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WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials by Everett Griffiths, Brian Bondari

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Overcoming errors

You may run into an error when trying to commit, such as the following:

svn: Could not use external editor to fetch log message; consider setting the $SVN_EDITOR environment variable or using the --message (-m) or --file (-F) options svn: None of the environment variables SVN_EDITOR, VISUAL or EDITOR are set, and no 'editor-cmd' run-time configuration option was found

What in the world does that mean? Well, number one, it means that you ignored our advice and did not to include an -m option with a description of your commit. Secondly, it means SVN did not know which editor to pop open for you in order to make you provide a description. You can either always include the -m option with a description each time you make a commit, ...

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