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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Git for Windows 2.15.1




Hi Johannes,

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 
Windows).

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 
setting:

[core]
	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 
well... :)

Thanks for yet another Git for Windows release.

Regards, Buga

p.s. Ok, It seems it actually went to `git config --system` instead, 
like:

[core]
	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.