I've tried typing in
svn commit and it will bring up a screen with the list of files being added/changed/etc. as well as a place to enter in a message, but pressing enter will add a newline to the message, not initiate the commit.
Is there a hotkey or some key combination to initiate the commit (it looks like there's some sort of emacs-ish like console at the bottom)? This is on a linux system.
It will open your default editor; if you quit the editor, no log message will be saved; thus, the key combination to use depends on your editor. For Emacs, the sequence is Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C. If you want to commit a multi-line log message from a file, there is a
-F option to
svn commit to do that.
You need to save your commit message before exiting the editor. How you do this of course depends on the editor.
To change the default editor that svn uses you can set either the
SVN_EDITOR environment variables. How this is done depends on what OS you use.
As an example, in linux you could add the following to your ~/.bash_profile:
For more information on choosing the external editor look here: Using External Editors.
Why do you not want to include a message? But you could just do
svn commit -m '' and submit a blank mesage.