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authorJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2018-05-08 06:59:26 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2018-05-08 06:59:26 (GMT)
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Merge branch 'tb/config-type'
The "git config" command uses separate options e.g. "--int", "--bool", etc. to specify what type the caller wants the value to be interpreted as. A new "--type=<typename>" option has been introduced, which would make it cleaner to define new types. * tb/config-type: builtin/config.c: support `--type=<type>` as preferred alias for `--<type>` builtin/config.c: treat type specifiers singularly
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-rw-r--r--Documentation/git-config.txt71
1 files changed, 39 insertions, 32 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
index e09ed5d..b759009 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-config.txt
@@ -9,13 +9,13 @@ git-config - Get and set repository or global options
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git config' [<file-option>] [type] [--show-origin] [-z|--null] name [value [value_regex]]
-'git config' [<file-option>] [type] --add name value
-'git config' [<file-option>] [type] --replace-all name value [value_regex]
-'git config' [<file-option>] [type] [--show-origin] [-z|--null] --get name [value_regex]
-'git config' [<file-option>] [type] [--show-origin] [-z|--null] --get-all name [value_regex]
-'git config' [<file-option>] [type] [--show-origin] [-z|--null] [--name-only] --get-regexp name_regex [value_regex]
-'git config' [<file-option>] [type] [-z|--null] --get-urlmatch name URL
+'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] [--show-origin] [-z|--null] name [value [value_regex]]
+'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] --add name value
+'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] --replace-all name value [value_regex]
+'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] [--show-origin] [-z|--null] --get name [value_regex]
+'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] [--show-origin] [-z|--null] --get-all name [value_regex]
+'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] [--show-origin] [-z|--null] [--name-only] --get-regexp name_regex [value_regex]
+'git config' [<file-option>] [--type=<type>] [-z|--null] --get-urlmatch name URL
'git config' [<file-option>] --unset name [value_regex]
'git config' [<file-option>] --unset-all name [value_regex]
'git config' [<file-option>] --rename-section old_name new_name
@@ -38,12 +38,10 @@ existing values that match the regexp are updated or unset. If
you want to handle the lines that do *not* match the regex, just
prepend a single exclamation mark in front (see also <<EXAMPLES>>).
-The type specifier can be either `--int` or `--bool`, to 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), or `--path`, which does some
-path expansion (see `--path` below). If no type specifier is passed, no
-checks or transformations are performed on the value.
+The `--type=<type>` option instructs 'git config' to ensure that incoming and
+outgoing values are canonicalize-able under the given <type>. If no
+`--type=<type>` is given, no canonicalization will be performed. Callers may
+unset an existing `--type` specifier with `--no-type`.
When reading, the values are read from the system, global and
repository local configuration files by default, and options
@@ -160,30 +158,39 @@ See also <<FILES>>.
--list::
List all variables set in config file, along with their values.
---bool::
- 'git config' will ensure that the output is "true" or "false"
+--type <type>::
+ 'git config' will ensure that any input or output is valid under the given
+ type constraint(s), and will canonicalize outgoing values in `<type>`'s
+ canonical form.
++
+Valid `<type>`'s include:
++
+- 'bool': canonicalize values as either "true" or "false".
+- 'int': canonicalize values as simple decimal numbers. An optional suffix of
+ 'k', 'm', or 'g' will cause the value to be multiplied by 1024, 1048576, or
+ 1073741824 upon input.
+- 'bool-or-int': canonicalize according to either 'bool' or 'int', as described
+ above.
+- 'path': canonicalize by adding a leading `~` to the value of `$HOME` and
+ `~user` to the home directory for the specified user. This specifier has no
+ effect when setting the value (but you can use `git config section.variable
+ ~/` from the command line to let your shell do the expansion.)
+- 'expiry-date': canonicalize by converting from a fixed or relative date-string
+ to a timestamp. This specifier has no effect when setting the value.
++
+--bool::
--int::
- 'git config' will ensure that the output is a simple
- decimal number. An optional value suffix of 'k', 'm', or 'g'
- in the config file will cause the value to be multiplied
- by 1024, 1048576, or 1073741824 prior to output.
-
--bool-or-int::
- 'git config' will ensure that the output matches the format of
- either --bool or --int, as described above.
-
--path::
- `git config` will expand a leading `~` to the value of
- `$HOME`, and `~user` to the home directory for the
- specified user. This option has no effect when setting the
- value (but you can use `git config section.variable ~/`
- from the command line to let your shell do the expansion).
-
--expiry-date::
- `git config` will ensure that the output is converted from
- a fixed or relative date-string to a timestamp. This option
- has no effect when setting the value.
+ Historical options for selecting a type specifier. Prefer instead `--type`,
+ (see: above).
+
+--no-type::
+ Un-sets the previously set type specifier (if one was previously set). This
+ option requests that 'git config' not canonicalize the retrieved variable.
+ `--no-type` has no effect without `--type=<type>` or `--<type>`.
-z::
--null::