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RE: Uploading a patch to Rietveld

From: James Lowe
Subject: RE: Uploading a patch to Rietveld
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 16:28:42 +0000


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)> In the end, I nuked the git directory (having copied my changes
)> elsewhere) and started from scratch.  It's at
)> but hopefully this should be announced properly.
)> --
)> Phil Holmes
)BTW - it might be worth mentioning in the CG that "git cl upload
)origin/master" at one point fires you into vi.  For windows users, that's a
)bit of an issue - took me a couple of searches to confirm it was vi, and
)then find the way of saving and exiting.

Not necessarily, when I tried it the first time fired me into some other editor 
(can't remember what it was but it looked like an 'info' type window). I had to 
change it myself to 'vi' because I prefer that. 

So that might be specific to your install.

The CG does tell you how to change your editor - at least that is where I got 
the information form to do it.

The example we give is nano.

git config --global core.editor nano

and you'll see an explicit TODO from 'mp' to give instructions for Windows on 
the next line although I don't think that is what you are asking is it? I guess 
if someone is getting to stage of using git-cl in a terminal is there a level 
of expectation on knowing how to use or what vi/editor_of_choice is?


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