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An Emacs mode for Git

Magit is an emacs mode for interacting with the Git version control system.

Unlike Emacs's native version control support which strives to provide a unified interface to various version control systems, Magit only supports Git and can therefore take full advantage of its native features.


Magit user manual

Magit on EmacsWiki.


version 2.4.0 (stable)
released on 17 January 2016

VCS Checkout


Related Projects

Extension or Plugin

This package can be used as an extension, plugin, or add-on to:


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3genium20 October 2013

Leaders and contributors

Kyle Meyer Developer
Noam Postavsky Developer
Marius Vollmer Original author
Jonas Bernoulli Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
BugsBug Tracking
Debian (Ref)
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Required to useGit (1.8.2 or later recommended)
Source requirementcl-lib
Source requirementgit-commit-mode (part of the git-modes repository)
Source requirementgit-rebase-mode (part of the git-modes repository
Required to useGNU Emacs 23.2 (24.1 or later recommended)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 February 2018.


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