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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

A few configuration examples

There are configuration targets in the core Git system. In this section, we'll take a closer look at a few of them that might be useful in your daily work.

We'll look at the following three different configuration areas:

  • Rebase and merge setup

  • Expiry of objects

  • Autocorrect

Getting ready

In this exercise, we'll just set a few configurations. We'll use the data model repository from Chapter 1, Navigating Git:

$ cd data-model

How to do it...

Let's take a closer look at the previously mentioned configuration areas.

Rebase and merge setup

By default, when performing git pull, a merge commit will be created if the history of the local branch has diverged from the remote one. However, to avoid all these merge commits, a repository can be configured so it will default to rebase instead of merging when doing git pull. Several configuration targets related to the option exist as follows:

  • pull.rebase: This configuration, when set to true, will pull to rebase the current branch on...