Backend and Infrastructure

Installing and Configuring Git

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We're keeping this page up as a courtesy to folks who may need to refer to old instructions. We don't plan to update this page.

Sprout Video


In this lesson we take a look at the methods available to install Git on different operating systems including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux and how to ensure that you're environment is properly setup to start using Git. Then we walk through the installation on Mac OS and finally we'll cover how to invoke Git from the command line and set some basic configuration options like telling Git who we are.

Learning objectives

  • Know where to go to download the latest version of Git
  • Be able to install Git on your operating system of choice.
  • Be able to verify that Git is indeed running in your environment.
  • Do some Git configuration with `git config`, ~/.gitconfig

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