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Discussion on: Git - Command line vs GUIs

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Geoff Davis

I agree. I use Tower on occasion to look at file diffs or clean up branches, but I use the git CLI (and some custom aliases/bash functions) to manage projects/files.

I find this is a lot easier, and when there's an error, I don't get a cryptic popup from a GUI that's playing telephone with the actual commands and responses it runs; I get hands-on, first-hand messages from the source.

Though this comfort comes from a few years' time working from the Terminal; if we were talking about the file system– CLI vs GUI– I would go with CLI as well.