How to install Git

Git is a free and open source version control system. Git is the most widely used modern version control system in the world. Git has the functionality, performance, security and flexibility. Most of the OS(operating system) has built-in terminal/command prompt.

1 Download Git

Download the latest Git for Windows installer(

2 Install Git

Double click on the downloaded .exe file and start installation. Make sure you checked 'Git bash' and 'Git GUI' in Select components step and follow the prompts to complete the installation

Open the Git bash and verify the installation was successful by typing git --version.

$ git --version
git version 2.9.2

3 Configure Git

Run the following commands from the Git bash after installing Git to configure user name and password.

git config --global "Support Mail"
git config --global ""