If you want to set the editor only for Git, do either (you don’t need both):
core.editorin your Git config:
git config --global core.editor "vim"
- Set the
If you want to set the editor for Git and also other programs , set the standardized
EDITOR environment variables*:
export VISUAL=vim export EDITOR="$VISUAL"
- Setting both is not necessarily needed, but some programs may not use the more-correct
For Sublime Text : Add this to the
--wait is important (it allows to type text in sublime and will wait for save/close event.)
[core] editor = 'subl' --wait
'subl' can be replaced by the full path of the executable but is usually available when correctly installed.