John Keeping <> writes:

> Since commit 00b347d (git-config: do not complain about duplicate
> entries, 2012-10-23), "git config --get" does not exit with an error if
> there are multiple values for the specified key but instead returns the
> last value.  Update the documentation to reflect this.
> Signed-off-by: John Keeping <>
> ---
>  Documentation/git-config.txt | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
> index 19a7be0..fbad05e 100644
> --- a/Documentation/git-config.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-config.txt
> @@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ OPTIONS
>  --get::
>       Get the value for a given key (optionally filtered by a regex
>       matching the value). Returns error code 1 if the key was not
> -     found and error code 2 if multiple key values were found.
> +     found and the last value if multiple key values were found.
>  --get-all::
>       Like get, but does not fail if the number of values for the key


I wondered if we should explain the significance of "last" a bit
more (like "this results in the value from the most specific
configuration file to be used, the ones in $GIT_DIR/config
overriding what is in $HOME/.gitconfig"), but I do not have a strong
opinion either way.  Let's queue this for 'maint' for now.
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