I make lots of spelling errors when constructing my commit message. It would be cool if I could add a hook to magit such that when I execute C-c C-c, it would run ispell before completing the commit message.

I can't figure out how to hack it, but I'm wondering if anyone else has tried to do this

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There is no need to hack anything - just add git-commit-turn-on-flyspell to git-commit-setup-hook. If you use the Custom interface to do so, then that is even one of the suggested functions for that hook.

  • TIL about flyspell. This helps me out a lot, I'm adding it to all my modes. Commented Aug 30, 2017 at 18:30

Add (add-hook 'git-commit-setup-hook 'git-commit-turn-on-flyspell) line to the emacs config file.

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