Using Git Integration
With the Git integration enabled, you can perform basic Git operations from inside IntelliJ IDEA.
In this section:
- Using Git Integration
- Adding Files to a Local Git Repository
- Adding Tags
- Checking Git Project Status
- Committing Changes to a Local Git Repository
- Fetching Changes from a Remote Git Repository
- Handling Passwords for Git Remote Repositories
- Managing Branches
- Setting up a Local Git Repository
- Stashing and Unstashing Changes
- Pulling Changes from the Upstream (Git Pull)
- Pushing Changes to the Upstream (Git Push)
- Handling LF and CRLF Line Endings
Git is installed on your computer.
It is strongly recommended that you use version 188.8.131.52 or higher.
- The location of the Git executable file is correctly specified on the Git page of the Settings dialog box.
- Git integration is enabled for the current project root or directory.
If you are going to use a remote repository, create a Git hosting account first.
You can access the remote repository through the username/password and keyboard interactive authentication methods supported by the Git integration
or through a pair of
Please note the following:
sshkeys are generated outside IntelliJ IDEA. You can follow the instructions from https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys/ or look for other guidelines.
sshkeys in the home_directory
\.ssh\folder. The location of the home directory is defined through environmental variables:
HOMEfor Unix-like operating systems.
userprofilefor the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Make sure, the keys are stored in files with correct names:
id_rsafor the private key.
id_rsa.pubfor the public key.
- IntelliJ IDEA supports a standard method of using multiple
sshkeys, by means of creating
- When the Git integration with IntelliJ IDEA is enabled, the Git item appears on the VCS menu, and on the context menus of the Editor and Project views.
- The files in the folders under the Git control are highlighted according to their status. See File Status Highlights for file status highlighting conventions.
- Results of modifications show in the Changes tool window.
- When using the Git integration, it is helpful to open the Version Control tool window.
Its Console tab displays the following data:
- All the commands generated based on the settings you specify through the IntelliJ IDEA user interface.
- Information messages concerning the results of executing generated Git commands.
- Error messages.
Last modified: 4 December 2014