I'm quite new to emacs and a lot of the documentation I'm finding online is going over my head a bit at the moment.
I've been using emacs as my git editor for a while now by mostly eye-balling reasonable line lengths but it's not at the point where I want to have line lengths taken care of for me. I'm not yet at the point of using emacs as my shell environment so I'm looking for a simple solution to simply handle the recommended line lengths (50 chars for the summary line, and 75 chars for all other lines)
I found this EmacsWiki page which explains that there's a
log-edit.el bundled with emacs by default. I'd rather not pull in a large package like magit while I'm still getting to grips with things but I can't find any explanation of how to enable the git log editing mode with
My question is two fold, does
log-edit.el enforce these recommended line lengths some how (some sort of colour change perhaps), and if so how would I enable it in my emacs config / git config so that it is used for editing git commits?
If log-edit doesn't have this capability, I'm open to further suggestions or I will take a look at getting started with magit. I'd just like to avoid overloading myself with too much to learn all at once.