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How to set global git config

How do you specify autocrlf = true for all repositories in SourceTree ?

SourceTree allows you to specify a git config for each repository, so you'd need to manually add autocrlf = true to each config file. Does SourceTree allow you to specify a global git config for all repositories ?

 

Thanks.

 

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As far as I know, you cannot do this with SourceTree directly - but as usual, git-commandline is your friend:

You've got three levels of .gitconfig - which are stored at different locations

  • local - i.e. within your single repository - stored within your .git-folder of your project
  • global - i.e. for all of YOUR repositories - stored somewhere like %USERPROFILE%
  • system - i.e for all repositories of all users on your system - on windows systems this is normally stored where your git installation resides

You set options within those three configuration files using a dedicated option:

git config --local/–global/–system ....

See: https://git-scm.com/docs/git-config

Hope that helps

Cheers

Johannes

Seth Rising Star Oct 18, 2016

Yeah, definitely recommend using git config --global, but if any of your repositories have autocrlf set to something else locally, that will take precedence over the global setting.

Like Ayinde Ayobami likes this

Seth is right: you have to consider that there is a precedence:  local overwrites global overwrites system

On Windows 7  (maybe same or similar for Windows 10) for Visual Studio and git command line, your global config is in

%USERPROFILE%\.gitconfig

(dot is in front of the file)

but this is not honored by SourceTree at least in Git Embedded mode, and the config is in 

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\mingw32\etc\gitconfig

(no dot in front of the file)

 

[I needed to update both files to modify my global git settings for git command and SourceTree]

 

Here is more that I found about it because some settings are still overridden by some other 'global' config https://stackoverflow.com/a/55839051/1818723 

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