Setting your username in Git

Git uses a username to associate commits with an identity. The Git username is not the same as your GitHub username.

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About Git usernames

You can change the name that is associated with your Git commits using the git config command. The new name you set will be visible in any future commits you push to GitHub from the command line. If you'd like to keep your real name private, you can use any text as your Git username.

Changing the name associated with your Git commits using git config will only affect future commits and will not change the name used for past commits.

Setting your Git username for every repository on your computer

  1. Abre la TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  2. Establece un nombre de usuario en Git:

    $ git config --global user.name "Mona Lisa"
  3. Confirma que has establecido correctamente el nombre de usuario en Git:

    $ git config --global user.name
    > Mona Lisa

Setting your Git username for a single repository

  1. Abre la TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  2. Change the current working directory to the local repository where you want to configure the name that is associated with your Git commits.

  3. Establece un nombre de usuario en Git:

    $ git config user.name "Mona Lisa"
  4. Confirma que has establecido correctamente el nombre de usuario en Git:

    $ git config user.name
    > Mona Lisa

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