Working in a software house means changing projects from time to time. Usually, I have to use a separate git account for a new project. But I don't want to delete my original account, rather I'd like to have both. It's easy to solve, but surprisingly I see many people have problems with it. Here's the solution.
First of all, for each project/projects group add a custom
.gitconfig file - (
/Projects/project/.gitconfig) with desired git configuration:
[user] name = Michal Lecicki email = firstname.lastname@example.org
In another project, I could have a little different data:
[user] name = Michal Lecicki email = mlecicki@another_project.com
Finally, make a global git setup aware of additional configuration. Add to top-level
[user] # my default settings name = maikhel email = email@example.com [includeIf "gitdir:~/Projects/project/"] path = ~/Projects/project/.gitconfig [includeIf "gitdir:~/Projects/another_project/"] path = ~/Projects/another_project/.gitconfig (...)
This way I make sure that my commits are signed with the correct email for each client. It helps to look professional and doesn't break Jira/Trello/other magic tool integration which identifies user actions by email.