When using Git, it is critical to enter your name and email address so that your contributions to the repository can be properly identified.

We’ll go over how to set up your Git name and email address for a local repository in this article.

Open Git Bash / Visual Studio Code / Terminal

Once in your local repository directory, enter the following commands to set your Git name and email address.

git config user.name "Your Name"
git config user.email "your-email@example.com"

Be sure to replace “Your Name” with your actual name and “your-email@example.com” with your actual email address.

Verify Your Settings

git config --list

Setting up your Git name and email address is a necessary step in using Git. You can ensure that your contributions to your local repository are properly identified and tracked by following the simple steps outlined in this article.

Begin Contributing!

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