To make git use the editor of my choice for commits use
core.editor option in
git config. You can use any editors like vim, emacs, notepad++ etc.,
If you want to set vim as your editor then, one of the easy way of doing this is :
git config --global core.editor "vim"
Another way :
To export the Git environmental variable to the editor. It can be done through:
You can also Set the standardised VISUAL and EDITOR environment variables* to set the editor for Git as well as other programmes:
export VISUAL=vim export EDITOR="$VISUAL"
In Windows :
If you want to setup notepad ++ as a default editor, then use:
git config --global core.editor 'C:/Program Files/Notepad++/notepad++.exe'
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