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authorFinn Arne Gangstad <>2009-03-16 15:42:51 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-03-17 21:50:21 (GMT)
commit521537476fe99b97bfcdf1b8f0c579061af5fd3e (patch)
tree54e9b9349d7ba1197de646dfaf7154968ee2470b /config.c
parent52e7787609d18af76a8c1befb0a06123fb7ce89e (diff)
New config push.default to decide default behavior for push
When "git push" is not told what refspecs to push, it pushes all matching branches to the current remote. For some workflows this default is not useful, and surprises new users. Some have even found that this default behaviour is too easy to trigger by accident with unwanted consequences. Introduce a new configuration variable "push.default" that decides what action git push should take if no refspecs are given or implied by the command line arguments or the current remote configuration. Possible values are: 'nothing' : Push nothing; 'matching' : Current default behaviour, push all branches that already exist in the current remote; 'tracking' : Push the current branch to whatever it is tracking; 'current' : Push the current branch to a branch of the same name, i.e. HEAD. Signed-off-by: Finn Arne Gangstad <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'config.c')
1 files changed, 28 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/config.c b/config.c
index 0c8c76f..30443e3 100644
--- a/config.c
+++ b/config.c
@@ -565,6 +565,31 @@ static int git_default_branch_config(const char *var, const char *value)
return 0;
+static int git_default_push_config(const char *var, const char *value)
+ if (!strcmp(var, "push.default")) {
+ if (!value)
+ return config_error_nonbool(var);
+ else if (!strcmp(value, "nothing"))
+ push_default = PUSH_DEFAULT_NOTHING;
+ else if (!strcmp(value, "matching"))
+ push_default = PUSH_DEFAULT_MATCHING;
+ else if (!strcmp(value, "tracking"))
+ push_default = PUSH_DEFAULT_TRACKING;
+ else if (!strcmp(value, "current"))
+ push_default = PUSH_DEFAULT_CURRENT;
+ else {
+ error("Malformed value for %s: %s", var, value);
+ return error("Must be one of nothing, matching, "
+ "tracking or current.");
+ }
+ return 0;
+ }
+ /* Add other config variables here and to Documentation/config.txt. */
+ return 0;
static int git_default_mailmap_config(const char *var, const char *value)
if (!strcmp(var, "mailmap.file"))
@@ -588,6 +613,9 @@ int git_default_config(const char *var, const char *value, void *dummy)
if (!prefixcmp(var, "branch."))
return git_default_branch_config(var, value);
+ if (!prefixcmp(var, "push."))
+ return git_default_push_config(var, value);
if (!prefixcmp(var, "mailmap."))
return git_default_mailmap_config(var, value);