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Git commands fail due to "bad config line"

I get the following errors trying to use Git on z/OS. I’m not sure what’s causing them. It almost seems like maybe an encoding issue like git can’t read the file in UTF-8? I could be completely off base though.

$git init
warning: templates not found C
fatal: bad config line 1 in file /u/users/xxx/git/test/.git/config

$git config --global --user.name xxxx
fatal: bad config line 1 in file .git/config

$git --version
git version 2.12.0
$bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.2.50(49)-release (i370-ibm-openedition)

These happen even if I delete ~/.git and the .git directory where I am trying to git init

Anyone seen something like this before and have any suggestions?

Thanks
-Chris

Hi cboehm91,

git version 2.14.4 is available for download on customer portal.
Can you try it?

Thanks,
Alex

Thanks, we will try installing the new version