a per-branch basis.

           NOTE: this is a possibly dangerous operation; do not use it unless you understand the
           implications (see git-rebase(1) for details).

       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.

       push.default
           Defines the action git push should take if no refspec is given on the command line, no
           refspec is configured in the remote, and no refspec is implied by any of the options
           given on the command line. Possible values are:

           ·    nothing - do not push anything.

           ·    matching - push all matching branches. All branches having the same name in both
               ends are considered to be matching. This is the default.

           ·    upstream - push the current branch to its upstream branch.

           ·    tracking - deprecated synonym for upstream.

           ·    current - push the current branch to a branch of the same name.

       rebase.stat
           Whether to show a diffstat of what changed upstream since the last rebase. False by
           default.

       rebase.autosquash
           If set to true enable --autosquash option by default.

       receive.autogc
           By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after receiving data from
           git-push and updating refs. You can stop it by setting this variable to false.

       receive.fsckObjects
           If it is set to true, git-receive-pack will check all received objects. It will abort
           in the case of a malformed object or a broken link. The result of an abort are only
           dangling objects. Defaults to false. If not set, the value of transfer.fsckObjects is
           used instead.

       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.denyDeletes
           If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes the ref. Use this
           to prevent such a ref deletion via a push.

       receive.denyDeleteCurrent
           If set to true, git-receive-pack will deny a ref update that deletes the currently
           checked out branch of a non-bare repository.

       receive.denyCurrentBranch
           If set to true or "refuse", git-receive-pack will deny a ref update to the currently
           checked out branch of a non-bare repository. Such a push is potentially dangerous
           because it brings the HEAD out of sync with the index and working tree. If set to
           "warn", print a warning of such a push to stderr, but allow the push to proceed. If
           set to false or "ignore", allow such pushes with no message. Defaults to "refuse".

       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.

       receive.updateserverinfo
           If set to true, git-receive-pack will run git-update-server-info after receiving data
           from git-push and updating refs.

       remote.<name>.url
           The URL of a remote repository. See git-fetch(1) or git-push(1).

       remote.<name>.pushurl
           The push URL of a remote repository. See 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 git-fetch(1). See git-fetch(1).

       remote.<name>.push
           The default set of "refspec" for git-push(1). See git-push(1).

       remote.<name>.mirror
           If true, pushing to this remote will automatically behave as if the --mirror option
           was given on the command line.

       remote.<name>.skipDefaultUpdate
           If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating using git-fetch(1) or
           the update subcommand of git-remote(1).

       remote.<name>.skipFetchAll
           If true, this remote will be skipped by default when updating using git-fetch(1) or
           the update subcommand of git-remote(1).

       remote.<name>.receivepack
           The default program to execute on the remote side when pushing. See option
           --receive-pack of git-push(1).

       remote.<name>.uploadpack
           The default program to execute on the remote side when fetching. See option
           --upload-pack of git-fetch-pack(1).

       remote.<name>.tagopt
           Setting this value to --no-tags disables automatic tag following when fetching from
           remote <name>. Setting it to --tags will fetch every tag from remote <name>, even if
           they are not reachable from remote branch heads. Passing these flags directly to git-
           fetch(1) can override this setting. See options --tags and --no-tags of git-fetch(1).

       remote.<name>.vcs
           Setting this to a value <vcs> will cause git to interact with the remote with the
           git-remote-<vcs> helper.

       remotes.<group>
           The list of remotes which are fetched by "git remote update <group>". See git-
           remote(1).

       repack.usedeltabaseoffset
           By default, git-repack(1) creates packs that use delta-base offset. If you need to
           share your repository with git older than version 1.4.4, either directly or via a dumb
           protocol such as http, then you need to set this option to "false" and repack. Access
           from old git versions over the native protocol are unaffected by this option.

       rerere.autoupdate
           When set to true, git-rerere updates the index with the resulting contents after it
           cleanly resolves conflicts using previously recorded resolution. Defaults to false.

       rerere.enabled
           Activate recording of resolved conflicts, so that identical conflict hunks can be
           resolved automatically, should they be encountered again. By default, git-rerere(1) is
           enabled if there is an rr-cache directory under the $GIT_DIR, e.g. if "rerere" was
           previously used in the repository.

       sendemail.identity
           A configuration identity. When given, causes values in the sendemail.<identity>
           subsection to take precedence over values in the sendemail section. The default
           identity is the value of sendemail.identity.

       sendemail.smtpencryption
           See git-send-email(1) for description. Note that this setting is not subject to the
           identity mechanism.

       sendemail.smtpssl
           Deprecated alias for sendemail.smtpencryption = ssl.

       sendemail.<identity>.*
           Identity-specific versions of the sendemail.*  parameters found below, taking
           precedence over those when the this identity is selected, through command-line or
           sendemail.identity.

       sendemail.aliasesfile, sendemail.aliasfiletype, sendemail.bcc, sendemail.cc,
       sendemail.cccmd, sendemail.chainreplyto, sendemail.confirm, sendemail.envelopesender,
       sendemail.from, sendemail.multiedit, sendemail.signedoffbycc, sendemail.smtppass,
       sendemail.suppresscc, sendemail.suppressfrom, sendemail.to, sendemail.smtpdomain,
       sendemail.smtpserver, sendemail.smtpserverport, sendemail.smtpserveroption,
       sendemail.smtpuser, sendemail.thread, sendemail.validate
           See git-send-email(1) for description.

       sendemail.signedoffcc
           Deprecated alias for sendemail.signedoffbycc.

       showbranch.default
           The default set of branches for git-show-branch(1). See git-show-branch(1).

       status.relativePaths
           By default, 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).

       status.showUntrackedFiles
           By default, git-status(1) and git-commit(1) show files which are not currently tracked
           by Git. Directories which contain only untracked files, are shown with the directory
           name only. Showing untracked files means that Git needs to lstat() all all the files
           in the whole repository, which might be slow on some systems. So, this variable
           controls how the commands displays the untracked files. Possible values are:

           ·    no - Show no untracked files.

           ·    normal - Show untracked files and directories.

           ·    all - Show also individual files in untracked directories.

           If this variable is not specified, it defaults to normal. This variable can be
           overridden with the -u|--untracked-files option of git-status(1) and git-commit(1).

       status.submodulesummary
           Defaults to false. If this is set to a non zero number or true (identical to -1 or an
           unlimited number), the submodule summary will be enabled and a summary of commits for
           modified submodules will be shown (see --summary-limit option of git-submodule(1)).

       submodule.<name>.path, submodule.<name>.url, submodule.<name>.update
           The path within this project, URL, and the updating strategy for a submodule. These
           variables are initially populated by git submodule init; edit them to override the URL
           and other values found in the .gitmodules file. See git-submodule(1) and gitmodules(5)
           for details.

       submodule.<name>.fetchRecurseSubmodules
           This option can be used to control recursive fetching of this submodule. It can be
           overridden by using the --[no-]recurse-submodules command line option to "git fetch"
           and "git pull". This setting will override that from in the gitmodules(5) file.

       submodule.<name>.ignore
           Defines under what circumstances "git status" and the diff family show a submodule as
           modified. When set to "all", it will never be considered modified, "dirty" will ignore
           all changes to the submodules work tree and takes only differences between the HEAD of
           the submodule and the commit recorded in the superproject into account. "untracked"
           will additionally let submodules with modified tracked files in their work tree show
           up. Using "none" (the default when this option is not set) also shows submodules that
           have untracked files in their work tree as changed. This setting overrides any setting
           made in .gitmodules for this submodule, both settings can be overridden on the command
           line by using the "--ignore-submodules" option.

       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 git-
           archive(1).

       transfer.fsckObjects
           When fetch.fsckObjects or receive.fsckObjects are not set, the value of this variable
           is used instead. Defaults to false.

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

       url.<base>.insteadOf
           Any URL that starts with this value will be rewritten to start, instead, with <base>.
           In cases where some site serves a large number of repositories, and serves them with
           multiple access methods, and some users need to use different access methods, this
           feature allows people to specify any of the equivalent URLs and have git automatically
           rewrite the URL to the best alternative for the particular user, even for a
           never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one insteadOf strings match a
           given URL, the longest match is used.

       url.<base>.pushInsteadOf
           Any URL that starts with this value will not be pushed to; instead, it will be
           rewritten to start with <base>, and the resulting URL will be pushed to. In cases
           where some site serves a large number of repositories, and serves them with multiple
           access methods, some of which do not allow push, this feature allows people to specify
           a pull-only URL and have git automatically use an appropriate URL to push, even for a
           never-before-seen repository on the site. When more than one pushInsteadOf strings
           match a given URL, the longest match is used. If a remote has an explicit pushurl, git
           will ignore this setting for that remote.

       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 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 git-commit-tree(1).

       user.signingkey
           If 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.

       web.browser
           Specify a web browser that may be used by some commands. Currently only git-
           instaweb(1) and git-help(1) may use it.

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