Repository | Settings

Use this dialog to configure certain options of your repository (<repository>/.git/config). The same global options can be found in the preferences.


Configure your name and email address to identify who created the commits.


With these settings you can configure whether to delete obsolete remote branches or how to handle submodules when pulling.


Configure what should happen with submodules if you push a submodule change.


Configure the GPG program and your signing key to Sign Tags and Commits. See Signing.


You need to ensure the specified GPG program is configured to use an agent that can ask you for your key’s passphrase using a GUI.

Otherwise you may get a gpg error “cannot open tty `/dev/tty’: Device not configured”.


Here you can also configure the text encoding SmartGit should assume when viewing or editing text files, e.g. with the Compare, Index Editor or Conflict Solver.

UTF-8 with BOM, UTF-16 with BOM are detected automatically. Files with UTF-8 and without BOM are likely to be automatically detected from the content.


Tag-Grouping specifies how tags (or more general: refs) will be grouped together. This grouping:

  • allows a more compact display of a range of tags in the Log Graph
  • introduces additional “group”-nodes in the Branches view
  • adds Closest Tags category to the Commit view

For details on how tag-grouping patterns are specified, however over the blue markers.

Other Options

SmartGit supports other options either in <repository>/.git/config or ~/.gitconfig:

  • smartgit.gui.prefixAddBranch: this value defines the default prefix in the Branch | Add Branch dialog
  • smartgit.gui.prefixStartFeature: this value defines the default prefix in the Branch | Git-Flow | Start Feature dialog