How to Use .gitconfig's includeIf
Here's an easy way to segment your work so you can easily commit to repos with different identities using includeIf.
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I want to have my commits to Git use the appropriate email address. I don’t want to have to remember to call
git config user.email … every time I check out a new repository.
When I check out a repository hosted by the Apache Software Foundation, I check it out inside of. I want to commit to these repositories as my apache.org email address and signed with my GPG key for that address.
When I check out a repository hosted by work, I check it out inside of ~/src/. I want to commit to these repositories as my cloudbees.com email address and signed with my GPG key for that address.
Everything else should be committed as my Gmail email address and signed with my GPG key for that address.
So myfile looks something like this:
[user] name = Stephen Connolly email = firstname.lastname@example.org signingkey = 19AA78492C2E0E75929F2882826B365485623138 ... [commit] gpgsign = true [gpg] program = gpg [includeIf "gitdir:~/apache/"] path = ~/.gitconfig-apache [includeIf "gitdir:~/src/"] path = ~/.gitconfig-cloudbees
And then I havewhich looks like:
[user] email = email@example.com signingkey = 042B29E928995B9DB963C636C7CA19B7B620D787
Andwhich looks like:
[user] email = firstname.lastname@example.org signingkey = 19ACC26DFF642A36072626405B1D58B53F3F7A0E
And now, because of the way I structure checking out code, my commits reflect the correct identities.
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