Eclipse Git Plugin
EGit is an Eclipse plugin for working with Git repositories. It is based
on the JGit library, which is a Git implementation in pure Java.
This package is licensed under the EPL. Please refer to the LICENSE file
for the complete license.
This package is composed of the following major components:
An Eclipse plugin providing an interface to org.eclipse.jgit
and support routines to allow processing against the Eclipse
workspace and resource APIs, rather than the standard Java
file APIs. It also supplies the team provider implementation.
An Eclipse plugin providing the user interface on top of
Unit tests for org.eclipse.egit.core.
UI tests for org.eclipse.egit.ui.
A plugin for packaging
Also packaging. This project is for building an Eclipse "feature"
out of the plugins above.
This package is for producing a p2 repository, i.e. a web site
you can point your eclipse at and just upgrade.
There are other components which provide integration with other plugins.
- Symbolic links are supported on Java 7 and higher and require that the
optional JGit Java 7 feature is installed. For remaining issues
with symbolic link support see
- CRLF conversion works for some things, but is in general still being
- In general, EGit supports at least the latest two Eclipse releases.
For details, please see https://wiki.eclipse.org/EGit/FAQ
- Newer version of EGit may implement new functionality, remove
existing functions and change others without other notice than what
is written in the commit log and source files themselves.
The following list is not complete, but it gives an overview of the
* Supplies an Eclipse team provider.
* Connect/disconnect the provider to a project.
* Search for the repositories associated with a project by
autodetecting the Git repository directories.
* Store which repositories are tied to which containers in the
* Tracks moves/renames/deletes and reflects them in the cache
* Resolves through linked containers.
* Connect team provider wizard panels.
* Connect to Git team provider by making a new repository.
* Connect to Git team provider by searching local filesystem
for existing repository directories.
* Team actions: track (add), untrack (remove), disconnect, show
history, compare version.
* Resource decorator shows file/directory state in the package
explorer and other views.
* Creating new commits or amending commits.
* View for staging changes (whole files and partial staging),
showing their differences and committing them.
* Graphical history viewer with the ability to compare versions
using eclipse built-in compare editor.
* Clone, push, pull, fetch
* Merge, rebase, cherry-pick
- gitattributes support
In particular CRLF conversion is not yet fully implemented.
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