Open Source Comes to Campus/Curriculum/Laptop setup/OSX git

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Git sometimes comes pre-installed on Mac. To see if this is true for your machine, type in a terminal:

   git --version

If this returns a version number, such as:

   git version

Great, you have git installed! If it returns some kind of error, such as "No command 'git' found", go ahead and install it.


[edit] The install depends on your version of Mac OS

For Mac OS Snow Leopard (10.6) or Lion (10.7) or 10.8:

For other versions of Mac OS:

  • Go through this long list of options and pick the one best-suited to your computer. If you're not sure, ask an instructor.

[edit] Set your user name and email

You'll also want to tell git your name and email address. To do this, type:

   git config --global "your-user-name"
   git config --global "your email"

You can test that they've successfully been set by typing:

   git config --global
   git config --global

[edit] Sign up for a Github account

You can do so at this link.

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