When committing to a Git repository related to my consulting work, it’s very important for me to use my company e-mail address, email@example.com . Not so much for my open-source work – for this I prefer other addresses, like firstname.lastname@example.org . (For example, Travis CI sends notification e-mails to the committer’s e-mail address, and I have set up filtering for that other address.)
Configuring the e-mail address for each repository separately gets annoying very soon. Rather, I’d like all repos in a specific subdirectory to use a specific e-mail address.
All my Git repos live in
cynkra, respectively, contain R packages and repos related to consulting. To achieve the desired setup, I edit my
~/.gitconfig to contain the following entry:
[includeIf "gitdir:git/**"] path = git/.gitconfig
This makes sure that all repos that live underneath the
git directory use the
git/.gitconfig file in addition to the main configuration. That file contains the following:
[includeIf "gitdir:R/**"] path = R/.gitconfig [includeIf "gitdir:cynkra/**"] path = cynkra/.gitconfig
~/git/cynkra/.gitconfig, I configure the e-mail addresses I want to use for all repos underneath
[user] email = ...
I verify the setup with
git config -l | grep user. Indeed, cynkra repos use the cynkra e-mail address. Voilà!
This requires a recent-ish version of
git, version 2.14 or later should suffice. Read more about conditional includes.
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