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How to make git command line use a different default editor (vi haters)

I was asked this question and it turned out to be a very useful tip.  For those of you who abhor the use of "vi" as the default *nix text editor when doing git commits merges pulls etc., rejoice! You can change git's default text editor by changing the core.editor configuration.  We can accomplish this from a command line like outlined below:

NOTE: put in your editor of choice at the end of the line, don't be a fool :)

$ git config --global core.editor emacs  This works in most *nix based systems, including Mac OSX.  If you just flat out have vi but don't know what to use, "nano" is a pretty newb friendly text editor.  or... you could just learn vi :)