There is another program that we will install and that will later let us cooperate and develop programs together with other people. It's called Git. Let's install it and set it up.

On some operating systems, for convenience, we shall also install Git Credential Manager

Choose a page depending on your operating system:

After you finish installation of git return back here to finish the next part Settings.


Several people can collaborate in one project in Git. To track who make a specific change, we need to tell Git our name and e-mail. At the command prompt, enter the following commands, but change the name and address to yours:

$ git config --global "Jane Berry"
$ git config --global

You can of course use a nickname or even fake email, but then it will be more complicated to engage in team projects. Anyway, your name and email can be changed at any time by typing the configuration commands again.

If you are afraid of spam, do not worry. Your e-mail address can be viewed only by people who download the project to which you contributed. Spammers mostly focus on less technically capable people than Git users. :)

You can also set up color listings - if you don't think (like some Git authors) that the command line should be black and white:

$ git config --global color.ui true

Running git config does not print any message that the operation was successful. This is normal; many other commands behave like that, for example cd.

You can check your current git configuration with the command:

$ git config --global --list Berry

And that's all! You have installed and configured Git.