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@@ -13,7 +13,12 @@ committer.email::
Also, all of these can be overridden by the `GIT_AUTHOR_NAME`,
`GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL`, `GIT_COMMITTER_NAME`,
`GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL` and `EMAIL` environment variables.
- See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1] for more information.
++
+Note that the `name` forms of these variables conventionally refer to
+some form of a personal name. See linkgit:git-commit[1] and the
+environment variables section of linkgit:git[1] for more information on
+these settings and the `credential.username` option if you're looking
+for authentication credentials instead.
user.useConfigOnly::
Instruct Git to avoid trying to guess defaults for `user.email`