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authorShawn O. Pearce <>2007-06-21 04:51:00 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-06-23 05:32:32 (GMT)
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Document git-gui, git-citool as mainporcelain manual pages
Jakub Narebski pointed out that the git-gui blame viewer is not a widely known feature, but is incredibly useful. Part of the issue is advertising. Up until now we haven't even referenced git-gui from within the core Git manual pages, mostly because I just wasn't sure how I wanted to supply git-gui documentation to end-users, or how that documentation should integrate with the core Git documentation. Based upon Jakub's comment that many users may not even know that the gui is available in a stock Git distribution I'm offering up two basic manual pages: git-citool and git-gui. These should offer enough of a starting point for users to identify that the gui exists, and how to start it. Future releases of git-gui may contain their own documentation system available from within a running git-gui. But not today. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+git-citool - Graphical alternative to git-commit
+'git citool'
+A Tcl/Tk based graphical interface to review modified files, stage
+them into the index, enter a commit message and record the new
+commit onto the current branch. This interface is an alternative
+to the less interactive gitlink:git-commit[1] program.
+git-citool is actually a standard alias for 'git gui citool'.
+See gitlink:git-gui[1] for more details.
+Written by Shawn O. Pearce <>.
+Documentation by Shawn O. Pearce <>.
+Part of the gitlink:git[7] suite