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Jason ChoiFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 21,159 Points
Commit doesn't work on Mac Terminal
I'm using the Terminal on my Mac. Everything works well but when I type "git commit", nano text editor doesn't open and some different software opens. I can type the descriptions but there is no command to quit or save (ctrl q or ctrl x doesn't work either).
Ari Misha19,323 Points
Hiya there! Commit is the step for committing all your changes. Its kinda like a final step. To commit changes , type
git commit -m "Initial Commit"in the terminal. The -m flag means with message. Now this flag really important Since you'll be makin multiple commits in the future. And when you'll do
git log you'll see the commit with the message. I hope it helped! (:
Warren Reader5,930 Points
What's likely happening is when you're submitting the commit, instead of nano opening, another text editor called vim opens. To permanently fix this so nano is your default editor when using git, run the command
git config --global core.editor "nano"
You could also use the flag
-m to add your commit message without having to open a text editor.