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authorPeter Oberndorfer <>2011-10-17 20:26:23 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-17 21:40:07 (GMT)
commit821881d88d3012a64a52ece9a8c2571ca00c35cd (patch)
treed7684eb3510baed8729e5fe454e802e34dfbe61e /Documentation
parent2c4610393195cc6f35ea79efadbc5c7fd7470891 (diff)
"rebase -i": support special-purpose editor to edit insn sheet
The insn sheet used by "rebase -i" is designed to be easily editable by any text editor, but an editor that is specifically meant for it (but is otherwise unsuitable for editing regular text files) could be useful by allowing drag & drop reordering in a GUI environment, for example. The GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR environment variable and/or the sequence.editor configuration variable can be used to specify such an editor, while allowing the usual editor to be used to edit commit log messages. As usual, the environment variable takes precedence over the configuration variable. It is envisioned that other "sequencer" based tools will use the same mechanism. Signed-off-by: Peter Oberndorfer <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
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--- a/Documentation/config.txt
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@@ -473,6 +473,12 @@ core.editor::
variable when it is set, and the environment variable
`GIT_EDITOR` is not set. See linkgit:git-var[1].
+ Text editor used by `git rebase -i` for editing the rebase insn file.
+ The value is meant to be interpreted by the shell when it is used.
+ It can be overridden by the `GIT_SEQUENCE_EDITOR` environment variable.
+ When not configured the default commit message editor is used instead.
The command that git will use to paginate output. Can
be overridden with the `GIT_PAGER` environment