[SOLVED]Set git user.name and user.email without Git Bash


I’m evaluating Atom as a editor for AsciiDoctor with a Git Hub repository and immediately ran into this,

*** Please tell me who you are.


git config --global user.email "you@example.com"
git config --global user.name “Your Name”

to set your account’s default identity.
Omit --global to set the identity only in this repository.

This requires YET another program to be installed before being able to use Git unless there is some work around that doesn’t require Git Bash.

Is there a way to set these variables without Git Bash?


NetBeans does not require Git Bash to work so there must be a way to do this.

NetBeans is clone and go, nothing extra to install.


You don’t have to have Git Bash. You just have to have git installed. You can also just set them in a .gitconfig file in your home folder that reads:

	email = you@example.com
	name = user.name


Cant edit the file on windows 7. No editor for 64 bit. Would have to install yet another program just to edit. .gitconfig is only visible from a command line prompt.

This really should be configurable from the editor. I have a .gitconfig.


I got it, Thank you.


I don’t believe Atom’s git integration was intended to completely replace interaction with git itself. It’s not complete enough for that.