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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

       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 viewer.

           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

       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

       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

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.

       The official repository of the git gui project can be found at:


GIT         top

       Part of the git(1) suite

COLOPHON         top

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       system) project.  Information about the project can be found at
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       page, see ⟨⟩.  This page was obtained
       from the project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨⟩ on 2023-12-22.  (At that time,
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