lazygit – A simple terminal UI for git commands written in Go



You’ve heard it before, git is powerful, but what good is that power when everything is so damn hard to do? Interactive rebasing requires you to edit a goddamn TODO file in your editor? Are you kidding me? To stage part of a file you need to use a command line program stepping through each hunk and if a hunk can’t be split down any further but contains code you don’t want to stage, bad luck? Are you KIDDING me?! Sometimes you get asked to stash your changes when switching branches only to realise that after you switch and unstash that there weren’t even any conflicts and it would have been fine to just checkout the branch directly? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

If you’re a mere mortal like me and you’re tired of hearing how powerful git is when in your daily life it’s a powerful pain in your ass, lazygit might be for you.

lazygit example



Normally the lazygit formula can be found in the Homebrew core but we suggest you tap our formula to get the frequently updated one. It works with Linux, too.


brew install jesseduffield/lazygit/lazygit


brew install lazygit


Latest version built from github releases. Tap:

sudo port install lazygit


Packages for Ubuntu are available via Launchpad PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazygit-team/release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lazygit

Void Linux

Packages for Void Linux are available in the distro repo

They follow upstream latest releases

sudo xbps-install -S lazygit

Scoop (Windows)

You can install lazygit using scoop. It’s in the extras bucket:

# Add the extras bucket
scoop bucket add extras

# Install lazygit
scoop install lazygit

Arch Linux

Packages for Arch Linux are available via AUR (Arch User Repository).

There are two packages. The stable one which is built with the latest release and the git version which builds from the most recent commit.

Instruction of how to install AUR content can be found here:

Fedora and CentOS 7

Packages for Fedora and CentOS 7 are available via Copr (Cool Other Package Repo).

sudo dnf copr enable atim/lazygit -y
sudo dnf install lazygit


Released versions are available for different platforms, see

conda install -c conda-forge lazygit

Binary Release (Windows/Linux/OSX)

You can download a binary release here.


go get

Please note: If you get an error claiming that lazygit cannot be found or is not defined, you may need to add ~/go/bin to your $PATH (MacOS/Linux), or %HOME%\go\bin (Windows). Not to be mistaked for C:\Go\bin (which is for Go’s own binaries, not apps like Lazygit).


Call lazygit in your terminal inside a git repository. If you want, you can also add an alias for this with echo "alias lg='lazygit'" >> ~/.zshrc (or whichever rc file you’re using).

  • Basic video tutorial here.
  • Rebase Magic tutorial here
  • List of keybindings here.

Changing Directory On Exit

If you change repos in lazygit and want your shell to change directory into that repo on exiting lazygit, add this to your ~/.zshrc (or other rc file):

    export LAZYGIT_NEW_DIR_FILE=~/.lazygit/newdir

    lazygit "$@"

    if [ -f $LAZYGIT_NEW_DIR_FILE ]; then
            cd "$(cat $LAZYGIT_NEW_DIR_FILE)"
            rm -f $LAZYGIT_NEW_DIR_FILE > /dev/null

Then source ~/.zshrc and from now on when you call lg and exit you’ll switch directories to whatever you were in inside lazyigt. To override this behaviour you can exit using shift+Q rather than just q.

Cool features

  • Adding files easily
  • Resolving merge conflicts
  • Easily check out recent branches
  • Scroll through logs/diffs of branches/commits/stash
  • Quick pushing/pulling
  • Squash down and rename commits

Resolving merge conflicts

resolving merge conflicts
interactive rebase


We love your input! Please check out the contributing guide.


If you would like to support the development of lazygit, consider sponsoring me (github is matching all donations dollar-for-dollar for 12 months)

Work in progress

This is still a work in progress so there’s still bugs to iron out and as this is my first project in Go the code could no doubt use an increase in quality, but I’ll be improving on it whenever I find the time. If you have any feedback feel free to raise an issue/submit a PR.


If you want to see what I (Jesse) am up to in terms of development, follow me on twitter or watch me program on twitch.


If you find that lazygit doesn’t quite satisfy your requirements, these may be a better fit: