Git is a DevOps tool for source code management—an open-source version control system (VCS) used to handle small to very large projects efficiently. Git is used to tracking changes in the source code, supporting non-linear development so that multiple developers can work together in near real-time.
In this Git Installation on Windows article, you will find a step-wise guide to Git installation on Windows 10. Let’s get started.
Git Installation on Windows
Let us now look at the various steps in the Git installation on Windows.
Download the latest version of Git and choose the 64/32 bit version. After the file is downloaded, install it in the system. Once installed, select Launch the Git Bash, then click on finish. The Git Bash is now launched.
Check the Git version:
|$ git --version|
For any help, use the following command:
|$ git help config|
This command will lead you to a browser of config commands. Basically, the help the command provides a manual from the help page for the command just following it (here, it's config).
Another way to use the same command is as follows:
|$ git config --help|
Create a local directory using the following command:
$ mkdir test
$ cd test
The next step is to initialize the directory:
|$ git init|
Go to the folder where "test" is created and create a text document named "demo." Open "demo" and put any content, like "Hello Simplilearn." Save and close the file.
Enter the Git bash interface and type in the following command to check the status:
|$ git status|
Add the "demo" to the current directory using the following command:
|$ git add demo.txt|
Next, make a commit using the following command:
|$ git commit -m "committing a text file"|
Link the Git to a Github Account:
|$ git config --global user.username|
Note: simplilearn-github is the username on the Github account.
Open your Github account and create a new repository with the name "test_demo" and click on "Create repository." This is the remote repository. Next, copy the link of "test_demo."
Go back to Git bash and link the remote and local repository using the following command:
|$ git remote add origin <link>|
Here, <link> is the link copied in the previous step.
Push the local file onto the remote repository using the following command:
|$ git push origin master|
Move back to Github and click on "test_demo" and check if the local file "demo.txt" is pushed to this repository.
Summary: Steps For Git Installation on Windows 10
- Download and install Git
- Git bash interface
- Basic Git commands
- Create a local repository
- Connect to the remote repository
- Push the file to GitHub
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