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Tig: text-mode interface for git

Tig is a git repository browser that additionally can act as a pager for output
of various git commands.

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.

Using it as a pager, it will display input from stdin and try to colorize it.

Getting it

To get tig either grab the Makefile and tig.c files from the home page:


or clone the tig repository using the URL:


Documentation files are available either at the home page or in the above
repository in the branch named 'release'.

Installation instructions

To install tig simply run:

	$ make install

To install documentation run:

	$ make install-docs

The following tools and packages are needed:

Tool				Description
git-core			Tig is just a frontend for git.
ncurses				Be sure to also have development files \
				installed. Usually they are available in a
				separate package ending with `-dev`.
asciidoc (>= 7.0), xmlto	For building documentation. (Optional)

NOTE: You need to install the tig(1) man page in order for the internal help to
be available.
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