How to install and setup Git on ubuntu

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system and it was created by Linus Torvalds in 2005.

Install and setup Git on ubuntu:

To install and setup Git on ubuntu, Open your terminal. To open terminal click the Dash home from unity launcher.And type terminal in the search field. And click Terminal.

Type the below command in the terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get update

Type your ubuntu password and hit enter.
Then type the below coomand and press enter key.

sudo apt-get install git

To verify the installation of git, use the below command in terminal

which git

Now you need to set your name so your commits will be properly labeled. To configure your username, type the below command. And replace Manikandan D with your name.

git config --global "Manikandan D"

Then set the email address that will be associated with your Git commits.To configure your email, type the below command. And replace [email protected] with your email.

git config --global "[email protected]"

To see the username and password, use the below command

git config --list

To install Git GUI, just install Git Cola from below code

sudo apt-get install git-cola

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