How To Install and Configure Git on Fedora 23

Git is an open-source version control system used for source code management.

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are specifically intended for installing Git on Fedora 23.
  • For this tutorial, we’ll be logged in as root using a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 23 server.
  • If you’re using CentOS 7, you will want to use this tutorial to install git. For Ubuntu 15.04, use this tutorial.

Installation

As always, you’ll first want to ensure that the existing packages are up to date before proceeding with the installation:

dnf -y update

Then, you can install git with this command:

dnf -y install git

Once complete, git will be installed and ready to use!

As of the writing of this tutorial, the current version of Git available in the Liquid Web dnf repositories is version 2.5.0. You can check the version of git that was installed by running the following command:

git --version

Configuration

To prevent any commit errors, it’s a good idea to set up your user for git (use the –global option to specify global configuration settings).

git config --global user.name "sampleuser"
git config --global user.email "sampleuser@example.com"

You can verify the configuration changes by viewing the .gitconfig:

git config --list

That should produce output similar to the following:

[root@host ~]# git config --list
user.name=sampleuser
user.email=sampleuser@example.com

 

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