I've slowly been trying to get git to work and just running into loads of problems. Using the windows bash I just tried to do a commit this evening and forgot to add a message (e.g. -m "my work for today") and sent the bash into some sort of odd editing mode that I can't seem to get out of. I finally just closed the bash and opened a new bash and tried to commit and got all kinds of error messages with a prompt to type (R) to recover. Typed R to recover and it took me right back into the strange editing mode that I can't seem to get out of now. I've backed up all the files in the directory (sensing an impending catastrophe) but not sure what else to do at this point to get git running again. Any help would be appreciated. More detail... If I open a new bash in the directory and run "git commit" I'm getting this error message: E325: ATTENTION Found a swap file by the name ".git\.COMMIT_EDITMSG.swp" dated: Mon Aug 06 19:45:14 2012 file name: C:/Users/me/Documents/NetBeansProjects/foldername/.git/COMMIT_EDITMSG modified: YES user name: me host name: my computer process ID: 10368 While opening file ".git\COMMIT_EDITMSG" dated: Mon Aug 06 19:55:29 2012 NEWER than swap file! (1) Another program may be editing the same file. If this is the case, be careful not to end up with two different instances of the same file when making changes. Quit, or continue with caution. (2) An edit session for this file crashed. If this is the case, use ":recover" or "vim -r .git\COMMIT_EDITMSG" to recover the changes (see ":help recovery"). If you did this already, delete the swap file ".git\.COMMIT_EDITMSG.swp" to avoid this message. Swap file ".git\.COMMIT_EDITMSG.swp" already exists! -- More -- SPACE/d/j: screen/page/line down, b/u/k: up, q: quit
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