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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 ?




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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



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


(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 


(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 

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