- Print the value of a Git logical variable:
git var GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT|GIT_COMMITTER_IDENT|GIT_EDITOR|GIT_PAGER
- [l]ist all Git logical variables:
git var -l
git var (-l | <variable>)
Prints a Git logical variable. Exits with code 1 if the variable has no value.
Cause the logical variables to be listed. In addition, all the variables of the Git configuration file .git/config are listed as well. (However, the configuration variables listing functionality is deprecated in favor of git config -l.)
$ git var GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT Eric W. Biederman <email@example.com> 1121223278 -0600
The author of a piece of code.
The person who put a piece of code into Git.
Text editor for use by Git commands. The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used. Examples: ~/bin/vi, $SOME_ENVIRONMENT_VARIABLE, "C:\Program Files\Vim\gvim.exe" --nofork. The order of preference is the $GIT_EDITOR environment variable, then core.editor configuration, then $VISUAL, then $EDITOR, and then the default chosen at compile time, which is usually vi.
Text editor used to edit the todo file while running git rebase -i. Like GIT_EDITOR, the value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used. The order of preference is the $GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR environment variable, then sequence.editor configuration, and then the value of git var GIT_EDITOR.
Text viewer for use by Git commands (e.g., less). The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell. The order of preference is the $GIT_PAGER environment variable, then core.pager configuration, then $PAGER, and then the default chosen at compile time (usually less).
The name of the first branch created in newly initialized repositories.
git-commit-tree(1) git-tag(1) git-config(1)
Part of the git(1) suite
git(1), git-commit(1), git-config(1), gitfaq(7), git-replace(1), git-send-email(1).