A major visible change will be the added deprecation- or user-warnings, and greatly improved typing.

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This release is relevant for security as it fixes a possible arbitary code execution on Windows.

See this PR for details: An advisory is available soon at:

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This release contains another security fix that further improves validation of symbolic references and thus properly fixes this CVE: .

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Note that this release should be a no-op, it’s mainly for testing the changed release-process.

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  • Make the git.__version__ re-appear.

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  • Reduced startup time due to optimized imports.

  • Fix a vulenerability that could cause great slowdowns when encountering long remote path names when pulling/fetching.

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  • Newly added timeout flag is not be enabled by default, and was renamed to kill_after_timeout

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3.1.23 (YANKED)

  • This is the second typed release with a lot of improvements under the hood.

  • General:

    • Remove python 3.6 support

    • Remove distutils ahead of deprecation in standard library.

    • Update sphinx to 4.1.12 and use autodoc-typehints.

    • Include README as long_description on PyPI

    • Test against earliest and latest minor version available on Github Actions (e.g. 3.9.0 and 3.9.7)

  • Typing:

    • Add types to ALL functions.

    • Ensure py.typed is collected.

    • Increase mypy strictness with disallow_untyped_defs, warn_redundant_casts, warn_unreachable.

    • Use typing.NamedTuple and typing.OrderedDict now 3.6 dropped.

    • Make Protocol classes ABCs at runtime due to new behaviour/bug in 3.9.7 & 3.10.0-rc1

    • Remove use of typing.TypeGuard until later release, to allow dependent libs time to update.

    • Tracking issue:

  • Runtime improvements:

    • Add clone_multi_options support to submodule.add()

    • Delay calling get_user_id() unless essential, to support sand-boxed environments.

    • Add timeout to handle_process_output(), in case thread.join() hangs.

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3.1.19 (YANKED)

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  • drop support for python 3.5 to reduce maintenance burden on typing. Lower patch levels of python 3.5 would break, too.

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3.1.15 (YANKED)

  • add deprecation warning for python 3.5

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  • git.Commit objects now have a replace method that will return a copy of the commit with modified attributes.

  • Add python 3.9 support

  • Drop python 3.4 support

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Fixes regression of 3.1.10.

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  • support for ‘includeIf’ in git configuration files

  • tests are now excluded from the package, making it conisderably smaller

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  • Fix tutorial examples, which disappeared in 3.1.6 due to a missed path change.




  • all exceptions now keep track of their cause

  • package size was reduced significantly not placing tests into the package anymore.

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  • Re-release of 3.1.1, with known signature

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  • support for PyOxidizer, which previously failed due to usage of __file__.

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  • Switched back to using gitdb package as requirement (gitdb#59)


  • Restricted GitDB (gitdb2) version requirement to < 4

  • Removed old nose library from test requirements


  • Changed to use UTF-8 instead of default encoding when getting information about a symbolic reference (#774)

  • Fixed decoding of tag object message so as to replace invalid bytes (#943)


  • Added support for Python 3.8

  • Bumped GitDB (gitdb2) version requirement to > 3


  • Fixed Repo.__repr__ when subclassed (#968)

  • Removed compatibility shims for Python < 3.4 and old mock library

  • Replaced usage of deprecated unittest aliases and Logger.warn

  • Removed old, no longer used assert methods

  • Replaced usage of nose assert methods with unittest


Properly signed re-release of v3.0.6 with new signature (See #980)


Note: There was an issue that caused this version to be released to PyPI without a signature
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  • Fixed warning for usage of environment variables for paths containing $ or % (#832, #961)

  • Added support for parsing Git internal date format (@<unix timestamp> <timezone offset>) (#965)

  • Removed Python 2 and < 3.3 compatibility shims (#979)

  • Fixed GitDB (gitdb2) requirement version specifier formatting in requirements.txt (#979)

3.0.5 - Bugfixes

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3.0.4 - Bugfixes

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3.0.3 - Bugfixes

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3.0.2 - Bugfixes

  • fixes an issue with installation

3.0.1 - Bugfixes and performance improvements

  • Fix a performance regression which could make certain workloads 50% slower

  • Add currently_rebasing_on method on Repo, see the PR

  • Fix incorrect requirements.txt which could lead to broken installations, see this issue for details.

3.0.0 - Remove Python 2 support

Motivation for this is a patch which improves unicode handling when dealing with filesystem paths. Python 2 compatibility was introduced to deal with differences, and I thought it would be a good idea to ‘just’ drop support right now, mere 5 months away from the official maintenance stop of python 2.7.

The underlying motivation clearly is my anger when thinking python and unicode, which was a hassle from the start, at least in a codebase as old as GitPython, which totally doesn’t handle encodings correctly in many cases.

Having migrated to using Rust exclusively for tooling, I still see that correct handling of encodings isn’t entirely trivial, but at least Rust makes clear what has to be done at compile time, allowing to write software that is pretty much guaranteed to work once it compiles.

Again, my apologies if removing Python 2 support caused inconveniences, please see release 2.1.13 which returns it.

see the following for (most) details:

or run have a look at the difference between tags v2.1.12 and v3.0.0:…3.0.0.


  • Fixed GitDB (gitdb2) requirement version specifier formatting in requirements.txt (Backported from #979)

  • Restricted GitDB (gitdb2) version requirement to < 3 (#897)


  • Fixed handling of 0 when transforming kwargs into Git command arguments (Backported from #899)

2.1.13 - Bring back Python 2.7 support

My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Following semver, backward incompatible changes will be introduced in a minor version.

2.1.12 - Bugfixes and Features

  • Multi-value support and interface improvements for Git configuration. Thanks to A. Jesse Jiryu Davis.

or run have a look at the difference between tags v2.1.11 and v2.1.12:…2.1.12

2.1.11 - Bugfixes

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or run have a look at the difference between tags v2.1.10 and v2.1.11:…2.1.11

2.1.10 - Bugfixes

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or run have a look at the difference between tags v2.1.9 and v2.1.10:…2.1.10

2.1.9 - Dropping support for Python 2.6

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or run have a look at the difference between tags v2.1.8 and v2.1.9:…2.1.9

2.1.8 - bugfixes

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or run have a look at the difference between tags v2.1.7 and v2.1.8:…2.1.8

2.1.6 - bugfixes

  • support for worktrees

2.1.3 - Bugfixes

All issues and PRs can be viewed in all detail when following this URL:

2.1.1 - Bugfixes

All issues and PRs can be viewed in all detail when following this URL:

2.1.0 - Much better windows support!

Special thanks to @ankostis, who made this release possible (nearly) single-handedly. GitPython is run by its users, and their PRs make all the difference, they keep GitPython relevant. Thank you all so much for contributing !

Notable fixes

  • The GIT_DIR environment variable does not override the path argument when initializing a Repo object anymore. However, if said path unset, GIT_DIR will be used to fill the void.

All issues and PRs can be viewed in all detail when following this URL:

2.0.9 - Bugfixes

  • tag.commit will now resolve commits deeply.

  • Repo objects can now be pickled, which helps with multi-processing.

  • Head.checkout() now deals with detached heads, which is when it will return the HEAD reference instead.

  • DiffIndex.iter_change_type(…) produces better results when diffing

2.0.8 - Features and Bugfixes

  • DiffIndex.iter_change_type(…) produces better results when diffing an index against the working tree.

  • Repo().is_dirty(…) now supports the path parameter, to specify a single path by which to filter the output. Similar to git status <path>

  • Symbolic refs created by this library will now be written with a newline character, which was previously missing.

  • blame() now properly preserves multi-line commit messages.

  • No longer corrupt ref-logs by writing multi-line comments into them.

2.0.7 - New Features

  • IndexFile.commit(…,skip_hooks=False) added. This parameter emulates the

    behaviour of –no-verify on the command-line.

2.0.6 - Fixes and Features

  • Fix: remote output parser now correctly matches refs with non-ASCII chars in them

  • API: Diffs now have a_rawpath, b_rawpath, raw_rename_from, raw_rename_to properties, which are the raw-bytes equivalents of their unicode path counterparts.

  • Fix: TypeError about passing keyword argument to string decode() on Python 2.6.

  • Feature: setUrl API on Remotes

2.0.5 - Fixes

  • Fix: parser of fetch info lines choked on some legitimate lines

2.0.4 - Fixes

  • Fix: parser of commit object data is now robust against cases where commit object contains invalid bytes. The invalid characters are now replaced rather than choked on.

  • Fix: non-ASCII paths are now properly decoded and returned in .diff() output

  • Fix: RemoteProgress will now strip the ‘, ‘ prefix or suffix from messages.

  • API: Remote.[fetch|push|pull](…) methods now allow the progress argument to be a callable. This saves you from creating a custom type with usually just one implemented method.

2.0.3 - Fixes

  • Fix: bug in git-blame --incremental output parser that broken when commit messages contained \r characters

  • Fix: progress handler exceptions are not caught anymore, which would usually just hide bugs previously.

  • Fix: The Git.execute method will now redirect stdout to devnull if with_stdout is false, which is the intended behaviour based on the parameter’s documentation.

2.0.2 - Fixes

  • Fix: source package does not include *.pyc files

  • Fix: source package does include doc sources

2.0.1 - Fixes

  • Fix: remote output parser now correctly matches refs with “@” in them

2.0.0 - Features

Please note that due to breaking changes, we have to increase the major version.

  • IMPORTANT: This release drops support for python 2.6, which is officially deprecated by the python maintainers.

  • CRITICAL: Diff objects created with patch output will now not carry the — and +++ header lines anymore. All diffs now start with the @@ header line directly. Users that rely on the old behaviour can now (reliably) read this information from the a_path and b_path properties without having to parse these lines manually.

  • Commit now has extra properties authored_datetime and committer_datetime (to get Python datetime instances rather than timestamps)

  • Commit.diff() now supports diffing the root commit via Commit.diff(NULL_TREE).

  • Repo.blame() now respects incremental=True, supporting incremental blames. Incremental blames are slightly faster since they don’t include the file’s contents in them.

  • Fix: Diff objects created with patch output will now have their a_path and b_path properties parsed out correctly. Previously, some values may have been populated incorrectly when a file was added or deleted.

  • Fix: diff parsing issues with paths that contain “unsafe” chars, like spaces, tabs, backslashes, etc.

1.0.2 - Fixes

  • IMPORTANT: Changed default object database of Repo objects to GitCmdObjectDB. The pure-python implementation used previously usually fails to release its resources (i.e. file handles), which can lead to problems when working with large repositories.

  • CRITICAL: fixed incorrect Commit object serialization when authored or commit date had timezones which were not divisiblej by 3600 seconds. This would happen if the timezone was something like +0530 for instance.

  • A list of all additional fixes can be found on GitHub

  • CRITICAL: Tree.cache was removed without replacement. It is technically impossible to change individual trees and expect their serialization results to be consistent with what git expects. Instead, use the IndexFile facilities to adjust the content of the staging area, and write it out to the respective tree objects using IndexFile.write_tree() instead.

1.0.1 - Fixes

  • A list of all issues can be found on GitHub

1.0.0 - Notes

This version is equivalent to v0.3.7, but finally acknowledges that GitPython is stable and production ready.

It follows the semantic version scheme, and thus will not break its existing API unless it goes 2.0.

0.3.7 - Fixes

  • IndexFile.add() will now write the index without any extension data by default. However, you may override this behaviour with the new write_extension_data keyword argument.

    • Renamed ignore_tree_extension_data keyword argument in IndexFile.write(…) to ignore_extension_data

  • If the git command executed during Remote.push(…)|fetch(…) returns with an non-zero exit code and GitPython didn’t obtain any head-information, the corresponding GitCommandError will be raised. This may break previous code which expected these operations to never raise. However, that behaviour is undesirable as it would effectively hide the fact that there was an error. See this issue for more information.

  • If the git executable can’t be found in the PATH or at the path provided by GIT_PYTHON_GIT_EXECUTABLE, this is made obvious by throwing GitCommandNotFound, both on unix and on windows.

    • Those who support GUI on windows will now have to set git.Git.USE_SHELL = True to get the previous behaviour.

  • A list of all issues can be found on GitHub

0.3.6 - Features

  • DOCS

    • special members like __init__ are now listed in the API documentation

    • tutorial section was revised entirely, more advanced examples were added.


    • As rev_parse will now throw BadName as well as BadObject, client code will have to catch both exception types.

    • Repo.working_tree_dir now returns None if it is bare. Previously it raised AssertionError.

    • IndexFile.add() previously raised AssertionError when paths where used with bare repository, now it raises InvalidGitRepositoryError

  • Added Repo.merge_base() implementation. See the respective issue on GitHub

  • [include] sections in git configuration files are now respected

  • Added GitConfigParser.rename_section()

  • Added Submodule.rename()

  • A list of all issues can be found on GitHub

0.3.5 - Bugfixes

  • push/pull/fetch operations will not block anymore

  • diff() can now properly detect renames, both in patch and raw format. Previously it only worked when create_patch was True.

  • repo.odb.update_cache() is now called automatically after fetch and pull operations. In case you did that in your own code, you might want to remove your line to prevent a double-update that causes unnecessary IO.

  • Repo(path) will not automatically search upstream anymore and find any git directory on its way up. If you need that behaviour, you can turn it back on using the new search_parent_directories=True flag when constructing a Repo object.

  • IndexFile.commit() now runs the pre-commit and post-commit hooks. Verified to be working on posix systems only.

  • A list of all fixed issues can be found here:

0.3.4 - Python 3 Support

  • Internally, hexadecimal SHA1 are treated as ascii encoded strings. Binary SHA1 are treated as bytes.

  • Id attribute of Commit objects is now hexsha, instead of binsha. The latter makes no sense in python 3 and I see no application of it anyway besides its artificial usage in test cases.

  • IMPORTANT: If you were using the config_writer(), you implicitly relied on __del__ to work as expected to flush changes. To be sure changes are flushed under PY3, you will have to call the new release() method to trigger a flush. For some reason, __del__ is not called necessarily anymore when a symbol goes out of scope.

  • The Tree now has a .join(‘name’) method which is equivalent to tree / ‘name’


  • When fetching, pulling or pushing, and an error occurs, it will not be reported on stdout anymore. However, if there is a fatal error, it will still result in a GitCommandError to be thrown. This goes hand in hand with improved fetch result parsing.

  • Code Cleanup (in preparation for python 3 support)

    • Applied autopep8 and cleaned up code

    • Using python logging module instead of print statements to signal certain kinds of errors


0.3.2 RC1

  • git command wrapper

  • Added version_info property which returns a tuple of integers representing the installed git version.

  • Added GIT_PYTHON_GIT_EXECUTABLE environment variable, which can be used to set the desired git executable to be used. despite of what would be found in the path.

  • Blob Type

  • Added mode constants to ease the manual creation of blobs

  • IterableList

  • Added __contains__ and __delitem__ methods

  • More Changes

  • Configuration file parsing is more robust. It should now be able to handle everything that the git command can parse as well.

  • The progress parsing was updated to support git and newer. Previously progress was not enabled for the git command or only worked with ssh in case of older git versions.

  • Parsing of tags was improved. Previously some parts of the name could not be parsed properly.

  • The rev-parse pure python implementation now handles branches correctly if they look like hexadecimal sha’s.

  • GIT_PYTHON_TRACE is now set on class level of the Git type, previously it was a module level global variable.

  • GIT_PYTHON_GIT_EXECUTABLE is a class level variable as well.

0.3.1 Beta 2

  • Added reflog support ( reading and writing )

  • New types: RefLog and RefLogEntry

  • Reflog is maintained automatically when creating references and deleting them

  • Non-intrusive changes to SymbolicReference, these don’t require your code to change. They allow to append messages to the reflog.

    • abspath property added, similar to abspath of Object instances

    • log() method added

    • log_append(...) method added

    • set_reference(...) method added (reflog support)

    • set_commit(...) method added (reflog support)

    • set_object(...) method added (reflog support)

  • Intrusive Changes to Head type

  • create(...) method now supports the reflog, but will not raise GitCommandError anymore as it is a pure python implementation now. Instead, it raises OSError.

  • Intrusive Changes to Repo type

  • create_head(...) method does not support kwargs anymore, instead it supports a logmsg parameter

  • Repo.rev_parse now supports the [ref]@{n} syntax, where n is the number of steps to look into the reference’s past

  • BugFixes

    • Removed incorrect ORIG_HEAD handling

  • Flattened directory structure to make development more convenient.

  • Note

    This alters the way projects using git-python as a submodule have to adjust their sys.path to be able to import git-python successfully.

  • Misc smaller changes and bugfixes

0.3.1 Beta 1

  • Full Submodule-Support

  • Added unicode support for author names. is now unicode instead of string.

  • Head Type changes

  • config_reader() & config_writer() methods added for access to head specific options.

  • tracking_branch() & set_tracking_branch() methods added for easy configuration of tracking branches.

0.3.0 Beta 2

  • Added python 2.4 support

0.3.0 Beta 1

Renamed Modules

  • For consistency with naming conventions used in sub-modules like gitdb, the following modules have been renamed

    • git.utils -> git.util

    • git.errors -> git.exc

    • git.objects.utils -> git.objects.util


  • Object instances, and everything derived from it, now use binary sha’s internally. The ‘sha’ member was removed, in favor of the ‘binsha’ member. An ‘hexsha’ property is available for convenient conversions. They may only be initialized using their binary shas, reference names or revision specs are not allowed anymore.

  • IndexEntry instances contained in IndexFile.entries now use binary sha’s. Use the .hexsha property to obtain the hexadecimal version. The .sha property was removed to make the use of the respective sha more explicit.

  • If objects are instantiated explicitly, a binary sha is required to identify the object, where previously any rev-spec could be used. The ref-spec compatible version still exists as or Repo.commit|Repo.tree respectively.

  • The .data attribute was removed from the Object type, to obtain plain data, use the data_stream property instead.

  • ConcurrentWriteOperation was removed, and replaced by LockedFD

  • IndexFile.get_entries_key was renamed to entry_key

  • IndexFile.write_tree: removed missing_ok keyword, its always True now. Instead of raising GitCommandError it raises UnmergedEntriesError. This is required as the pure-python implementation doesn’t support the missing_ok keyword yet.

  • diff.Diff.null_hex_sha renamed to NULL_HEX_SHA, to be conforming with the naming in the Object base class

0.2 Beta 2

  • Commit objects now carry the ‘encoding’ information of their message. It wasn’t parsed previously, and defaults to UTF-8

  • Commit.create_from_tree now uses a pure-python implementation, mimicking git-commit-tree



  • file mode in Tree, Blob and Diff objects now is an int compatible to definitions in the stat module, allowing you to query whether individual user, group and other read, write and execute bits are set.

  • Adjusted class hierarchy to generally allow comparison and hash for Objects and Refs

  • Improved Tag object which now is a Ref that may contain a tag object with additional Information

  • id_abbrev method has been removed as it could not assure the returned short SHA’s where unique

  • removed basename method from Objects with path’s as it replicated features of os.path

  • from_string and list_from_string methods are now private and were renamed to _from_string and _list_from_string respectively. As part of the private API, they may change without prior notice.

  • Renamed all find_all methods to list_items - this method is part of the Iterable interface that also provides a more efficients and more responsive iter_items method

  • All dates, like authored_date and committer_date, are stored as seconds since epoch to consume less memory - they can be converted using time.gmtime in a more suitable presentation format if needed.

  • Named method parameters changed on a wide scale to unify their use. Now git specific terms are used everywhere, such as “Reference” ( ref ) and “Revision” ( rev ). Previously multiple terms where used making it harder to know which type was allowed or not.

  • Unified diff interface to allow easy diffing between trees, trees and index, trees and working tree, index and working tree, trees and index. This closely follows the git-diff capabilities.

  • Git.execute does not take the with_raw_output option anymore. It was not used by anyone within the project and False by default.

Item Iteration

  • Previously one would return and process multiple items as list only which can hurt performance and memory consumption and reduce response times. iter_items method provide an iterator that will return items on demand as parsed from a stream. This way any amount of objects can be handled.

  • list_items method returns IterableList allowing to access list members by name

objects Package

  • blob, tree, tag and commit module have been moved to new objects package. This should not affect you though unless you explicitly imported individual objects. If you just used the git package, names did not change.


  • former ‘name’ member renamed to path as it suits the actual data better


  • git.subcommand call scheme now prunes out None from the argument list, allowing to be called more comfortably as None can never be a valid to the git command if converted to a string.

  • Renamed ‘git_dir’ attribute to ‘working_dir’ which is exactly how it is used


  • ‘count’ method is not an instance method to increase its ease of use

  • ‘name_rev’ property returns a nice name for the commit’s sha


  • The git configuration can now be read and manipulated directly from within python using the GitConfigParser

  • Repo.config_reader() returns a read-only parser

  • Repo.config_writer() returns a read-write parser


  • Members a a_commit and b_commit renamed to a_blob and b_blob - they are populated with Blob objects if possible

  • Members a_path and b_path removed as this information is kept in the blobs

  • Diffs are now returned as DiffIndex allowing to more quickly find the kind of diffs you are interested in


  • Commit and Tree objects now support diffing natively with a common interface to compare against other Commits or Trees, against the working tree or against the index.


  • A new Index class allows to read and write index files directly, and to perform simple two and three way merges based on an arbitrary index.


  • References are object that point to a Commit

  • SymbolicReference are a pointer to a Reference Object, which itself points to a specific Commit

  • They will dynamically retrieve their object at the time of query to assure the information is actual. Recently objects would be cached, hence ref object not be safely kept persistent.


  • Moved blame method from Blob to repo as it appeared to belong there much more.

  • active_branch method now returns a Head object instead of a string with the name of the active branch.

  • tree method now requires a Ref instance as input and defaults to the active_branch instead of master

  • is_dirty now takes additional arguments allowing fine-grained control about what is considered dirty

  • Removed the following methods:

    • ‘log’ method as it as effectively the same as the ‘commits’ method

    • ‘commits_since’ as it is just a flag given to rev-list in Commit.iter_items

    • ‘commit_count’ as it was just a redirection to the respective commit method

    • ‘commits_between’, replaced by a note on the iter_commits method as it can achieve the same thing

    • ‘commit_delta_from’ as it was a very special case by comparing two different repjrelated repositories, i.e. clones, git-rev-list would be sufficient to find commits that would need to be transferred for example.

    • ‘create’ method which equals the ‘init’ method’s functionality

    • ‘diff’ - it returned a mere string which still had to be parsed

    • ‘commit_diff’ - moved to Commit, Tree and Diff types respectively

  • Renamed the following methods:

    • commits to iter_commits to improve the performance, adjusted signature

    • init_bare to init, implying less about the options to be used

    • fork_bare to clone, as it was to represent general clone functionality, but implied a bare clone to be more versatile

    • archive_tar_gz and archive_tar and replaced by archive method with different signature

  • ‘commits’ method has no max-count of returned commits anymore, it now behaves like git-rev-list

  • The following methods and properties were added

    • ‘untracked_files’ property, returning all currently untracked files

    • ‘head’, creates a head object

    • ‘tag’, creates a tag object

    • ‘iter_trees’ method

    • ‘config_reader’ method

    • ‘config_writer’ method

    • ‘bare’ property, previously it was a simple attribute that could be written

  • Renamed the following attributes

    • ‘path’ is now ‘git_dir’

    • ‘wd’ is now ‘working_dir’

  • Added attribute

    • ‘working_tree_dir’ which may be None in case of bare repositories


  • Added Remote object allowing easy access to remotes

  • Repo.remotes lists all remotes

  • Repo.remote returns a remote of the specified name if it exists

Test Framework

  • Added support for common TestCase base class that provides additional functionality to receive repositories tests can also write to. This way, more aspects can be tested under real-world ( un-mocked ) conditions.


  • former ‘name’ member renamed to path as it suits the actual data better

  • added traverse method allowing to recursively traverse tree items

  • deleted blob method

  • added blobs and trees properties allowing to query the respective items in the tree

  • now mimics behaviour of a read-only list instead of a dict to maintain order.

  • content_from_string method is now private and not part of the public API anymore



  • Added in Sphinx documentation.

  • Removed ambiguity between paths and treeishs. When calling commands that accept treeish and path arguments and there is a path with the same name as a treeish git cowardly refuses to pick one and asks for the command to use the unambiguous syntax where ‘–’ separates the treeish from the paths.

  • Repo.commits, Repo.commits_between, Repo.commits_since, Repo.commit_count, Repo.commit, Commit.count and Commit.find_all all now optionally take a path argument which constrains the lookup by path. This changes the order of the positional arguments in Repo.commits and Repo.commits_since.


  • Commit.message now contains the full commit message (rather than just the first line) and a new property Commit.summary contains the first line of the commit message.

  • Fixed a failure when trying to lookup the stats of a parentless commit from a bare repo.


  • The diff parser is now far faster and also addresses a bug where sometimes b_mode was not set.

  • Added support for parsing rename info to the diff parser. Addition of new properties Diff.renamed, Diff.rename_from, and Diff.rename_to.


  • Modified the gzip archive creation to use the python gzip module.

  • Corrected commits_between always returning None instead of the reversed list.



  • upgraded to Mock 0.4 dependency.

  • Replace GitPython with git in repr() outputs.

  • Fixed packaging issue caused by


  • No longer strip newlines from Blob data.



  • Corrected problems with creating bare repositories.

  • Repo.tree no longer accepts a path argument. Use:

    >>> dict(k, o for k, o in tree.items() if k in paths)
  • Made daemon export a property of Repo. Now you can do this:

    >>> exported = repo.daemon_export
    >>> repo.daemon_export = True
  • Allows modifying the project description. Do this:

    >>> repo.description = "Foo Bar"
    >>> repo.description
    'Foo Bar'
  • Added a read-only property Repo.is_dirty which reflects the status of the working directory.

  • Added a read-only Repo.active_branch property which returns the name of the currently active branch.


  • Switched to using a dictionary for Tree contents since you will usually want to access them by name and order is unimportant.

  • Implemented a dictionary protocol for Tree objects. The following:

    child = tree.contents[‘grit’]


    child = tree[‘grit’]

  • Made Tree.content_from_string a static method.

  • removed method_missing stuff and replaced with a __getattr__ override in Git.


  • renamed git_python to git. Be sure to delete all pyc files before testing.


  • Fixed problem with commit stats not working under all conditions.


  • Renamed module to cmd.

  • Removed shell escaping completely.

  • Added support for stderr, stdin, and with_status.

  • git_dir is now optional in the constructor for git.Git. Git now falls back to os.getcwd() when git_dir is not specified.

  • add a with_exceptions keyword argument to git commands. GitCommandError is raised when the exit status is non-zero.

  • add support for a GIT_PYTHON_TRACE environment variable. GIT_PYTHON_TRACE allows us to debug GitPython’s usage of git through the use of an environment variable.


  • Fixed up problem where name doesn’t exist on root of tree.


  • Corrected problem with creating bare repo. Added Repo.create alias.



  • Corrected problem with Tree.__div__ not working with zero length files. Removed __len__ override and replaced with size instead. Also made size cache properly. This is a breaking change.


Fixed up some urls because I’m a moron


initial release