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GIT\-GUI

Section: Git Manual (1)
Updated: 09/30/2007
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NAME

git-gui - A portable graphical interface to Git  

SYNOPSIS

git gui [<command>] [arguments]  

DESCRIPTION

A Tcl/Tk based graphical user interface to Git. git-gui focuses on allowing users to make changes to their repository by making new commits, amending existing ones, creating branches, performing local merges, and fetching/pushing to remote repositories.

Unlike gitk(1), git-gui focuses on commit generation and single file annotation, and does not show project history. It does however supply menu actions to start a gitk session from within git-gui.

git-gui is known to work on all popular UNIX systems, Mac OS X, and Windows (under both Cygwin and MSYS). To the extent possible OS specific user interface guidelines are followed, making git-gui a fairly native interface for users.  

COMMANDS

blame

Start a blame viewer on the specified file on the given version (or working directory if not specified).

browser

Start a tree browser showing all files in the specified commit (or HEAD by default). Files selected through the browser are opened in the blame viewer.

citool

Start git-gui and arrange to make exactly one commit before exiting and returning to the shell. The interface is limited to only commit actions, slightly reducing the application's startup time and simplifying the menubar.

version

Display the currently running version of git-gui.
 

EXAMPLES

git gui blame Makefile

Show the contents of the file Makefile in the current working directory, and provide annotations for both the original author of each line, and who moved the line to its current location. The uncommitted file is annotated, and uncommitted changes (if any) are explicitly attributed to Not Yet Committed.

git gui blame v0.99.8 Makefile

Show the contents of Makefile in revision v0.99.8 and provide annotations for each line. Unlike the above example the file is read from the object database and not the working directory.

git gui citool

Make one commit and return to the shell when it is complete.

git citool

Same as git gui citool (above).

git gui browser maint

Show a browser for the tree of the maint branch. Files selected in the browser can be viewed with the internal blame viewer.
 

SEE ALSO

gitk(1)

The git repository browser. Shows branches, commit history and file differences. gitk is the utility started by git-gui's Repository Visualize actions.
 

OTHER

git-gui is actually maintained as an independent project, but stable versions are distributed as part of the Git suite for the convenience of end users.

A git-gui development repository can be obtained from:

git clone git://repo.or.cz/git-gui.git
or

git clone http://repo.or.cz/r/git-gui.git
or browsed online at http://repo.or.cz/w/git-gui.git/.  

AUTHOR

Written by Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org>.  

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation by Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org>.  

GIT

Part of the git(7) suite


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
COMMANDS
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO
OTHER
AUTHOR
DOCUMENTATION
GIT




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