Can I specify multiple users for myself in .gitconfig?


In my ~/.gitconfig, I list my personal email address under [user], since that's what I want to use for Github repos.

But, I've recently started using git for work, too. My company's git repo allows me to commit, but when it sends out announcements of new changesets, it says they are from Anonymous because it doesn't recognize the email address in my .gitconfig - at least, that's my theory.

Is it possible to specify multiple [user] definitions in .gitconfig? Or is there some other way to override the default .gitconfig for a certain directory? In my case, I check out all work code in ~/worksrc/ - is there a way to specify a .gitconfig for only that directory (and its subdirectories)?


You can configure an individual repo to use a specific user / email address which overrides the global configuration. From the root of the repo, run

git config "Your Name Here"
git config [email protected]

whereas the default user / email is configured in your ~/.gitconfig

git config --global "Your Name Here"
git config --global [email protected]

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