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Stacked Git

Stacked Git, StGit for short, is an application for managing Git commits as a stack of patches.

With a patch stack workflow, multiple patches can be developed concurrently and efficiently, with each patch focused on a single concern, resulting in both a clean Git commit history and improved productivity.

For a complete introduction to StGit, see the Stacked Git homepage.

Getting started

To get a feel for how StGit works, see this brief example of StGit in action. Or check out the in-depth tutorial.

StGit also has a complete set of man pages describing the stg command line tool and each of its subcommands.


See to see what has changed in the latest StGit release.


StGit is implemented in Rust using a number of third-party, open source crates. StGit statically links with its pure-Rust dependencies, but dynamically links to libc and other non-Rust libraries when they are available at build-time. Dynamic link dependencies include these libraries along with their transient link dependencies:

  • libcurl (optional)

StGit works within the context of a Git repository and performs many operations by running subordinate git commands. Git 2.2.0 or newer is required.

Package Repositories

Recent versions of StGit are available in several package repositories such as HomeBrew and MacPorts for MacOS and for the Arch and Gentoo Linux distributions. StGit is also available via, guix, and nix.

More details about StGit packages availability for various operating systems can be found on repology.

Prebuilt Packages

Prebuilt deb, rpm, and msi packages are provided by the StGit project. Packages for the latest release may be found here.

Note that the Linux deb and rpm packages are unofficial. The upstream Debian and RedHat/Fedora projects currently only publish outdated versions of StGit (see repology). These unofficial packages are meant to be a stop-gap until official StGit packages are provided by downstream distributions.

The Linux deb and rpm packages are statically linked use musl libc to maximize compatibility. They should hopefully work on a wide range of deb and rpm based distributions.

Source Installation

StGit may also be installed from source. Download the latest release or clone from the StGit repository on GitHub.

To install the stg executable from source, choose a prefix and run:

$ make prefix=$HOME/.local install

For more information about installation, see


See for a full guide to contributing to StGit.


StGit is maintained by Catalin Marinas and Peter Grayson.

For a complete list of StGit's authors, see