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Steven Murawski
Steven Murawski

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My Git and VS Code Settings

I work regularly with several different project types and languages across Windows, Mac, and Linux.

I find some basic settings for Git and VS Code smooth out some headaches.

My user settings include:

"files.eol": "\n", // Windows usually doesn't care, but Linux/Mac tooling is way more sensitive
"editor.trimAutoWhitespace": true,
"editor.fontSize": 16,
"editor.formatOnPaste": true,
"editor.formatOnSave": true,
"window.zoomLevel": 0,
"[powershell]": {
    "editor.tabSize": 4
"[ruby]": {
    "editor.tabSize": 2
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My git config consists of:

    helper = wincred
    email = <my email here>
    name = Steven Murawski
    signingkey = <my gpg signing key here>
    tool = default-difftool
[difftool "default-difftool"]
    cmd = code --wait --diff $LOCAL $REMOTE
    commit = commit -S -s
    editor = code --wait
    eol = lf
    autocrlf = input
    excludesfile = ~/.gitignore
[difftool "winmerge"]
    cmd = /c/Program\\ Files\\ \\(x86\\)/WinMerge/WinMergeU.exe
    program = c:/Program Files (x86)/GNU/GnuPG/gpg2.exe
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Since I work on a number of projects that require a DCO signoff, I just default to signing off my commits (alias.commit) and I GPG sign them because I like how they look in the GitHub UI. ;)

I've set git to only use Linux line feeds for new clones/fetches (core.eol) and change anything with CRLFs on upload (core.autocrlf). To aid in this, my editor config has line endings set to \n as well.

Top comments (1)

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Josh Duffney

Here are the git commands I used to change my eol and to disable autocrlf. :)

git config --global core.eol lf
git config --global core.autocrlf input
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