Version Control System (VSC)

How to install Git on macOS

Git is a version control system that allows developers to track a project and actively contribute without interfering in each other’s work. It supports collaboration within a project and helps prevent miscommunication or code clashing between team members.

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Step 1: Install the Package
Double click the package in this disk image to install. This installs git to /usr/local/git, and places symlinks into /usr/local/bin and /usr/share/man/.

Step 2: Remove stubs (Yosemite and earlier)
When you run `git`, you might see this message: ‘The “git” command requires the command line developer tools. Would you like to install the tools now?”
– This is because OS X ships with stubs, and these stubs are taking precedence over /usr/local/bin.

To resolve, run the following command:

sudo mv /usr/bin/git /usr/bin/git-system

This should not be a problem in OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), as /usr/local/bin takes precedence over /usr/bin

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