My git config 3 Mar 2018

Because I get quite often asked about my git config I will post it here and leave some notes.

	whitespace = cr-at-eol
	pager = diff-so-fancy | less --tabs=4 -RFX
	excludesfile = ~/.gitignore
	name = Morris Jobke
	email = ...
	signingkey = FE03C3A163FEDE68
	lg = log --color --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit
	cu = "!git branch --merged | grep -v '\\*' | grep -v master | xargs -n 1 git branch -d"
	recent = branch --sort=-committerdate --format=\"%(committerdate:relative)%09%(refname:short)\"
	ui = true
	branch = auto
	diff = auto
	interactive = auto
	status = auto
	pager = true
	ui = true
	default = simple
[color "status"]
	added = green
	changed = yellow
	untracked = red
[color "branch"]
	current = green reverse
	local = green
	remote = red
	gpgsign = true
	fsckObjects = true
	program = gpg
	ff = only
	defaultBranch = main
	sort = -committerdate

In the core section there is one config to use Carriage return for all line endings, the diff-so-fancy diff highlighter (see brew install section) and a global ignore list for git.

The user section holds the information that all my commits should contain.

I have two aliases - git lg gives a nice and simple overview of the git history:

git lg

The second alias - git cu - cleans up the git repository from branches that are fully merged in the current branch. Usually you call this on your master and stable branches to cleanup merged feature or backport branches.

The third alias - git recent - shows the local branches sorted by commit date. (Thx to Aaron Patterson)

git recent

The default colors in git are quite boring so I use basically green (staged), yellow (changed) and red (untracked) as indicator for different sections in the git status and git branch outputs.

git status

The remaining sections are just for push behaviour, that commits should be signed by default, the default branch name is main and that git branch command sorts descending by commit date.