How do I enable TortoiseGit?

How do I enable TortoiseGit?

Installing TortoiseGit on Windows

  1. First, visit
  2. Next, check that TortoiseGit is installed.
  3. Next, open the folder and right-click inside the window, then click “Git Create repository here…”:
  4. Now you should be able to right-click and see the full menu of TortoiseGit commands:

What is TortoiseGit used for?

TortoiseGit is a free open-source client for the Git version control system. That is, TortoiseGit manages files over time. Files are stored in a local repository. The repository is much like an ordinary file server, except that it remembers every change ever made to your files and directories.

Do I need to install git before TortoiseGit?

As a command-line git client is required for using TortoiseGit, you have to install both. The recommended order is to install TortoiseGit first. Just download the setup package for your system and install it.

Does TortoiseGit include git?

Installation. TortoiseGit comes with an easy to use installer. One prerequisite of TortoiseGit is that it requires an already installed (command line) Git client which provides a git.exe . Git for Windows is recommended (Cygwin and MSYS2 Git also work, see the section called “General Settings” for configuration.

What’s the difference between git fetch and git pull?

git fetch just “downloads” the changes from the remote to your local repository. git pull downloads the changes and merges them into your current branch.

How do I update my TortoiseGit credentials?

  1. Go to “TortoiseGit > Settings > Credential”
  2. Select Credential helper “Advanced”
  3. Click on the “G” (for global) under Helpers.
  4. Enter the Helper path as below.
  5. Click the “Add New/Save” button.

How do I use TortoiseGit?

Right-Click in the File explorer within the repository and select TortoiseGit =>Create Branch. Name it enhancement and select the checkbox Switch to the new branch. Click Ok. Make a change to the file in the enhancement branch and commit the same.

How do I download and install TortoiseGit?

Go to the TortoiseGit website and download the installation package for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. Double-click the installation package. In the window displayed, click Next for several times and then Install to complete the installation. Click Finish to run the tool.

What is commit in TortoiseGit?

Storing the changes you made to your working tree is known as committing the changes. you can use TortoiseGit → Check for Modifications first, to see which files have changed locally.

How do I rebase TortoiseGit?

Assume you are currently working on master branch, and wish to rebase feature branch onto master . Instead of switching to feature in advance, select the commit of feature in log list, Context Menu → Rebase and click this swap button. TortoiseGit’s rebase moves feature to master directly, then cherry-picks the commits.

Will git fetch overwrite local changes?

When such an operation modifies the existing history, it is not permitted by Git without an explicit –force parameter. Just like git push –force allows overwriting remote branches, git fetch –force (or git pull –force ) allows overwriting local branches.

Can you use TortoiseGit on Cygwin or MSYS2?

Please note that Cygwin and MSYS2 Git are not officially supported by TortoiseGit as the developers only use Git for Windows. Bug reports, however, are welcome).

Where do I find TortoiseGit on my computer?

By default, TortoiseGit uses the Windows home directory which is normally located under c:\\Users and Cygwin uses its own home directories which are located under [CYGWIN-INSTALL-PATH]\\home. 3) Configure AutoCrLf, this is necessary as TortoiseGit and Cygwin Git have different defaults.

Do you need a Git client for TortoiseGit?

One prerequisite of TortoiseGit is that it requires an already installed (command line) Git client which provides a git.exe. Git for Windows is recommended (Cygwin and Msys2 Git also work, see the section called “General Settings” for configuration.

Are there any older versions of TortoiseGit?

If you are running such an old system, you can still use older, however unsupported, releases of TortoiseGit. Those can be found on the download server (TortoiseGit 1.7 dropped support for Windows 2000; TortoiseGit 1.9 dropped support for Windows XP, TortoiseGit 2.5 dropped support for Windows Vista).