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Obtaining and Installing Git

Precompiled binaries for Mac OSX and Windows, and source code for self-compiling on Linux can be found at the Git project homepage:

Files obtained from this source should also include git gui, the standard GUI frontend for Git.

OS-Specific Notes


  • Git for OSX can also be obtained through MacPorts by running "sudo port install git-core"
  • GitX is a free GUI frontend for OSX that can be downloaded at
  • Tower is a paid GUI frontend for OSX that offers a student discount, and can be obtained at


  • Git can be installed using:
    apt-get install git-core
Topic revision: r2 - 2011-05-05 - 02:51:26 - rgeorgi

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