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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: Managing Git identities?
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 05:02:30 GMT
for my part, I don't set in my global .gitconfig because
I've often committed with the wrong address. Leaving it undefined then
gives you a warning when you commit. I then set the right local value
and --amend --reset-author. Pretty sure our apache repo insists on addresses too.


On 28 February 2012 03:58, Paul Davis <> wrote:
> To be clear, Randall means to set the and setting
> in the ./git/config file in your CouchDB clone.
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM, Adam Kocoloski <> wrote:
>> On Feb 27, 2012, at 8:53 PM, Randall Leeds wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 16:22, Jason Smith <> wrote:
>>>> Quick question:
>>>> Do you all have any strategies or techniques for committing under
>>>> various identities? I would like CouchDB commits to be,
>>>> but work projects, under different email addresses.
>>>> This one is hard to google. It's tons of walkthroughs for identifying
>>>> to a Git server (SSH key management, etc.). I'm just talking about the
>>>> committer ID.
>>>> All I've thought to do is make fresh clones and run git config
>>>> Then I guess I'll use that for working on
>>>> couch, any commits that might one day go upstream. And I'll pull them
>>>> in to other branches and forks?
>>> You needn't make a fresh clone to set your email address. I keep my
>>> gmail in --global and my CouchDB repo as
>> Ditto.

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