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I have an unusual problem. I am not able to run git from the commanline:

c:\> git


Looking for solution No solution found

I also found this (non-) info in the windows logs:

windows application log

How can I get git to run from commandline?

What I've tried/checked:

  1. I checked the environment path. The correct path is there.
  2. I re-installed using the latest git binary.
  3. I ran the binary directly from the folder. It runs the help and quickly closes.
  4. I tried installing older versions of git (1.9.2 and 1.8.0). Same error as before.

More info:

I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bit. Git runs from powershell but not cmd.

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Maybe somehow related to what Cygwin’s autorebase solves. – Daniel B Jun 24 '14 at 15:02
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I ended resolving this. It's the simplest things that make you pull your hair out...

  1. uninstall
  2. REBOOT (d'oh)
  3. re-install

As to what caused this in the first place, I have no idea.

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