Git bash in IntelliJ IDEA on Windows

One of the top features of the recent release of IntelliJ IDEA 13 is definitively a built-in command-line interface. For me, this is really great feature - especially local terminal . I don't need to abandon the IDE to work with command-line interface anymore, e.g. while working with source code management systems like Git.

On Windows machines, by default cmd.exe is used. To change it, open settings (Ctrl+Alt+s) and type Terminal:


To use Git bash I use the following shell path: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i. Please make sure that the path to sh.exe or bash.exe is surrounded by quotes, the arguments are not. Now when I open terminal window (Alt+F12) I see Git bash that is opened in the project's folder, so I can immediately start using it:

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