03. Installation Process

In this tutorial series, we'll be using Git via the command line. If you're not familiar with the Command Line, or are intimidated by the thought of using a non-GUI interface, check out our Beginner's Guide to the Linux Command Line. Be sure to understand at least the Basic and Intermediate commands sections before moving on.

Installing Git is simple. You may either install from source, directly from a website or via a package management system.

Windows Installation

On a Windows computer, you want to proceed to this download page and follow the instructions.

Mac OS X Installation

On Mac, click here and follow the instructions.

If you're used to using homebrew (Mac's package manager), then type:

$ brew install git

Linux Installation

To install on Linux via package management system, use the following if you're on a Debian distro:

$ apt-get install git-core

If you're using yum as your package management system, use:

$ yum install git-core

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