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TortoiseGit logo.svg
Developer(s)TortoiseGit team
Initial releaseDecember 12, 2008; 12 years ago (2008-12-12)[1]
Stable release
2.12[2] / March 31, 2021; 14 days ago (2021-03-31)
Written inC++
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Available in34 languages, 7 full translations[3]
TypeGit client
LicenseGNU General Public License[4]

TortoiseGit is a Git revision control client, implemented as a Windows shell extension and based on TortoiseSVN. It is free software released under the GNU General Public License.

In Windows Explorer, besides showing context menu items for Git commands, TortoiseGit provides icon overlays that indicate the status of Git working trees and files.

It also comes with the TortoiseGitMerge utility to visually compare two files and resolve conflicts.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ TortoiseGit
  2. ^ Release notes
  3. ^ "TortoiseGit Download". TortoiseGit team. 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  4. ^ TortoiseGit license

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