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From: Eric Wong <>
To: Timothee Cour <>
Subject: Re: git makes it impossible to ignore or override global gitconfig, needs `GITCONFIGFILE`
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 06:44:07 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200319064407.GA26408@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Timothee Cour <> wrote:
> git makes it impossible to ignore global gitconfig. This is
> essentially what's being asked here:
> ## proposal:
> add an environment variable (like for tig and other programs), eg:
> `GITCONFIGFILE=~/.gitconfig_temp git diff`
> seems like an easy change that would make it easy for users to ignore
> or override their gitconfig

You can use GIT_CONFIG for that, and there's also
GIT_CONFIG_NOSYSTEM.  They're both documented in the
git-config(5) manpage.

> ## note:
> I've asked here:
>!topic/git-users/1ehWsItL8vE but got
> 0 response after 6 months

Oh well...  I don't pay any attention to that list, and not too
much to this one, either.  I was just working on the archives
and noticed this was the latest message on this list :>

  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-19  6:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-19  5:48 git makes it impossible to ignore or override global gitconfig, needs `GITCONFIGFILE` Timothee Cour
2020-03-19  6:44 ` Eric Wong [this message]
2020-03-19 16:51   ` Jeff King
2020-03-20  2:28     ` Timothee Cour
2020-03-20  5:41       ` Jeff King

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