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authorMatthew Rogers <>2020-02-10 00:30:59 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2020-02-10 18:49:12 (GMT)
commit145d59f48233c64cb8a9262c9f1451cc7d66b530 (patch)
tree95d368d978729dab2f37763c4b9e97d5848d62a1 /builtin
parent9a83d088ee00dcdab171b2020ab334e369437a33 (diff)
config: add '--show-scope' to print the scope of a config value
When a user queries config values with --show-origin, often it's difficult to determine what the actual "scope" (local, global, etc.) of a given value is based on just the origin file. Teach 'git config' the '--show-scope' option to print the scope of all displayed config values. Note that we should never see anything of "submodule" scope as that is only ever used by submodule-config.c when parsing the '.gitmodules' file. Signed-off-by: Matthew Rogers <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin')
1 files changed, 18 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/config.c b/builtin/config.c
index 0a9778b..ee4aef6 100644
--- a/builtin/config.c
+++ b/builtin/config.c
@@ -33,6 +33,7 @@ static int end_nul;
static int respect_includes_opt = -1;
static struct config_options config_options;
static int show_origin;
+static int show_scope;
#define ACTION_GET (1<<0)
#define ACTION_GET_ALL (1<<1)
@@ -155,6 +156,7 @@ static struct option builtin_config_options[] = {
OPT_BOOL(0, "name-only", &omit_values, N_("show variable names only")),
OPT_BOOL(0, "includes", &respect_includes_opt, N_("respect include directives on lookup")),
OPT_BOOL(0, "show-origin", &show_origin, N_("show origin of config (file, standard input, blob, command line)")),
+ OPT_BOOL(0, "show-scope", &show_scope, N_("show scope of config (worktree, local, global, system, command)")),
OPT_STRING(0, "default", &default_value, N_("value"), N_("with --get, use default value when missing entry")),
@@ -189,11 +191,23 @@ static void show_config_origin(struct strbuf *buf)
strbuf_addch(buf, term);
+static void show_config_scope(struct strbuf *buf)
+ const char term = end_nul ? '\0' : '\t';
+ const char *scope = config_scope_name(current_config_scope());
+ strbuf_addstr(buf, N_(scope));
+ strbuf_addch(buf, term);
static int show_all_config(const char *key_, const char *value_, void *cb)
- if (show_origin) {
+ if (show_origin || show_scope) {
struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
- show_config_origin(&buf);
+ if (show_scope)
+ show_config_scope(&buf);
+ if (show_origin)
+ show_config_origin(&buf);
/* Use fwrite as "buf" can contain \0's if "end_null" is set. */
fwrite(buf.buf, 1, buf.len, stdout);
@@ -213,6 +227,8 @@ struct strbuf_list {
static int format_config(struct strbuf *buf, const char *key_, const char *value_)
+ if (show_scope)
+ show_config_scope(buf);
if (show_origin)
if (show_keys)