Git is a popular version control system that enables developers to manage source code, track changes, and collaborate on software development projects. If you are a CentOS user and want to start using Git, this step-by-step guide will help you install Git on your CentOS server.
Step 1: Update Package Manager
Before installing Git on CentOS, it’s essential to update the package manager to ensure that you are downloading the latest version of Git. To do this, open your terminal and enter the following command:
sudo yum update
Step 2: Install Git
After updating the package manager, it’s time to install Git. Enter the following command to install Git:
sudo yum install git
The installation process will take a few minutes, depending on your internet speed.
Step 3: Verify Git Installation
Once the installation is complete, verify Git’s version to ensure that it was installed correctly. You can do this by entering the following command:
If Git was installed successfully, the terminal should display the installed Git version.
dimitri@geeks:~# git --version git version 2.17.1
dimitri@geeks:~# git --help usage: git [--version] [--help] [-C
] [-c = ] [--exec-path[= ]] [--html-path] [--man-path] [--info-path] [-p | --paginate | --no-pager] [--no-replace-objects] [--bare] [--git-dir= ] [--work-tree= ] [--namespace= ] [ ] These are common Git commands used in various situations: start a working area (see also: git help tutorial) clone Clone a repository into a new directory init Create an empty Git repository or reinitialize an existing one work on the current change (see also: git help everyday) add Add file contents to the index mv Move or rename a file, a directory, or a symlink reset Reset current HEAD to the specified state rm Remove files from the working tree and from the index examine the history and state (see also: git help revisions) bisect Use binary search to find the commit that introduced a bug grep Print lines matching a pattern log Show commit logs show Show various types of objects status Show the working tree status grow, mark and tweak your common history branch List, create, or delete branches checkout Switch branches or restore working tree files commit Record changes to the repository diff Show changes between commits, commit and working tree, etc merge Join two or more development histories together rebase Reapply commits on top of another base tip tag Create, list, delete or verify a tag object signed with GPG collaborate (see also: git help workflows) fetch Download objects and refs from another repository pull Fetch from and integrate with another repository or a local branch push Update remote refs along with associated objects 'git help -a' and 'git help -g' list available subcommands and some concept guides. See 'git help ' or 'git help ' to read about a specific subcommand or concept.
- yum update – updates the package manager
- yum install git – installs Git on CentOS
- git –version – verifies the Git installation and displays the installed version
In this guide, we have learned how to install Git on CentOS. By following the steps outlined above, you can start using Git to manage source code and collaborate on software development projects.
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