Thank you Hassan...

Presumably, it should be in the same directory as the .gitignore file...

One last question, how do you add 'my name' and 'my email address' to this 
file?
The AWDWR authors indicate that it should look like:
[user]
name = Sam Ruby
email = ruby / interwingly.net

Good day

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hassan Schroeder" <hassan.schroeder / gmail.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: Git configuration file: .gitconfig


> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Patrick Lynch <kmandpjlynch / verizon.net> 
> wrote:
>> I'm trying to get Git going for version control..
>> I've got Git 1.7.5 installed on a Mac with Snow Leopard...
>> Supposedly, the config file is named .gitconfig and it should be in my 
>> home
>> directory, according to AWDWR authors...
>> I did a ls -a .gitconfig in my home directory and in root, but can not 
>> find
>> it.
>
> It's optional; but if you want one, create it.
>
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