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How To Install Git on AlmaLinux 9

Install Git on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is an open-source and popular tool control system, mainly used by programmers to issue changes to applications and keep track of the revisions. Git enables both local and collaborative history tracking. The benefit of collaborative history tracking is that it documents not just the change itself but the who, what, when, and why behind the change. When collaborating, changes made by different contributors can later be merged back into a unified body of work.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Git on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Git on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf makecache --refresh
sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"

Step 2. Installing Git on AlmaLinux 9.

By default, Git is not available on the AlmaLinux 9 base repository. Simply install the Git package by using the dnf command:

sudo dnf install git

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Git:

git --version

Step 3. Configure Git.

Now set up standard settings such as names and e-mails, mainly around git commit messages:

git config --global "idroot"
git config --global ""

Step 4. Creating First Git Project

First, create the directory for users who want to make a new directory strictly for Git:

mkdir mygit
cd mygit

Next, initialize the git local repository:

git init

You will see a terminal output stating the status of the directory being initialized:

ls -a .git

To have the Git status, the command is:

git status

To list all git commands and sub-commands:

git help -a

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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