How To Install Git on Ubuntu 18.04 [Quickstart]
Git is a distributed version control system for tracking changes in source code during software development. It is designed for coordinating work among programmers, but it can be used to track changes in any set of files. Its goals include speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.
Step 1 — Update Default Packages
Logged into your Ubuntu 18.04 as a sudo non-root user, first update your default packages.
$ sudo apt update
Step 2 — Install Git
$ apt install git
Step 3 — Confirm Successful Installation
To check whether your git is installed or not you can check by running the command below and you’ll get the output along with that:
$ git --version
git version 2.17.1
Step 4— Set Up Git
Voilla! Now we can proceed for more further configuration.
$ git config --global user.name "Your Name"
$ git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
If you need to edit this file, you can use a text editor such as nano, vim, gedit or whatever you like:
name = Your Name
email = firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s it for now… this is just a quickstart, thank you for reading
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