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It's Magit! A Emacs mode for Git.

tag: 0.8.0

It's Magit! A Emacs mode for Git.

I started to write Magit to learn about Git and to figure out how I would be using Git in a 'natural' way. Magit will grow and hopefully become more coherent as I learn more about Git and good ways to use it. Feedback is welcome!

Magit is owned by Marius Vollmer and is currently maintained by Phil Jackson. For a full list of contributors have a look at magit.el.


Magit can be installed with the popular recipe of

$ ./     # If you got the sources directly from Git
$ ./configure
$ make install

This will put magit.el into /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp, where Emacs should be able to find it. Then add

(require 'magit)

to your .emacs file.

Getting started

To get started with Magit, open any file in a Git repository in Emacs and run 'M-x magit-status'. Read the online help of magit-mode ('C-h m' in the Magit buffer), make some changes to your files, and try to commit them.

Learning more

The Magit User Manual describes things with more words than the online help. You can read it in Emacs with 'C-u C-h i' for example, or on the web at

If you have questions, please use the mailing list at

Magit's web home is currently at

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