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Downloads of v 1.9.5:


Last Update:

18 Dec 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Johannes Schindelin
  • msysgit Committers


git vcs dvcs version control msysgit

Git (Portable, CommandLine)

This is not the latest version of Git (Portable, CommandLine) available.

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1.9.5 | Updated: 18 Dec 2014



Downloads of v 1.9.5:



Software Author(s):

  • Johannes Schindelin
  • msysgit Committers

Git (Portable, CommandLine) 1.9.5

This is not the latest version of Git (Portable, CommandLine) available.

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Git (Portable, CommandLine), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Git (Portable, CommandLine), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Git (Portable, CommandLine), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade git.commandline -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.9.5'" [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 git.commandline -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'1.9.5'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install git.commandline
    name: git.commandline
    version: '1.9.5'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'git.commandline' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.9.5'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller git.commandline
    Name     = "git.commandline"
    Version  = "1.9.5"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'git.commandline':
  ensure   => '1.9.5',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator mwrock on 18 Dec 2014.


Git (for Windows) - Git is a powerful distributed Source Code Management tool. If you just want to use Git to do your version control in Windows, you will need to download Git for Windows, run the installer, and you are ready to start. Note: Git for Windows is a project run by volunteers, so if you want it to improve, volunteer!

try {
  $binRoot = "$env:systemdrive\"

  ### Using an environment variable to to define the bin root until we implement YAML configuration ###
  if($env:chocolatey_bin_root -ne $null){$binRoot = join-path $env:systemdrive $env:chocolatey_bin_root}
  $gitInstallDir = join-path $binRoot 'git'

  write-host "Chocolatey is installing git to $gitInstallDir"
  write-host "Please wait..."
  Start-sleep 3

  if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($gitInstallDir)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($gitInstallDir)}
  $tempDir = "$env:TEMP\chocolatey\git.commandline"
  if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($tempDir)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($tempDir)}
  $file = Join-Path $tempDir "git.7z"
  #Get-ChocolateyWebFile 'git' "$file" ''
  Get-ChocolateyWebFile 'git' "$file" ''

  write-host "Cleaning out the contents of $gitInstallDir"
  Remove-Item "$($gitInstallDir)\*" -recurse -force

  write-host "Extracting the contents of $file to $gitInstallDir"
  #& 7za x -o"$gitInstallDir" -y "$file"
  Start-Process "7za" -ArgumentList "x -o`"$gitInstallDir`" -y `"$file`"" -Wait

  Install-ChocolateyPath $gitInstallDir 'user'
  Install-ChocolateyPath "$($gitInstallDir)\cmd" 'user'

#  Write-Host 'Making GIT core.autocrlf false'
#  #make GIT core.autocrlf false
#  & "$env:comspec" '/c git config --global core.autocrlf false'

  Write-ChocolateySuccess 'git.commandline'
} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure 'git.commandline' $($_.Exception.Message)

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.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.11.0 799 Thursday, December 1, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.10.2 668 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.10.1 640 Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.10.0 673 Saturday, September 3, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.9.3 675 Saturday, August 13, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.9.2 627 Sunday, July 17, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.9.0 354 Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.8.4 375 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.8.3 349 Friday, May 20, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.8.2 374 Sunday, May 8, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.8.1 558 Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.8.0 434 Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.7.4 483 Friday, March 18, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.7.3 412 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.7.2 592 Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.7.1 601 Sunday, February 7, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.7.0 601 Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.6.4 465 Monday, December 14, 2015 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.6.3 332 Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.6.2 415 Monday, October 19, 2015 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.6.1 355 Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.6.0 347 Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.5.3 350 Friday, September 18, 2015 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.5.2 372 Friday, September 11, 2015 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 2.5.0 371 Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 1981 Monday, March 23, 2015 Approved
Git (Portable, CommandLine) 1.9.5 1493 Thursday, December 18, 2014 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 1313 Monday, September 29, 2014 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 1.9.4 1197 Friday, June 13, 2014 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 1.9.2 535 Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 1.9.0 1173 Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 658 Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 1.8.4 911 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 1.8.3 660 Monday, June 3, 2013 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 657 Saturday, February 2, 2013 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 1.8.0 569 Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 1.7.11 542 Thursday, June 21, 2012 Approved
Git (CommandLine) 1.7.10 501 Sunday, May 27, 2012 Approved
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