How To Install Git on Linux Mint 19

Install Git on Linux Mint 19

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 a Git repository. Git 2.21 comes with a large number of updates versus the previous releases 2.20. It is designed to handle 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 the step-by-step installation Git on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 19 (Tricia).
  • 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 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 Linux Mint 19

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Git on Linux Mint 19.

Now, we add the necessary repository by making use of the following command:

add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa

Then, install Git using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install git

Confirm Git the installation. Run the following command to verify which version of git is installed:

git --version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Git on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.

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