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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.

Downloading git if neededEdit

For other versions of Mac OS:

Set your user name and emailEdit

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

Sign up for a Github accountEdit

You can do so at this link.

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