Git is a version control system (VCS) created for a single task: managing changes to your files. It lets you track every change a software project goes through, as well as where those changes came from. This makes Git an essential tool for managing large projects, but it can also open up a vast array of possibilities for your personal workflow.
The upcoming modules will explore Git’s features by applying commands to real-world scenarios. But first, you’ll need a working Git installation to experiment with. Downloads for all supported platforms are available via the official Git website.
For Windows users, this will install a special command shell called Git Bash. You should be using this shell instead of the native command prompt to run Git commands. OS X and Linux users can access Git from a normal shell. To test your installation, open a new command prompt and run git –version. It should output something like git version 188.8.131.52 (Apple Git-33).
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