Installing Git on Mac –
1 . To install Git, first go to git website – Click Here
And click on Download for Mac.
Then click on Binary Installer
Then click on Download. This will download a .dmg file
Double click the .dmg file to start the installation process. If mac does not start the process then click on system preferences in Mac and click on open anyway
Then click on continue and follow the normal procedure to install software on Mac.
To check if it is installed correctly type the following command in your terminal
If installed correctly, the version of git will be printed in the terminal otherwise you will get an error. I am assuming that git is successfully installed on your machine. In the next step, we will configure git.
Configure Git –
Once you installed git, first thing you need to do is set your username and email address. Git uses these information whenever you use it. You only need to do this once.
Type the following code to set username and email. Please specify your username and email.
git config --global user.name "brad" git config --global user.email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check your settings –
To check your settings type
git config --list
This will list out all the settings that has been done so far.
To check username in git type
git config user.name
And to check email address type
git config user.email
Getting Help –
To get help with any command in git, you can type
git help <command> git <command> --help
Let’s say you want help with git config command. For this you will type
git config --help