February 27th 2021

Git is an open source, distributed, version control system. Its commonly used by teams of developers to keep track of changes to a common codebase.

Get Git


You can download the latest 64 bit installer from here -
The page also has other installers incase you want the 32 bit version, or a portable version that doesn’t require admin rights to install.



Git is available in the Debian repo, so installing it is as easy as

sudo apt install git


For Ubuntu you will need to add the PPA for the latest version of Git using the command below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa

Then you can update apt, and install git.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install git


If you have homebrew installed you can use the command below to install Git.

brew install git

If you have XCode installed, Git should have been installed with it.

You can also get an installer made by Tim Harper from here -

This post is written by Gouthaman Raveendran, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.