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Associating text editors with Git

Use a text editor to open and edit your files with Git.

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Using Visual Studio Code as your editor

  1. Install Visual Studio Code (VS Code). For more information, see "Setting up VS Code" in the VS Code documentation.

  2. Open TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  3. Type this command:

    git config --global core.editor "code --wait"
    
  1. Install Visual Studio Code (VS Code). For more information, see "Setting up VS Code" in the VS Code documentation.

  2. Open TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  3. Type this command:

    git config --global core.editor "code --wait"
    
  1. Install Visual Studio Code (VS Code). For more information, see "Setting up VS Code" in the VS Code documentation.

  2. Open TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  3. Type this command:

    git config --global core.editor "code --wait"
    

Using Sublime Text as your editor

  1. Install Sublime Text. For more information, see "Installation" in the Sublime Text documentation.

  2. Open TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  3. Type this command:

    git config --global core.editor "subl -n -w"
    
  1. Install Sublime Text. For more information, see "Installation" in the Sublime Text documentation.

  2. Open TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  3. Type this command:

    git config --global core.editor "'C:/Program Files (x86)/sublime text 3/subl.exe' -w"
    
  1. Install Sublime Text. For more information, see "Installation" in the Sublime Text documentation.

  2. Open TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  3. Type this command:

    git config --global core.editor "subl -n -w"
    

Using TextMate as your editor

  1. Install TextMate.

  2. Install TextMate's mate shell utility. For more information, see "mate and rmate" in the TextMate documentation.

  3. Open TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  4. Type this command:

    git config --global core.editor "mate -w"
    

Using Notepad++ as your editor

  1. Install Notepad++ from https://notepad-plus-plus.org/. For more information, see "Getting started" in the Notepad++ documentation.

  2. Open TerminalTerminalGit Bash.

  3. Type this command:

    git config --global core.editor "'C:/Program Files (x86)/Notepad++/notepad++.exe' -multiInst -notabbar -nosession -noPlugin"