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Python bindings for libgit2.

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Pygit2 is a set of Python bindings to the libgit2 shared library, libgit2 implements the core of Git. Pygit2 works with Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3

Pygit2 links:

Quick install guide

  1. Checkout the libgit2 stable branch:

    $ git clone git:// -b master
  2. Build and install libgit2—using-cmake

  3. Install pygit2 with pip:

    $ pip install pygit2

For detailed instructions check the documentation,


Fork libgit2/pygit2 on GitHub, make it awesomer (preferably in a branch named for the topic), send a pull request.


62 developers have contributed at least 1 commit to pygit2:

J. David Ibáñez            Rémi Duraffort             András Veres-Szentkirályi
Nico von Geyso             Sebastian Thiel            Benjamin Kircher
Carlos Martín Nieto        Fraser Tweedale            Benjamin Pollack
W. Trevor King             Han-Wen Nienhuys           Bryan O'Sullivan
Dave Borowitz              Leonardo Rhodes            David Fischer
Daniel Rodríguez Troitiño  Petr Viktorin              David Sanders
Richo Healey               Alex Chamberlain           Devaev Maxim
Christian Boos             Amit Bakshi                Eric Davis
Julien Miotte              Andrey Devyatkin           Erik Meusel
Xu Tao                     Ben Davis                  Erik van Zijst
Jose Plana                 Eric Schrijver             Ferengee
Martin Lenders             Hervé Cauwelier            Gustavo Di Pietro
Petr Hosek                 Huang Huang                Hugh Cole-Baker
Victor Garcia              Jared Flatow               Josh Bleecher Snyder
Xavier Delannoy            Jiunn Haur Lim             Jun Omae
Yonggang Luo               Sarath Lakshman            Óscar San José
Valentin Haenel            Vicent Marti               Ridge Kennedy
Bernardo Heynemann         Zoran Zaric                Rui Abreu Ferreira
John Szakmeister           Adam Spiers                Thomas Kluyver
Brodie Rao                 Alexander Bayandin         earl
David Versmisse            Andrew Chin


0.20.3 (2014-04-02)

  • A number of memory issues fixed #328 #348 #353 #355 #356
  • Compatibility fixes for PyPy (#338), Visual Studio 2008 (#343) and Python 3.3 (#351)
  • Make the sort mode parameter in Repository.walk(...) optional #337
  • New Object.peel(...) #342
  • New Index.add_all(...) #344
  • Introduce support for libgit2 options #350
  • More informative repr for Repository objects #352
  • Introduce support for credentials #354
  • Several documentation fixes #302 #336
  • Tests, remove temporary files #341

0.20.2 (2014-02-04)


  • New Repository.default_signature #310


  • New str(Oid) deprecates Oid.hex #322


  • New deprecates Object.oid #322
  • New deprecates TreeEntry.oid #322
  • New Blob.diff(...) and Blob.diff_to_buffer(...) #307
  • New Commit.tree_id and Commit.parent_ids #73 #311
  • New rich comparison between tree entries #305 #313
  • Now Tree.__contains__(key) supports paths #306 #316


  • Now possible to create IndexEntry(...) #325
  • Now IndexEntry.path, IndexEntry.oid and IndexEntry.mode are writable #325
  • Now Index.add(...) accepts an IndexEntry too #325
  • Now Index.write_tree(...) is able to write to a different repository #325
  • Fix memory leak in IndexEntry.path setter #335


  • New Config iterator replaces Config.foreach #183 #312


  • New type Refspec #314
  • New Remote.push_url #315
  • New Remote.add_push and Remote.add_fetch #255 #318
  • New Remote.fetch_refspecs replaces Remote.get_fetch_refspecs() and Remote.set_fetch_refspecs(...) #319
  • New Remote.push_refspecs replaces Remote.get_push_refspecs() and Remote.set_push_refspecs(...) #319
  • New Remote.progress, Remote.transfer_progress and Remote.update_tips #274 #324
  • New type TransferProgress #274 #324
  • Fix refcount leak in Repository.remotes #321 #332

Other: #331

0.20.1 (2013-12-24)

  • New remote ref-specs API: #290
  • New Repository.reset(...): #292, #294
  • Export GIT_DIFF_MINIMAL: #293
  • New Repository.merge(...): #295
  • Fix Repository.blame argument handling: #297
  • Fix build error on Windows: #298
  • Fix typo in the README file, Blog → Blob: #301
  • Now Diff.patch returns None if no patch: #232, #303
  • New Walker.simplify_first_parent(): #304

0.20.0 (2013-11-24)

  • Upgrade to libgit2 v0.20.0: #288
  • New Repository.head_is_unborn replaces Repository.head_is_orphaned
  • Changed pygit2.clone_repository(...). Drop push_url, fetch_spec and push_spec parameters. Add ignore_cert_errors.
  • New Patch.additions and Patch.deletions: #275
  • New Patch.is_binary: #276
  • New Reference.log_append(...): #277
  • New Blob.is_binary: #278
  • New len(Diff) shows the number of patches: #281
  • Rewrite Repository.status(): #283
  • New Reference.shorthand: #284
  • New Repository.blame(...): #285
  • Now Repository.listall_references() and Repository.listall_branches() return a list, not a tuple: #289


GPLv2 with linking exception.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

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