Tutorial :Msys Git Install Path Error on Get Clone in TortoiseGIT



Question:

I installed Msys Git and TortoiseGIT x64. Whenever I try to use the Get Clone command I am getting the error: "Msys Git Install Path Error".

The wierd thing is that I when I set it all up, it worked once and then stopped. Now I have uninstalled and reinstalled both programs multiple times and I can not get it to work again.

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Solution:1

Try setting your path to:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin"  


Solution:2

you must install msysGit - http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/downloads/list


Solution:3

Update 2016: msysgit has long been obsoleted (since early 2015).
It has been superseded by Git For Windows (see its releases).

It comes with a much more recent bash, based on the 64bits msys2 project, an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64: see more at "How are msys, msys2, and msysgit related to each other?"

TortoiseGit documentation does mention, for the Git.exe Path setting:

As a general note: There is no official support for Cygwin or Msys2 git in TortoiseGit. The TortoiseGit developers only use Git for Windows.

So simply install Git for Windows and you won't have any "Msys Git Install Path Error".


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