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@@ -110,9 +110,23 @@ foo.bar= ...`) sets `foo.bar` to the empty string which `git config
Do not pipe Git output into a pager.
--git-dir=<path>::
- Set the path to the repository. This can also be controlled by
- setting the `GIT_DIR` environment variable. It can be an absolute
- path or relative path to current working directory.
+ Set the path to the repository (".git" directory). This can also be
+ controlled by setting the `GIT_DIR` environment variable. It can be
+ an absolute path or relative path to current working directory.
++
+Specifying the location of the ".git" directory using this
+option (or `GIT_DIR` environment variable) turns off the
+repository discovery that tries to find a directory with
+".git" subdirectory (which is how the repository and the
+top-level of the working tree are discovered), and tells Git
+that you are at the top level of the working tree. If you
+are not at the top-level directory of the working tree, you
+should tell Git where the top-level of the working tree is,
+with the `--work-tree=<path>` option (or `GIT_WORK_TREE`
+environment variable)
++
+If you just want to run git as if it was started in `<path>` then use
+`git -C <path>`.
--work-tree=<path>::
Set the path to the working tree. It can be an absolute path
@@ -482,13 +496,36 @@ double-quotes and respecting backslash escapes. E.g., the value
Git Commits
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`GIT_AUTHOR_NAME`::
+ The human-readable name used in the author identity when creating commit or
+ tag objects, or when writing reflogs. Overrides the `user.name` and
+ `author.name` configuration settings.
+
`GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL`::
+ The email address used in the author identity when creating commit or
+ tag objects, or when writing reflogs. Overrides the `user.email` and
+ `author.email` configuration settings.
+
`GIT_AUTHOR_DATE`::
+ The date used for the author identity when creating commit or tag objects, or
+ when writing reflogs. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for valid formats.
+
`GIT_COMMITTER_NAME`::
+ The human-readable name used in the committer identity when creating commit or
+ tag objects, or when writing reflogs. Overrides the `user.name` and
+ `committer.name` configuration settings.
+
`GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL`::
+ The email address used in the author identity when creating commit or
+ tag objects, or when writing reflogs. Overrides the `user.email` and
+ `committer.email` configuration settings.
+
`GIT_COMMITTER_DATE`::
-'EMAIL'::
- see linkgit:git-commit-tree[1]
+ The date used for the committer identity when creating commit or tag objects, or
+ when writing reflogs. See linkgit:git-commit[1] for valid formats.
+
+`EMAIL`::
+ The email address used in the author and committer identities if no other
+ relevant environment variable or configuration setting has been set.
Git Diffs
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