Signed-off-by: Robin Rosenberg <>
 Documentation/git-config.txt | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-config.txt b/Documentation/git-config.txt
index 9ae2508..3198d52 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-config.txt
@@ -107,7 +107,8 @@ See also <<FILES>>.
        For writing options: write to system-wide $(prefix)/etc/gitconfig
-       rather than the repository .git/config.
+       rather than the repository .git/config. However, $(prefix) is /usr
+       then /etc/gitconfig is used.
 For reading options: read only from system-wide $(prefix)/etc/gitconfig
 rather than from all available files.
@@ -214,7 +215,8 @@ $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/config::
        file was added fairly recently.
-       System-wide configuration file.
+       System-wide configuration file, unless $(prefix) is /usr. In the
+       latter case /etc/gitconfig is used.
 If no further options are given, all reading options will read all of these
 files that are available. If the global or the system-wide configuration

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