git-var - Show a Git logical variable
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,
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. The build you are using
chose editor as the default.
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 build you are using chose pager as the
The name of the first branch created in newly initialized
The path of the binary providing the POSIX shell for
commands which use the shell.
The path to the system configuration file, if one is
The path to the global (per-user) configuration files, if
Most path values contain only one value. However, some can contain
multiple values, which are separated by newlines, and are listed in order
from highest to lowest priority. Callers should be prepared for any such
path value to contain multiple items.
Note that paths are printed even if they do not exist, but not if
they are disabled by other environment variables.