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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:
> > >   ok, so how on earth would i use "git config" at the command line
> > > to set a config variable with some arbitrary level of subsections?
> > > let's try this:
> >
> > You don't. There are only three levels: section, (optional)
> > subsection, and key. If there is a subsection, it consists of
> > _everything_ between the two outer periods.

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>   if (for some weird reason) i wanted to define a multi-level
> subsection,

You can't, there are no multi-level subsections, see above.