Git on Windows

Git is a “directory content manager” that was designed to handle massive projects such as the Linux kernel with speed and efficiency. It falls in the category of distributed version control systems. Every Git working directory is a fully-fledged repository with full revision tracking capabilities and is not dependent on network access to a central server.

1. Installation

1.1 Download

Git for Windows can be downloaded from its homepage at

1.2 Installer

After downloading the installer, run it and follow the screenshots below.









2. Configuration

To complete the installation, some basic configuration needs to be done manually. Please start the “Git Bash” and follow the Linux page.


3. Usage

Usage of the Git command line client is documented on the Linux page.

4. Best Practise

Git Best Practise is documented on the Linux page.

5. Ressources

Further ressources about Git in general are collected on the Linux page.

For Windows we recommend people to use TortoiseGit for integration with the Windows Explorer.