[QA] Help setting up Git

Željko Filipin zfilipin at wikimedia.org
Thu Aug 7 18:34:58 UTC 2014

On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 8:28 PM, Muzammil Rajwadkar <muzzymon at hotmail.com>

> Oh, it was because when I was following the guide, it was using the vim
> command at the start:
> vim Example/Example.body.php
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Gerrit/Tutorial#Make_and_commit_your_change
> I thought it was part of the learning phase of that guide but thanks for
> saving me some time.

I guess the person writing the documentation assumed people will either
know vim or know that they are free to use any editor.

> But when I did tried to paste that command: vim Example/Example.body.php
> in the git bash but then I got an error:
> E303: Unable to open swap file for "Example\Example.body.php", recovery
> impossib
> "Example\Example.body.php" [New DIRECTORY]
> Press ENTER or type command to continue

This might just be because you are using bash on windows and something is
not configured correctly.

> So it sounds like I can use rubymine or any other text editor to
> accomplish this task without too much pain involved?

Yes. You can learn vim later.

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