I need to be committing intro different repositories under different user identities. To Open Source ones with my private email, while using work email for work-related commits/repos.
Typically, you would use repo-specific identities. For example (my work repo):
git config user.name "Antonin Kral" git config user.email firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, that is error-prone and painful. I have discovered a neat feature of git (since 2.13) which allows for conditional inclusion of configuration files. Let’s assume the following configuration files:
# ~/.gitconfig [user] email = email@example.com name = Antonin Kral [includeIf "gitdir:~/Sources/dtone/"] path = .gitconfig_dtone
# ~/.gitconfig_dtone [user] name = Antonin Kral email = firstname.lastname@example.org
And that’s it. Every time I work with repo, which is cloned under
~/Sources/dtone, my identity will be automatically changed to work one. This is not limited to identities; you can override anything you want.