Git is an open source, distributed version control system (VCS). It’s commonly used for source code management (SCM), with sites like GitHub offering a social coding experience, and popular projects such as Perl, Ruby on Rails, and the Linux kernel using it.
- These instructions are intended for installing Git on CentOS 6.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
If you’re using CentOS 5, then refer to this tutorial on installing git from source on CentOS 5.
First, you’ll follow a simple best practice: ensuring the existing packages are up to date before installing anything new.
Then it’s a matter of just running one command for installation via yum:
yum install git
You’ll be asked to confirm the download and installation; simply enter
As of the writing of this tutorial, the current version of Git available in the Liquid Web yum repositories is: git version 1.7.1. You can check the version of git that was installed by using the following command:
To prevent any commit errors, it’s a good idea to setup your user for git. We’ll setup the user
git config --global user.name "testuser"
git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Next we’ll verify the configuration changes by viewing the
And then view the
You can also view the same details of your configuration by using the following command:
git config --list