Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@imag.fr> writes:

> When the user has no ~/.gitconfig file, git config --global --edit used
> to launch an editor on an nonexistant file name.
>
> Instead, create a file with a default content before launching the
> editor. The template contains only commented-out entries, to save a few
> keystrokes for the user. If the values are guessed properly, the user
> will only have to uncomment the entries.
>
> Advanced users teaching newbies can create a minimalistic configuration
> faster for newbies. Beginners reading a tutorial advising to run "git
> config --global --edit" as a first step will be slightly more guided for
> their first contact with Git.
>
> Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@imag.fr>
> ---

Probably a good idea; I do not think of any possible interactions we
have to worry about with the configuration file init-db creates with
possible templating.

Do we use "user-wide" as a phrase to refer to these?  It sounds
somewhat funny to call anything specific to $frotz "$frotz-wide", at
least to me.

Surely, /etc/gitconfig is called "site-wide".  But .git/config is
per-project (or project-specific), and I would always have thought
that ~/.gitconfig was "per-user".

>  builtin/config.c | 30 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  cache.h          |  1 +
>  ident.c          |  2 +-
>  3 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/builtin/config.c b/builtin/config.c
> index fcd8474..3821697 100644
> --- a/builtin/config.c
> +++ b/builtin/config.c
> @@ -445,6 +445,20 @@ static int get_urlmatch(const char *var, const char *url)
>       return 0;
>  }
>  
> +static char *default_user_config()

static char *default_user_config(void)

> +{
> +     struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
> +     strbuf_addf(&buf,
> +                 _("# This is Git's user-wide configuration file.\n"
> +                   "[core]\n"
> +                   "# Please, adapt and uncomment the following lines:\n"

tangent: is it a French tradition to always have comma after please?
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