Is there any equivalent to TortoiseSVN but for Ubuntu / Git? I'd like to integrate Git commands to Nautilus.

  • I have installed RabbitVCS on Ubuntu 11.10 via sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-nautilus3 But how do I run it? Mar 6, 2012 at 18:43

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RabbitVCS integrates Git into Nautilus. It is available for Ubuntu from a PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa
sudo apt-get update

For 11.04 and earlier:

sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-nautilus

For 11.10 and later:

sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-nautilus3

You should reload Nautilus after!

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    the package's now called rabbitvcs-nautilus May 21, 2011 at 20:04
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    It's very, very slow on my computer.
    – MarkovCh1
    Aug 5, 2012 at 20:18
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    RabbitVCS does not work with Nautilus 3.8, the version shipped with Ubuntu 13.10. Jan 4, 2014 at 15:06
  • This software just plain sucks. There's no more polite way I can put it. I considered fixing it, but it can't be done.
    – Marc.2377
    Jun 15, 2019 at 4:18

This has been proposed already on Ubuntu braninstorm and on GNOME-Look.org but no code seems to be available at the moment.

There is however a GNOME GUI front-end for Git called Giggle which is available in the Ubuntu 10.04 repositories (pre-packaged for other distributions as well, see the web page): apt-get install giggle.

  • But does Giggle do nautilus integration? I didn't see how.
    – Eyal
    Nov 5, 2012 at 14:53
  • It doesn't. And Giggle is broken. Gitg is better, but it also doesn't integrate with Nautilus.
    – Marc.2377
    Jun 15, 2019 at 4:19

I don't know of any Nautilus extensions for git. There is a set of nautilus scripts but that isn't quite the same as the integration you get with RabbitVCS for svn or bzr-gtk for bzr.


Here you go: https://github.com/bil-elmoussaoui/nautilus-git/ Works with both Nautilus & Nemo on Gtk3.14+ enter image description here

Not perfect, does not implement a lot of things but help/ideas are welcome!

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