Chapter 2Getting Started with Git

Now that we have a basic concept of what a version control system does, let’s get our feet wet with Git.


The first step is to install Git. Git’s official website provides detailed instructions on installing Git on your local machine, depending on your operating system.

  • If you’re using Linux, you can install Git through the terminal using a package manager. For the popular Linux distro Ubuntu, Git can be installed using apt-get:

    apt-get install git
  • In OS X, if you have Homebrew, you can install Git using the command line through the following command:

    brew install git
  • If you’re on Windows, the official build of Git can be downloaded from the Git website.

Tip: GUI Tools

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