Git is an essential tool for developers, enabling them to efficiently manage their code repositories. It is a powerful, distributed version control system that allows users to track changes in their files and collaborate with other developers. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of how to install Git on Rocky Linux.
What is Git?
Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. It allows developers to track changes in their code, create branches for working on different features or bug fixes, and merge those branches back into the main codebase. Git’s distributed nature means that every developer has a full copy of the project’s history, enabling easy collaboration and offline work.
Some key features of Git include:
- Branching and merging: Git allows you to create branches for working on different tasks and easily merge them back into the main codebase when they are ready.
- Distributed development: Every developer has a full copy of the project’s history, enabling easy collaboration and offline work.
- Fast and efficient: Git is designed for performance, allowing you to manage large projects with thousands of files and developers.
- Data integrity: Git uses cryptographic hashing to ensure the integrity of your code and its history.
- Staging area: Git’s staging area allows you to organize and review your changes before committing them to the repository.
Now that you have an understanding of what Git is, let’s proceed with the installation process.
Before proceeding, make sure you have the following:
- A Rocky Linux system with root access or a user with sudo privileges.
- A stable internet connection.
How to Install Git on Rocky Linux
Update your system
First, update your Rocky Linux system by running the following command:
sudo dnf update -y
This command will update all installed packages to their latest versions, ensuring that your system is up-to-date and secure.
Install Git on Rocky Linux
Once your system is updated, you can install Git by executing the following command:
sudo dnf install git -y
This will download and install the Git package and its dependencies.
Verify Git Version
After the installation is complete, you can verify the Git version by running:
This command will display the Git version installed on your system. You should see output similar to the following:
git version 2.27.0
Configure Git on Rocky Linux
Now that Git is installed, it’s a good idea to configure your Git user information. This information will be used to identify your commits. Run the following commands to set your name and email:
git config --global user.name "Your Name" git config --global user.email "[email protected]"
Replace “Your Name” and “[email protected]” with your own details.
To check if the configuration was successful, run:
git config --list
This command will display your Git configuration settings, including your name and email.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed and configured Git on your Rocky Linux system. You can now create and manage code repositories, collaborate with other developers, and track changes in your files.
If you are new to Git, we recommend exploring its features and learning its basic commands. For those interested in further expanding their knowledge on Rocky Linux, check out our other tutorials:
- How to install Vim on Rocky Linux
- How to set up a file server on Rocky Linux
- How to install Ruby on Rocky Linux
- How to install PostgreSQL on Rocky Linux
- How to set up RAID 1 on Rocky Linux
We hope this tutorial was helpful in setting up Git on your Rocky Linux system. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.