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git-repo-config - Get and set options in .git/config.
'git-repo-config' name [value [value_regex]]
'git-repo-config' --replace-all name [value [value_regex]]
'git-repo-config' --get name [value_regex]
'git-repo-config' --get-all name [value_regex]
'git-repo-config' --unset name [value_regex]
'git-repo-config' --unset-all name [value_regex]
You can query/set/replace/unset options with this command. The name is
actually the section and the key separated by a dot, and the value will be
If you want to set/unset an option which can occur on multiple lines, you
should provide a POSIX regex for the value. If you want to handle the lines
*not* matching the regex, just prepend a single exclamation mark in front
This command will fail if
. .git/config is invalid,
. .git/config can not be written to,
. no section was provided,
. the section or key is invalid,
. you try to unset an option which does not exist, or
. you try to unset/set an option for which multiple lines match.
Default behaviour is to replace at most one line. This replaces
all lines matching the key (and optionally the value_regex)
Get the value for a given key (optionally filtered by a regex
matching the value).
Like get, but does not fail if the number of values for the key
is not exactly one.
Remove the line matching the key from .git/config.
Remove all matching lines from .git/config.
Given a .git/config like this:
# This is the config file, and
# a '#' or ';' character indicates
# a comment
; core variables
; Don't trust file modes
filemode = false
; Our diff algorithm
external = "/usr/local/bin/gnu-diff -u"
renames = true
; Proxy settings
command="ssh" for "ssh://"
command="proxy-command" for
command="myprotocol-command" for "my://"
command=default-proxy ; for all the rest
you can set the filemode to true with
% git repo-config core.filemode true
The hypothetic proxy command entries actually have a postfix to discern
to what URL they apply. Here is how to change the entry for
to "ssh".
% git repo-config proxy.command '"ssh" for' 'for$'
This makes sure that only the key/value pair for is replaced.
To delete the entry for renames, do
% git repo-config --unset diff.renames
If you want to delete an entry for a multivar (like proxy.command above),
you have to provide a regex matching the value of exactly one line.
To query the value for a given key, do
% git repo-config --get core.filemode
% git repo-config core.filemode
or, to query a multivar:
% git repo-config --get proxy.command "for$"
If you want to know all the values for a multivar, do:
% git repo-config --get-all proxy.command
If you like to live dangerous, you can replace *all* proxy.commands by a
new one with
% git repo-config --replace-all proxy.command ssh
However, if you really only want to replace the line for the default proxy,
i.e. the one without a "for ..." postfix, do something like this:
% git repo-config proxy.command ssh '! for '
To actually match only values with an exclamation mark, you have to
% git repo-config section.key value '[!]'
Written by Johannes Schindelin <>
Documentation by Johannes Schindelin.
Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite