Thanks very much for all the help. I'm going to play around with this 
tomorrow when I get back on the computer all that is on.

On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 8:46:07 AM UTC-7, Peter J Weisberg wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Daniel P. Wright  wrote:
> > The default editor for git is vim, which is a sensible choice as its
> > available on nearly every platform, but if you've never encountered it
> > before it can seem a little... unusual.
> I'm not sure a text-editor is "sensible" if a newbie *can't figure out 
> what it is*.  The only reason to make it the default IMO is that it 
> *is*available on every system (except Windows).  On Windows, I think a 
> sensible 
> default would be Wordpad.  Of course, no one asked me my opinion. :-)
> P.S.: Here's the minimum you need to know about vim:
> It starts in "command mode"
> To enter text, you need to be in "insert mode"
> Switch from command mode to insert mode by pressing "i"
> Switch from insert mode to command mode by pressing "ESC"
> In command mode:
>         save by typing ":w"
>         quit by typing ":q"
>         save and quit by typing ":wq"
>         quit without saving by typing ":q!"
> -PJ
> Gehm's Corollary to Clark's Law: Any technology distinguishable from
> magic is insufficiently advanced. 

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