How to Install and Configure Git with GitHub on Ubuntu

How to Install and Configure Git on Ubuntu 22.04

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Verifying Git Installation
  3. Installing Git on Ubuntu
  4. Configuring Git
  5. Creating a GitHub Repository
  6. Cloning a Repository
  7. Pushing Changes to GitHub
  8. Using Personal Access Tokens
  9. Installing Git from Source


Git is a powerful version control system that allows you to track changes in your code and collaborate with others. In this guide, we will show you how to install Git and configure it with GitHub on your Ubuntu operating system. Follow these steps to set up Git and GitHub for efficient version control and collaboration.

Verifying Git Installation

First, let’s check if Git is already installed on your Ubuntu system. Open your terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or by searching for the terminal in your applications menu. Once the terminal is open, type the following command:

git –version

If Git is not installed, you will see an output indicating that the command is not found. In that case, proceed to the next section to install Git.

Installing Git on Ubuntu

To install Git, follow these steps:

Update package index:
sudo apt update

  1. This command updates the local package index to ensure you have the latest information about available packages.

Install Git:
sudo apt install git

If you encounter unmet dependencies, you can fix them with:
sudo apt –fix-broken install

  1. After the installation is complete, verify the installation by checking the Git version again:

git –version