How to Install Git on Ubuntu VPS Server: 3 Steps - MakeSureHow
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In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Git on your Ubuntu server. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is a free and open source distributed version control system . Git 2.9.3


  1. 1
    First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get upgrade
  2. 2
    Installing Git.Ubuntu 16.04 comes with Git 2.7.x, which is a little old now. As versions 2.9 are not part of the Ubuntu repositories, you need to add the git-core personal package archive. Run the following commands in Terminal to install Git 2.9.3 on Ubuntu, via PPA:
    • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get install git
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    To check current version installed of Git use following command: git --version


  • You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Git web site.

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