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Default Git user in Linux

Setting the default Git Author and Commiter

Default Git user in Linux

Do you want to change the user that is automatically selected when committing with git? I had been using Git and Netbeans for a long time with the niggling issue of what user was set as default when commiting.


This might sound like a small issue but from time to time when I was diligently committing my work I would forget to change the user and as a consequence my commit would be associated with a generic user that was created when I first set up my system (not very professional).

Now I have it populated with right user every time I go to commit my changes.

![Figure-1](https://d1tgoab1lhw0tx.cloudfront.net/images/docs/git/default-git-user/default-git-user-1.png "Figure-1"){.coalaweb-docs}

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Steven Palmer

Steven Palmer

Hi! I'm Steve the founder and head developer of CoalaWeb design studios. I'm an avid supporter of open source projects and the GPL license.

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