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This package was approved as a trusted package on 1/31/2017.

TortoiseGit is a Windows Shell Interface to Git and based on TortoiseSVN.
TortoiseGit supports you with regular tasks, such as committing, showing logs, diffing two versions, creating branches and tags, creating patches and so on.

Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE like Visual Studio, Eclipse or others, you can use it with whatever development tools you like, and with any type of file.
Main interaction with TortoiseGit will be using the context menu of the Windows explorer.


  • Easy to use

    • all commands are available directly from the Windows Explorer (see screenshots).

    • only commands that make sense for the selected file/folder are shown. You won't see any commands that you can't use in your situation.

    • See the status of your files directly in the Windows explorer (see screenshots)

    • descriptive dialogs, constantly improved due to user feedback

    • allows moving files by right-dragging them in the Windows explorer

  • Powerful commit dialog (see screenshots)

    • integrated spell checker for log messages

    • auto completion of paths and keywords of the modified files

    • text formatting with special chars

  • Per project settings

    • minimum log message length to avoid accidentally committing with an empty log message

    • language to use for the spell checker

  • Integration with issue tracking systems
    TortoiseGit provides a flexible mechanism to integrate any web based bug tracking system.

    • A separate input box to enter the issue number assigned to the commit, or coloring of the issue number directly in the log message itself

    • When showing all log messages, an extra column is added with the issue number. You can immediately see to which issue the commit belongs to.

    • Issue numbers are converted into links which open the webbrowser directly on the corresponding issue

    • Optional warning if a commit isn't assigned to an issue number

  • Helpful Tools

    • TortoiseGitMerge (see screenshot and the TortoiseGitMerge manual)

      • Shows changes you made to your files

      • Helps resolving conflicts

      • Can apply patchfiles you got from users without commit access to your repository

    • TortoiseGitBlame: to show blames of files. Shows also log messages for each line in a file. (see screenshot)

    • TortoiseGitIDiff: to see the changes you made to your image files (see screenshot)

  • Available in many languages
  • TortoiseGit is stable

    • Before every release, we create one or more preview releases for "adventurous" people to test first. This helps finding bugs very early so they won't even get into an official release.

    • A custom crash report tool is included in every TortoiseGit release which helps us fix the bugs much faster, even if you can't remember exactly what you did to trigger it.

To install TortoiseGit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install tortoisegit --version

To upgrade TortoiseGit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade tortoisegit --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $filePath32 = Resolve-Path "$toolsPath\*_x32.msi"
    $filePath64 = Resolve-Path "$toolsPath\*_x64.msi"
    $installFile = if ((Get-ProcessorBits 64) -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -ne 'true') {
      Write-Host "Installing 64 bit version"
    } else {
      Write-Host "Installing 32 bit version"
    $packageArgs = @{
      PackageName = 'tortoisegit'
      FileType = 'msi'
      SoftwareName = 'TortoiseGit*'
      File = $installFile
      SilentArgs = '/quiet /qn /norestart REBOOT=ReallySuppress'
      ValidExitCodes = @(0,3010)
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
    # Lets remove the installer as there is no more need for it.
    Remove-Item -Force $filePath32 -ea 0
    Remove-Item -Force $filePath64 -ea 0
  • tools\TortoiseGit- Show
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  • tools\TortoiseGit- Show
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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • TortoiseGit and contributors


© TortoiseGit


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
TortoiseGit 16572 Saturday, February 17, 2018 approved
TortoiseGit 14637 Sunday, July 23, 2017 approved
TortoiseGit 9148 Sunday, February 26, 2017 approved
TortoiseGit 2584 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 approved
TortoiseGit 5018 Thursday, October 20, 2016 approved
TortoiseGit 3793 Wednesday, July 6, 2016 approved
TortoiseGit 2650 Sunday, March 27, 2016 approved
TortoiseGit 386 Saturday, March 26, 2016 approved
TortoiseGit 1934 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 approved
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