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It's Magit! A Git Porcelain inside Emacs.
Emacs Lisp Makefile

assert that remote git can be found and is recent enough

In `magit-status-internal' call the new `magit-tramp-assert' to make
sure that when it shows the status of a remote repository using Tramp
git can be found on the host and that it is recent enough.

For local repositories `magit-tramp-assert' bails quickly and is not
very expensive.  Once `magit-tramp-assert' has found a good git for a
given host, then it caches that information.

The assert is only performed in `magit-status-internal' because it
(`magit-status' actually) it the main entry point.
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It's Magit!

A Git Porcelain inside Emacs

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Magit is an interface to the version control system Git, implemented as an Emacs package. Magit aspires to be a complete Git porcelain. While we cannot (yet) claim that Magit wraps and improves upon each and every Git command, it is complete enough to allow even experienced Git users to perform almost all of their daily version control tasks directly from within Emacs. While many fine Git clients exist, only Magit and Git itself deserve to be called porcelains. (more)

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  • Magit 2.1 and later (aka > 20150701) requires at least Emacs 24.4 and Git 1.9.4.
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When something doesn't work as expected then please first see the FAQ. Then also try the list of open issues and use the search box at the top of that page to find older related issues. You should also consult the manual and ask a general-purpose search engine.

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Please do NOT use the Github issue tracker for support requests. We only use it for feature requests and bug reports.


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Magit was started by Marius Vollmer, and is now maintained by Jonas Bernoulli, Kyle Meyer, and Noam Postavsky. Other former maintainers are Nicolas Dudebout, Peter J. Weisberg, Phil Jackson, Rémi Vanicat, and Yann Hodique. Many more people have contributed code and suggested features.

Thanks to all of you, may (the history of) the source be with you!

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