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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 1 month ago

Is it possible to use the Windows command line in place of Git?

I find the Git commands and syntax much more awkward to work with than what I'm used to with the Windows CLI....

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    If you don't like the git command-line syntax, look into TortoiseGit which attaches itself to Windows Explorer and lets you do all of your git commands from a context menu system.  It still requires the command-line version of Git to be installed as it's still used to actually do the commands, but you won't have to type them in, yourself.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's a nonsensical question. The "Windows command line" is just an interface to run text-based programs, including Git. The syntax for Git is exactly the same whether you're using Command Prompt or Bash. And no, it should be pretty obvious that you can't duplicate the functionality of Git using only commands included with Windows. Even if you could, the fact that you had to ask means that it would still require using commands or syntax you aren't familiar with.

    The default installation for Git for Windows (using the installer from puts Git in your PATH, meaning you can use it from Command Prompt or PowerShell without any additional steps. 

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