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How to Install Git on Linux, Mac or Windows

Introduction to Git

How to Install Git on Linux, Mac or Windows

Git was designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. Git provides support for non-linear, distributed development, allowing multiple contributors to work on a project simultaneously. Git is the most popular distributed version control and source code management system.

This guide explains how to install the latest, stable, prepackaged version git on GNU/Linux, Mac Osx, and Windows, using their respective package managers. Git can also be compiled from source and installed on any operating system.

For more information about using and configuring Git, see our Getting Started with Git guide.

{{< note >}} This guide will use sudo wherever possible. Complete the sections of our Securing Your Server to create a standard user account. {{< /note >}}

Install Git

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Get Started with Git

Visit our guide on Git configuration for helpful commands to get you started with Git and repositories.