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A simple terminal UI for git commands, written in Go with the gocui library.



Maintenance of this project is made possible by all the contributors and sponsors. If you'd like to sponsor this project and have your avatar or company logo appear below click here. 💙

Elevator Pitch

Rant time: You've heard it before, git is powerful, but what good is that power when everything is so damn hard to do? Interactive rebasing requires you to edit a goddamn TODO file in your editor? Are you kidding me? To stage part of a file you need to use a command line program to step through each hunk and if a hunk can't be split down any further but contains code you don't want to stage, you have to edit an arcane patch file by hand? Are you KIDDING me?! Sometimes you get asked to stash your changes when switching branches only to realise that after you switch and unstash that there weren't even any conflicts and it would have been fine to just checkout the branch directly? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

If you're a mere mortal like me and you're tired of hearing how powerful git is when in your daily life it's a powerful pain in your ass, lazygit might be for you.

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Github Sponsors is matching all donations dollar-for-dollar for 12 months so if you're feeling generous consider sponsoring me


Binary Releases

For Windows, Mac OS(10.12+) or Linux, you can download a binary release here.


Normally the lazygit formula can be found in the Homebrew core but we suggest you tap our formula to get the frequently updated one. It works with Linux, too.


brew install jesseduffield/lazygit/lazygit


brew install lazygit


Latest version built from github releases. Tap:

sudo port install lazygit

Void Linux

Packages for Void Linux are available in the distro repo

They follow upstream latest releases

sudo xbps-install -S lazygit

Scoop (Windows)

You can install lazygit using scoop. It's in the extras bucket:

# Add the extras bucket
scoop bucket add extras

# Install lazygit
scoop install lazygit

Arch Linux

Packages for Arch Linux are available via pacman and AUR (Arch User Repository).

There are two packages. The stable one which is built with the latest release and the git version which builds from the most recent commit.

Instruction of how to install AUR content can be found here:

Fedora and RHEL

Packages for Fedora/RHEL and CentOS Stream are available via Copr (Cool Other Package Repo).

sudo dnf copr enable atim/lazygit -y
sudo dnf install lazygit

Solus Linux

sudo eopkg install lazygit


LAZYGIT_VERSION=$(curl -s "" | grep -Po '"tag_name": "v\K[^"]*')
curl -Lo lazygit.tar.gz "${LAZYGIT_VERSION}_Linux_x86_64.tar.gz"
tar xf lazygit.tar.gz lazygit
sudo install lazygit /usr/local/bin

Verify the correct installation of lazygit:

lazygit --version

Funtoo Linux

Funtoo Linux has an autogenerated lazygit package in dev-kit:

sudo emerge dev-vcs/lazygit


pkg install lazygit


Released versions are available for different platforms, see

conda install -c conda-forge lazygit


go install[email protected]

Please note: If you get an error claiming that lazygit cannot be found or is not defined, you may need to add ~/go/bin to your $PATH (MacOS/Linux), or %HOME%\go\bin (Windows). Not to be mistaken for C:\Go\bin (which is for Go's own binaries, not apps like lazygit).

Chocolatey (Windows)

You can install lazygit using Chocolatey:

choco install lazygit


You'll need to install Go

git clone
cd lazygit
go install

You can also use go run main.go to compile and run in one go (pun definitely intended)


Call lazygit in your terminal inside a git repository.

$ lazygit

If you want, you can also add an alias for this with echo "alias lg='lazygit'" >> ~/.zshrc (or whichever rc file you're using).


You can check out the list of keybindings here.

Changing Directory On Exit

If you change repos in lazygit and want your shell to change directory into that repo on exiting lazygit, add this to your ~/.zshrc (or other rc file):

    export LAZYGIT_NEW_DIR_FILE=~/.lazygit/newdir

    lazygit "[email protected]"

    if [ -f $LAZYGIT_NEW_DIR_FILE ]; then
            cd "$(cat $LAZYGIT_NEW_DIR_FILE)"
            rm -f $LAZYGIT_NEW_DIR_FILE > /dev/null

Then source ~/.zshrc and from now on when you call lg and exit you'll switch directories to whatever you were in inside lazygit. To override this behaviour you can exit using shift+Q rather than just q.


See the docs


Check out the configuration docs.

Custom Pagers

See the docs

Custom Commands

If lazygit is missing a feature, there's a good chance you can implement it yourself with a custom command!

See the docs


Cool features

  • Adding files easily
  • Resolving merge conflicts
  • Easily check out recent branches
  • Scroll through logs/diffs of branches/commits/stash
  • Quick pushing/pulling
  • Squash down and reword commits

Resolving merge conflicts


Interactive Rebasing

Interactive Rebasing


We love your input! Please check out the contributing guide. For contributor discussion about things not better discussed here in the repo, join the discord channel

Check out this video walking through the creation of a small feature in lazygit if you want an idea of where to get started.

Debugging Locally

Run lazygit --debug in one terminal tab and lazygit --logs in another to view the program and its log output side by side


If you would like to support the development of lazygit, consider sponsoring me (github is matching all donations dollar-for-dollar for 12 months)


What do the commit colors represent?

  • Green: the commit is included in the master branch
  • Yellow: the commit is not included in the master branch
  • Red: the commit has not been pushed to the upstream branch

Shameless Plug

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