Write Git and Mercurial Commit Messages with Commit Application

Commit is a free and open source Git and Mercurial commit message editor for Linux. Using this Commit app you can inserts blank line between title and description, set the title characters overflow limit and view project folder and branch in window header. Some other important features are git commit messages, git merge messages, git tag messages, git add -p messages, and git rebase -i messages and mercurial commit messages support. It also comes with spell checking and dark theme support. It is released under GNU General Public License v3.0.


Install Commit on Ubuntu Linux

You can install Commit app via flatpak from flathub. First install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart system if you don’t have. Then open your terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below flatpak commit installation command.

flatpak install flathub re.sonny.Commit

It will install latest version of commit on your system. You can start it by below command.

flatpak run re.sonny.Commit

It will pop up automatically when you make a commit in one of your projects. press the Commit button or the Ctrl+Return key combination to save it and press the Cancel button or the Escape key to abort and dismiss Commit. You can uninstall it via

sudo flatpak uninstall re.sonny.Commit

That’s all.

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