Angelo Borsotti <> writes:

> git config --get issues an error message when the specified value
> contains a section that does not exist, but does not issue any message
> when the value contains a key that does not exist while in both cases
> returning a status 1. E.g.
> $ git config --get xxx
> error: key does not contain a section: xxx
> $ git config --get xxx.yyy
> Proposal: to issue an error message also when the key does not exist.

The two cases are different: a key without a section is malformed,
whereas a nonexistent value is usually not an error (use the default


Andreas Schwab,
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