Set git email address on a per repository basis

git allows you to specify email addresses on a per repository basis. This is handy when working with repositories from multiple organisations.

When in the repo directory, use the following commands to set a per repository email address:

jbloggs@hostname:~/git$ git config user.name “Joe Bloggs”
jbloggs@hostname:~/git$ git config user.email “jbloggs@alternativedomain.com”

Alternatively, you can edit .git/config manually, and add the required information under the [user] heading:

[core]
        repositoryformatversion = 0
        filemode = true
        bare = false
        logallrefupdates = true
[remote "origin"]
        fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
        url = git@example.com:example.git
[branch "master"]
        remote = origin
        merge = refs/heads/master
[user]
        name = Joe Bloggs
        email = jbloggs@alternativedomain.com