Magit – Emacs package for Git

Magit is an Emacs interface for Git.

With Magit, you can inspect and modify your Git repositories with Emacs. You can review and commit the changes you have made to the tracked files, for example, and you can browse the history of past changes. There is support for cherry picking, reverting, merging, rebasing, and other common Git operations.

Unlike Emacs’s native version control support (git.el), Magit can take advantage of Git’s native features without breaking compatibility with other systems.

Features include:

  • Review and commit the changes you have made to the tracked files.
  • Cherry picking.
  • Reverting.
  • Merging:
    • Manual – apply all changes to your working tree and staging area, but will not commit them.
    • Automatic – commits changes immediately.
  • Rebasing.
  • Rewrite your commit history.
  • Tagging.
  • Magit extensions:
    • Interface with Subversion.
    • Interface with Topgit.
    • General mechanism to cooperate with Git-related systems.

Website: magit.vc/tig
Support: Manual
Developer: Magit Owners Team
License: GNU GPL v3

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