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To keep track of my git config
excludesfile = /Users/Tophe/.gitignore_global
editor = vi
[difftool "sourcetree"]
cmd = opendiff \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\"
path =
[mergetool "sourcetree"]
cmd = /Applications/ \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\" -ancestor \"$BASE\" -merge \"$MERGED\"
trustExitCode = true
name = Christophe Rosset
email =
st = status
ci = commit
lg = log --graph --pretty=tformat:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(auto)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%an %ar)%Creset'
ll = log -10 --graph --pretty=tformat:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(auto)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%an %ar)%Creset'
oops = commit --amend --no-edit
showUntrackedFiles = all
conflictStyle = diff3
tool = p4mergetool
helper = osxkeychain
tool = p4mergetool
mnemonicPrefix = true
renames = true
[difftool "p4mergetool"]
cmd = ~/Applications/ $LOCAL $REMOTE
[mergetool "p4mergetool"]
cmd = ~/Applications/ $PWD/$BASE $PWD/$REMOTE $PWD/$LOCAL $PWD/$MERGED
trustExitCode = false
prompt = false
keepBackup = false
ui = true

Git config and more

I made this gist to go deeper in my git customisation and keep track of them.

You will also find my .gitconfig file.

Setup a visual merge/diff tool

Sometimes, git diff won't be enough. Git lets you use any visual diff/merge tool (like opendiff shipped with sourcetree or p4merge, the one that I will use) with the git difftool or git mergetool.

Install & config p4merge

$ brew update
$ brew cask install caskroom/homebrew-cask/p4merge
$ git config --global diff.tool p4mergetool
$ git config --global difftool.p4mergetool.cmd "~/Applications/ \$LOCAL \$REMOTE"
$ git config --global merge.tool p4mergetool
$ git config --global mergetool.p4mergetool.cmd "~/Applications/ \$PWD/\$BASE \$PWD/\$REMOTE \$PWD/\$LOCAL \$PWD/\$MERGED"
$ git config --global mergetool.p4mergetool.trustExitCode false
$ git config --global mergetool.keepBackup false
$ git config --global mergetool.p4mergetool.prompt false

If you don't want to install it from the command line, you can download it from here - (it won't be installed in ~/Applications but in /Applications).

Force Git to clone with "https://" instead of "git://" urls

If you can't clone a repository with a "git://" url because of a proxy or firewall, here is a little git configuration that will force git to use "https://" even when you'll type "git://" URL.

git config --global url."https://".insteadOf git://

With this command, it will add the following lines in you .gitconfig :

[url "https://"]   
    insteadOf = git://

It can be usefull when using tools like bower when you have no control over the protocol (https or ssh) you want to you use when cloning.



  • git config --global diff.mnemonicPrefix true: in diffs, instead of a/, b/, get prefixes like c (for commit), i (for index/staged), w (for working directory) ...
  • git config --global diff.renames true: tells Git diff to detect renames
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