From: Michael Haggerty <>

In the example line as written,

        gitproxy="proxy-command" for

the quotation marks are eaten by the config-file parser.  From the
history, it looks like this example wanted to have quotation marks in
the actual configured value.  So quote them as required nowadays.

Signed-off-by: Michael Haggerty <>

The bigger question is whether this example is improved by including
quotation marks, or whether they are just a distraction from the main
point.  I abstain.

 Documentation/git-config.txt | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
index 2d6ef32..46775fe 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-config.txt
@@ -267,7 +267,7 @@ Given a .git/config like this:
        ; Proxy settings
-               gitproxy="proxy-command" for
+               gitproxy=\"proxy-command\" for
                gitproxy=default-proxy ; for all the rest
 you can set the filemode to true with

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