On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 5:47 AM, Konstantin Khomoutov <
> 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).
If you're on linux, you might be able to figure out what's going on with
minimal pain via strace, dtruss on OSX. I don't know about windows. Have you
checked the permissions on the file?
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