It sounds like a good workaround but I think there could be a problem.
When vim opens there is the message on the first line and two lines
below is a commented text which uses # as comment char. Does the char
change when you change the comment char?
Michal Staša

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On 16 May 2014 12:28, Duy Nguyen <> wrote:
> On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Michal Stasa <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have stumbled on a weird bug. At work, we use redmine as an issue
>> tracker and its task are marked by a number starting with #. When I
>> commit some work and write #1234 in the message, it works. However,
>> later on when I remember that I forgot to add some files and amend the
>> commit, vim appears and I cannot perform the commit because the
>> message starts with # which is a comment in vim and thus I get an
>> error that my commit message is empty.
> A workaround would be "git -c core.commentChar=@ <command> ..." (@
> could be some other character). But maybe git should detect that the
> current commit message has leading '#' and automatically switch to
> another character..
> --
> Duy
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