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What is Magit?

It is an interface to the version control system Git, implemented as an Emacs package. It aspires to be a complete Git porcelain. While we cannot (yet) claim that it wraps and improves upon each and every Git command, it is complete enough to allow even experienced Git users to perform almost all of their daily version control tasks directly from within Emacs. While many fine Git clients exist, only deserve to be called porcelains.
Magit is a tool in the Version Control System category of a tech stack.
Magit is an open source tool with 5.5K GitHub stars and 725 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Magit's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Magit?


12 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Magit.

Magit Integrations

Pros of Magit
Best parts of GUI and command line git clients combined
Word wise diff highlighting

Magit's Features

  • Well-done interface
  • Easy to get started

Magit Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Magit?
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
The downright luxurious Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. Cross-platform, 100% standalone, and free.
Use the full capability of Git and Mercurial in the SourceTree desktop app. Manage all your repositories, hosted or local, through SourceTree's simple interface.
SVN (Subversion)
Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale enterprise operations.
Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. It is written in Python. Mercurial's implementation and data structures are designed to be fast. You can generate diffs between revisions, or jump back in time within seconds.
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Magit's Followers
10 developers follow Magit to keep up with related blogs and decisions.