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Development Tools Git Basics Merging Basic Merging

Paul Neumyer
Paul Neumyer
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When merging my commits on different branches in Termin I had to follow these instructions

If you are having problems merging your commits in Terminal and get the following error message:

Please enter a commit message to explain why this merge is necessary

I had to use the following steps to resolve a merge comment:

1-press "i" 2-write your merge method 3-press "esc" 4-write ":wq" then press enter

Thanks, this helped! I was running into the same issue when it came to creating commits, but did not know how to remedy the situation. Until later on in the episodes they discussed declaring a commit with: ... -m "Message of commit"

What does :wq mean?