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Development Tools Git Basics Workflows Git-Flow

Im working in git bash and tried to install git flow and have no idea how to do it....

every time i watch the git flow video i am so lost.....dont understand how to install it

9 Answers

Todd MacIntyre
Todd MacIntyre
12,248 Points

Kristina, my version of git bash included gitflow with it - no additional downloads necessary. I am using git version 2.7.1.windows.1

If you have an older version of git bash, I might suggest downloading this newer version and giving it a try.

Windows 8

Ken Alger
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Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Kristina;

What OS are you using?

Ken

Anyone else have any advice on using git flow in git bash on windows?

Ken Alger
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Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Kristina;

Sorry I dropped this thread. Where are you getting lost/what are you trying that isn't working?

Ken

Barış Yazıcı
Barış Yazıcı
1,659 Points

In git bash when I write apt-get it responds as command not found. So I think Windows users got to install a suitable package manager.

Ken Alger
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Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

I would take a look here at gitflow instructions for Windows.

Chocolatey is a reasonable approximation to apt-get on Windows.

Ken

So I tried to follow instructions here at first:

https://github.com/nvie/gitflow/wiki/Windows

using Git for Windows (previously MSysGit) section and i was doing fine until I hit this part,

C:\gitflow> contrib\msysgit-install.cmd

by the way you are supposed to run this in cmd . Anyways so I failed, read this thread and decided to try this whole Chocolatey extravaganza thing...

Anyways I managed to install choco, but it failed to deliver gitflow so I was forced to come back to instructions for Windows on github.com

Turns out my problem was that when I used Git BASH I have created gitflow folder in my home directory which was C:\Users\Juras and when switched to cmd to run this line

C:\gitflow> contrib\msysgit-install.cmd

that folder wasn't there, go figure.

I should have used

C:\Users\Juras\gitflow> contrib\msysgit-install.cmd

or rather even

C:\Users\Juras\gitflow> contrib\msysgit-install.cmd "C:\Program Files\Git"

since it couldn't find git installation on its own.

So I guess the moral is: don't just blindly copy instructions. The same concerns next one too:

instead of copying this to Git BASH:

$ ln -s /C/gitflow/git-flow git-flow

I had to use

$ ln -s /C/Users/Juras/gitflow/git-flow git-flow

ps. and you don't need chocolatey for this

Weigang Dai
Weigang Dai
9,689 Points

I already install the git flow on my mac, when I install again, it show me "git-flow-0.4.1 already installed, it is just not linked". so how can i link it?

and if I just run the "git flow init" as the video show: I get: /usr/local/bin/git-flow: line81: /usr/local/bin/gitflow-shFlags: No such file or directory What are all those meaning?