Last updated October 1, 2014.

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.

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.


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