I have a need to change my git profile depending on what I’m working on. I created a simple script that I could run in the shell to switch between my profiles.
case "$1" in
git config --global user.name "Your Name"
git config --global user.email firstname.lastname@example.org
git config --global user.name "Your Other Name"
git config --global user.email email@example.com
git config --global user.name
git config --global user.email
If you put this script in your
PATH, you can then run
git switch place, where
place is the profile you would like
to use. In the script above,
place1 is your first profile and anything else is the second profile. This allows you to
git switch, which just switches to the last, default profile.
The magic of git is that if you run
git something, it looks for the command
git-something in your path and runs it.
If you save the above script as
git-switch in your
PATH and make it executable, you can execute the command as if it
were apart of your git tool chain.