descriptionWindows Explorer Extension to Operate Git
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TortoiseGit - The coolest Interface to Git Version Control

TortoiseGit is a Windows Shell Interface to Git based on TortoiseSVN. It's open source and can be built entirely with freely available software.

TortoiseGit supports you with regular tasks, such as committing, showing logs, diffing two versions, creating branches and tags, creating patches and so on (see our Screenshots or documentation).


The latest release and language packs are available on the download page. There you can also find the system requirements and latest release notes.

The TortoiseGit team also provides preview releases on an irregular basis. These versions are used by the TortoiseGit developers and are built from the latest code that represents the cutting edge of the TortoiseGit development.

What to do if things go wrong or a crash happened

Before reporting an issue, please search whether a similar issue already exists and check that your problem isn't fixed in our latest preview release.

An important aspect of reporting issues is to have a reproducible example of the issue; it's also important to mention the exact version of your operating system, the version of Git and the version of TortoiseGit (this information can be found on the TortoiseGit about dialog).

TortoiseGit includes a crash reporter (if not disabled on installation), which automatically uploads crash dumps to, where the TortoiseGit team can review them. If you have a reproducible example, please also file an issue and link the crash report.

We have a special page describing steps for debugging, where the majority of these steps do not require you to build TortoiseGit on your own.

How Can I Contribute?

You're welcome to contribute to this project! There are several aspects you can help on:

Any help is appreciated!

Feel free to report issues and open merge requests.

Please also check the contribution guidelines to understand our workflow.

How to build

Building TortoiseGit normally is not necessary; however, it is easy. All necessary requirements and steps are described in the build.txt file. Our short description in the architecture.txt file might also be helpful.


TortoiseGit is licensed under the GPLv2.

11 hours ago Sven StrickrothUpdate libgit2masterorigin/master
11 hours ago Sven StrickrothFix settings width
11 hours ago Sven StrickrothAdd missing DPIaware.h to project
18 hours ago Sup Yut SumAlso add --progress to git submodule update --init
35 hours ago Sven StrickrothMake more use of theApp.m_pMainWnd
35 hours ago Sven StrickrothPass HWND to CGitDiff
35 hours ago Sven StrickrothConsistently use AfxGetResourceHandle()
4 days ago Sven StrickrothAdd the common control v6 manifest to TortoisePlink...
4 days ago Sven StrickrothFixed typos
4 days ago Sven StrickrothHigh-DPI adjustments for CMFCFontComboBox
4 days ago Sven StrickrothFixed issue #3210: index.lock left behind after refresh...
4 days ago Sven StrickrothDo not clear the atexit list
5 days ago Sven StrickrothAdjust the toolbar size for high-dpi monitors
5 days ago Sven StrickrothAdjust the background icon size for high dpi monitors
9 days ago Sven StrickrothDeduplicate code
9 days ago Sven StrickrothIntegrate the DPIAware.h changes from TortoiseSVN
4 months ago REL_2.6.0.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit 2.6.0
11 months ago REL_2.5.0.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit 2.5.0
17 months ago REL_2.4.0.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit 2.4.0
21 months ago REL_2.3.0.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit
2 years ago REL_2.2.0.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit 2.2.0
2 years ago REL_2.1.0.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit
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4 years ago REL_1.8.9.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit
4 years ago REL_1.8.8.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit
11 hours ago master
4 days ago high-dpi
3 weeks ago localhooks
15 months ago libgit2-revwalk
17 months ago reset-hard
17 months ago tgitcache-memory
20 months ago syncsettings
21 months ago installer
2 years ago puttykey