git-gui - A portable graphical interface to Git
git gui [<command>] [arguments]
A Tcl/Tk based graphical user interface to Git. git gui focuses on
allowing users to make changes to their repository by making new commits,
amending existing ones, creating branches, performing local merges, and
fetching/pushing to remote repositories.
Unlike gitk, git gui focuses on commit generation
and single file annotation and does not show project history. It does
however supply menu actions to start a gitk session from within
git gui is known to work on all popular UNIX systems, Mac
OS X, and Windows (under both Cygwin and MSYS). To the extent possible OS
specific user interface guidelines are followed, making git gui a
fairly native interface for users.
Start a blame viewer on the specified file on the given
version (or working directory if not specified).
Start a tree browser showing all files in the specified
commit. Files selected through the browser are opened in the blame
Start git gui and arrange to make exactly one
commit before exiting and returning to the shell. The interface is limited to
only commit actions, slightly reducing the application’s startup time
and simplifying the menubar.
Display the currently running version of git
git gui blame Makefile
Show the contents of the file Makefile in the
current working directory, and provide annotations for both the original
author of each line, and who moved the line to its current location. The
uncommitted file is annotated, and uncommitted changes (if any) are explicitly
attributed to Not Yet Committed.
git gui blame v0.99.8 Makefile
Show the contents of Makefile in revision
v0.99.8 and provide annotations for each line. Unlike the above example
the file is read from the object database and not the working directory.
git gui blame --line=100 Makefile
Loads annotations as described above and automatically
scrolls the view to center on line 100.
git gui citool
Make one commit and return to the shell when it is
complete. This command returns a non-zero exit code if the window was closed
in any way other than by making a commit.
git gui citool --amend
Automatically enter the Amend Last Commit mode of
git gui citool --nocommit
Behave as normal citool, but instead of making a commit
simply terminate with a zero exit code. It still checks that the index does
not contain any unmerged entries, so you can use it as a GUI version of
Same as git gui citool (above).
git gui browser maint
Show a browser for the tree of the maint branch.
Files selected in the browser can be viewed with the internal blame
The Git repository browser. Shows branches, commit
history and file differences. gitk is the utility started by git gui's
Repository Visualize actions.
git gui is actually maintained as an independent project, but stable
versions are distributed as part of the Git suite for the convenience of end
The official repository of the git gui project can be found