How do I change the comment on a commit using git commit --amend?


I have opened the Terminal in SourceTree.  I am trying to change the comment on my previous commit by using git commit --amend.  This has produced a helpful window where I can edit my initial comment, but I can't figure out how to quit the edit and get the command to actually run.

Sorry this is a real newbie question, but any help would be most appreciated.


Kind wishes ~ Patrick

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It's opened your default editor, which is probably vi if you haven't changed it.


If it is vi, hit escape to get out of edit mode and then hit colon.  A : prompt should appear at the bottom of the screen.  Hit w <enter> to save.  Then hit colon again and hit q <enter> to quit.

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You can also do this without the Terminal by using the "Amend latest commit" Commit option:

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