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From: "brian m. carlson" <>
To: Somogyi Henrik <>
Subject: Re: getting git.exe for Android Studio on Windows
Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 01:12:16 +0000	[thread overview]
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On 2021-05-20 at 05:22:33, Somogyi Henrik wrote:
> Hello Community,
> I have just learnt, that I can dowload an Android app example from GitHub
> into my Android Studio.
> But I do not have git.exe installed on my PC yet.
> What shall I install on my PC to have this git.exe?
> I wish to install only the bare minimum needed for downloading the example.
> I would like to avoid the install of a fully fledged Git with all the
> whistles and bells to have an own "github" on my PC.
> I do not find this info on [Git - Downloads
> (](

Most people using Git on Windows use the standard Git for Windows
edition.  If you'd like a smaller one, the Git for Windows Portable
option is also available, which can be run off a thumbdrive if you like.

Because Windows lacks a standard POSIX shell and POSIX utilities which
Git requires to run, you need more than a single binary.  Git invokes
the shell when you spawn an editor and run certain types of aliases,
among other activities, so a POSIX shell is absolutely required for Git
to have normal functionality.

Even on Unix, a reasonably functional Git installation requires
additional binaries, such as the HTTP helper, so having only the single
binary would result in substantially reduced functionality, and I'm not
aware of anyone shipping such a configuration.
brian m. carlson (he/him or they/them)
Houston, Texas, US

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-20  5:22 getting git.exe for Android Studio on Windows Somogyi Henrik
2021-05-21  1:12 ` brian m. carlson [this message]
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2021-06-02 10:44       ` brian m. carlson
2021-06-02 22:16         ` Johannes Schindelin

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