Open Source Comes to Campus/Curriculum/Laptop setup/OSX git
Git sometimes comes pre-installed on Mac. To see if this is true for your machine, type in a terminal:
If this returns a version number, such as:
git version 188.8.131.52
Great, you have git installed! If it returns some kind of error, such as "No command 'git' found", go ahead and install it.
 The install depends on your version of Mac OS
For Mac OS Snow Leopard (10.6) or Lion (10.7) or 10.8:
- Install this DMG: http://git-osx-installer.googlecode.com/files/git-184.108.40.206-intel-universal-snow-leopard.dmg
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.
 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 user.name "your-user-name" git config --global user.email "your email"
You can test that they've successfully been set by typing:
git config --global user.name git config --global user.email
 Sign up for a Github account
You can do so at this link.