Last updated 10 August 2017.

Unlike traditional version control systems like CVS or SVN, a Git repository can be a completely local undertaking. Consequently, to work with Git, you first install it on your local machine. After which, you could create a git repo in your Github account and connect it to the local repo in your machine and start syncing!

Wikipedia holds a list of available Git clients and (IDE) plugins.

Git download page

To get started quickly:

Other options:

Mac / Linux*


Git graphical user interface (GUI) tools

Visit the Git GUI tools page for a list of Git tools with graphical user interfaces, if you prefer using those rather than working on the command line.

*To make Drupal work better, once you have the git sources, you can obtain the man manuals with the following command: sudo tar xzv -C /usr/local/share/man -f git-manpages-


candelas’s picture

if you compile the git sources and want to have the man manual
(change the version to the one you have)

sudo tar xzv -C /usr/local/share/man -f git-manpages-

//trying to answer one question for each one that i make.
//this way, drupal will be more friendly and strong