GitUI provides you with the comfort of a git GUI but right in your terminal
- Color Theme
- Key Bindings
Features Top ▲1.
- Fast and intuitive keyboard only control
- Context based help (no need to memorize tons of hot-keys)
- Inspect, commit, and amend changes (incl. hooks: pre-commit,commit-msg,post-commit)
- Stage, unstage, revert and reset files, hunks and lines
- Stashing (save, pop, apply, drop, and inspect)
- Push/Fetch to/from remote
- Branch List (create, rename, delete, checkout, remotes)
- Browse commit log, diff committed changes
- Scalable terminal UI layout
- Async git API for fluid control
Motivation Top ▲2.
I do most of my git work in a terminal but I frequently found myself using git GUIs for some use-cases like: index, commit, diff, stash, blame and log.
Unfortunately popular git GUIs all fail on giant repositories or become unresponsive and unusable.
GitUI provides you with the user experience and comfort of a git GUI but right in your terminal while being portable, fast, free and opensource.
Benchmarks Top ▲3.
|Time||Memory (GB)||Binary (MB)||Freezes||Crashes|
||4 m 20 s||1.3||0.6
Road(map) to 1.0 Top ▲4.
These are the high level goals before calling out
- log search (commit, author, sha) (#449,#429)
- file history log (#381)
- visualize branching structure in log tab (#81)
- notify-based change detection (#1)
- interactive rebase (#32)
- popup history and back button (#846)
- submodule support (#1087)
Known Limitations Top ▲5.
Currently, this tool does not fully substitute the git shell, however both tools work well in tandem.
The priorities for
gitui are on features that are making me mad when done on the git shell, like stashing, staging lines or hunks. Eventually, I will be able to work on making
gitui a one stop solution - but for that I need help - this is just a spare time project for now.
All support is welcomed! Sponsors as well!
Installation Top ▲6.
For the time being this product is in alpha and is not considered production ready. However, for personal use it is reasonably stable and is being used while developing itself.
pacman -S gitui
sudo dnf install gitui
Available in dm9pZCAq overlay
sudo eselect repository enable dm9pZCAq sudo emerge --sync dm9pZCAq sudo emerge dev-vcs/gitui::dm9pZCAq
brew install gitui
scoop install gitui
choco install gitui
nix-env -iA nixpkgs.gitui
nix-env -iA nixos.gitui
Binaries available for:
Build Top ▲7.
- Minumum supported
- See Install Rust
The simplest way to start playing around with
gitui is to have
cargo build and install it with
cargo install gitui. If you are not familiar with rust and cargo: Getting Started with Rust
libgit2 builded with
this feature enabled by default, to disable:
cargo install --no-default-features
Diagnostics Top ▲8.
To run with logging enabled run
This will log to:
- Linux using
Color Theme Top ▲9.
gitui should automatically work on both light and dark terminal themes.
However, you can customize everything to your liking: See Themes.
Key Bindings Top ▲10.
The key bindings can be customized: See Key Config on how to set them to