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I installed red hat openshift tools on CentOS 6.3. Then I checked

git --version

It is already installed, but I don't know whether it was installed before openshift tools or not. I configured git:

git config --global user.name "myname"

Then I wanted to check "visually" whether .gitconfig file is created somewhere in a file system. However, I cannot find where it is. If I issue:

git config --list

it shows my configuration. So can someone explain me where .gitconfig file is and where git/bin directory is.

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git config --local or git config is per repo config and is found in the repo itself in .git/config

git config --global is per user and can be found in ~/.gitconfig

git config --system is per machine and the .gitconfig file can be found where git looks for it's supporting files.

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since git v1.7.12, global config (XDG config) can also exist in ~/.config/git/config –  linquize Nov 13 '12 at 7:18
thanks for that :) –  adymitruk Nov 14 '12 at 1:17
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Try installing mlocate and do a locate git?

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OP is asking for .gitconfig, not git –  hd1 Nov 13 '12 at 4:32
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It's in ~/.gitconfig here, FWIW.

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I was using Nautilus to browse, but the folder/files were hidden. Ctrl+H shows hidden folders and files.

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