Having a default commit message is really useful for a number of reasons:
- It can formalize your commit messages
- It serves as a good reminder for the information you should add to your commit message, like issue number
- If you set it to “Drunk AF, don’t accept this”
To set a default commit message on your local machine, start by executing the following from command line:
git config --global commit.template ~/.gitmessage
This tells your local git config to pull the text from
~/.gitmessage as the default commit message.