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authorFrank Lichtenheld <>2007-05-20 22:12:58 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-05-20 23:00:23 (GMT)
commit0cb21911f49176866ee5170e292d351f4697634e (patch)
tree4702cbf7196c672a984cd83b091210e386b7f630 /Documentation/git-config.txt
parentcab333cb6ac0ac857dcfb112989ea32aea5d0ec1 (diff)
git-config: Correct asciidoc documentation for --int/--bool
The asciidoc documentation seemed to indicate that type specifiers are honoured on writing operations which they aren't. Make this more clear. Signed-off-by: Frank Lichtenheld <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/git-config.txt')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
index 280ef20..827a499 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-config.txt
@@ -9,15 +9,15 @@ git-config - Get and set repository or global options
-'git-config' [--system | --global] [type] name [value [value_regex]]
-'git-config' [--system | --global] [type] --add name value
-'git-config' [--system | --global] [type] --replace-all name [value [value_regex]]
+'git-config' [--system | --global] name [value [value_regex]]
+'git-config' [--system | --global] --add name value
+'git-config' [--system | --global] --replace-all name [value [value_regex]]
'git-config' [--system | --global] [type] --get name [value_regex]
'git-config' [--system | --global] [type] --get-all name [value_regex]
-'git-config' [--system | --global] [type] --unset name [value_regex]
-'git-config' [--system | --global] [type] --unset-all name [value_regex]
-'git-config' [--system | --global] [type] --rename-section old_name new_name
-'git-config' [--system | --global] [type] --remove-section name
+'git-config' [--system | --global] --unset name [value_regex]
+'git-config' [--system | --global] --unset-all name [value_regex]
+'git-config' [--system | --global] --rename-section old_name new_name
+'git-config' [--system | --global] --remove-section name
'git-config' [--system | --global] -l | --list
@@ -36,7 +36,8 @@ prepend a single exclamation mark in front (see EXAMPLES).
The type specifier can be either '--int' or '--bool', which will make
'git-config' ensure that the variable(s) are of the given type and
convert the value to the canonical form (simple decimal number for int,
-a "true" or "false" string for bool). If no type specifier is passed,
+a "true" or "false" string for bool). Type specifiers currently only
+take effect for reading operations. If no type specifier is passed,
no checks or transformations are performed on the value.
This command will fail if: