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Development Tools Git Basics Getting Started With Git The Staging Area

the git interface...

git, when installed on windows looks like the command line, but I'm thinking it isn't the command line. Also I'm thinking it doesn't do what the command line does, because it doesn't seem to behave like I would expect based on the console course...or am I missing it.

2 Answers

Git is a command line interface itself. There a programs such as git-gui, which I believe is available from Git-scm. There's also a list of Git GUIs.

Thank you John. So does that mean I should be able to use it just like it was my pc's console?

It depends on the options you chose during installation. If you see a blue background terminal, you're using a BASH-like command prompt. It supports utilities like grep, I believe. Otherwise, if you're just typing "git" from a normal command prompt, it's just that, a normal cmd window.

Thanks again John, kinda sounds like I didn't get something right on the install. I'll try it again. It just kept saying it didn't recognize my commands