Install Git

You may already have Git installed. To check, type git --version into a terminal. If not, please follow the instructions below for your operating system.

Install Git on macOS

There are two ways to install Git on macOS: using Xcode or using Homebrew.

Install Git with Xcode

  1. Open your terminal and run following command:

    xcode-select --install
    1. Follow the installation steps in the opened software update popup window.

    Install Git on Linux

    Git is included in the main package repository of every Linux distribution so use your package manager to install it (e.g. apt install git).

    Verify installation by type git --version into a terminal.

    Install Git on Windows

    Git for Windows stand-alone installer

    1. Download the latest Git for Windows installer.
    2. When you’ve successfully started the installer, you should see the Git Setup wizard screen. Follow the Next and Finish prompts to complete the installation. The default options are pretty sensible for most users.
    3. Open a Command Prompt (or Git Bash if during installation you elected not to use Git from the Windows Command Prompt).
    4. Run the following commands git --version
    git --version
    # should return similar output
    git version