Ramkumar Ramachandra <artag...@gmail.com> writes:

> I'd like to configure the location of ~/.gitconfig through an
> environment variable.  My usecase is a simple enough: I have a
> repository with all my dotfiles, and I don't want to symlink
> ~/dotfiles/.gitconfig from $HOME after cloning it.  Does anyone else
> think the feature will be useful?

Not me. For that particular use case, my approach (long before I
switched the vcs that controls my dotfiles to git) have always been
to have ~/src that is version controlled, with a Makefile that
builds/adjusts dotfiles appropriately for each box and installs them
in the proper place.

Of course, if .gitconfig _is_ the same across all boxes I use, that
Makefile is likely to "install" by making a symlink ~/.gitconfig
that points at src/dot/gitconfig without "building".
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