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How To Install Git on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Git on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system that is widely used for software development and other collaborative projects. It allows multiple developers to work on the same codebase simultaneously, track changes, and merge different versions of the code seamlessly. Git is an essential tool for any developer or team working on software projects.

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 Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Git on Ubuntu 22.04.

Before proceeding with the installation, it’s a good idea to check if Git is already installed on your system. Open the terminal and run the following command:

git --version

By default, Git is available on the Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Git on your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install git

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of Git:

git --version

Step 3. Configure Git.

After installing Git, it’s recommended to configure it with your name and email address. These details will be associated with your Git commits. Run the following commands, replacing “Your Name” and “email@example.com” with your actual name and email address:

git config --global user.name "idroot"
git config --global user.email "admin@idroot.us"

Finally, run the last command on the command prompt to list global Git settings to confirm your Git configuration:

git config --list

Step 4. Basic Git commands and workflow.

Now that you have Git installed and configured, let’s go through some basic Git commands and workflow:

  • Initialize a new Git repository

To start tracking a new project with Git, navigate to the project directory and run:

git init

This will create a new .git subdirectory in your project, which contains all the necessary Git metadata.

  • Stage files for commit

After making changes to your project files, you need to stage them for commit. You can stage all files with:

git add .
  • Commit changes

Once you’ve staged your changes, you can commit them with a descriptive message:

git commit -m "Initial commit"
  • Check repository status.

To see the current status of your repository, including any unstaged or uncommitted changes, use:

git status
  • View commit history

You can view the commit history of your repository with:

git log

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Git on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.

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r00t

r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, 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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