"W. Trevor King" <wk...@tremily.us> writes:

> From: "W. Trevor King" <wk...@tremily.us>
>
> A simple command line call is easier than spawning an editor,
> especially for folks new to ideas like the "command line" and "text
> editors".  This is also the approach suggested by 'git commit' if you
> try and commit without having configured user.name or user.email.
>
> Signed-off-by: W. Trevor King <wk...@tremily.us>
> ---
>  Documentation/user-manual.txt | 18 +++++++++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/user-manual.txt b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
> index 8bf37b3..e2e0c86 100644
> --- a/Documentation/user-manual.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/user-manual.txt
> @@ -991,9 +991,16 @@ Developing with Git
>  Telling Git your name
>  ---------------------
>  
> -Before creating any commits, you should introduce yourself to Git.  The
> -easiest way to do so is to make sure the following lines appear in a
> -file named `.gitconfig` in your home directory:
> +Before creating any commits, you should introduce yourself to Git.
> +The easiest way to do so is to use linkgit:git-config[1]:
> +
> +------------------------------------------------
> +$ git config --global user.name 'Your Name Comes Here'
> +$ git config --global user.email 'y...@yourdomain.example.com'
> +------------------------------------------------
> +
> +Which will add the following stanza to a file named `.gitconfig` in
> +your home directory:

Looks good, even though I do not think we would want/need to confuse
the readers with an unfamiliar word "stanza".

> @@ -1001,8 +1008,9 @@ file named `.gitconfig` in your home directory:
>       email = y...@yourdomain.example.com
>  ------------------------------------------------
>  
> -(See the "CONFIGURATION FILE" section of linkgit:git-config[1] for
> -details on the configuration file.)
> +See the "CONFIGURATION FILE" section of linkgit:git-config[1] for
> +details on the configuration file.  The file is plain text, so you can
> +also edit it with your favorite editor.
>  
>  
>  [[creating-a-new-repository]]

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