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  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/29/2016.

Git (for Windows) – Git is a powerful distributed Source Code Management tool. If you just want to use Git to do your version control in Windows, you will need to download Git for Windows, run the installer, and you are ready to start.

Note: Git for Windows is a project run by volunteers, so if you want it to improve, volunteer!

Package Specifics

The package uses default install options minus cheetah integration and desktop icons. Cheetah prevents a good upgrade scenario, so it has been removed.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /GitOnlyOnPath - this puts gitinstall\cmd on path. This is also done by default if no package parameters are set.
  • /GitAndUnixToolsOnPath - this puts gitinstall\bin on path. This setting will override /GitOnlyOnPath.
  • /NoAutoCrlf - this setting only affects new installs, it will not override an existing .gitconfig. This will ensure 'Checkout as is, commit as is'

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of -params.
For example: -params '"/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /NoAutoCrlf"'.

To install Git (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install git.install --version 2.8.0

To upgrade Git (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade git.install --version 2.8.0


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $registryKeyName = 'Git_is1'
    $packageId = 'git.install'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $fileArgs = $(
      '/COMPONENTS="icons,icons\quicklaunch,ext,ext\shellhere,ext\guihere,assoc,assoc_sh" /LOG'
    $url = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $arguments = @{};
    # /GitOnlyOnPath /GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /NoAutoCrlf
    $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters;
    # Default the values
    $gitCmdOnly = $false
    $unixTools = $false
    $noAutoCrlf = $false # this does nothing unless true
    # Now parse the packageParameters using good old regular expression
    if ($packageParameters) {
        $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
        $option_name = 'option'
        $value_name = 'value'
        if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
            $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
            $results.matches | % {
          throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)"
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("GitOnlyOnPath")) {
            Write-Host "You want Git on the command line"
            $gitCmdOnly = $true
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("GitAndUnixToolsOnPath")) {
            Write-Host "You want Git and Unix Tools on the command line"
            $unixTools = $true
        if ($arguments.ContainsKey("NoAutoCrlf")) {
            Write-Host "Ensuring core.autocrlf is false on first time install only"
            Write-Host " This setting will not adjust an already existing .gitconfig setting."
            $noAutoCrlf = $true
    } else {
        Write-Debug "No Package Parameters Passed in";
    $is64bit = (Get-ProcessorBits) -eq 64
    $installKey = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryKeyName"
    if ($is64bit -eq $true -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -eq $true) {
      $installKey = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryKeyName"
    $userInstallKey = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryKeyName"
    if (Test-Path $userInstallKey) {
      $installKey = $userInstallKey
    if ( -not (Test-Path $installKey)) {
      New-Item -Path $installKey | Out-Null
    if ($gitCmdOnly) {
      # update registry so installer picks it up automatically
      New-ItemProperty $installKey -Name "Inno Setup CodeFile: Path Option" -Value "Cmd" -PropertyType "String" -Force | Out-Null
    if ($unixTools) {
      # update registry so installer picks it up automatically
      New-ItemProperty $installKey -Name "Inno Setup CodeFile: Path Option" -Value "CmdTools" -PropertyType "String" -Force | Out-Null
    if ($noAutoCrlf) {
      # update registry so installer picks it up automatically
      New-ItemProperty $installKey -Name "Inno Setup CodeFile: CRLF Option" -Value "CRLFCommitAsIs" -PropertyType "String" -Force | Out-Null
    # Make our install work properly when running under SYSTEM account (Chef Cliet Service, Puppet Service, etc)
    # Add other items to this if block or use $IsRunningUnderSystemAccount to adjust existing logic that needs changing
    $IsRunningUnderSystemAccount = ([System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsSystem
    If ($IsRunningUnderSystemAccount)
      #strip out quicklaunch parameter as it causes a hang under SYSTEM account
      $fileArgs = $fileArgs.replace('icons\quicklaunch,','')
      If ($fileArgs -inotlike "*/SUPPRESSMSGBOXES*")
        $fileArgs = $fileArgs + ' /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES'
    If ([bool](get-process ssh-agent -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue))
      Write-Output "Killing any git ssh-agent instances for install."
      (get-process ssh-agent | where {$_.Path -ilike "*\git\usr\bin\*"}) | stop-process
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageId $fileType $fileArgs $url $url64
    if (Test-Path $installKey) {
      $keyNames = Get-ItemProperty -Path $installKey
      if ($gitCmdOnly -eq $false -and $unixTools -eq $false) {
        $installLocation = $keyNames.InstallLocation
        if ($installLocation -ne '') {
          $gitPath = Join-Path $installLocation 'cmd'
          Install-ChocolateyPath $gitPath 'Machine'
    Write-Warning "Git installed - You may need to close and reopen your shell for PATH changes to take effect."

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Johannes Schindelin
  • msysgit Committers


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Git (Install) 2.21.0 248501 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 approved
Git (Install) 2.20.1 224965 Sunday, December 16, 2018 approved
Git (Install) 2.20.0 22531 Monday, December 10, 2018 approved
Git (Install) 2.19.2 50119 Thursday, November 22, 2018 approved
Git (Install) 2.19.1 124708 Friday, October 5, 2018 approved
Git (Install) 2.19.0 118009 Thursday, September 13, 2018 approved
Git (Install) 2.18.0 224762 Friday, June 22, 2018 approved
Git (Install) 171965 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 approved
Git (Install) 2.17.1 3143 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 approved
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