Install and configure git¶
Installers and instructions for all platforms are available at https://git-scm.com/downloads
git config --global user.name "Your Name" git config --global user.email firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the same email address here that you used for setting up your GitHub account to save yourself a couple of steps later, when you connect your git to GitHub.
Check it with:
$ git config --list user.name=Your Name email@example.com # ...likely followed by many other configuration values
Get a git GUI (optional)¶
There are several good, free graphical interfaces for git. Even if you are proficient with git at the command line a GUI can be useful.
Mac and Windows:
Linux, Mac and Windows:
There is a more extensive list of git GUIs, including non-free options, for all platforms.