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When I tried to add my email address and name to Git the console returned a > symbol.
I was following this tutorial within the console after launching the Workspace. I followed all the steps within the tutorial but ran into an issue when I ran git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
(I did of course replace with my own email).
When I hit enter the console no longer had the prompt treehouse:~/workspace$ Instead it had a greater than sign > and I couldn't get it to go away. In the end I tried ctrl + c which seemed to work but I then had to navigate back to the original directory.
How do I fix this in the future and what happened?
That happens when you forget a closing quotation mark. The terminal thinks you want to add more to what you've written. You probably entered something like:
git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me know if this helps!