# What to do if 'git pull' starts 'vim'?¶

You're in the text editor, vim! It's a modal text editor, so you would need to:

• Press i to enter insert mode.
• Now you can type your message, as if you were in a normal (non-modal) text editor.
• Press esc to go back to command mode.
• Then type :w followed by enter to save.
• Finally :q followed by enter to quit.
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