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31 Jan 2017

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Software Author(s):

  • TortoiseGit and contributors


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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • TortoiseGit and contributors

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This is not the latest version of TortoiseGit available.

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  • 3

All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install TortoiseGit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade TortoiseGit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall TortoiseGit, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade tortoisegit -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade tortoisegit -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure tortoisegit installed
    name: tortoisegit
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'tortoisegit' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: tortoisegit,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller tortoisegit
   Name     = 'tortoisegit'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'tortoisegit':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install tortoisegit version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 31 Jan 2017.


TortoiseGit is a Windows Shell Interface to Git and based on TortoiseSVN.
TortoiseGit supports you with regular tasks, such as committing, showing logs, diffing two versions, creating branches and tags, creating patches and so on.

Since it's not an integration for a specific IDE like Visual Studio, Eclipse or others, you can use it with whatever development tools you like, and with any type of file.
Main interaction with TortoiseGit will be using the context menu of the Windows explorer.


  • Easy to use
    • all commands are available directly from the Windows Explorer (see screenshots).
    • only commands that make sense for the selected file/folder are shown. You won't see any commands that you can't use in your situation.
    • See the status of your files directly in the Windows explorer (see screenshots)
    • descriptive dialogs, constantly improved due to user feedback
    • allows moving files by right-dragging them in the Windows explorer
  • Powerful commit dialog (see screenshots)
    • integrated spell checker for log messages
    • auto completion of paths and keywords of the modified files
    • text formatting with special chars
  • Per project settings
    • minimum log message length to avoid accidentally committing with an empty log message
    • language to use for the spell checker
  • Integration with issue tracking systems
    TortoiseGit provides a flexible mechanism to integrate any web based bug tracking system.
    • A separate input box to enter the issue number assigned to the commit, or coloring of the issue number directly in the log message itself
    • When showing all log messages, an extra column is added with the issue number. You can immediately see to which issue the commit belongs to.
    • Issue numbers are converted into links which open the webbrowser directly on the corresponding issue
    • Optional warning if a commit isn't assigned to an issue number
  • Helpful Tools
    • TortoiseGitMerge (see screenshot and the TortoiseGitMerge manual)
      • Shows changes you made to your files
      • Helps resolving conflicts
      • Can apply patchfiles you got from users without commit access to your repository
    • TortoiseGitBlame: to show blames of files. Shows also log messages for each line in a file. (see screenshot)
    • TortoiseGitIDiff: to see the changes you made to your image files (see screenshot)
  • Available in many languages
  • TortoiseGit is stable
    • Before every release, we create one or more preview releases for "adventurous" people to test first. This helps finding bugs very early so they won't even get into an official release.
    • A custom crash report tool is included in every TortoiseGit release which helps us fix the bugs much faster, even if you can't remember exactly what you did to trigger it.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$filePath32 = Resolve-Path "$toolsPath\*_x32.msi"
$filePath64 = Resolve-Path "$toolsPath\*_x64.msi"

$installFile = if ((Get-ProcessorBits 64) -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -ne 'true') {
  Write-Host "Installing 64 bit version"
} else {
  Write-Host "Installing 32 bit version"

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName = 'tortoisegit'
  FileType = 'msi'
  SoftwareName = 'TortoiseGit*'
  File = $installFile
  SilentArgs = '/quiet /qn /norestart REBOOT=ReallySuppress'
  ValidExitCodes = @(0,3010)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

# Lets remove the installer as there is no more need for it.
Remove-Item -Force $filePath32 -ea 0
Remove-Item -Force $filePath64 -ea 0
md5: 8A96BB8A3BBEDD23DE615CF4CC2067B8 | sha1: FE01926F41A8C609C15368CE5AD3B84C6E78CB5B | sha256: EC69C7032ADD31F6BC6404E0B8D16248ECD165D2840C9ECAE2FEB23D9B0B1967 | sha512: 060503AE7E59D29BAEB6CA617D332A7F9A9612C910E675EC0723DF0ADED5D61BC1CF17366E7BA7E8B4FED4E2C3C4D0A91239B593699227B9867057B86466F64E
md5: E9E9804AC96B1F7A3856160D30BFA5F0 | sha1: BAF8BFACCAA6BD51105E190F20AEE339220CEAB2 | sha256: 6648E71F882604B81CC9A0BE49D98E631012F67DF8D889431E77092CBA58FCE2 | sha512: 38C3E72FCD701FABBD36734D1B2023227C8154FCD669E0E09BB62B2090070FF4B7400869FAA56A5BE335F44B3042EB87F840EA201C3A874904CE897ADB867C87

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
TortoiseGit 429834 Saturday, October 10, 2020 Approved
TortoiseGit 39650 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Approved
TortoiseGit 2865 Friday, March 20, 2020 Approved
TortoiseGit 7538 Sunday, March 1, 2020 Approved
TortoiseGit 29706 Thursday, October 31, 2019 Approved
TortoiseGit 57977 Friday, March 1, 2019 Approved
TortoiseGit 15928 Sunday, August 19, 2018 Approved
TortoiseGit 17239 Saturday, February 17, 2018 Approved
TortoiseGit 14983 Sunday, July 23, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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