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Git for Windows Reviews

We bring the awesome Git SCM to Windows

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Git for Windows and what they use it for.
  • Power shell is awful even on Windows
    When I have to use Windows, I use git bash to make it more palatable - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
  • Gibberish with LLaMa 7B 4bit
    One alternative you could try.. I've set up a docker environment to build things and set it up. It would require you to install some tools if you don't have: Git and Docker Desktop for Windows. - Source: Reddit / 19 days ago
  • Zellij 0.35.1 just released: bringing Stacked Panes to your Terminal
    Try to install msys2 (, start the msys2 terminal (it is mintty) and then install tmux with pacman -S tmux. You can use this executable also with Git Bash (Git for Windows). Another solution is to install Git for windows SDK (, it is what I choose, but the installation size is very large. - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • Sharing Git credentials between Windows and WSL
    Download Git for Windows and choose Git Credential Manager (GCM) as credential helper on the installation steps. - Source: / 26 days ago
  • How to downgrade Controlnet?
    Ah you don't need the desktop GUI you an also just install Github for windows: Https:// - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • First Experience With Next.js - part 2
    Possibly Git if you are using Windows. Mac and Linux should have it by default. - Source: / about 1 month ago
  • Getting work done with PowerShell on Linux
    For at least the past 7 years I've installed 'Git for Windows'[1] on every Windows PC I use. Git for Windows comes with bash (my primary shell on Windows) plus a full suite of *nix utilities including Perl, awk, sed, pdftotext, ssh and many more. This has sufficed as my primary scripting platform on Windows, with the intended benefit that my scripts are mostly portable to Linux. [1] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • need LSP in WSL to use python env from Windows
    I've since found that dev workflows in Windows work pretty damn good now, actually. I hate PowerShell so I still don't use it, but I now use Nushell, Cmder, and Git-Bash as my shells within the native Windows terminal emulator and it's actually pretty damn good and very close to the Unix experience. I actually like the native Windows terminal more than Kitty and would switch to it on my Ubuntu machine and my... - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Introducing Buildarr, a new solution for *Arr app configuration management
    I've created a GitHub issue from which you can track the progress on implementing this. In the meantime, you can run Buildarr as a standalone application using command line tools (such as Git for Windows combined with Python for Windows) if you're inclined. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Getting Started with Fast-Api 🏎️ and Docker🐳
    These instructions will work on most unix/Linux systems. If you are using Windows, you can use WSL or Git Bash. - Source: / about 2 months ago
  • Any Windows cmd or PowerShell people out there?
    Recently, someone convinced me to give it another shot with Windows proper, they said Microsoft had really started fixing it up. I can't stand PowerShell though, so I just downloaded Git-Bash and set it up to be my default shell (along with nushell for some things. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • How to commit mygodot 4 project ot git desktop
    For windows you can download Git Bash. From there learning commands like git commit and git push will take a few hours/days to get comfortable with but will be invaluable skills for later if you decide to continue with development as a career. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • How to get started with branches using git commands on a local repository
    There is also an open-source project called Git for Windows, which is separate from the official Git website. This tool provides both command line and graphical user interface tools for using Git effectively on your Windows machine. For more information about this project and to inspect and download the code, visit the Git for Windows project site. - Source: / 2 months ago
  • Devops engineers who use windows, how?
    If you are using windows, I recommend using GitBash - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • #gitPanic - Tools
    If you're on Windows, the git BASH emulator comes with tab autocomplete preconfigured. - Source: / 5 months ago
  • How To: Run Cardconjurer Locally on Windows
    1) Go to, download and install it (accept all the options as suggested). - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • how to actually use VAE files ???? Question
    If you're on Windows, download Git for Windows if you don't already have it. Open up Git CMD, change your directory to your Stable Diffusion directory, and. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Kind of an obvious design flaw
    IME, not really? Git for Windows or MSYS2 are both pretty solid. I used Cygwin for years, but MSYS2 seems to integrate a bit more smoothly (plus MSYS uses pacman instead of Cygwin's fiddly gui for package management). - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Any tips for being successful with learning Linux?
    Step 1 (coreutils + scripting): install Git for Windows which comes with bash + most of the coreutils. From there just start doing most of you tasks in the terminal and learn how to automate things with scripts. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • I AI-generated a new Genshin Character by mistake so i made a whole kit and a weapon.
    Yeah sure, its stable difffusion. Its localy "hosted" on your pc with a webui. Stable diffusion - I cant gurantee for safety tho. You also need Git, Python and a checkpointfile to generate something. For the checkpoint file I cant really help you. The file im using is not out yet and the others I could link are on a site with mostly NSFW (i dont want to link to something like that on a reddit like this). I can... - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Ask HN: Can you recommend me a fast, light text editor for Windows?
    Use the venerable GNU Nano editor on the terminal. You can get it easily via gitbash (, or WSL, or cygwin or ... dunno. You can also try compiling it for windows directly. Nano provides some Win32-specific stuff on its website (, but I haven't tried them, since nano through gitbash worked fine whenever I've needed it. - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago

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