git_config_string() does not handle '~' and '~user' as part of the
value. Using git_config_pathname() fixes this.

Signed-off-by: Øystein Walle <>
 config.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/config.c b/config.c
index 314d8ee..ec7af5f 100644
--- a/config.c
+++ b/config.c
@@ -963,7 +963,7 @@ static int git_default_push_config(const char *var, const 
char *value)
 static int git_default_mailmap_config(const char *var, const char *value)
        if (!strcmp(var, "mailmap.file"))
-               return git_config_string(&git_mailmap_file, var, value);
+               return git_config_pathname(&git_mailmap_file, var, value);
        if (!strcmp(var, "mailmap.blob"))
                return git_config_string(&git_mailmap_blob, var, value);

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