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  • Does anyone know of a decent tutorial on how to set up Git on Windows?
  • Which client do you prefer to use? Any that integrates with Visual Studio?
  • How to use Git on windows? I am used to svn and sourcesafe but a complete newbie to Git.
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the title of your question is misleading: you are not searching a "tutorial", you are searching for "install instructions". i would change the title and the question to reflect that. – akira Jun 29 '10 at 13:33
Changed the question. I am also looking on how to learn how to use Git. – Nyla Pareska Jul 5 '10 at 8:19
up vote 2 down vote accepted

For Windows Users...:

This tutorial here gets you up and running in a simple and concise manner. He teaches you the most useful command line routines and simple GIT workflows that you will use over and over again.


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+1 it's a nice link-to-links, although I don't agree with the necessity for github – Tobias Kienzler Aug 4 '10 at 10:26
also, you shouldn't use rebase before having used branches and merge for a while – Tobias Kienzler Aug 4 '10 at 10:39
...use for private repos. In Github, they cost but not in so easy to test git for example on school work etc. – user114739 Feb 21 '12 at 21:08

I personally use msysGit. What's a better git client than git itself? (Don't forget to git config --global color.diff always.)

For Visual Studio integration, try Git Extensions and check out this StackOverflow post: Using Git with Visual Studio

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Here's another guide to using Git on Windows. msysGit appears to be fine, although I prefer to use TortoiseGit - but then I'm not really a full-fledged programmer.

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Have a look at a similar question at StackOverflow

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