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Use a GUI.

And how do you do that on a remote SSH session on occasions like trying to dig repo made by etckeeper? Don't tell me to sshfs it as it will be very slow.

The whole point of got is that it is distributed, so just clone it on your local machine surely?

Alternatively you could use rsync or lsyncd which are much faster and better than SSHFS.

Anyway I don't think this was created for use over SSH. Most people that use it are going to be working locally, in which case a proper GUI is much better.

I don't rsync to store /etc out of dozens of servers just to occasionally see some diffs.

CUI apps are really meant over SSH imo. Like you say, local use has wider alternatives including GUI in which case I prefer SourceTree over any CUI tools.

I could actually do with this for Windows; alternatives to "git gui" and TortoiseGit?

SourceTree is good but slow. Tower and SublimeMerge are very good and fast but they are commercial. I think Tower might be free for personal use.

On Mac I use GitX which is a little buggy but I think it has the most logical UI. Sadly it isn't cross-platform.

GitAhead is also worth a look - it was a commercial one but is now open source.

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