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Bug 452397 - git config creates duplicate sections in .git/config
Summary: git config creates duplicate sections in .git/config
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: git
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Wright
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-22 03:01 UTC by Hans Ulrich Niedermann
Modified: 2013-01-10 10:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-02-19 11:31:08 UTC

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Description Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2008-06-22 03:01:00 UTC
Description of problem:

  A sequence of
     git config x.y v1
     git config --unset x.y
     git config x.y v2
  leaves two [x] sections in .git/config.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
   mkdir test.git
   cd test.git
   git init
   sed -n '/m4rker/,$p' .git/config
   git config v1
   sed -n '/m4rker/,$p' .git/config
   git config --unset
   sed -n '/m4rker/,$p' .git/config
   git config v2
   sed -n '/m4rker/,$p' .git/config
Actual results:

           foo = v2

Expected results:

           foo = v2

Additional info:

Comment 1 Todd Zullinger 2009-01-12 03:23:17 UTC
I don't know that upstream guarantees that "git config" will create pretty config files.  Do the extra markers actually cause harm or are they just unsightly?

Comment 2 Todd Zullinger 2009-02-19 04:39:03 UTC
Hans, can you confirm whether you've found any problem caused by the extra markers in the config file, other than their redundancy?  If not, I'd be inclined to close this as NOTABUG.

Comment 3 Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2009-02-19 11:31:08 UTC
Only wetware problems when editing .git/config.

Closing as NOTABUG, then.

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