install Git in Ubuntu

Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed. Git was initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development.

Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server.

Git’s current software maintenance is overseen by Junio Hamano. Git is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.


The is  many  projects  are  using   Git like:


  • Git
  • Linux Kernel
  • Perl
  • Gnome
  • Qt
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Android
  • PostgreSQL
  • Wine
  • Fedora
  • Debian

Current version:

Git is available for the following Ubuntu distributions:

  • 10.10 (Maverick)
  • 10.04 (Lucid)

To add my repository to your system follow one of these two instructions:

For Ubuntu 10.04 and higher:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pdoes/ppa/ubuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git
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