Jeff King <> writes:

>> How about "and make sure any Git configuration files", since there
>> might not be any Git configuration files.
> Yeah, that is better. Thanks.

OK, then...

-- >8 --
Subject: [PATCH] doc: clarify that "git daemon --user=<user>" option does not 
export HOME=~user

Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
Helped-by: W. Trevor King <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
 Documentation/git-daemon.txt | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
index 7e5098a..2ac07ba 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
@@ -147,6 +147,13 @@ OPTIONS
 Giving these options is an error when used with `--inetd`; use
 the facility of inet daemon to achieve the same before spawning
 'git daemon' if needed.
+Like many programs that switch user id, the daemon does not reset
+environment variables such as `$HOME` when it runs git programs,
+e.g. `upload-pack` and `receive-pack`. When using this option, you
+may also want to set and export `HOME` to point at the home
+directory of `<user>` before starting the daemon, and make sure any
+Git configuration files in that directory are readable by `<user>`.

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