tig – text-mode interface for Git

tig is an ncurses-based Git repository browser.

This package contains a text-mode interface for the version control system Git. It may be used to browse the history and contents of a repository.

When browsing repositories, it uses the underlying git commands to present the user with various views, such as summarized revision log and showing the commit with the log message, diffstat, and the diff. tig is written in C.

Features include:

  • View revision logs, commit messages, diffstats, diffs, archive trees and file contents.
  • Blob view – displays the file content or “blob” of data associated with a file name.
  • Blame view – displays the file content annotated or blamed by commits.
  • Visualize revision graphs.
  • Stage / unstage changes and add untracked files.
  • Tree view.
  • History viewer.
  • History search.
  • Merge files.
  • Checkout.
  • Cherry-pick commits.
  • Compare commits.
  • Specify revisions to display or limit:
    • Limit by path name.
    • Limit by date or number.
    • Limit by commit ranges.
    • Limit by reachability.

Website: jonas.github.io/tig
Support: Manual, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Jonas Fonseca
License: GNU GPL v2

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tig is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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