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Topics ▾ Version 1.7.0.2 ▾ git-var last updated in 2.1.0

SYNOPSIS

git var ( -l | <variable> )

DESCRIPTION

Prints a git logical variable.

OPTIONS

-l

Cause the logical variables to be listed. In addition, all the variables of the git configuration file .git/config are listed as well. (However, the configuration variables listing functionality is deprecated in favor of git config -l.)

EXAMPLE

	$ git var GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT
	Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@lnxi.com> 1121223278 -0600

VARIABLES

GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT

The author of a piece of code.

GIT_COMMITTER_IDENT

The person who put a piece of code into git.

GIT_EDITOR

Text editor for use by git commands. The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used. Examples: ~/bin/vi, $SOME_ENVIRONMENT_VARIABLE, "C:\Program Files\Vim\gvim.exe" --nofork. The order of preference is the $GIT_EDITOR environment variable, then core.editor configuration, then $VISUAL, then $EDITOR, and then finally vi.

GIT_PAGER

Text viewer for use by git commands (e.g., less). The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell. The order of preference is the $GIT_PAGER environment variable, then core.pager configuration, then $PAGER, and then finally less.

Diagnostics

You don't exist. Go away!

The passwd(5) gecos field couldn't be read

Your parents must have hated you!

The passwd(5) gecos field is longer than a giant static buffer.

Your sysadmin must hate you!

The passwd(5) name field is longer than a giant static buffer.

Author

Written by Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>

Documentation

Documentation by Eric Biederman and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org>.

GIT

Part of the git(1) suite