Free yourself from the
cmd.exe console, and enjoy a modern terminal emulator.
- Homepage: https://github.com/rpavlik/git-windows-mintty
- Maintainer: Ryan Pavlik firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://academic.cleardefinition.com
- Report any issues or suggestions: https://github.com/rpavlik/git-windows-mintty/issues
Download from the GitHub page above by clicking "Downloads", or follow this direct link to the MinTTY for Git for Windows download page.
Adds a context menu (right-click) item to folders for "Git Bash Here (MinTTY)" which will open your standard Git Bash in the very comfortable MinTTY console instead of the painful Windows one. Uninstall will similarly remove the entry, keeping things nice and tidy.
Includes MinTTY 1.0.3, MSYS version.
For a useful quick summary of why MinTTY is cool, see http://chadaustin.me/2009/10/reasons-why-mintty-is-the-best-terminal-on-windows/
This package is mostly just a nice installer around MinTTY, a Windows Scripting Host script to tidily perform the appropriate launching, and the registry entries needed to add a context menu item. It must be installed to the same place as Git, and you must already have Git for Windows installed.
Version 1.1 - 17 May 2012
Bug-fix release: launch using the right Windows Scripting Host executable to avoid this bug plaguing Git for Windows that causes problems only on Windows XP x64 and Server 2003 x64. Yes, this means that not only is this a nicer terminal to use, it's also a workaround for a bothersome bug!
Version 1.0 - 17 May 2012
licenses.txt for full license info on bundled files.
Provides a simple access point for the great MinTTY project.
Really simple installer built with InnoSetup (specifically the quick-start pack including InnoIDE)
Setup artwork and app icon composed by Ryan Pavlik based on:
Console icon: from Konsole in the "Oxygen" icon set. LGPL 2.1+. <http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/kdesupport/oxygen-icons/scalable/apps/utili ties-terminal.svgz> (see also Wikipedia image entry) and Oxygen Project entry