Identify yourself to Git

There are lots of useful things to add to your git configuration. The most important thing is to set up your git user name and email, so people know who is creating commits. To add your username and email to git, either edit the ~/.gitconfig file or run the following two commands:

git config --global "your name"
git config --global ""

To check what has already been added to Git (some gui clients add information), you can list all the current configuration entries:

git config --list

You should use the same email address you have used for your Github account to make things easier.

Later in this workshop we will see how to set up aliases for the commands and options you regularly use. We will also show how to set up specify tools for merging changes and viewing diffs (differences between files and commits).

Read the official documentation on git customisation for more options.

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