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How To Install Git on Linux Mint 21

Install Git on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system created to manage everything from small to massive projects with speed and efficiency. Using Git, you can collaborate with other developers, upload new changes, keep track of the changes, and many more.

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 Git on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • 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 Linux Mint 21  Vanessa

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
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Darktable on Linux Mint 21.

By default, Git is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the Git repository to your system using the following command:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/git.gpg] jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/git.list

Next, import the GPG key:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/git.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys E1DD270288B4E6030699E45FA1715D88E1DF1F24

Now start by updating the packages list and install the Git stable version by using the command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install git

When Git is successfully installed, verify the installation:

git --version

Step 3. Configuring the Git on Linux Mint 21.

Once installed, you must set up standard settings such as names and e-mails, mainly around git commit messages. To do that, use this command syntax:

git config --global "Your Name"

For example:

git config --global "idroot"

Next, type the below-given command to set the global commit email:

git config --global “Your Email”

For example:

git config --global “”

Finally, when the global commit name and email are set, run the command below to check and verify the changes:

git config --list

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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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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