How to install Git on Ubuntu 18.04

Installing Git on Ubuntu

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 Ubuntu 18.04.


Before you start installing Git on Ubuntu 18.04. You must have the non-root user account on your Server or Desktop with sudo privileges.

1. Install Git on Ubuntu

To install Git in Ubuntu you need to update the apt package manager index then you will install it in Ubuntu. After that, you will confirm the installation.

To update apt package manager index type following in the terminal

sudo apt update

Now install Git in Ubuntu by typing

sudo apt install git

Confirm the installation and check the version executing the following command

git --version

The output should be:

    git version 2.17.1

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

Editing Git Configuration File

Edit above file by setting Name and Email.


Here we have successfully learned how to install Git on Ubuntu 18.04 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.