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@@ -427,6 +427,14 @@ git so take care if using Cogito etc.
This can also be controlled by the '--work-tree' command line
option and the core.worktree configuration variable.
+'GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES'::
+ This should be a colon-separated list of absolute paths.
+ If set, it is a list of directories that git should not chdir
+ up into while looking for a repository directory.
+ It will not exclude the current working directory or
+ a GIT_DIR set on the command line or in the environment.
+ (Useful for excluding slow-loading network directories.)
+
git Commits
~~~~~~~~~~~
'GIT_AUTHOR_NAME'::