Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Lazygit- A Simple UI Terminal For GIT Commands

A simple Terminal UI for git commands, written in Go with the gocui library.

Are YOU tired of typing every git command directly into the terminal, so this simple UI terminal for you.


Via binary release
You can download a binary release here. You may need to grant execute permission via chmod +x ./<filename>. You can move this file to your local /bin directory and rename to lazygit so that you can run it anywhere (Easier-install coming soon)

Via Go
In a terminal call this command: go get (if you don't have Go installed, you can follow the installation guide here.

Please note: If you get an error claiming that lazygit cannot be found or is not defined, you may need to add ~/go/bin to your $PATH (MacOS/Linux), or %HOME%\go\bin (Windows). Not to be mistaked for C:\Go\bin (which is for Go's own binaries, not apps like Lazygit)

Packages for Ubuntu 16.04 and up are available via Launchpad PPA.

They are built daily, straight from master branch.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazygit-team/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lazygit


Call lazygit in your terminal inside a git repository. If you want, you can also add an alias for this with echo "alias lg='lazygit'" >> ~/.zshrc (or whichever rc file you're using). Basic tutorial Here  Keybindings


  • Adding files easily
  • Resolving merge conflicts
  • Easily check out recent branches
  • Scroll through logs/diffs of branches/commits/stash
  • Quick pushing/pulling
  • Squash down and rename commits

Resolving merge conflicts

Viewing commit diffs


  •  Easy Installation (homebrew, release binaries)
  •  Configurable Keybindings
  •  Configurable Color Themes
  •  Spawning Subprocesses (help needed - have a look at
  •  Maintainability
  •  Performance
  •  i18n

Video Tutorial:

Download Lazygit


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