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
The output should be:
Output: 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 "User Name"
Secondly set global email for Git
git config --global user.email "[email protected]"
You can also change above configuration by editing .gitconfig file. To edit gitconfig file type
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.