How To Install Git on CentOS 6

Installation

First, you’ll follow a simple best practice: ensuring the existing packages are up to date before installing anything new.

yum update


Then it’s a matter of just running one command for installation via yum:

yum install git


You’ll be asked to confirm the download and installation; simply enter y to confirm. Once this command is complete, git will be installed and ready to use!

As of the writing of this tutorial, the current version of Git available in the yum repositories is: git version 1.7.1. You can check the version of git that was installed by using the following command:

git --version


Configuration


To prevent any commit errors, it’s a good idea to setup your user for git. We’ll setup the user testuser with the e-mail address testuser@example.com .

git config --global user.name "testuser"
git config --global user.email "testuser@example.com"


Next we’ll verify the configuration changes by viewing the .gitconfig . Since you may have been roaming around your server’s file system before starting this tutorial, use the cd command to return to your home directory:

cd


And then view the .gitconfig :

cat .gitconfig


You can also view the same details of your configuration by using the following command:

git config --list

  • 26 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to Install the Xfce Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

By default XWeb servers running Ubuntu 14.04 don’t include a graphical desktop environment. It’s...

How to Disable SSLv3 for Exim and Protect Your WHM/cPanel Server from POODLE

There’s a new POODLE in town, but unfortunately it’s not the kind of pooch you want around....

How to Install WordPress in cPanel / WHM with Softaculous

WordPress is a very popular option for running a website or blog and can be used to get your...

How To Install Apache Tomcat 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Apache Tomcat is an open source web server used to deploy and serve JavaServer Pages (JSP) and...

How To Install Apache Tomcat 7 on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1a: Install Tomcat with apt-get Easy… just one command! apt-get install tomcat7...

Powered by WHMCompleteSolution