How to construct a better commit message using Vim editor?
The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you to create better commit messages so the reviewer can do a more thorough review.
At first, It is confusing to use the Vim editor, but I did some research and documented a step by step process to do it:
git add .
to add your changes to your upcoming commit.
Step 2: Open a Vim editor.
If your encounter
error: There was a problem with the editor 'vi'.run this in your command line
git config --global core.editor /usr/bin/vimand do it again.
Use the git commit
command without any flags. The VIM editor will open.
By pressing the i
key (Insert mode) on your keyboard you can now start typing and create a better commit message. So your goal here is to write a message that explains well your changes.
Once you are done, press esc
key (exit insert mode) then type :wq
and press enter
to save your commit message and close the Vim editor.
Step 3: Lastly push your commit
git push origin [branch_name where your commit at]