halloleo halloleo - 3 months ago 120
Git Question

How to add man and zip to "git bash" installation on Windows

I am using "

" on Windows - that is
git
for Windows via the integrated
bash
. Apparently it uses the MINGW/MSYS underpinning. (Update from @VonC: It now uses msys2 since msysgit is obsolete since Q4 2015.)

So there are already a lot of MSYS tools installed - from
awk
to
zcat
. However I miss the
man
command and
zip
to compress multiple files into a zip file (
unzip
exists!).

Where from can I install them? I do not want to install another copy of the MINGW system! Any way just to add some pre-compiled tools to the
git bash
installation?

Answer

The zip command can be install from GoW (Gnu On Windows). man is not provided (too big).

It is to note however, that if you only want to add the zip command from GoW, still the whole GoW system has to be downloaded and installed. Then you can delete the other commands from the bin directory, however make sure to keep the needed dlls in the directory.

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