Saturday, March 17, 2012

Portable Git on Windows

I use Git on Linux a lot, but these days I was willing to use it on Windows too. I remember some time ago I found some ugly installers, so I thought there should be a portable package. For my surprise, I found one: msysgit. It’s a self-contained package build upon MinGW with everything one would need.

And it’s incredibly easy to use: just unzip the package anywhere, then doubleclick “git-bash.bat”. Like magic, you have a Linux-like terminal with a ready-to-use Git. And all the stuff exhales quality: it seems to be very well built and feels good on the tip of the fingers.

Now if you need to use Git on Windows, there’s no other way to go but msysgit.

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