Git is a versioning control system, mainly used by programmers to issue changes to applications and keep track of the revisions. However, it's also commonly used by everyday users, since they're able to browse and download the source code and binaries of millions of applications from websites like GitHub and GitLab.

On Linux, familiarity with Git and access to the command line utility is borderline essential. That is, if you're the type of user who likes to install programs to unlock additional features and the like.

In this guide, we'll show you the step by step instructions to install Git on AlmaLinux. Once it's installed, you can read our other guide on how to get started using Git. This is a great process to do right after installing AlmaLinux or migrating from CentOS to AlmaLinux.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Git on AlmaLinux
Installing Git on AlmaLinux
Installing Git on AlmaLinux
Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System AlmaLinux
Software Git
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Git on AlmaLinux


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Git can be installed on AlmaLinux through the system's dnf package manager. Execute the following command in terminal to install it.

$ sudo dnf install git
Installing Git on AlmaLinux
Installing Git on AlmaLinux

That's all there is to it. Once it's installed, there's some short configuration you'll need to do, then you can get started with creating your own repositories, or cloning those that already exist. Our Git tutorial for beginners has all the instructions you'll need.

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