Git – Client/Windows – Git Bash

Background

Upon installing a recent version of Git Client opted to evaluate one of its sub-components.

Git Bash

What Is?

Definition

  1. Atlassian BitBucket [ Link ]
    • Git Bash is an application for Microsoft Windows environments that provides an emulation layer for a Git command-line experience. Bash is an acronym for Bourne Again Shell. A shell is a terminal application used to interface with an operating system through written commands. Bash is a popular default shell on Linux and macOS. Git Bash is a package that installs Bash, some common bash utilities, and Git on a Windows operating system.
  2. educative.io [ Link ]
    • Git Bash is a source control management system for Windows. It allows users to type Git commands that make source code management easier through versioning and commit history. Bash is a Linux-based command line (that has been ported over to Windows) while Shell is a native Windows command line.

Outline

  1. Initiate
  2. Use

Tasks

Initiate

The executable for Git Bash is available in the folder “C:Program Files\Git“.

The file name git-bash.exe.

Manual

To execute git bash, please issue “C:Program Files\Git\git-bash.exe

GUI

One can also initiate using Windows Explorer.

Image

Use

There is a wealth of utilities available via Git Bash.

Outline

Commands

Command – help
Syntax

help

Sample

help

Output – GUI

Git – help
Syntax

git --help

Sample

git --help

Output – GUI

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