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How to configure email and name in Git

I’m using SourceTree as a Git GUI for the sake of simplicity, but some settings are still hard to find. Among those, how to set up (or change) the name and email that you’ll automatically attach to your commits, either system-wide or for the current repository.
Gladly, it’s easy enough to do via the command line: for the current repository, that would be simply:

git config user.email "me@example.com"
git config user.name "My Name"

If you want to set those globally, just add a --global flag, e.g.:

git config --global user.email "me@example.com"

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