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Windows Clients




Windows - Installation

  • Install Putty Suite
  • Install MSysGit (2GB Fixed Edition!)
    • Choose to use Plink for SSH
    • Choose to install for Windows Command Line (Middle option, out of 3)
  • Edit your path and add the path/to/git/bin (Control Panel, System, Advanced, Environment Variables, Path), e.g: C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\Bin
  • Install GitExtensions (Don't install the FullSetup, or if you do, please do not install the included MSysGit with it!!)
    • Incase of 64-bit, also download the .zip file, unpack the GitExtensionsShell.dll, rename it to GitExtensionsShellEx32.dll and place it in your Git Extensions installation folder. Then: regsvr32 GitExtensionsShellEx32.dll from a dos prompt
  • Startup the Git Extensions application, and verify that all settings are okay


  • You can use the git config --system or --global command, e.g: git config --system core.autocrlf false or git config --system user.name Test
    or do it manually:
  • .gitconfig file must be created under your HOME folder (Linux: ~, Windows: x:\Documents and Settings/Your Name or x:\users\your name)
  • UserName and E-mail are to identify you during commits. autocrlf disabled means there won't be conversions done between Windows and Linux file formats
    autocrlf = false
    email = bt@6thsense.eu
    name = BuildTools

Initial Steps

  • Create a Key Set with PuttyGen (Part of the putty suite) or ssh-keygen (If you don't use a password, you can autoload the key in pageant, but it is also less secure)
  • Send PUBLICkey to admin (Guard the PRIVATEkey with your life! :D)
  • Load your PRIVATEkey into the PageAnt application (Part of putty suite)
  • Make a connection with putty, to git.6thsense.eu
    • Click YES/Accept to accept the server key
    • Close putty again
  • Use interface or cli git: git clone :REPOSITORYNAME.git (Receive repository name from admin)
    • In case of message: "The server's host key is not cached in the registry. You
      have no guarantee that the server is the computer you
      think it is.", press y

MsysGit (Windows) Limitations

  • The git repository can handle maximum 2GB pack files. You will not be able to clone repositories which have bigger pack files than 2GB.
    • Workaround: Use Cygwin Git to clone the repository. Afterwards, you can use the Cygwin tools on the repository, or if you like msysgit and tortoisegit etc, you can execute git repack -ad --max-pack-size=1024 on the repository, when that is done, you can use the other tools again, until a pack file in the repository hits 2GB again. Just redo the Cygwin repack procedure


  • In Git, you have a local copy of the repository
  • If you commit, you only commit to your local repository. If you want to push your changes to the shared remote repository, you must first git pull, and then git push
  • If you wish to fetch, you use git pull
  • If there are things to merge, like changes to files by 2 persons, use git merge
  • every git command can be used with --help for basic help output
  • If you wish to look at the log using the GIT Gui on your repository, you can check the Repository Menu, and Visualize master's history (or all branches)

Git use


Virtual Folders / Working with Repositories in ArmA

RM knowledge



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