.. title: Configure Atom as git Editor .. slug: configure-atom-as-git-editor .. date: 2015-10-06 22:53:12 UTC .. tags: atom, git .. category: .. link: .. description: .. type: text In Atom open the command palette (Shift-Command-p) and enter command `Install Shell Commands`. Configure Atom as git's editor. :: git config --global core.editor "atom --new-window --wait" Now when you do `git commit` it should open a new Atom window for you to enter your commit message.