Re: how exactly can git config section names contain periods?
- Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2018 04:50:57 -0400 (EDT)
- From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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.
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA