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From: Johannes Schindelin <>
To: "brian m. carlson" <>
Cc: Somogyi Henrik <>,
Subject: Re: getting git.exe for Android Studio on Windows
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2021 00:16:29 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>


On Wed, 2 Jun 2021, brian m. carlson wrote:

> On 2021-06-02 at 05:53:55, Somogyi Henrik wrote:
> Please keep the list in CC so that everyone can see the discussion.  I'm
> not that familiar with Windows and may be offline for a few days soon,
> so if you CC the list you may find someone who is better able to answer
> your questions.
> > I have installed "Git for Windows v2.31.1".
> >
> > I only need the git.exe so that Android Studio can use it for dowloading a
> > sample Android app from GitHub.
> >
> > But now I got 4 git.exe programs:
> >
> > F:\programs\Git
> > 	\bin\git.exe
> > 	\cmd\git.exe
> > 	\mingw64\bin\git.exe
> > 	\mingw64\libexec\git-core\git.exe
> >
> > Which should I specify in Android Studio as the needed git.exe?
> I believe you can go to a command prompt and type "where git" and that
> should print the proper location.  If you've installed the portable
> version, I believe the one in the top-level bin directory is correct.

The one that is guaranteed to work is the one added to the `PATH` when you
choose to add Git to the `PATH` via the Git for Windows installer, which
currently would be `C:\Program Files\cmd\git.exe`.

For backwards-compatibility, I reintroduced `C:\Program

Do note that both of those are simply redirectors. The actual binaries are
in `\mingw64\bin\` (and the keen eye will not have missed that
`libexec\git-core` contains a mere hardlinked version of the `bin` one),
but there are too many binaries there, therefore it is not recommended to
add those to the `PATH`.

If in doubt, stick with what the Git for Windows installer recommends. I
do put in an effort trying to choose sensible defaults that work for the
vast majority of users.


      reply	other threads:[~2021-06-02 22:17 UTC|newest]

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
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2021-06-02 10:44       ` brian m. carlson
2021-06-02 22:16         ` Johannes Schindelin [this message]

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