How to install git 2.7.0 on Centos/RHEL 7/6

How to install git on Centos /RHEL

In this tutorial i will show you how to install git on centos and rhel. So, let’s get started.

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.

install git on centos


Install the required package for git. Git required following packages using following command.
yum install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel
yum install gcc perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker

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Download and Install git

Now we will download and install git using following command or got to and download the latest version of git.
tar zxvf git-2.7.0.tar.gz

Now use the following command to compile source code..
cd git-2.7.0
make prefix=/usr/local/git all
make prefix=/usr/local/git install
echo "export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/git/bin" >> /etc/bashrc
source /etc/bashrc

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You have successfully installed git. Now you can check the version of the git using following command

git --version

This command will show git version 2.7.0.

If you have any issue using this tutorial feel free to comment below.

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