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Git rebase and IntelliJ

To configure your repository to always rebase when pulling;

git config branch.master.rebase true

which turns the relevant section of your '.git/config' from

[branch "master"]
  remote = origin
  merge = refs/heads/master


[branch "master"]
  remote = origin
  merge = refs/heads/master
  rebase = true

In IntelliJ IDEA, when doing up SCM update, it may ask you how to go about the update. Here you can override the setting above to do a regular merge (git fetch, git merge or git pull --no-rebase), a rebase (git fetch, git rebase or git pull --rebase) or rely on the setting above in your config.

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