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Interactive git user switcher

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What is this?

Do you manage multiple git users on a single machine? Do you often switch between work and personal git accounts and configure different repositories to use different accounts? guser is an interactive tool inspired by WindomZ's gituser that helps make git user-switching a tiny bit easier by remembering user/email combinations you've used in the past.

If you want the unix philosophy version of this tool, go with gituser.js, but if you like interactive input, choose guser: while this tool does one thing and does it well, it is not readily scriptable.


Requires node 10.x, 12.x, or 14.x.

npm i -g guser

Configuration is saved in a dotfile in your home directory (~/.guser).


You'll of course need a working version of git in your path.

To start:


The chosen user/email config is set in the repository corresponding to the current working directory, so you'll need to be inside a repo in order to configure it to use one of your stored configs. guser works by shelling out to git config to edit the config file stored in the .git directory of the repository.

You likely set a username and email via git config when setting up git for the first time. This is stored in a configuration file in your user directory. guser checks for a local config on startup when invoked inside a repository and prints the user and email (if found) to the console. If no username and email are set via the config file local to a repository, git defaults to user/email values set in the global config file, if any, when committing staged changes.

For more details, check out this blog post.

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