Git is pre-installed on both OSX and Linux, but in case it is not, it is very easy to install.
Make sure Homebrew is installed, by following this earlier post.
Check if it is installed
To check if it is installed enter the following command at the terminal:
If you see anything come up (i.e. no error), for example
git version 2.15.1 (Apple Git-101)
then, as you can guess, Git is installed.
Installing Git with Homebrew
Check that Homebrew is up to date:
And now install Git:
brew install git
That's it - very quick and easy!
Checking Git installation
If you installed Git with
brew, if you check the version using
you will probably get something like
git version 2.17.0
(note that Apple is not mentioned) and if you try
you should get
Nice Git Commit Display
Run the three commands from the command line for nice display shortcuts:
git config --global alias.lgb "log --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset%n' --abbrev-commit --date=relative --branches"
git config --global alias.lola "log --graph --all --decorate --oneline --abbrev-commit"
git config --global alias.lgo "log --all --pretty='%C(yellow)%h%Creset %C(auto)%d%Creset %s %C(cyan)%ci%Creset' --date-order --max-count=10"
Set Vim as editor
Run the following command to set Vim as the default editor for commits:
git config --global core.editor "vim"
For more tips, see the other posts in the Git section.