Brackets-Git is an extension for Brackets editor - it provides Git integration for Brackets. It's tested and works on any platform supported by Brackets (Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux).
To make Brackets-Git work you'll need Git installed in your system:
Windows: Git for Windows is recommended with these settings.
Mac OS X: Git for Mac is recommended.
GNU/Linux: Install the package
- Debian/Ubuntu using this guide:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install git
sudo yum install git
To install latest release of Brackets-Git use the built-in Brackets Extension Manager which downloads the extension from the extension registry.
Extension can be configured by opening the Git Panel and clicking the button.
Alternatively you can use
File > Git Settings... in the Brackets menu.
Features and limitations
You can find some samples of features here.
Currently Brackets-Git supports these features (this list may be incomplete as we add new features regularly):
- show commit history
- manage different Git settings
- support for Git-FTP (installation instructions)
A comprehensive list of Brackets-Git features is available reading the
Most of the features available are configurable and it's possible to enable and disable them selectively.
If you can't find the feature you were looking for, feel free to open an issue with your idea(s).
Pull/Push to password protected repositories:
Push/Pull from and to password protected repositories is partially supported, currently it works only with
The Git Credential Manager for Windows (GCM) is recommended to manage password protected repositories, Brackets-Git will eventually provide better support for them. You'll need to push manually the first time to setup your username/password into the credentials helper.
Working with SSH repositories: SSH protocol is currently a bit more difficult, so you'll have to use command line or try to follow these tips:
Create a ssh pair key with the following command on the terminal
$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048 -C "email@example.com"
"Secure"passphrase or alternatively hit
Entertwice if you don't want a passphrase
You should be given a string like the following
Pay attention to this line
"Your public key has been saved in /Users/USERNAME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub."the *.pub is what you want here, take note that the names may vary.
Now start the SSH agent
"eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" "Which should give you output like this
"Agent pid 77398"
Next we want to copy the SSH key into your clipboard, there are two ways of doing this.
- Method #1 type into Terminal
"pbcopy < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub"taking note of before that "Your file" is named
"id_rsa.pub". If it is not, change it to whatever yours may be called. That's it proceed to next step.
- Method #2 if for some reason you can't do method #1 this is your alternative. Find the
id_rsa.pubkey or otherwise
named.pubkey and open it with a text editor, copy the whole key including email into your clipboard (command + c). That's it.
- Method #1 type into Terminal
DO NOT DELETE THE FILE!
Now we add the
SSHKEYFILE.pubto the authorized_keys onto the git server (GitHub website).
- Login to GitHub
- Click your avatar -> Settings on the top right corner
- Click the left hand side menu
"SSH and GPG keys"->
New SSH Key
- Input the name of this key, in my instance I named it
"Macbook Pro Git Key"
- Paste your key with (command + c) or right click Paste
"ADD KEY"and you're done (NOTE: You may be asked for a password)
Now to test if everything is Working In Terminal Type after the $
"ssh -T firstname.lastname@example.org"Type
If it does not connect, check your Internet and that you have not missed a step :)
Windows (Go to point 3 if you have already a RSA key already generated)
- Create a ssh pair key with PuttyGen RSA with 2048 bytes. Don't add any password. Save the PPK and upload the public key to the git server.
- Add the PPK key to the Putty agent.
- ONLY IF YOU HAVE A RSA Key already from the server. You need to convert the private key to PPK. With PuttyGen load the sshkeyfilename (this file comes without extension, after loaded save it as private key. After that load this key in Putty Agent.
- Insert (if not already) the pub key to the server inside the folder
/root/.ssh/authorized_keys. (edit with
authorized_keysand paste the pub key content on the file.)
- Putty manage the private keys with a SSH agent always present in the task bar.
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