Backend and Infrastructure

Installing and Configuring Git

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This tutorial covers a topic in which may or may not be the version you're using. We're keeping this tutorial online as a courtesy to users of , but we consider it archived.

Sprout Video

In this lesson we take a look at the methods available to install Git on different operating systems including Windows, OS X, and Linux and how to ensure that you're environment is properly setup to start using Git. Then we walk through the installation on OS X 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. If you would like to see Git installed on Windows, you can take a look at our Drupal Ladder: Install Git lesson. Learning objectives:

  • Know where to go to download the latest verion 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

Additional resources

Download Git Drupal Ladder: Install Git lesson (installs Git on Windows instead of Mac)