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Questions tagged [tortoise-git]

TortoiseGit is an open-source Windows-based application that allows the Git distributed revision control system to be used directly from Windows Explorer (using context menus).

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TortoiseGit occasionally is not able to reach git.exe

Occasionally when performing git operations with TortoiseGit I keep running into various failures randomly, wherein if I retry it once or twice afterward it will succeed in performing the same ...
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How to use the standard login dialog instead of the GitHub Login dialog in TortoiseGit?

I have some GitHub repositories. When I want to push some commits to the server I have to authenticate myself by using username and password (I don't want to change to another authentication method ...
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PuTTyGen- Couldn't load private key(unable to open file)

Step 1: Generating SSH Key 1.From the command line, enter ssh-keygen. (if you get an error in the command window, check if C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin is part of your path) The command prompts you ...
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TortoiseGit - how to remove User profile directory as repository?

Before I switched to TortoiseGit, I used TortoiseSVN, which i like. I could create a folder anywhere, then checkout (clone) repository inside it, then create another folder on other place, and ...
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Why can't I pull w/ TortoiseGit w/o entering a password?

Some time ago I had to reinstall my work PC, following migration from Win 7 to Win 10. Previously I had a perfectly working setup of Git, using the Cygwin command and TortoiseGit in parallel. After ...
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Do TortoiseGit and other shell extensions try to process remote fle systems?

Some of Windows directories mapped to WAN links and sometimes when I am browsing with Windows explorer it takes ages to respond. I am beginning to suspect that some of the shell extensions are ...
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How do I configure Windows TortoiseGit to auto-export a zip file after I push to remote?

I'm developing WordPress plugins. I make edits. I test them. I click sync in the context menu then commit then push. Now to create the zip file I have to navigate the context menu again then enter ...
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How to restart TortoiseGit?

I have TortoiseGit installed on my Win 7 machine. It generally work very nicely. Occasionally, some of the features seize to work w/o an apparent reason. For example, normally TG will show overlayed ...
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TortoiseGit: Moving files to new folder not recognized as move

I'm trying to move some files in my repository to a new folder. I want git / TortoiseGit to recognize that this is a move instead of a delete and multiple adds. How can I make this work? I checked the ...
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TortoiseGit: Force the “recursive” option to always be on when I clone a repo

I'm using TortoiseGit and whenever I clone a repository I want to do it recursively, currently I enable the checkbox for this every time I clone. But sometimes I forget. I was wondering if there's a ...
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TortoiseGit create a patch on Win7

First time I used TortoiseGit to control version and I needed to create a patch (after my first commit). This is what I tried to do. ① Right click on base folder -> TortoiseGit -> create patch serial....
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How to undo a mistaken merge using TortoiseGit

I have a TortoiseGit repository locally, which is also pushed to a remote. There are 2 branches - master (the production version), and CodeFirst (a development branch). Today I fixed a minor bug in ...
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How to get current branch name in TortoiseGit?

What is the quickest way to copy current branch name to clipboard? What I usually do is this: Open the log. Click branch name in the left upper corner of the window Then F2 to edit this name Ctrl+C
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GIT via OpenSSH in Powershell is fine, so why can't I connect in plain cmd console?

when I run ssh user@servername01 ...under powershell it connects without a problem, however when I run the same command under a standard cmd prompt I am prompted for a password (no password is set ...
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Which version of Git to use with Windows

I wish to install Git on Windows 7. There appears to be two versions. I will be using it in conjunction with Tortoise Git. http://msysgit.github.io/ http://git-scm.com/downloads An answer on ...
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Git suddenly started to choke on “git pull” for only one repo

Yesterday, at some point in time, my Git for Windows suddenly started to choke (hang forever) on git pull for only one repo. I managed to pull changes ten times this day, I started to fail on eleventh ...
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Git for Cygwin and file permissions

Why does git for Cygwin always get confused with file permissions? The file didn't change. TortoiseGIT doesn't think it is modified. DOS Git doesn't think it's modified. $ git diff README.md diff --...
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Why can't I install Git for Windows with OpenSSH?

Whenever I try to install Git for Windows, using the installer downloaded from here, the installation seemingly skips the step where I configure my Secure Shell client for Git. Normally during ...
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TortoiseGit hiding commit popup

I know an easy question but couldn't find the answer with Googling. I use Tortoisegit 1.8.3, when I make a commit from Right mouse Context menu classical menu opens. When I click Commit a popup ...
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TortoiseGit - right click on file to commit just that file?

TortoiseGit uses a [Windows Explorer] context-menu "Git commit -> master" to commit changes. Is it possible to configure this so that by default it only commits the file you right-clicked on (when ...
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How to install tortoisegit

How to install tortoisegit without admin rights ?
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TortoiseGIT and sftp

I have a server which I can't modify/install anything on that. the only way that server gives me is to use sftp protocol to connect to the server and modify the files. I have access to the server ...
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Why does TortoisePlink.exe show “No supported authentication methods available” where plink.exe works fine?

I have both TortoiseHg 2.3 64 bit and TortoiseGit 1.7.7 64 bit installed on Vista 64 bit. Both TortoiseHg (ssh = "C:\Program Files\TortoiseHg\TortoisePlink.exe" -ssh -2 -C -batch entry in mercurial....
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Can't kill process TGitCache.exe

Sometimes, I suspect when I open a music folder during the right moon phase and during a leap microsecond, this process crashes and pops up an error reporting dialogue. I decline to report the error, ...
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How can I download android source code with TortoiseGit

How can I download android source code with TortoiseGit? Here it is explained using Repo but I use TortoiseGit. EDIT1 @heavyd, If I do that I get this error(and my local folder is deleted!). I also ...
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cygwin git status and tortoise git commit show different changes

On my Win7 Pro 64-bit machine I have TortoiseGit and cygwin with git. If I try to find the pending changes I do get different results from cygwin and TortoiseGit. I'm sure the result of cygwin git is ...
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How to continue cloning a Git repository that the download was stopped?

I was cloning a Git repository when suddenly my internet connection failed. So the download was stopped and about 50% of total files was downloaded. However I cannot continue the download. If I try ...
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Can't Install msysgit/tortoisegit

I ran msysGit-netinstall-1.7.0.2-preview20100407-2.exe.   (http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/downloads/list) Then I ran TortoiseGit-1.4.4.0-64bit.msi.   (http://code.google.com/p/...
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Commit vs push and stash in git

I want to learn a little about git. I know a decent amount of svn so i understood the tortoiseGit interface. What i don't understand is the pull VS fetch and the push. What is the difference between ...
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Why is tortoise-git changing my file permissions?

I switch between using tortoise git and cmd line git on cygwin very frequently, and lately I've noticed that when I git status via cygwin and no changes are found, then I go to use tortoise git, and ...
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How to convert TortoiseSVN to TortoiseGit

I am currently using TortoiseSVN for version control. I want to convert to Git so I though TortoiseGit would be the easiest move. How do I convert my repository to a Git one while preserving all ...