[MacPorts] WorkingWithGit modified

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Page "WorkingWithGit" was changed by cal at macports.org
Diff URL: <https://trac.macports.org/wiki/WorkingWithGit?action=diff&version=39>
Revision 39
Comment: Explain why setting name and email is necessary, clarify sentence that (I think) explains what to do if you don't have a commit bit
Index: WorkingWithGit
--- WorkingWithGit (version: 38)
+++ WorkingWithGit (version: 39)
@@ -11,12 +11,12 @@
 TODO: Move this section to a separate wiki page.
-Start with some basic setup:
+Git commits contain your name and email address. You should set them in your git configuration using the following commands:
 git config --global user.name "Your Name"
 git config --global user.email YOUR_MACPORTS_HANDLE at macports.org
-where you should use the email address you usually commit with at GitHub, even if you are not registered with a MacPorts handle (email address).
+If you work on multiple Git projects and do not want to modify your email address for those, these commands can also be run without `--global` in a clone of MacPorts' repositories to only change the option for these repositories. If you are not a MacPorts committer, use any email address.
 Additionally one should define a few (very likely not necessarily global) presets for working with your clone of the MacPorts repository:

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