In this tutorial we will show you how to install Git on Linux Mint 19. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is an open source and most popular Version Control System. When a developer develops software he or she can store the software with its source code in Git repository. Git 2.21 comes with the large number of updates verses previous release 2.20. It is designed to handle a small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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 Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.
Install Git on Linux Mint 19
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:
Now, we add the necessary repository by making use of the following command:
Then, install Git using following command:
Confirm Git the installation. Run the following command to verify which version of git is installed:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Git on Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Git website.