Git GUI install

Git history browsing can be easier with a GUI, which are available for most platforms. Git installs can come with a GUI by default. However, many package managers make the GUI a separate install to save considerable time and space on cloud servers, virtual machines and similar. Here are a few example commands to install gitk, a basic Git history browser:

  • macOS: brew install git-gui
  • Linux: apt install gitk or dnf install gitk or similar
  • Windows: Git install comes with “gitk”

For those using GitHub, GitHub Desktop is a popular Git GUI.