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.

12 hours ago Yue Lin HoFixed issue #3075: Wrong tag is picked for deleting... masterorigin/master
9 days ago Sven StrickrothUse forward slashes in the includes for consistency...
9 days ago Sven StrickrothReplace the custom messages defined with WM_USER with...
9 days ago Sven StrickrothFixed issue #3047: When Log Messages window is narrow...
9 days ago Sven StrickrothOnly clear cache inside explorer.exe if TGitCache is...
9 days ago Sven StrickrothOnly notify about deletions for allowed paths
10 days ago Sven StrickrothFixed issue #3055: Explorer crash when deleting two...
10 days ago Sven StrickrothFixed issue #3071: Browser References dialog lacks...
12 days ago Sven StrickrothMake TortoiseUDiff show correct window title for patch...
12 days ago Sven StrickrothDrop unused declarations from gitdll.h
12 days ago Sven StrickrothFix crash on x86 in git_for_each_reflog_ent due to...
13 days ago Sven StrickrothUpdate libgit2
13 days ago Sven StrickrothFixed issue #3033: Cannot view submodule log if reposit...
13 days ago Sven StrickrothOptimize libgit2 defines
13 days ago Sven StrickrothFixed issue #3066: Message field needs vertical scrollb...
13 days ago Sven StrickrothUpdate changelog
2 months ago REL_2.5.0.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit 2.5.0
7 months ago REL_2.4.0.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit 2.4.0
11 months ago REL_2.3.0.0_EXTERNAL Released TortoiseGit
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2 months ago hwnd
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7 months ago reset-hard
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10 months ago syncsettings
11 months ago simpleini-versioncheck
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