Re: [ANNOUNCE] Git for Windows 2.15.1
- Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:06:17 +0100
- From: Igor Djordjevic <igor.d.djordjevic@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Git for Windows 2.15.1
On 29/11/2017 14:57, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> * It is now possible to configure nano or Notepad++ as Git's
> default editor instead of vim.
This seems as a really nice option, as it could\should greatly help
Windows people in lowering friction in first encounter with Git (for
Being pretty unfamiliar with Linux and its tools at the time, I
remember the initial frustration in trying to do what otherwise felt
as a no-brain, simple and trivial task - write the damn commit
message after `git commit`, lol. Even had to kill the bash window a
few times, not knowing what to do, where it was clear it was
expecting something from me :$
I later learned about vim, like getting started with Git wasn`t hard
enough... :) As soon as I found it being a possibility, I`ve set
Notepad++ as my default editor.
That said, what is the Notepad++ as default editor option doing, just
editor = 'F:/Install/Notepad++/notepad++.exe' -multiInst -notabbar -nosession
... inside users` .gitconfig (`git config --global`)? Asking because
I already had it there, and seems the option made no difference, so
I`m not sure if it actually worked.
Otherwise, I guess I can dig the answer up from the installer code as
Thanks for yet another Git for Windows release.
p.s. Ok, It seems it actually went to `git config --system` instead,
editor = 'F:\\Install\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe' -multiInst -notabbar -nosession -noPlugin
I removed my original (user) configuration, and it still works (minus
plugins, due to that last parameter), so all good :)
Plugins do come in handy for me, though, like spell-check when
writing commit messages, so I`ll just stick with my option for now.