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Re: how exactly can git config section names contain periods?




On Fri, 1 Jun 2018, Jeff King wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 01, 2018 at 04:14:12PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>
> >   $ git config --global a.b.c.d.e rday
> >
> > huh ... seemed to work fine, and added this to my ~/.gitconfig:
> >
> >   [a "b.c.d"]
> >           e = rday
> >
> > as i see it, the first component is intgerpreted as the section
> > name, the last component is the variable/key(?) name, and
> > everything in between is treated as subsection(s), which is not at
> > all obvious from that Doc file, or from "man git-config".
>
> Yep, your understanding is correct.

  just to be precise regarding terminology, in my example above, is
"b.c.d" a single subsection, or does it refer to three subsections?
i'm guessing it refers to a single subsection, which is fine with me,
as long as it's very clearly explained that way in the docs.

rday

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