On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 10:16 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
>> That seems like the most sensible place, as that is where we should
>> cover the order of reading and precedence. Perhaps FILES should be
>> renamed to SOURCES or something (though I do not recall if we are
>> restricted to "usual" manpage section names or not).
>> Arguably this is not about git-config the program at all, but the
>> general concept of "configuration for git", because the precedence rules
>> apply equally to all of the git programs that read config.
> True, but that argument leads us to say git(1) is the best place ;-)
> If the user wants to know "how does the configuration values get
> read?", and wishes not having to go around fishing for the
> information in multiple places (and I think that is a reasonable
> thing to wish for), I think adding it to the FILES section of
> git-config(1) is a better option than inventing a separate
> gitconfig(7), which would still require the user to consult two
> places.

Great, I sent a patch in a new thread. I hope I formatted it
correctly; haven't sent a patch via email in a while.

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