Windows - Git Bash - Quick Setup with Notepad++ as editor

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Emmanuel Tissera
·Jan 17, 2017·

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Windows - Git Bash - Quick Setup with Notepad++ as editor

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My personal notes for when I need to help others to set up Git Bash on their machines with Notepad++ as the text editor.

1. Generate a new SSH Key

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "_you[\[email protected\]](https://blog.emmti.com/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection)_"

2. Start ssh-agent

\# start the ssh-agent in the background
eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"
Agent pid 59566

3. Add key to ssh-agent

$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id\_rsa

4. Edit ~/.bashrc:

eval \`ssh-agent\`
ssh-add

5. Set Notepad++ as your text editor

$ git config --global core.editor \\
"'C:/Program Files (x86)/Notepad++/notepad++.exe' -multiInst -notabbar -nosession -noPlugin"

6. Add the key to either GitHub or BitBucket

$ clip < ~/.ssh/id\_rsa.pub

Sources:
https://help.github.com/categories/ssh/
https://confluence.atlassian.com/bitbucket/set-up-ssh-for-git-728138079.html
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5727555/remember-password-git-bash-under-windows


This article was originally written on Google's Blogger platform and ported to Hashnode on 17 Sep 2022.

 
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