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What is the best Git GUI client to use in Linux Mint 16?

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Hi:

I'm in the process of setting up my Linux Mint VM dev environment.
We are using Git/GitHub for our source code control.

I've googled around and seen that there are several options out there including:
GitGui, SmartGit, Git-cola to name a few.

To save time..., can someone point me in the direction of the most fully functional GUI to use? I'm looking to do standard things like:
- diffs
- branching/merging
- push/commit capaibilities
- revert changes
- view checkin logs
- view change history on a file level

What is the best one out there (that's easy to set up/use)?

Thanks,
JohnB
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by:Duncan Roe
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Use the command line. Git has too many options to be a suitable candidate for making into a GUI
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by:pepr
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For most of the usual actions, the packed git gui and gitk are just fine. For more complex operations, use command line.

If anyone in your team prefers any other tool, no problem. You can learn each from the other later what they like on their tool.
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You're sort of missing the point.
The entire idea is not to be bound to the command line.

I'm going with SmartGit.
It looks like the most comprehensive solution that I found.

JB
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by:jxbma
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for jxbma's comment #a39789895

for the following reason:

They didn't really answer my question.
I'm not a linux/unix command line jock.

JB
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by:Duncan Roe
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@jxbma No it is you who are missing the point. If you want to use Git you had better get familiar with the command line
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by:Duncan Roe
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Take a look at the answers to this Q. Some nice links for you,

Cheers ... Duncan.
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