How to check TortoiseGit version

TortoiseGit is a free and open-source graphical user interface (GUI) client for Git, a widely used distributed version control system. It integrates seamlessly with Windows Explorer, allowing users to manage source code repositories, track changes, and collaborate on software development projects using Git’s powerful version control capabilities, all within a user-friendly interface.

Knowing TortoiseGit version ensures compatibility, troubleshooting, updates, and reporting issues, crucial for efficient collaboration and maintaining a reliable version control system.

To check the version of TortoiseGit installed on your computer, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open TortoiseGit:
    • You can typically find TortoiseGit in your context menu when you right-click on a folder or file in Windows Explorer.
  2. Access the About Dialog:
    • Right-click on any file or folder.
    • From the context menu, select “TortoiseGit” and then click on “About.”
  3. Check the Version:
    • In the “About TortoiseGit” dialog that appears, you will see the version number listed. It will be displayed near the top of the dialog, and it usually follows the format “TortoiseGit [version number].”

Alternatively, you can also check the version from the TortoiseGit settings:

  1. Open TortoiseGit:
    • Right-click on a folder or file in Windows Explorer.
    • Select “TortoiseGit” from the context menu and then choose “Settings.”
  2. View the Version:
    • In the TortoiseGit settings dialog, the version information is displayed near the top, often labeled as “TortoiseGit Version.”

Please note that the steps and appearance of these dialogs may vary slightly depending on the version of TortoiseGit you have installed. Still, generally, these instructions should help you find the version information.

How to check TortoiseGit Version from the command line

You can check the TortoiseGit version from the command line by using the TortoiseGitProc.exe executable with the --version command line argument. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open Command Prompt:
  • Press Win + R, type “cmd,” and press Enter to open the Command Prompt.
  1. Navigate to the TortoiseGit Bin Directory:
  • You need to navigate to the directory where TortoiseGit is installed. By default, it is usually installed in the “Program Files” directory on your system drive (e.g., C:\Program Files\TortoiseGit). Use the cd command to navigate to the TortoiseGit “bin” directory. For example:

Make sure to replace the path with the actual location of your TortoiseGit installation.

  1. Check the Version:
  • Once you are in the “bin” directory, you can run the following command to check the TortoiseGit version:

This command will display the version information of TortoiseGit in the command prompt.

  1. Exit Command Prompt:
  • You can exit the Command Prompt by typing exit and pressing Enter when you’re done.

The output of the TortoiseGitProc.exe --version command will display the TortoiseGit version information, typically in the format “TortoiseGit [version number].”

Keep in mind that the exact path to the TortoiseGitProc.exe may vary depending on your installation and system configuration, so make sure to adjust the path accordingly if it’s installed in a different location on your system.