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Is there a 64-bit command-line git client for windows (with precompiled binaries)?

I have been using msysGit (32-bit) but it will not store files larger than 2GB. I hear that this restriction does not apply to 64-bit git clients. If there is a way to store files >= 2gb using 32bit git that would work as well...

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There is cygwin, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't have precompiled git binary. in new cygwin its not hard to compile things tho. –  Dani Aug 25 '11 at 16:17

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64-bit version at msysgit worked for me, it's been called "beta" for years but works fine.

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Thanks for the link, hoping it'll reach beta soon :) –  Grynn Oct 24 '11 at 8:02
    
@Grynn: A featured beta version seems to be available, last update was last month. –  Tom Wijsman Mar 5 '12 at 0:41
    
It is in pre-alpha atm -- "A preview to get people interested in working on the 64-bit build. The test suite reported 31 failed tests. So if it breaks for you or eats your little children: you have been warned." I'm not sure I would trust my repo to a build that fails unit tests... –  Sebastien Martin Aug 3 '12 at 15:22

Check out GitHub for Windows: http://windows.github.com/ I haven't used it (I'm a Mac user) but it looks great and I've heard a lot of positive feedback.

As for 64-bit, I don't see anything in it's description that would give a definitive answer. I'll let you try that out and see.

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Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  KronoS Jul 18 '12 at 23:27

I use both cygwin and msysgit. Cygwin provides 64-bit binaries for git, but it's UNIX compatibility layer sometimes causes problems with the files when they are in the working copy. A problem I have hit is if I had an ".exe" and a file with no extension (for UNIX) in the same folder with the same base name, it will say the file already exists.

I use the 64-bit binary primarily to do an git svn clone of an existing SVN repository which had large check-ins at one point and the 32-bit msysgit binaries just don't work with it.

However, once I get the repository loaded, I use the 32-bit msysgit because it integrates with Windows better.

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