How to install Git on Ubuntu!

Created September 10, 2021


Credit goes to Boyan Iliev for giving me this idea!

Checking to see if already installed

The option of installing with default packages is best if you want to get up and running quickly with Git, if you prefer a widely-used stable version, or if you are not looking for the newest available functionalities. If you are looking for the most recent release, you should jump to the section on installing from source.

Git is likely already installed in your Ubuntu server. You can confirm this is the case on your server with the following command:

git --version


git version 2.25.1

However, if you did not get output of a Git version number, you can install it with the Ubuntu default package manager APT.

Installing Git

First, use the apt package management tools to update your local package index.

sudo apt update

With the update complete, you can install Git:

sudo apt install git

You can confirm that you have installed Git correctly by running the following command and checking that you receive relevant output.

git --version


git version 2.25.1

That’s it, you have successfully installed Git on your Ubuntu Server and you can start using it!

git init

Make sure to do in the directory you want.

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