Version control systems help you share and collaborate on software development projects. Git is one of the most popular version control systems currently available.
This tutorial will walk you through installing and configuring Git on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. For a more detailed version of this tutorial, with better explanations of each step, please refer to How To Install Git on Ubuntu 18.04.
Logged into your Ubuntu 18.04 server as a sudo non-root user, first update your default packages.
- sudo apt update
- sudo apt install git
You can confirm that you have installed Git correctly by running this command and receiving output similar to the following:
- git --version
Outputgit version 2.17.1
Now that you have Git installed and to prevent warnings, you should configure it with your information.
- 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:
- nano ~/.gitconfig
[user] name = Your Name email = firstname.lastname@example.org
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