This step by step guide will teach you how to install Git on Ubuntu 12.04
Git is a distributed version control system (DVCS) designed and developed by Linus Torvalds (yes same guy who made Linux) and it was released to the public in 2005. Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server.
Step 1: Download & Install Git
We will use apt-get command to install Git which is very quick and dam easy process. Open command terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and run following command:
sudo apt-get install git-core
Provide the password!
Once the downloading finished and installation completes you will have Git installed and its ready to use.
Just for the sake of confirmation run this command:
And it will print the git version on the console.
Step 2: Setup Git
After Git is installed you need to copy your username and email in the gitconfig file. This file is located at ~/.gitconfig.
Opening it following a fresh Git install would reveal a completely blank page:
sudo nano ~/.gitconfig
You can use the follow commands to add in the required information.
git config --global user.name "Rasheed"
git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
You can see all of your settings with this command:
git config --list
That's all! Enjoy using Git.