git-gui - A portable graphical interface to Git
git gui [<command>] [arguments]
A Tcl/Tk based graphical user interface to Git. git gui
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.
, 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
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.
Start a blame viewer on the specified file on
the given version (or working directory if not specified).
Start a tree browser showing all files in the
specified commit. Files selected through the browser are opened in the blame
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.
Display the currently running version of
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
git gui blame --line=100 Makefile
Loads annotations as described above and
automatically scrolls the view to center on line 100.
git gui citool
Make one commit and return to the shell when
it is complete. This command returns a non-zero exit code if the window was
closed in any way other than by making a commit.
git gui citool --amend
Automatically enter the Amend Last
Commit mode of the interface.
git gui citool --nocommit
Behave as normal citool, but instead of making
a commit simply terminate with a zero exit code. It still checks that the
index does not contain any unmerged entries, so you can use it as a GUI
version of git-mergetool(1)
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.
The Git repository browser. Shows branches,
commit history and file differences. gitk is the utility started by git
gui's Repository Visualize actions.
is actually maintained as an independent project, but stable
versions are distributed as part of the Git suite for the convenience of end
A git gui
development repository can be obtained from:
git clone git://repo.or.cz/git-gui.git
git clone http://repo.or.cz/r/git-gui.git
or browsed online at http://repo.or.cz/w/git-gui.git/
Part of the git