Re: why does "git revert" commit even if i try to bail with ":q!"?
- Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:20:22 -0400 (EDT)
- From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: why does "git revert" commit even if i try to bail with ":q!"?
On Tue, 12 Mar 2019, Kevin Daudt wrote:
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> The only reason why `:q!` works just for comitting is because there
> is no default message, so the final message ends up empty.
> When you do things like git revert or git commit --amend, there is
> already a commit message, which you are then editing. When you quit
> without saving, the existing message remains and git uses that.
> vim has a command to let it exit with an error return code: `:cq`.
> This makes git something went wrong with editing the message,
> causing git to abort the commit.
ah, i'm starting to get it. predictably, i think this needs to be
mentioned in a man page. :-) thanks muchly for clearing that up.
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA