Installing Git

Posted by admin at January 20, 2017

Git is an open-source versioning system for organising software projects. It allows users organise and publish their projects in a repository-based platform that allows for versioning control and collaboration. The Git homepage is Other versioning systems I includes SCM, Subversion.


To install with command line, simply run the command ‘git’ at the terminal. If git is not installed, it will be installed, else if it is available, you will see the following:

[PCNAME]:~ [pc-user-name]$ git
usage: git [--version] [--help] [-C ] [-c name=value]
           [--exec-path[=]] [--html-path] [--man-path] [--info-path]
           [-p | --paginate | --no-pager] [--no-replace-objects] [--bare]
           [--git-dir=] [--work-tree=] [--namespace=]

These are common Git commands used in various situations:

start a working area (see also: git help tutorial)
   clone      Clone a repository into a new directory
   init       Create an empty Git repository or reinitialize an existing one

work on the current change (see also: git help everyday)
   add        Add file contents to the index
   mv         Move or rename a file, a directory, or a symlink
   reset      Reset current HEAD to the specified state
   rm         Remove files from the working tree and from the index

examine the history and state (see also: git help revisions)
   bisect     Find by binary search the change that introduced a bug
   grep       Print lines matching a pattern
   log        Show commit logs
   show       Show various types of objects
   status     Show the working tree status

grow, mark and tweak your common history
   branch     List, create, or delete branches
   checkout   Switch branches or restore working tree files
   commit     Record changes to the repository
   diff       Show changes between commits, commit and working tree, etc
   merge      Join two or more development histories together
   rebase     Forward-port local commits to the updated upstream head
   tag        Create, list, delete or verify a tag object signed with GPG

collaborate (see also: git help workflows)
   fetch      Download objects and refs from another repository
   pull       Fetch from and integrate with another repository or a local branch
   push       Update remote refs along with associated objects

'git help -a' and 'git help -g' list available subcommands and some
concept guides. See 'git help ' or 'git help '
to read about a specific subcommand or concept.
BG-AIRs-MacBook-Pro:~ bg-air-mac$ 

Another option would be to download the bit-installer from the git download site:

Installation Log:

Well, I had previously installed Homebrew earlier. Homebrew installed git for me.


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