Git is installed on your computer.
It is strongly recommended that you use version 1.6.0 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 ssh keys.
- ssh keys are generated outside PyCharm. You can follow the instructions from http://inchoo.net/tools/how-to-generate-ssh-keys-for-git-authorization/ or look for other guidelines.
Store the ssh keys
in the home_directory\.ssh\ folder.
The location of the home directory
is defined through environmental variables:
- HOME for Unix-like operating systems.
- userprofile for the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Make sure, the keys are stored in files with correct names:
- id_rsa for the private key.
- id_rsa.pub for the public key.
- PyCharm supports the standard method of using multiple ssh keys, by means of creating .ssh/config file.
- When the Git integration with PyCharm is enabled, the item appears on the menu, and on the context menus of the Editor and Project views.
- The project artifacts are highlighted according to their status.
- 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 PyCharm user interface.
- Information messages concerning the results of executing generated Git commands.
- Error messages.