From: "Rodrigo Narvaez Leuridan" <ro.narvaez....@gmail.com>
Hi, I was looking around the documentation trying to find for what and
does git uses my email address, and how it can be helpful for me this
I am reading the git documentation, for setup is recommendable to set
user.email, I know that this email is used as part of the description
the committer but, is there another use for the email? May I be able
notifications or make my own emailList by Git? Maybe it will be
to set this email configuration?
The real key feature about an email address is that it must be globally
unique (on the internet). Hence it is a unique identifier for the author
of a commit, and likewise for the person responsible for committing it
to the repository (often different in heirachical systems with patch
based work flows).
Thus "John Doe <john.i.am.unique....@example.com>" isn't just any old
There is a .mailmap facility to allow for mapping old email address to
new email addresses as well.
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