git – Why does a commit abort with the error "Aborting commit due to empty commit message"?


trying to make a commit in git , writing a command

git commit

Displays the description of the commit via gedit (I think it doesn't really matter which text editor I use?), I save the changes and close it. And output

Aborting commit due to empty commit

Everything works great with

git commit -m 'commit'

But I would like to get to the bottom of it. Can someone suggest why this is happening?


Read error messages carefully. The one you have says that the description for the commit is not set. In the resulting gEdit window, you must specify a description for the commit in the first line of the file, write the file and exit.

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