I would prefer to write my commit messages in Vim, but it is opening them in Emacs.
How do I configure Git to always use Vim? Note that I want to do this globally, not just for a single project.
If you want to set the editor only for Git, do either (you don’t need both):
core.editorin your Git config:
git config --global core.editor "vim"
- Set the
If you want to set the editor for Git and also other programs, set the standardized
EDITOR environment variables*:
export VISUAL=vim export EDITOR="$VISUAL"
* Setting both is not necessarily needed, but some programs may not use the more-correct
For Sublime Text: Add this to the
--wait is important. (it allows to type text in sublime and will wait for save/close event.
[core] editor = 'subl' --wait
'subl' can be replaced by the full path of the executable but is usually available when correctly installed.
P.S> For using subl i.e. Sublime Text, make sure Subl is installed and set up properly.