Notepad.exe as Git commit editor
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GitPad.exe - Use Notepad as your Git commit editor

This single executable allows you to use Notepad as your editor any time Git requires one (commits, interactive rebase, etc).

Notepad editing a commit

How to install (short version)

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Notepad sucks! What about $FAVORITE_EDITOR instead?

Good news! As of GitPad 1.2, the default editor will be whatever editor is associated with .txt files. Normally, that's Notepad, but if you like a different editor, you can now use that instead.

How to install (long version)

Just copy GitPad.exe to a folder and double-click on it. It will install itself into your Application Data directory (%AppData%) - if your default editor is not set, GitPad.exe will set itself to EDITOR via setting an Environment Variable on your user profile.

What do I need to use this?

GitPad requires .NET 2.0 or higher.

How to uninstall

Remove HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment\EDITOR from the registry and reboot your system.