gk is GitKraken on the command line. It makes working across multiple repos easier with Workspaces, provides access to pull requests and issues from multiple services (GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, etc.), and seamlessly connects with GitKraken Client and GitLens in VS Code to visualize git information when you need it.

GitKraken CLI is available on macOS, Windows and Unix systems.

Note: GitKraken CLI is currently a preview.


Check out the installation instructions and examples below. For command usage see the docs.



gk is available from Homebrew and MacPorts with the following command:


brew install gitkraken-cli


sudo port install gk

Or download it from the releases page and add it to your binaries folder:

mv ~/Downloads/gk /usr/local/bin/gk


gk is available as a downloadable binary from the releases page. Once you have it, add it to your binaries folder:

mv ~/Downloads/gk /usr/local/bin/gk

You can also download your corresponding package (.dev, .rpm) and install it with:

sudo apt install ./gk.deb


sudo rpm -i ./gk.rpm


gk is available from Winget with the following command:

winget install gitkraken.cli

You can also download it using Chocolately:

choco install gkcli --version=1.0.7

Or download the binary from the releases page and place the gk.exe in a desired folder. Then edit your environment variables to add it to your PATH.

  1. In Search, search for Environment Variables.
  2. Click on the Edit the system environment variables result.
  3. In the modal, click on the Environment Variables… button.
  4. In the System Variables section, scroll until you find the PATH variable. Click on it.
    • If it doesn’t exist, create a variable with the name PATH.
  5. Add the path to the gk binary at the end.


Create Workspaces to group repos

gk ws create

GitKraken workspaces associate groups of repos and set the context for helpful commands that can operate on, or get information for, multiple repos at once. There are two types of workspaces:


Local Workspaces exist only on your machine.


Cloud Workspaces are accessible on any machine, and can be connected to hosting and issue providers like GitHub and GitLab to get additional information about pull requests and issues. Share Cloud Workspaces with your team to improve onboarding with the ability to clone all repos at once. To enable this extra functionality, Cloud Workspaces require a free GitKraken account. We are continuing to evolve and improve GitKraken Workspaces and welcome any feedback.

Adding and locating repos

gk ws add-repo

This will add a new repo to a workspace either by path or remote URL.

gk ws locate

If you’re accessing a Cloud Workspace for the first time, you might need to locate the local repos on your machine. Run this command in the directory where youre repos are located so gk knows where they are.

gk ws clone

You can also clone all repos in a Workspace at once into a single directory. This is helpful for onboarding when your team works on multiple repos.

Perform git actions on multiple repos at once

gk ws [action]

In any workspace, you can perform git operations like fetch, pull, push, and checkout across all repos in the workspace.

Get pull requests and issues

gk provider add

Before fetching pull requests and issues, ensure that you have the appropriate provider (GitHub, GitLab, etc.) connected. This will open a browser to authenticate.

gk pr list

When a Cloud Workspace has a provider connected, you can list all pull requests and issues for repos in the workspace, and view details for a specific one.

gk pr view

Returns a list of all pull requests for all repos in a workspace. Type to search for a specific pull request and press enter to view details.

Pull Request Insights

gk ws insights

See the following metrics for all repositories in a Cloud Workspace. The default time period is 7 days, but can be increased to 14 days with any paid GitKraken license.

Visual Commit Graph

gk ws graph

Open a visual graph of the repo in your current directory in either GitKraken Client or GitLens in VS Code.