IntelliJ Git Integration – git –version empty output
I am currently trying to use the Git integration for IntelliJ 2016.2, but whenever I point it to the executable I get the following issue:
This doesn’t technically prevent the integration from working but it does cause issues updating the index etc.
I’m running Windows 7, with a completely fresh install, but I had the same issue on the previous PC (these are work machines with various irritating levels of security) but I have colleagues with the same kit that have no such issues.
I should have mentioned that it works fine on the command line:
I’m sure I’ve read something about a change in the way this works internally that means when it’s called by an outside executable the output gets screwed up, but I can’t find the reference again.
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I had the same issue and tried a number of things. It eventually began working again when I downgraded my git install.
- Close Intellij
- Uninstall git (my version was git version 2.10.1.windows.1)
Download an older version from here:
I used this specific version:
Reload Intellij. Git should now work.
Make sure you set the right path to Git executable:
IntelliJ > Settings > Version Control > Git should be C:/…/Git/bin/git.exe
Do not set git-bash.exe or git-cmd.exe