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Last Update:

04 Oct 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Johannes Schindelin
  • msysgit Committers


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Git (Install)

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2.10.1 | Updated: 04 Oct 2016



Downloads of v 2.10.1:


Software Author(s):

  • Johannes Schindelin
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Git (Install) 2.10.1

This is not the latest version of Git (Install) available.

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Scan Testing Successful:

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


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


To uninstall Git (Install), 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 git.install -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 git.install -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 git.install installed
    name: git.install
    state: present
    version: 2.10.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'git.install' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.10.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: git.install,
    Version: 2.10.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller git.install
   Name     = 'git.install'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.10.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'git.install':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.10.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install git.install version="2.10.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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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.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 04 Oct 2016.


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!

Package Specifics

The package uses default install options minus cheetah integration and desktop icons. Cheetah prevents a good upgrade scenario, so it has been removed.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /GitOnlyOnPath - this puts gitinstall\cmd on path. This is also done by default if no package parameters are set.
  • /GitAndUnixToolsOnPath - this puts gitinstall\bin on path. This setting will override /GitOnlyOnPath.
  • /NoAutoCrlf - this setting only affects new installs, it will not override an existing .gitconfig. This will ensure 'Checkout as is, commit as is'
  • /WindowsTerminal - this makes vim use the regular Windows terminal instead of MinTTY terminal

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of -params.
For example: -params '"/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /NoAutoCrlf"'.

$registryKeyName = 'Git_is1'
$packageId = 'git.install'
$fileType = 'exe'
$fileArgs = $(
  '/COMPONENTS="icons,icons\quicklaunch,ext,ext\shellhere,ext\guihere,assoc,assoc_sh" /LOG'
$url = ''
$url64 = ''

$arguments = @{};
# /GitOnlyOnPath /GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /NoAutoCrlf
$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters;

# Default the values
$useWindowsTerminal = $false
$gitCmdOnly = $false
$unixTools = $false
$noAutoCrlf = $false # this does nothing unless true

# Now parse the packageParameters using good old regular expression
if ($packageParameters) {
    $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
    $option_name = 'option'
    $value_name = 'value'

    if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
        $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
        $results.matches | % {
      throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)"

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("GitOnlyOnPath")) {
        Write-Host "You want Git on the command line"
        $gitCmdOnly = $true

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("WindowsTerminal")) {
        Write-Host "You do not want to use MinTTY terminal"
        $useWindowsTerminal = $true

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("GitAndUnixToolsOnPath")) {
        Write-Host "You want Git and Unix Tools on the command line"
        $unixTools = $true

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("NoAutoCrlf")) {
        Write-Host "Ensuring core.autocrlf is false on first time install only"
        Write-Host " This setting will not adjust an already existing .gitconfig setting."
        $noAutoCrlf = $true
} else {
    Write-Debug "No Package Parameters Passed in";

$is64bit = (Get-ProcessorBits) -eq 64
$installKey = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryKeyName"
if ($is64bit -eq $true -and $env:chocolateyForceX86 -eq $true) {
  $installKey = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryKeyName"

$userInstallKey = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryKeyName"
if (Test-Path $userInstallKey) {
  $installKey = $userInstallKey

if ( -not (Test-Path $installKey)) {
  New-Item -Path $installKey | Out-Null

if ($gitCmdOnly) {
  # update registry so installer picks it up automatically
  New-ItemProperty $installKey -Name "Inno Setup CodeFile: Path Option" -Value "Cmd" -PropertyType "String" -Force | Out-Null

if ($useWindowsTerminal) {
  # update registry so installer picks it up automatically
  New-ItemProperty $installKey -Name "Inno Setup CodeFile: Bash Terminal Option" -Value "ConHost" -PropertyType "String" -Force | Out-Null

if ($unixTools) {
  # update registry so installer picks it up automatically
  New-ItemProperty $installKey -Name "Inno Setup CodeFile: Path Option" -Value "CmdTools" -PropertyType "String" -Force | Out-Null

if ($noAutoCrlf) {
  # update registry so installer picks it up automatically
  New-ItemProperty $installKey -Name "Inno Setup CodeFile: CRLF Option" -Value "CRLFCommitAsIs" -PropertyType "String" -Force | Out-Null

# Make our install work properly when running under SYSTEM account (Chef Cliet Service, Puppet Service, etc)
# Add other items to this if block or use $IsRunningUnderSystemAccount to adjust existing logic that needs changing
$IsRunningUnderSystemAccount = ([System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsSystem
If ($IsRunningUnderSystemAccount)
  #strip out quicklaunch parameter as it causes a hang under SYSTEM account
  $fileArgs = $fileArgs.replace('icons\quicklaunch,','')
  If ($fileArgs -inotlike "*/SUPPRESSMSGBOXES*")
    $fileArgs = $fileArgs + ' /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES'

If ([bool](get-process ssh-agent -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue))
  Write-Output "Killing any git ssh-agent instances for install."
  (get-process ssh-agent | where {$_.Path -ilike "*\git\usr\bin\*"}) | stop-process

Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageId $fileType $fileArgs $url $url64

if (Test-Path $installKey) {
  $keyNames = Get-ItemProperty -Path $installKey

  if ($gitCmdOnly -eq $false -and $unixTools -eq $false) {
    $installLocation = $keyNames.InstallLocation
    if ($installLocation -ne '') {
      $gitPath = Join-Path $installLocation 'cmd'
      Install-ChocolateyPath $gitPath 'Machine'

Write-Warning "Git installed - You may need to close and reopen your shell for PATH changes to take effect."

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Git (Install) 2.30.2 71063 Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Approved
Git (Install) 2.30.1 140520 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Approved
Git (Install) 138729 Thursday, January 14, 2021 Approved

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