I do most of my git work in a terminal but I frequently found myself using git GUIs for some use-cases like: index, commit, diff, stash, blame and log.
Unfortunately popular git GUIs all fail on giant repositories or become unresponsive and unusable.
GitUI provides you with the user experience and comfort of a git GUI but right in your terminal while being portable, fast, free and opensource.
|Time||Memory (GB)||Binary (MB)||Freezes||Crashes|
||24 s ✅||0.17 ✅||1.4||No ✅||No ✅|
||4 m 20 s||1.3||0.6 ✅||Sometimes||No ✅|
These are the high level goals before calling out
Currently, this tool does not fully substitute the git shell, however both tools work well in tandem.
The priorities for
gitui are on features that are making me mad when done on the git shell, like stashing, staging lines or hunks. Eventually, I will be able to work on making
gitui a one stop solution - but for that I need help - this is just a spare time project for now.
All support is welcomed! Sponsors as well! ❤️
For the time being this product is in alpha and is not considered production ready. However, for personal use it is reasonably stable and is being used while developing itself.
pacman -S gitui
sudo dnf install gitui
Available in dm9pZCAq overlay
sudo eselect repository enable dm9pZCAq sudo emerge --sync dm9pZCAq sudo emerge dev-vcs/gitui::dm9pZCAq
brew install gitui
scoop install gitui
choco install gitui
nix-env -iA nixpkgs.gitui
nix-env -iA nixos.gitui
Binaries available for:
The simplest way to start playing around with
gitui is to have
cargo build and install it with
cargo install gitui. If you are not familiar with rust and cargo: Getting Started with Rust
To run with logging enabled run
This will log to:
gitui should automatically work on both light and dark terminal themes.
However, you can customize everything to your liking: See Themes.
The key bindings can be customized: See Key Config on how to set them to