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git-cola: A highly caffeinated Git GUI

NAME

git-cola - A highly caffeinated Git GUI

SYNOPSIS

git cola [options]

DESCRIPTION

git-cola is a powerful Git GUI written in Python. It has many unique features that make Gitcqs advanced features simple and accessible.

See below for a full list of options and usage information.

OPTIONS

--repo=<path>

Run git-cola on the git repository in <path>.

--style=<style>

Launch git-cola with a different stylesheet.

--classic

Launch the standalone cola classic tool.

GUI STYLES

git-cola ships with an alternate "dark" stylesheet. Specify --style=dark or provide an external stylesheet with --style=PATH.

CONFIG VARIABLES

cola.savewindowsettings

Whether git-cola should remember its window settings.

cola.fontdiff

Specifies the font to use for git-cola's diff display.

gui.diffcontext

The number of diff context lines used and displayed by git-cola

gui.editor

The default text editor is controlled by gui.editor. The config variable overrides the EDITOR environment variable.

gui.historybrowser

Specifies the history browser to use when visualizing history.

diff.tool

The default diff tool to use. The config variable overrides the GIT_DIFF_TOOL environment variable.

merge.tool

The default merge tool to use. The config variable overrides the GIT_MERGE_TOOL environment variable.

user.email

Your email address to be recorded in any newly created commits. Can be overridden by the GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL, GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL, and EMAIL environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].

user.name

Your full name to be recorded in any newly created commits. Can be overridden by the GIT_AUTHOR_NAME and GIT_COMMITTER_NAME environment variables. See linkgit:git-commit-tree[1].
See linkgit:git-config[1] for more details.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

EDITOR

Specifies the default editor to use. This is ignored when the git config variable gui.editor is defined.

GIT_DIFF_TOOL

Specifies the default diff tool to use. This is ignored when the git config variable diff.tool is defined.

GIT_MERGE_TOOL

Specifies the default merge tool to use. This is ignored when the git config variable merge.tool is defined.

SOURCE

A git-cola development repository can be obtained via git:

git clone git://github.com/davvid/git-cola.git

STYLESHEETS

git-cola ships with an alternative stylesheet called dark. You can use this stylesheet by running git cola --style=dark.

You can also skin git-cola by providing your own Qt stylesheet. E.g. git cola --style=/path/to/style.qss.

Built-in styles can be found in /usr/share/git-cola/styles.

LINKS

git-cola homepage

m[blue]http://cola.tuxfamily.org/m[]

git-cola sources on github

m[blue]http://github.com/davvid/git-cola/tree/masterm[]

GIT

git-cola is independently developed from the linkgit:git[7] suite, but you can use it just like any other git command, e.g. git cola.

AUTHOR

Written by David Aguilar <m[blue]davvid [at] gmail.comm[][1]>.

NOTES

1.
davvid [at] gmail.com
mailto:davvid [at] gmail.com

SEE ALSO

linkgit:git-difftool[1]

Compare changes using common merge tools. (New in git-1.6.3).

linkgit:gitk[1]

The git repository browser. Shows branches, commit history and file differences. gitk is the utility started by git-cola's Repository Visualize actions.