From: "Konstantin Khomoutov" <>
On Tue, 22 Sep 2015 03:48:30 -0700 (PDT)
Will Lucas <> wrote:

I was wondering if there are any install flags for git to be
installed silently and to be able to pre-choose the install options
to make it completely silent? Using the standard '/S' flag for
the .exe just seems to launch it as normal.

Well, from "silent install" and ".exe" it's possible to guess you're
talking about Windows and Git for Windows.  Both of its available
versions (the latest "legacy" release, 1.9.5 and the new 2.x.x) are
packaged using Inno Setup and hence tricks the installers generated by
that product apply:
1) The installer is able to run in a "simulated" mode in which it allows
  the user to make the necessary choices in the installer's UI and
  save them in an INI-formatted file which can later be used for
  "preceeding" the installation.  That's the "/SAVEINF=name"
  and "/LOADINF=name" command-line options.
2) It supports the "/SILENT" and "/VERYSILENT" command-line options.

You can read about this stuff in [1].

Not sure by which conventions "/S" has some stanzardized meaning.


Hi Konstantin,
This sounds ideal for the G4W wiki (assuming it isn't already there and I missed it). Philip
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