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How to Set-Up Git / GitHub (on Ubuntu)

 

Introduction

“Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenientstaging areas, and multiple workflows.”  http://git-scm.com/

If you don’t already know what Git is, take a crash course.  Git (Wikipedia)

 

Installing Git

apt-get install git

Note: You need root access and may have to add sudo (or sudo su) to each command (ex: sudo apt-get install git)

 

Congratulations!

You’ve installed git on your ubuntu. you should now configure it and learn to use it.

 

>> Continue here to the next part on how to use Git/GitHub…

 

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