GIT-GUI(1)                       Git Manual                       GIT-GUI(1)

NAME         top

       git-gui - A portable graphical interface to Git

SYNOPSIS         top

       git gui [<command>] [arguments]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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, 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         top

           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.

EXAMPLES         top

       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 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)

       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         top

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

OTHER         top

       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://


           git clone

       or browsed online at .

GIT         top

       Part of the git(1) suite

COLOPHON         top

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       project.  Information about the project can be found at 
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       see ⟨⟩.  This page was obtained from the
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       2018-10-29.  (At that time, the date of the most recent commit that
       was found in the repository was 2018-10-26.)  If you discover any
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