Re: [ANNOUNCE] Git for Windows 2.15.1
- Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:44:05 +0100 (CET)
- From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Git for Windows 2.15.1
On Thu, 30 Nov 2017, Igor Djordjevic wrote:
> 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.
Thanks for this entertaining personal account!
And yes, you guessed it, I wanted this option for a long time, but never
got around to it (always hoping that somebody would beat me to it...). BTW
this installer page is probably far from done, there is a lot of room for
improvement, e.g. this up-for-grabs ticket:
(hint, hint ;-))
> 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`)?
As you found out, it is set in the system config. There are two reasons
- the installer runs as administrator, so it cannot know for which user you
want to configure Notepad++
- in case the user does not like the setting (as in your case), they can
still override it in their $HOME forever.