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I installed Git (the one that says "Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system") from Ubuntu software center.

I also choose the optional packs (git-gui and gitk).

All of these steps got successfully completed but I am not sure how to invoke Git-Gui.

Can some one let me know how ?

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terminal type gitk or git-gui – dedunumax Sep 9 '13 at 2:20
if you are a beginner in using git i recommend you to use git from the terminal that's more educational about git than using git gui tools. – Sudheer Jun 9 at 7:13

gitk should be invoked from command-line in your root git repository. You should look into git-cola for more featureful git gui.

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The Git GUI is accessible from the Lens. Press the Super key and type "Git", then click on the icon that appears:

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If you wish to retain the Git GUI icon in the Launcher right click on it and select "Lock to Launcher".

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Weirdly this does not happen for me. I can run git gui from a command line, but typing in the Dash does not show it as an option – Kibi Sep 11 '14 at 9:11
Kibi: if you are reporting to 14.04 then you are probably missing the qgit package. – Luís de Sousa Sep 11 '14 at 9:29
Luis: thanks - I now see it, but qgit is not exactly git-gui...might be better for me, I will check it out – Kibi Sep 11 '14 at 10:19

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