You can set various Git configuration options within your repository. This configuration option list can be viewed by running the
git config command, passing in
--list as an option.
$ git config --list
You can then set a configuration option by typing
git config [option] [value].
To set the Git username, you can write the following.
$ git config user.name 'John Doe'
This will set the username for this local repository. If you want to set Git configuration options globally, you can pass in the
$ git config --global user.name 'John Doe'
You can set an email address associated to a Git repository by using
$ git config user.email '[email protected]'
To make Git ignore changes that have been made to file permissions, you can use the
core.filemode configuration option and setting it to
$ git config core.filemode false
If you want to set the editor for Git, use
$ git config core.editor "vim"
Git automatically colours most of its output. This can be switched off using the
color.ui option and setting it to
$ git config color.ui false
The value of
auto by default. There are a variety of colours you can set:
[color] diff = auto status = auto branch = auto interactive = auto ui = true pager = true
This allows you to control what you want to have coloured in what way.
[color "status"] added = green changed = red bold untracked = magenta bold [color "branch"] remote = yellow
For example, to change the
status changed and
status untracked colours, you can run the following:
$ git config color.status.changed blue $ git config color.status.untracked magenta
Git will launch a merge tool in the event of a merge conflict. The program used to resolve the merge conflict can be set using the
merge.tool configuration option.
$ git config merge.tool kdiff3