When I make changes in my ~/.gitconfig file I find they are only reflected if I restart my computer.

Is there a command to "refresh" git so that the changes in the ~/.gitconfig file are reflected without restarting my device?

This problem is on a Mac (OS X 10.9.4), but it would be great if there is an answer that is git specific and will work across all platforms.

  • ~/.gitconfig should be read every time you start git. Are you using the git command line utility or some other app for git usage? – mtak Aug 18 '14 at 9:25
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    @mtak I am just using git from the command line – My Head Hurts Aug 18 '14 at 9:28


git init

It will reload ~/.gitconfig

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