Set Git-Bash as Default Shell in Windows Terminal

Why Git Bash

  • Both Command Prompt (CMD) and Unix (Bash) commands can be run in Git Bash.
  • Small and Fast.


  • Windows Terminal

    Install Windows Terminal from the Microsoft Store.


  • Git Bash

    Easy way to install Git Bash via Chocolatey.

choco install git -y


Add Git Bash to Windows Terminal

  • Generate a new GUID

    Run the following command in PowerShell.



  • Added to Windows Terminal profile

Go to Windows Terminal settings via shortcut key Ctrl + ,

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                "antialiasingMode": "cleartype",
                "commandline": "%PROGRAMFILES%/Git/usr/bin/bash.exe -i -l",
                "guid": "{f9934442-d71c-40b6-b804-717659fa8640}",
                "historySize": 3000,
                "icon": "%PROGRAMFILES%/Git/mingw64/share/git/git-for-windows.ico",
                "name": "Git-Bash",
                "startingDirectory": "%USERPROFILE%"

The GUID f9934442-d71c-40b6-b804-717659fa8640 is previous command generated.

  • Set “Git Bash” as the default terminal

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Save the Settings.


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