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authorDaniel Barkalow <>2008-06-30 07:37:47 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-07-01 09:35:49 (GMT)
commitdc87183189b54441e315d35d48983d80ab085299 (patch)
tree975e86756cc3739cdfb7ac3f93981b37a2a8f8ad /Documentation/git-config.txt
parent66037991d3fd2ac7e699c7bd21d939b9e397f6a4 (diff)
Only use GIT_CONFIG in "git config", not other programs
For everything other than using "git config" to read or write a git-style config file that isn't the current repo's config file, GIT_CONFIG was actively detrimental. Rather than argue over which programs are important enough to have work anyway, just fix all of them at the root. Also removes GIT_LOCAL_CONFIG, which would only be useful for programs that do want to use global git-specific config, but not the repo's own git-specific config, and want to use some other, presumably git-specific config. Despite being documented, I can't find any sign that it was ever used. Signed-off-by: Daniel Barkalow <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
index c90421e..30c8432 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-config.txt
@@ -191,11 +191,6 @@ variables. The '--global' and the '--system' options will limit the file used
to the global or system-wide file respectively. The GIT_CONFIG environment
variable has a similar effect, but you can specify any filename you want.
-The GIT_CONFIG_LOCAL environment variable on the other hand only changes
-the name used instead of the repository configuration file. The global and
-the system-wide configuration files will still be read. (For writing options
-this will obviously result in the same behavior as using GIT_CONFIG.)
@@ -205,10 +200,6 @@ GIT_CONFIG::
Using the "--global" option forces this to ~/.gitconfig. Using the
"--system" option forces this to $(prefix)/etc/gitconfig.
- Take the configuration from the given file instead if .git/config.
- Still read the global and the system-wide configuration files, though.
See also <<FILES>>.