Install TortoiseGIT and GIT in Windows to use with CloudForge

Get the tools first...

  • Get a CloudForge account, create a Project, and add GIT to it
  • Download TortoiseGIT - a GUI to easily use GIT in Windows. (download the right arch for your machine - 32bit or 64bit)
  • Download msysgit - GIT itself for windows (the "installable" non-portable version is used here)

Install TortoiseGIT

Run the TortoiseGit-*.msi file you downloaded previously >  Select Defaults > make sure to select PLink as the SSH client



Install msysgit

Run the Git-1.7*.exe file you downloaded previously



Defaults are good too > But make sure to select "Run Git from the Windows Command Prompt"



Setup TortoiseGIT...

Start > TortoiseGIT > Settings



Double check the path for GIT is setup properly: General > Git.exe Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin (or C:\Program Files\Git\bin in 32bit machines - or wherever else you installed msysgit)



And on  Network > SSH: SSH Client = C:\Program Files\TortoiseGit\bin\TortoisePlink.exe



Set your Name and Email (use your email you used in CloudForge)


Congrats! You have installed and setup GIT and TortoiseGIT in Windows.


Now create SSH keys... clone, commit, and push to your CloudForge GIT repo.

For ease of reading, please continue reading this next article that walks you through creating your SSH keys, setting the public key in CloudForge, cloning, committing, and pushing to your CloudForge GIT repo.


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