Are there any alternatives to ToroiseGIT for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for something to integrate GIT with nautilus in the context menu.

Like TortoiseHG used to (replaced with HG scripts)


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I suggest rabbitvcs, which supports nautilus integration for SVN and GIT:

rabbitvcs website

  • +1 If you like the way tortoise works, you'll love rabbitvcs. Also there is a rabbitvcs plug-in to gedit so you can manage your versioning without leaving the editor. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:25
  • Sounds cool I'll check it out. it would have been a bonus if it supported mercurial also. Feb 22, 2012 at 9:28
  • How do I right click a file and commit it with rabbitvcs? Nov 19, 2016 at 12:57
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    It looks like they aren't maintaining binary releases anymore, so it's become much harder for new users to install this on Bionic and above.
    – Ani
    Sep 20, 2019 at 7:03
  • RabbitVCS has a serious bug of not being able to commit the deletion of files. I had this issue too. (github.com/rabbitvcs/rabbitvcs/issues/308)
    – dbdq
    Sep 28, 2021 at 14:26

SmartGit is fabulous - http://www.syntevo.com/smartgit/

I've used Tortoise and for Git the SmartGit makes it that simple to use.

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    It isn't free but has 30-days trial.
    – tivadj
    Nov 6, 2016 at 22:40
  • I used both. SmartGit lacks important functions for managing large repositories, eg. filter commits, only show commits with tag/branch, etc.
    – Gqqnbig
    Mar 10, 2019 at 22:53

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