How To Install Git on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Git on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Git on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Git it is a distributed version control system. Git is a free software designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. It can be easy to learn and used for tracking changes in source code during software development. Git has the features of data integrity, non-linear workflows, and fast performance. Git 2.25.1 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 Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.

Install Git on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Git on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Method 1. Install Git on Ubuntu from repository.

Confirm Git the installation:

  • Method 2. Installing Git from the Source.

First, installing the dependencies necessary to build Git on your Ubuntu system:

Then, open your browser, visit the Git project’s mirror on GitHub and copy the latest release link URL that ends in .tar.gz

Run the following commands to 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 Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Git website.

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