On Thu, 5 May 2011 02:23:32 -0700 (PDT)
Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfn...@gmail.com> wrote:

> That is not an error message, that's the config command.
> Maybe you pasted the wrong line?
The error message is in the message's subject.

Not that I understand why it happens anyway.
--global is meant to modify ~/.gitconfig and ~ is supposed to be

On the other hand, googing for this error messages suggests that Git
should actually show *why* it failed to lock the config file, decoding
the errno of a relevant syscall (much like perror() works).

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