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Install Git on Windows via Chocolatey

This post shows how to use Chocolatey to install Git.


If you do not have Chocolatey, you can install it by following the instructions on chocolatey.org. You may also see this post for instructions on how to set the Chocolatey cache location.


Install Git

In PowerShell as Administrator:

choco install git --params "/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /NoAutoCrlf"

Close and open PowerShell, so it can pick the updated PATH environment.


Verify you have git:

git --version
git version 2.6.4.windows.1

Verify you have ssh:

usage: ssh [-1246AaCfGgKkMNnqsTtVvXxYy] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec]
           [-D [bind_address:]port] [-E log_file] [-e escape_char]
           [-F configfile] [-I pkcs11] [-i identity_file]
           [-L address] [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec]
           [-O ctl_cmd] [-o option] [-p port]
           [-Q cipher | cipher-auth | mac | kex | key]
           [-R address] [-S ctl_path] [-W host:port]
           [-w local_tun[:remote_tun]] [user@]hostname [command]