Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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Baffled by git

So, I figured that I should get the code for my firefox addon into a version control system of some kind, and that this would be a good time to take git for a test run.

So I do a git init, and a git add ., and then when I do a git commit I am presented with this image:


At which point I enter the text I want, and have _no_ idea what to do next. Pressing "Esc" doesn't pull up anything useful, there's no help that I can see in the manual for what to do next, and frankly, this leaves me completely stymied.

I assume that what I've got there is basically some kind of unix text editor that I've been dropped into, but as I haven't used anything like that since 1992, this is less than useful.

I would just start pressing random buttons, but I'd rather not mess this up, and I believe that git is one of these things that's very easy to fuck up if you go wandering off randomly.

Anyone care to point me in the right direction?

Edit: Had help from lovely people, and then worked out how to replace the editor with one I know.



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