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I'm trying to ammend a commit comment on a git commit, so I git commit --amend then vi opens with text from the last commit's comment. Then I delete all of the text on the first line, but I cannot remove the newline character, how can I do that?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

J - Join two lines

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thanks :j worked! – erikvold Jun 6 '10 at 19:28
@Erik: If it has worked, please click on the tick left to the answer. – whitequark Jun 6 '10 at 19:30
I had to wait 2mins ={ – erikvold Jun 6 '10 at 19:37

You can use dd to delete the whole current line, whether it is empty or not.

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