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 Ubuntu 12.04.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
First, you’ll follow a simple best practice: ensuring the list of available packages is up to date before installing anything new.
Then it’s a matter of just running one command for installation via apt-get:
apt-get install git-core
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 repositories is: git version 184.108.40.206. 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