I have a simple question. What is Git Shell? IS it the same as Windows Power Shell?
Because when I run Git Shell on my Windows 7 machine the Windows Power Shell is opened.
Thanks for clarification.
When you install GitHub for Windows, you can assign the shell dynamically:
Which type is picked by default is decided during setup.
If you're using msysgit then the git shell is actually a msys shell that utilizes MinGW and provides a bash shell implementation for windows.
Because msys leverages MinGW it also provides reimplementation of some of the standard GNU programs written for windows that are useful when operating git.