How To Use SmartGit In Ubuntu

SmartGit is a GUI git client tool that can manage your project source code from a git server such as GitHub or bitbucket. It supports both Windows, macOS, and Linux. You can use it free for non-commercial usage. This article will tell you how to use it in Linux Ubuntu.

 1. Install SartGit For Linux Ubuntu.

  1. Download SmartGit Linux achieves from SmartGit official website.
  2. Unzip the download file to a local folder.
  3. CD into the smartgit /bin folder( for example /home/jerry/WorkSpace/tool/smartgit-linux-18_1_5/smartgit/bin ) of the unzip file.
  4. Then execute bin/ file. It will open the Setup SmartGit window.
    $ ./
  5. In the License Type dialog window, check the agreement checkbox, and select the Non-commercial use only(all features, but no support) radio button.
  6. Click the Next button, confirm the non-commercial license usage, and click the OK button.
  7. Enter user information, select Use SmartGit as SSH Client radio button in the following dialog.
  8. Do not specify Hosting Providers now, click the Next button.
  9. Click the Finish button to complete the SmartGit installation.

2. Use SmartGit To Clone Repository.

  1. Open a terminal and execute the shell command in the smartgit/bin folder.
    $ ./
  2. When SmartGit GUI startup, click Repository —> Clone… menu item to open repository clone dialog.
  3. Click the Next button, input master password, and input repository user name and password then click the Login button.
  4. Click the Next button, and select the repository Local Directory to store source files.
  5. Click the Finish button to complete the cloned repository.
  6. Then you should wait for some time for the process to complete, it will copy all the source files to your local directory.

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