Using git on Windows

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Installing Git

The easiest way to get git on Windows (unless you use cygwin) is to install msysgit.

  1. Download the msysgit installer from

  2. Run the installer.
  3. Select "Run Git from the Windows Command Prompt (only adds git to PATH)"
  4. Choose plink, not openSSH (mostly applies to those with developer access to git, will require Putty)
  5. Choose to always use Windows line endings

Using Git

If you like the command line, you can bring up a git prompt and follow the instructions at Git/Developers.

If you prefer GUIs, you can try the illustrated guide to git on Windows.

There is also TortoiseGit, which is designed to integrate with the Windows explorer like TortoiseSVN.

Other Resources

Attic/GitOnWindows (last edited 2015-05-25 12:22:40 by SvitozarCherepii)