On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 04:13:50PM -0700, Jeffery Brewer wrote:
> Aha! Figured out that after installing on windows you don't go to a command 
> line directly, you have to go through "Start > All Programs > Git > Git 
> Bash" which gives you a different kind of command line.

Note that you don't *have to* use Git bash: everything just works in the
regular cmd.exe.  Actually, the existence of Git bash is due to some
parts of Git are written as Unix shell scripts so Git for Windows has to
ship with a shell implementing POSIX semantics.

There's no consensus in the Git for Windows community on what shell to
use for interactive work with Git.  I, for one, prefer cmd.exe as I tend
to use the shell not only for Git.

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