Robin Rosenberg <robin.rosenb...@dewire.com> writes:

> I guess this isn't true either. Anyone has a better way of
> specifiying where the system wide config file is read from,
> or a user-parseable definition of $(prefix) ?

        ... the system-wide configuration file (typically
        /etc/gitconfig), rather than the repository specific
        configuration file (.git/config)

should be sufficient.

>
> -- robin
>
> ----- Ursprungligt meddelande -----
>> Signed-off-by: Robin Rosenberg <robin.rosenb...@dewire.com>
>> ---
>>  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>>.
>>  
>>  --system::
>>      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.
>>  
>>  $(prefix)/etc/gitconfig::
>> -    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
>> --
>> 1.8.3.rc0.19.g7e6a0cc
>> 
>> 
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