Deploying Apps to GitHub using TortoiseGIT

March 02, 20193 min read

TortoiseGit is a Git code control client, which is based on TortoiseSVN. It is an open source software under GNU license.

Benefits of using Tortoisegit

  • Tortoisegit makes it easier to clone a repository
  • Tortoisegit makes it easier to upload your code from your laptop to your repository online easily with a single command line.
  • Extremely easy to pull from your online repository to update your local if you are working on a collaboration project with the click of a button.
  • This tool makes it easy to remove all un-tracked files from your local with the click of a button.
  • And a lot more that can be found on the link below:

How To connect TortoiseGit with Github

  • Go to and login
  • Create a new Repository.

  • Create a remote Github repo and name it.

Mine has already been created so i will work with that, Just put in the name that’s all. Then click OK.

Copy the line containing your project link :

Now lets head over to the TortoiseGit we installed earlier.

Once you have got that all opened, click on generate then move the mouse all around the box to make it go faster

After clicking on generate, you will have a box like this below


ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAQEAq0jmbEdOeDHZBcD8o8FvUv1lCUBJJmM0DpHz+nn7SzT4CT2PHcOBken+9L2Zz9D7bopmx033DX3/kp/84m3Ea1n/bVDEDfWve2hH6MGcaMM3KVBhMB+6j9LVludG8zYAIt+vrDI/F9f2pZv27h9DznOT+0PJg4cpOkRSFJTgI3tY4cNTWr5kTZdBONEMI+QGNtpWwr774S

Once you have this, save it in a secure file.

Do not forget you copied the link from GITHUB that has your project repository link, now lets put that in use:

Create a folder on desktop and name it. Mine is named Code, then create a file in the folder, Mine is named myproject. Create a text file named hi.txt and put some text in it.

lets move on to putting the github link to use

Now you see the hi.txt file we created, in the message box put in initial commit then click ok

Now lets go back to that created Repo on GITHUB

Remember the link you copied from github

let us make use of that.

Right click on the folder you created mine is named ‘myproject’, then click on tortoisegit, followed by the push selection at the top of the list.

How to setup the PUSH dialog with Github

  • click on the manage button it would pop up another dialog box like that below

Fill in the dialog

Just click ok

It the starts pushing it to your already created GitHub Repo

You would have to wait a few seconds "Go grab a coffee"

Lastly visit your repo on GitHub

Hurray 🎉🎉 you just deployed your first file to GitHub using TortoiseGIT

Thanks for reading! 🔥🚀

Shodipo Ayomide

Articles on Software Engineering by Developerayo. (Developer Advocate & Engineer at VanHack).