How To Install Git on CentOS 8

Install Git on CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Git on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.  Git offers features like data assurance, workflows, create branches, revert to the previous stage, incredible speed, keep track of your code changes, view logs, and many more. It allows you to perform your work in offline mode and when ready, you need the internet connection to publish the changes and take the latest changes.

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 through the step by step installation Git on a CentOS 8 server.

Install Git on CentOS 8

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

Step 2. Installing Git on CentOS.

  • Method 1 — Install Git using dnf:

Run the following commands in for installation Git:

Verify the installation by typing the command below, which will print the Git version:

  • Method 2 — Install Git from source:

Before installing Git from source code, make sure you have already installed required packages on your system:

Once the dependencies have been installed then we need to find out and download the latest version of Git:

Next, Compile and install git:

To check current version installed of Git use following command:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git in CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Git website.

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