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Learn Git / Install Git / Overview

This lesson explains how to install Git client software on the computer.

Estimated completion time: 30 minutes

Git client software is available as various software tools on various platforms. Multiple tools can be installed and configured, depending on the development environment. For example, command-line Git tools are often handy for manual Git operations from a terminal, whereas a graphical tool may be helpful for understanding branches and merging.

This training documentation focuses on command line tools because they provide the most direct understanding of how Git works.

The following installation resources are helpful:

The following documentation sections describe how to install and configure various Git tools.

  • Command-line (general) Git software:
  • More advanced Git client interfaces:
    • May add additional software to documentation in the future, such as UltraEdit Git integration.
  • Integrated development environment Git: