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 and based on TortoiseSVN. It's open source and can fully be build with freely available software.

TortoiseGit supports you by 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 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 it to have a reproducible way for the issue and also to mention your 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 way, please also file an issue and link the crash report.

We have a special page describing steps for debugging, where the majority of ways does not require 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. Helpful might also be our short description in the architecture.txt file.


TortoiseGit is licensed under the GPLv2.

44 hours ago Sven StrickrothFixed issue #2770: Include complete relative path in... masterorigin/master
2 days ago Sven StrickrothMerge branch 'drag-handler'
2 days ago Sven StrickrothAllow to recursively read subtree at once
2 days ago Sven StrickrothRepositoryBrowser: Add drag handler
2 days ago Sven StrickrothProperly handle submodules
2 days ago Sven StrickrothPrevent some dragging options for deleted files
2 days ago Sven StrickrothGitStatusListCtrl: Improve drag handler
2 days ago Sven StrickrothUse ArePathStringsEqualWithCase for comparing paths
2 days ago Sven StrickrothDrop unused method
3 days ago Sven StrickrothUse recycle bin for reset when using libgit2
3 days ago Sven StrickrothFixed issue #2271: "Check For Updates" dialog should...
5 days ago Sven StrickrothDeinitialize m_critGitDllSec correctly
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5 days ago Sven StrickrothMerge branch 'scintilla-3.6.6'
5 days ago Sven StrickrothApplied backgroundcolors.patch
5 days ago Sven StrickrothUpdate Scintilla to 3.6.6
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