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Git - how to set username and email?

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Emrys-Li
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1. Overview

Usually we configure global username and email address after installing Git.

We can also set configuration for single specific repository.

In this post we cover both configurations:

  1. global (all repositories)
  2. single repository

Git configuration works the same under Windows, Linux and macOS.

2. Git - set global username and email configuration

  1. Open command line (eg git bash)
  2. Set your username:
    git config --global user.name "FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME"
  3. Set your email address:
    git config --global user.email "OUR_NAME@example.com"
  4. Verify your configuration by showing username and email
    # show username
    git config user.name
    # show email
    git config user.email

3. Git - set username and email configuration for single repository

  1. Open command line (eg git bash) and change directory into specific repository
  2. Set your username:
    git config user.name "FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME"
  3. Set your email address:
    git config user.email "OUR_NAME@example.com"
  4. Verify your configuration by showing username and email
    # show username
    git config user.name
    # show email
    git config user.email

Merged questions

  1. How to change username and email in git only for single local repository?

References

  1. Git config - Docs
  2. Getting Started - First-Time Git Setup
  3. Github - Setting your commit email addres

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