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NAME

git-var - Show a Git logical variable

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 the default chosen at compile time, which is usually 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 the default chosen at compile time (usually less).

SEE ALSO

linkgit:git-commit-tree[1] linkgit:git-tag[1] linkgit:git-config[1]

GIT

Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite