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[Deprecated - please use Git package now] msysgit - 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!

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

C:\> choco install msysgit

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

C:\> choco upgrade msysgit


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Software Author(s)

  • Johannes Schindelin
  • msysgit Committers


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
msysgit 1.7.10 1582 Wednesday, April 11, 2012  
msysgit 1.7.9 1056 Friday, February 10, 2012  
msysgit 489 Monday, January 30, 2012  
msysgit 1.7.8 560 Wednesday, December 14, 2011  
msysgit 407 Tuesday, December 13, 2011  
msysgit 425 Monday, December 5, 2011  
msysgit 1.7.7 531 Friday, October 14, 2011  
msysgit 1.7.6 488 Tuesday, August 23, 2011  
msysgit 436 Tuesday, August 23, 2011  
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