TortoiseGit is an open-source client for the Git version control system. That is, TortoiseGit manages files over time. Files are stored in a local repository. The repository is much like an ordinary file server, except that it remembers every change ever made to your files and directories.
This allows you to recover older versions of your files and examine the history of how and when your data changed, and who changed it. This is why many people think of Git and version control systems in general as a sort of “time machine”.
Some version control systems are also software configuration management (SCM) systems. These systems are specifically tailored to manage trees of source code, and have many features that are specific to software development - such as natively understanding programming languages, or supplying tools for building software.
Git, however, is not one of these systems; it is a general system that can be used to manage any number of files, including source code.
Here are some key features of "TortoiseGit":
· TortoiseGit integrates seamlessly into the Windows shell (i.e. the explorer). This means you can keep working with the tools you're already familiar with. And you do not have to change into a different application each time you need functions of the version control! And you are not even forced to use the Windows Explorer. TortoiseGit's context menus work in many other file managers, and in the File/Open dialog which is common to most standard Windows applications. You should, however, bear in mind that TortoiseGit is intentionally developed as extension for the Windows Explorer. Thus it is possible that in other applications the integration is not as complete and e.g. the icon overlays may not be shown.
· The status of every versioned file and folder is indicated by small overlay icons. That way you can see right away what the status of your working copy is.
Easy access to Git commands:
· All Git commands are available from the explorer context menu. TortoiseGit adds its own submenu there.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Press F5 can refresh Submodule Diff Dialog
· Fixed issue #1359: Drag support for files listed as being changed in the commit/log/modifications window
· log list: indicate annotated tag in tag shape
· TortoiseGitBlame: Allow to highlight lines by age of last modification
· Fixed issue #1376: Daemon starting from Tortoise UI
· Fixed issue #1737: Make a button to rename remote
· Repository Browser: Allow to copy tree / blob hashes to clipboard
· Added sound support for indicating warnings and errors
· Fixed issue #1755: Add "Remove All" and "Ignore All" options in Remove from Index Prompt
· Fixed issue #1747: Add interface to log window to view range log
· Fixed issue #1729: crash when commit
· Fixed issue #1728: TortoiseGitMerge show fake difference in the same lines if line end falls to 0x40000 byte
· Fixed issue #1741: Push / Pull Dialog URL combo box should not be filled unless enabled
· Fixed issue #1735: diff-xls.vbs not found
· Fixed issue #1750: Repository Brow...