Configuring Git (Local Machine)

System Level Configuration

git config --system

Stored in etc/gitconfig in Mac / Linux. Similar structure in Windows, usually within usually within Program Files.

 

User Level Configuration

git config --global

Stored in ~/.gitconfig in Mac / Linux. Similar structure in Windows, within user home folder.

 

Repository Level Configuration

git config

Stored in .git/config in each repo.

 

Note: More common to modify global or repository level configuration, than system level.

 

Basic Configuration

Set user name and email:

git config --global user.name "<Name>"

git config --global user.email "<email>"

 

Verify global config:

git config --global --list

Or:

git config --global user.name 

Displays configured username.

git config --global user.email 

Displays configured email.

Or:

cat ~/.gitconfig

To see contents of config file.

 

Adding fuzzy check:

git config --global help.autocorrect 1

 

Example:

First try:

git statsu

git: 'statsu' is not a git command. See 'git --help'.

 

Then try:

git config --global help.autocorrect 1

gitstatsu

WARNING: You called a Git command named 'statsu', which does not exist.

Continuing in 0.1 seconds, assuming that you meant 'status'.

 

Colorize Output

git config --global color.ui auto

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