sudo apt-get install git
How to Setup Git
After Git is installed, whether from apt-get or from the source, you need to copy your username and email in the gitconfig file. You can access this file at ~/.gitconfig.
Opening it following a fresh Git install would reveal a completely blank page:
sudo nano ~/.gitconfig
You can use the follow commands to add in the required information.
git config --global user.name "NewUser" git config --global user.email email@example.com
You can see all of your settings with this command:
git config --list
If you avoid putting in your username and email, git will later attempt to fill it in for you, and you may end up with a message like this:
[master 0d9d21d] initial project version Committer: root Your name and email address were configured automatically based on your username and hostname. Please check that they are accurate. You can suppress this message by setting them explicitly: git config --global user.name "Your Name" git config --global user.email firstname.lastname@example.org After doing this, you may fix the identity used for this commit with: git commit --amend --reset-author