Installing Git

On GNU/Linux

On any decent Linux distribution, Git should be installed by default (yeah, looking at you Ubuntu). If that’s not the case, you can just install it from your terminal.

Debian/Ubuntu derivatives

sudo apt install git

Arch Linux

sudo pacman -S git


sudo dnf install git

On mac OS

To have git (and gcc, and any basic developer tool), you must have XCode on your system, so just head to the App Store and install it. . Expect to waste half your afternoon, as it is around 6 GB to download, and then it needs to be installed.

If you won’t use XCode, it’s recommended to just install the XCode Command Line Tools by running:

xcode-select install

Alternatively, if you use Homebrew you can install Git by running:

brew install git