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  1. click window > preferences > team > git > configuration
  2. click add entry and enter the key value pairs:

    • key:
    • value: yourusernamehere


    • key:
    • value: youremailhere


in eclipse v4.4 (luna) it will work like the below way.

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egit should ask you the first time you commit something. but you can always change it later on, see here:


changing your committer name & email globally

you can run the "git config" command with the --global flag; this will make sure all of your future commits use the given information:

$ git config --global "john doe"
$ git config --global ""

changing your committer name & email per repository

if you want to use special settings only when working in a certain repository, you can simply omit the --global flag. this makes the configuration valid only in that repository:

$ git config "john doe"
$ git config ""

git cheatsheet: git for dummies


each developer should perform:

git config --global "<name of user>"
git config --global "<email of user>"

if you want to change the author of an existing commit, look here

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