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How to install Git on CentOS 7 / AlmaLinux 8 / AlmaLinux 9

MichailMichail Moderator
edited June 6 in Linux Applications

Introduction

Git is a version control system that is designed to monitor changes to files and manage the history of those changes. Git also allows multiple people to collaborate on the same project at the same time, maintaining a history of each participant's changes.

In this guide you will learn how to install and setup git on CentOS 7 and AlmaLinux 8.

Installation Guide

1. Install Git

To install git, run the following command:

yum install git

To ensure that git was installed successfully, check the git version:

git --version

The output will provide you the information about the installed git version.

2. Set up Git

You need to provide correct user information for Git. Run these commands (enter your actual username and email):

git config --global user.name "username"

git config --global user.email "[email protected]"

This will help you avoid Git errors in the future.

You can recheck specified information by entering:

git config --list

3. Modify Git user data

You can also anytime edit data via a git configuration file. Enter this command to open it:

vi .gitconfig

Inside you will see the data you provided earlier:

If you want, you can modify this data it and save changes (press "Esc", then type :wq and click "Enter").

Conclusion

That's it! You have Git installed and are ready to use it on your server.

You can find more information about Git on the official project website.

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