Tools for a friendlier Git


Marie-Hélène Burle

Two great open-source tools to work with Git in a nice visual manner while remaining in the command line.


fzf is a fantastic multi-platform command line fuzzy finder with a huge versatility.

In this video, I demo quickly how it can be used with Git:

fzf is easy to install on your machine and can also be installed on the Alliance clusters with:

git clone --depth 1 ~/.fzf &&

# then answer y, y, n to the 3 questions


lazygit is an excellent multi-platform user interface for Git which works in the command line. It is actually my favourite tool and I use it all the time. I will demo how I use it on my computer.

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to install on the Alliance clusters (but easy to install on your machine).