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How to Configure Git Username and Email Address

git config --global user.name "<your name>"git config --global user.email "<youremail@somewhere.com>"

Related Commands

Show current git configuration:

git config --list 

Additional Information

If you get this error in Visual Studio Code when trying to commit without first setting git username/email, then run the above commands to fix: “Make sure you configure your ‘user.name’ and ‘user.email’ in git.”

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