The first thing you should do when you install Git is to set your user name and email address. This is important because every Git commit uses this information.
echo -n "Enter your Name : " read GIT_USERNAME echo -n "Enter your Email : " read GIT_USEREMAIL git config user.name "$GIT_USERNAME" git config user.email "$GIT_USEREMAIL"
Now, you need to do this only once and available for all gits on the system, you can pass the –global option with above git config commands, like below,
git config --global user.name "$GIT_USERNAME" git config --global user.email "$GIT_USEREMAIL"
You can configure the default text editor that will be used when Git needs you to type in a message. If not configured, Git uses your system’s default editor.
echo -n "Which editor you want to use? (vim / emacs) " read usereditor git config $FORCE_UPDATE --global core.editor $usereditor
If you want to check your settings, you can use the git config –list command to list all the settings
echo "Your configurations has been set for..." git config --list
You can use our script from github at https://github.com/lynxbee/working-with-git/blob/master/git-setup-configs.bash