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.
Downloading git if needed
For other versions of Mac OS:
- Visit https://git-scm.com/download/mac and download the DMG. Open the disk image and follow the instructions. If you're not sure what to do, ask an instructor.
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.