Git Config

Smylers Smylers at
Sat Aug 20 15:01:30 BST 2011

Gianni Ceccarelli writes:

> On 2011-08-20 Smylers <Smylers at> wrote:
> > Hello. How can I make the git diff command use the -b flag (aka
> > --ignore-space-change) by default?
> There does not seem to be a way:
> - no support in config
> - aliases can't modify built-in commands

Oh. Thanks for looking that up.

Given there's a mechanism for specifying default options in ~/.gitconfig
it's curious that it only works for some of them.

And it seemed so unlikely that Git can't do something that CVS can, that
I presumed it was just me not being able to find it!



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