How to Install Git on CentOS 7

Installing Git on CentOS 7

Git is the most popular version control system nowadays. It helps to share and collaborate on software development projects. It is mainly used for source code management. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install Git on CentOS 7.


Before you start installing Git on CentOS 7. You must have the non-root user account on your Server or Desktop with sudo privileges.

1. Install Git on CentOS

To install latest Git in CentOS you will need to enable GIT repository in CentOS. First, create a new file inside /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory using following command. Then copy the lines given below the command.

sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/wandisco-git.repo

Copy below lines inside above created file.

name=Wandisco GIT Repository

Now save and exit the editory typing CTRL+X then typing ‘Y’.

Next, Import GPG key for added repository key typing below command.

sudo rpm --import

Now install Git by typing following command:

sudo yum install git

Confirm the installation and check the version executing the following command

git --version

The output should be:

git version 2.18.0

2. Setting Up Git

To prevent warning every time you should configure it perfectly by using your Git information

First set the global username for Git

git config --global "User Name"

Secondly set global email for Git

git config --global "[email protected]"

You can also change above configuration by editing .gitconfig file. To edit gitconfig file type

nano ~/.gitconfig

Edit above file by setting Name and Email.


Here we have successfully learned how to install Git on CentOS 7 and you have also learned setting up Git to start working on the system. If You have any queries regarding this please don’t forget to comment below.