I'd like to include a file in my .gitconfig that has my github settings - is this possible?
Can I do something like this:
include = /path/to/file
Git (1.7.10+) now supports this syntax in
[include] path = /path/to/file
See here for a detailed description of the git change and its edge cases.
By the way, a couple of subtleties worth pointing out:
Environment-variable expansion, e.g.
$HOME, is not supported. (Expansion of
~ appeared in Git 184.108.40.206.)
If a relative path is specified, then it is relative to the .gitconfig file that has the
[include] statement. This works correctly even across chained includes -- e.g.
~/.gitconfig can have:
[include] path = subdir/gitconfig
subdir/gitconfig can have:
[include] path = nested_subdir/gitconfig
... which will cause
subdir/nested_subdir/gitconfig to be loaded.
If git can't find the target file, it silently ignores the error. This appears to be by design.