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authorPetr Baudis <>2006-02-12 03:14:48 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-02-12 08:26:54 (GMT)
commit7162dff3dde6fb0a2829fbc8e641fc6d1e7e76ec (patch)
treed033a166979f4ab454550f02352213fee46a52c8 /Documentation
parent16139f9035137ccd81e1e9a9dc203fbede6997a0 (diff)
Add support for explicit type specifiers when calling git-repo-config
Currently, git-repo-config will just return the raw value of option as specified in the config file; this makes things difficult for scripts calling it, especially if the value is supposed to be boolean. This patch makes it possible to ask git-repo-config to check if the option is of the given type (int or bool) and write out the value in its canonical form. If you do not pass --int or --bool, the behaviour stays unchanged and the raw value is emitted. This also incidentally fixes the segfault when option with no value is encountered. [jc: tweaked the option parsing a bit to make it easier to see that the patch does not change anything but the type stuff in the diff output. Also changed to avoid "foo ? : bar" construct. ] Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-repo-config.txt b/Documentation/git-repo-config.txt
index 3069464..33fcde4 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-repo-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-repo-config.txt
@@ -8,12 +8,12 @@ git-repo-config - Get and set options in .git/config.
-'git-repo-config' name [value [value_regex]]
-'git-repo-config' --replace-all name [value [value_regex]]
-'git-repo-config' --get name [value_regex]
-'git-repo-config' --get-all name [value_regex]
-'git-repo-config' --unset name [value_regex]
-'git-repo-config' --unset-all name [value_regex]
+'git-repo-config' [type] name [value [value_regex]]
+'git-repo-config' [type] --replace-all name [value [value_regex]]
+'git-repo-config' [type] --get name [value_regex]
+'git-repo-config' [type] --get-all name [value_regex]
+'git-repo-config' [type] --unset name [value_regex]
+'git-repo-config' [type] --unset-all name [value_regex]
@@ -26,6 +26,12 @@ should provide a POSIX regex for the value. If you want to handle the lines
*not* matching the regex, just prepend a single exclamation mark in front
+The type specifier can be either '--int' or '--bool', which will make
+'git-repo-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,
+no checks or transformations are performed on the value.
This command will fail if
. .git/config is invalid,