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问题描述:

When using git config --global to set things up, to which file will it write?

Example:

git config --global core.editor "blah"

I can't find it at these places:

C:\Program Files\Git\etc\gitconfig

C:\myapp\.git\config

I have not set an ENV?

My Git version: 1.6.5.1.1367.gcd48 –

on Windows 7

网友答案:

From the docs:

--global

For writing options: write to global ~/.gitconfig file rather than the repository .git/config.

Since you're using Git for Windows, it may not be clear what location this corresponds to. But if you look at etc/profile (in C:\Program Files\Git), you'll see:

HOME="$HOMEDRIVE$HOMEPATH"

Meaning:

C:\Users\MyLogin

(on Windows 7)

That means the file is in C:\Users\MyLogin\.gitconfig for Git in Windows 7.


Note: with git 2.8 (March 2016), you can simply use:

git config --list --show-origin

You will see which config is set where.
See "Where do the settings in my Git configuration come from?"

网友答案:

I was also looking for the global .gitconfig on my Windows machine and found this neat trick using git.

Do a: git config --global -e and then, if you are lucky, you will get a text editor loaded with your global .gitconfig file. Simply lookup the folder from there (or try a save as...), et voilà! :-)

网友答案:

On *nixes, it's in ~/.gitconfig. Is there a corresponding file in your home?

On Windows you can type in git bash

notepad ~/.gitconfig
网友答案:

The paths for msysgit are:

Windows XP -C:\Documents and Settings\<user_name>\.gitconfig

Windows Vista+ C:\Users\<user_name>\.gitconfig

网友答案:

The global location is derived, on Windows MsysGit, using the HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH environment variables, unless you have defined a HOME environment variable. The is detailed in the 'profile' script.

In my corporate environment the HOMEDRIVE is H:, which is then mapped to a network URL \\share\$. The whole lot is then mapped to be "My Documents", which isn't where others would expect. There may have been some further problems with the drive to URL remapping. I don't even get to adjust the HOMEDRIVE or HOMEPATH variables anyway.

In my case I have defined a personal HOME environment variable and pointed it to D:\git\GitHOME and copied all those GIT files (which are without and extension) to the GitHOME directory for safe keeping.

The windows environment variables can be set via the Advanced tab in the My Computer properties dialog.

网友答案:

If you are using TortoiseGit on a windows pc you can use:

Settings / Git / Config / Edit global .gitconfig

to open the global .gitignore file.

But if you use your windows (7) pc in a domain your profile dir is may be a network share (mounted as a drive). In this case TortoiseGit (at least:1.6.5.0) is pointing you to the wrong dir (on c:...). In this case wait for the bug https://tortoisegit.org/issue/922 to be resolved or use %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% to open the dir that contains the .gitignore file.

网友答案:

I am using SmartGit with msysgit on Windows 8.1 and noticed that there are three different locations for the gitconfig file:

C:\Users\name\.gitconfig
C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\etc\gitconfig
C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartGitHg\git\etc\gitconfig

But the one that is used is the one from "C:\Users\name\.gitconfig".

网友答案:

It might be useful to note (for *nix platforms): some types of global git configuration/information are stored in /usr/share/git-core/, such as git autocompletion scripts and the following (default) hooks:

  • applypatch-msg
  • post-update
  • pre-commit
  • prepare-commit-msg
  • commit-msg
  • pre-applypatch
  • pre-rebase
  • update

Each of these can contain their own set of commands to execute, at the time described by their respective filenames.

网友答案:

I had also a problem with my global .gitconfig This is for the case someone also has this strange

git said:

fatal: unknown error occured while reading the configuration files

Now I fixed it. The problem was a second .gitconfig in this folder:

c:\Users\myUser.config\git\config

I don't know where it came from... But now everything works like a charme again.

网友答案:

I am running Windows 7 and using git as setup by following the instructions on GitHub (a year or two back). A rather common use-case I would have thought. None of the answers above helped me, and after much frustration I eventually found my 'real' gitconfig file in the following directory;

C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\GitHub\PortableGit_054f2e797ebafd44a30203088cd 3d58663c627ef\etc

Obviously substitute your user name and presumably the suffix after PortableGit_ is a unique GUID or similar.

网友答案:

Uninstall Msysgit and install Cygwin + Git. Then global '.gitconfig' will be here: C:\cygwin(64)\home\[userName]\.gitconfig .

Now you don't have to worry about an environment variable which may be used by other programs. For example, my environment variable pointed me to a mapped drive in my work windows domain environment. I dont want my global .gitconfig sitting on my "home" mapped drive. I also don't know what might happen to other applications that might rely on that windows environment variable. Operations division might need that environment variable set to the mapped drive for a reason.

Also you don't have to worry about Mysysgit overwriting your 'profile' configuration settings if you specify a specific path to global '.gitconfig', using this method.

In general, save yourself and use cygwin bash shell in windows and be happier

网友答案:

I had a similar issue; the problem was that the .gitconfig file was located in

C:\Users\MyLogin\.gitconfig\

(on Windows 7)

In other words, the file was located in C:\Users\MyLogin\.gitconfig\.gitconfig, instead of on C:\Users\MyLogin\.gitconfig (which is where Git was looking for the files).

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