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



“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.”

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)



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…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.