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 ?




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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 ....


Hope that helps



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.

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

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