Which CLI to use on Windows as a Web Developer? Git for Windows?

MAC and Ubuntu provide powerful terminal utility or CLI as a command line tool. What about Windows Operating System? Which Terminal to Use for Windows OS? How to Use Git on Windows? Windows Operating System offers 'Command Prompt' and 'Power Shell' as command based utilities. These are fine. You can use these but these may not have additional tools to work efficiently with GIT and frameworks that need CLI. My recommendation is 'Git for Windows'.


It offers lightweight, native set of tools that help you with Git operations on Windows while providing appropriate user interfaces for experienced Git users and beginners. Go to downloads area to download installer for Windows OS. After install, it offers 'Git Bash' and 'Git Gui' commands in right click menu.

- Git BASH is a BASH emulation to run Git from the command line.
- Git GUI is graphical user interface, that is an alternative to Git BASH, offering a graphical version of every Git command line.

To use 'GIT Bash' or 'Git GUI', Right click inside a folder and choose 'Git bash here' or 'Git GUI here'. Experience is just like using terminal on MAC or Ubuntu. With Git for Windows you can clone repos from GIThub, pull, commit, push repos and do more stuff.

And that is how easy it is to use Git for Windows. Use Git for Windows on Windows operating system.

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