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Installing Git on macOS

Git, a powerful version control system, is essential for tracking changes in your codebase and collaborating with others seamlessly. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of installing Git on macOS, ensuring you have the necessary tools for efficient code management.

Prerequisites

Before diving into the installation process, make sure your macOS environment meets the prerequisites. Ensure that Xcode Command Line Tools are installed on your system. If not, you can install them by running the following command in your terminal:

xcode-select --install

Installing Git on macOS

Once the Xcode Command Line Tools are installed, you can proceed with Git installation. There are several methods to install Git on macOS, and we’ll cover two popular options: Homebrew and the official Git installer.

Using Homebrew

Homebrew is a package manager for macOS that simplifies the installation process. If you don’t have Homebrew installed, you can do so by running:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"

After installing Homebrew, installing Git is straightforward:

brew install git
Using the Official Git Installer

Alternatively, you can download and install Git directly from the official website. Visit https://git-scm.com/download/mac and download the latest version. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

Verifying the Installation

To ensure that Git is installed successfully, open a terminal window and run:

git --version

This command should display the installed Git version.

Configuring Git

Now that Git is installed, it’s crucial to configure it with your identity. Replace “Your Name” and “your.email@example.com” with your actual name and email address:

git config --global user.name "Your Name"
git config --global user.email "your.email@example.com"

Checking Configuration

To verify your configuration, use the following command:

git config --global --get-regexp user.*

This should display your configured name and email.