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How to change the default editor in git for beginners

Abdelrahman hassaan hamdy
I'm Abdelrahman from Egypt, I work as a software support engineer at Paymob. I have 2 years of experience with Android development with a focus on native apps. programming is my lifestyle.
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When you decide to use a version control system (VCS) into your project using git And start creating the project
folder and writing the first commands,

Creating the first Repository
$ git init
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Now we need to add our file into the Repository

$ git add test_code.js
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Now the test_code.js file in the Staging area ( Index )

To get the status of our working tree
$ git status
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The last step we need to run $ git commit to captures a snapshot of the project's currently staged changes.

$ git commit
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Then the default text editor will run you need to write i letter to start typing the commit message and once you have done you need to click on esc button and input :wq to save and quite ,

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Here's the problem if you didn’t familiar with the default Vim or nano text editor you need to add this command to use your favourite text editor,
$ git config --global core.editor "Atom"
i'll use Atom as a text editor.

finally Run this command git commit --amend to recover the commit message by input R then press Enter and run the $ git commit again

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Good Luck and Happy Learning

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