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).
non-root sudo useror 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
sudo dnf install git
Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Git:
Step 3. Configure Git.
Now set up standard settings such as names and e-mails, mainly around git commit messages:
git config --global user.name "idroot" git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
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:
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:
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.