Matthieu Moy venit, vidit, dixit 14.02.2013 16:36:
> The old Git version where it appeared is not useful only to historians,
> not to normal users. Also, the text was mentioning only the per-repo

I do not think you meant to not remove so many nots ;)

Besides, if history is uninteresting, then so is sociology: "familiar to
some people" can go, too.

> config file, so add a mention of ~/.gitconfig. Describing in details the
> system-wide, XDG and all would be counter-productive here, so reword the

Hmpf, I think this gives a way too prominent role to "~/.gitconfig". The
config files most people will have to deal with are:

- the repo config file
- the one set by "config --global"

And really, it would often be best if the latter was the XDG thing.

So, I'm all for improving git.txt, but somewhat differently ;)

> description of the link to git-config to make it clear that it is not
> only a list of configuration options.
> Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <>
> ---
>  Documentation/git.txt | 11 ++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
> index 0b681d9..e332947 100644
> --- a/Documentation/git.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git.txt
> @@ -535,10 +535,11 @@ include::cmds-purehelpers.txt[]
>  Configuration Mechanism
>  -----------------------
> -Starting from 0.99.9 (actually mid 0.99.8.GIT), `.git/config` file
> -is used to hold per-repository configuration options.  It is a
> -simple text file modeled after `.ini` format familiar to some
> -people.  Here is an example:
> +Git uses a simple text file format modeled after `.ini` format
> +familiar to some people to store its configuration. The `.git/config`
> +file is used to hold per-repository configuration options, and
> +per-user configuration can be stored in a `~/.gitconfig` file.
> +Here is an example:
>  ------------
>  #
> @@ -559,7 +560,7 @@ people.  Here is an example:
>  Various commands read from the configuration file and adjust
>  their operation accordingly.  See linkgit:git-config[1] for a
> -list.
> +list and more details about the configuration mechanism.
>  Identifier Terminology

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