codepros codepros - 3 months ago 16
Git Question

Trouble setting up git with my GitHub Account error: could not lock config file

I'm getting this error when trying to set the global config:

$ git config --global user.name "Your Name Here"
error: could not lock config file /pathto/file/.gitconfig: No such file or directory


and the file .gitconfig is already exists, anyone have any ideas??

Answer

A bit like in "Trouble setting up Tower with my GitHub Account - error: could not lock config file", check how that ~/.gitconfig file has been created.
Ie: with which rights associated to it?

Make also sure your $HOME variable is correctly set when you are executing the git config --global command.