Quick! Let’s learn some minimal vi commands!

In a Vim editor:

• press i to go into insert mode, start typing your text
• press Esc to go back to normal mode
• then write the file and quit with :wq + <Enter>

Congratulations. You have joined the great fraternity of people who know this ancient, revered text editor.

These are the essential commands you will need to get started with git commit messages.