Git – Client Tools – Install on Linux ( Cent-OS )

Background

I need Git on the Cent-OS that I am working on.

I am on v8 of CentOS.

Outline

  1. Is Git Installed?
  2. Install Git
  3. Review Git Install
  4. Configure Git

Tasks

Is Git Installed?

which

syntax


which [appl]

sample


which git

output

Output Image

Output Text

>which git
/usr/bin/which: no git in (/home/dadeniji/.local/bin:/home/dadeniji/bin:/home/dadeniji/.local/bin:/home/dadeniji/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/go/bin:/usr/local/go/bin)
>

Explanation

We have confirmation that git is not installed.

 

Install Git

dnf

dnf install

syntax
  

sudo dnf install [package]

sample


sudo dnf install git

output

Confirmation Pre
Output Image

Output Text
>sudo dnf install git
[sudo] password for dadeniji:
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:04 ago on Thu 26 Nov 2020 05:52:58 PM PST.
Dependencies resolved.
===============================================================================================================================================================
Package Architecture Version Repository Size
===============================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
git x86_64 2.18.4-2.el8_2 AppStream 186 k
Installing dependencies:
git-core x86_64 2.18.4-2.el8_2 AppStream 4.0 M
git-core-doc noarch 2.18.4-2.el8_2 AppStream 2.3 M
perl-Error noarch 1:0.17025-2.el8 AppStream 46 k
perl-Git noarch 2.18.4-2.el8_2 AppStream 77 k
perl-TermReadKey x86_64 2.37-7.el8 AppStream 40 k

Transaction Summary
===============================================================================================================================================================
Install 6 Packages

Total download size: 6.6 M
Installed size: 36 M
Is this ok [y/N]:

Confirmation Post
Output Image

Output Text
Downloading Packages:
(1/6): git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.x86_64.rpm 504 kB/s | 186 kB 00:00
(2/6): perl-Error-0.17025-2.el8.noarch.rpm 369 kB/s | 46 kB 00:00
(3/6): perl-Git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.noarch.rpm 611 kB/s | 77 kB 00:00
(4/6): perl-TermReadKey-2.37-7.el8.x86_64.rpm 304 kB/s | 40 kB 00:00
(5/6): git-core-doc-2.18.4-2.el8_2.noarch.rpm 1.3 MB/s | 2.3 MB 00:01
(6/6): git-core-2.18.4-2.el8_2.x86_64.rpm 1.5 MB/s | 4.0 MB 00:02
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 2.1 MB/s | 6.6 MB 00:03
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
Preparing : 1/1
Installing : git-core-2.18.4-2.el8_2.x86_64 1/6
Installing : git-core-doc-2.18.4-2.el8_2.noarch 2/6
Installing : perl-TermReadKey-2.37-7.el8.x86_64 3/6
Installing : perl-Error-1:0.17025-2.el8.noarch 4/6
Installing : perl-Git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.noarch 5/6
Installing : git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.x86_64 6/6
Running scriptlet: git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.x86_64 6/6
Verifying : git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.x86_64 1/6
Verifying : git-core-2.18.4-2.el8_2.x86_64 2/6
Verifying : git-core-doc-2.18.4-2.el8_2.noarch 3/6
Verifying : perl-Error-1:0.17025-2.el8.noarch 4/6
Verifying : perl-Git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.noarch 5/6
Verifying : perl-TermReadKey-2.37-7.el8.x86_64 6/6
Installed products updated.

Installed:
git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.x86_64 git-core-2.18.4-2.el8_2.x86_64 git-core-doc-2.18.4-2.el8_2.noarch perl-Error-1:0.17025-2.el8.noarch
perl-Git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.noarch perl-TermReadKey-2.37-7.el8.x86_64

Explanation

  1. We appear to have successfully installed git version 2.18.4

 

Review Git Install

git

git version

syntax

git --version

sample

git --version

output

Output Image

Output Text
git --version
git version 2.18.4

Explanation

Confirmed that git version 2.18.4 is installed.

Configure Git

git

git config

git config –list

syntax

git config --list

sample

git config --list

output

Output Image

Output Text

git config --list

Explanation

Empty Configuration List

 

git config –global

syntax

git config --global user.name  [name]
git config --global user.email [emailAddress]

sample

git config --global user.name Daniel
git config --global user.email "Daniel@yahoo.com"

git config –list

syntax

git config --list

sample

git config --list
output
output – Text

git config --list
user.name=Daniel
user.email=Daniel@yahoo.com

References

  1. Digital Ocean
    • Lisa Tagliaferri
      • How To Install Git on CentOS 8
        Link

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