Commit 1fe054c6 authored by Leena Miettinen's avatar Leena Miettinen
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Doc: update docs for Version Control General options

Change-Id: Ibe7fdf312ad18a06f787d32caca963e058475003
Reviewed-by: Orgad Shaneh's avatarOrgad Shaneh <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarEike Ziller <>
parent 45b1169d
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to \c %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% when the Git executable is run and authorization
works as it would with \c {git bash}.
\section1 Setting Up Common Options
\section1 Setting Up General Options
Select \gui{Tools} > \gui{Options} > \gui{Version Control} > \gui{Common}
Select \gui{Tools} > \gui{Options} > \gui{Version Control} > \gui{General}
to specify settings for submit messages:
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parameter. If there is an error, the script should output a
message on standard error and return a non-zero exit code.
\li \gui{User/alias configuration file} takes a file in mailmap format
that lists user names and aliases. For example:
\li \gui{User/alias configuration file} is a text file that lists
author names in mailmap format. For each author, you must specify a
real name and email address and optionally an alias and a second
email address. For example:
Jon Doe <>
Jon Doe <> jdoe <>
Hans Mustermann <> hm <>
\note The second line above specifies the alias \e{hm} and the
corresponding email address for \e{Hans Mustermann}. If the
user/alias configuration file is present, the submit editor
displays a context menu with \gui{Insert name} that pops up a
dialog letting the user select a name.
After you specify a file in this field, you can select authors
as values of the submit message fields in the \gui Nicknames dialog.
\li \gui{User fields configuration file} is a simple text file
consisting of lines specifying submit message fields that take
user names, for example:
authors as values, for example:
The fields above appear below the submit message. They provide
completion for the aliases/public user names specified in the
\e{User/alias configuration file} as well as a button that opens the
aforementioned user name dialog.
After you specify a file in this field, you can add authors as
values of the submit message fields when submitting changes. If
you also specified a \gui{User/alias configuration file}, you can
select authors in the \gui Nicknames dialog.
\li \gui{SSH prompt command} specifies an ssh-askpass command that you
can use (on Linux) to prompt the user for a password when using SSH.
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<item row="3" column="0">
<widget class="QLabel" name="nickNameMailMapLabel">
<property name="toolTip">
<string>A file listing user names and email addresses in a 4-column mailmap format:
<string>A file listing nicknames in a 4-column mailmap format:
'name &lt;email&gt; alias &lt;email&gt;'.</string>
<property name="text">
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