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Who needs to read this? Every programmer who's ever worked in a team. Twice.

The first line should always be 50 characters or less and that it should be followed by a blank line. Vim ships with syntax, indent, and filetype plugins for Git commits which can help here. Add this line to your .vimrc to add spell checking and automatic wrapping at the recommended 72 columns to you commit messages. autocmd Filetype gitcommit setlocal spell textwidth=72 Never use the -m <msg> / --message=<msg> flag to git commit . It gives you a poor mindset right off the bat as you will feel that you have to fit your commit message into the terminal command, and makes the commit feel more like a one-off argument than a page in history: git commit -m "Fix login bug" A more useful commit message might be: Redirect user to the requested page after login https://trello.com/path/to/relevant/card Users were being redirected to the home page after login, which is less useful th...

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