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I am using git bash and its trying to use my Windows username to login with "git push origin Dev" but I want it to use a different name, my username on the remote. How can I change this? Thanks

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Change the configuration of the origin remote. See the REMOTES section of the git-push(1) man page for details.

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Thanks! That work perfectly. –  mike628 Jul 12 '11 at 12:12

If I understood the situation, the following commands should set the information that you desire in for git configuration.

git config --global user.name "Your Name Comes Here"
git config --global user.email you@yourdomain.example.com
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Instead, save your identity in a configuration file using the git config command. $ git config user.name "Jon Loeliger" $ git config user.email "jdl@example.com" You can also tell Git your name and email address using the GIT_AUTHOR_NAME and GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL environment variables. If set, these variables override all configuration settings.

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