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 1.7.9.5

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

Downloading git if needed

For other versions of Mac OS:

Set your user name and email

You'll also want to tell git your name and email address. To do this, open a terminal and 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.

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