How to Install Git on Ubuntu 20.04

The Ubuntu 20.04 default apt repositories contains git packages. You can install git packages directly from the default git repositories. But they may not have the latest version of git client.

Git core team also maintains a PPA with latest git debian packages. You can add this ppa to your system and install the latest git on your system.

This tutorial will help you to install Git on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux system.

Install Git on Ubuntu 20.04

Use the following steps to install Git on Ubuntu Linux system.

  1. Install the software-properties-common package on your system, which contains add-apt-repository command
    sudo apt install software-properties-common -y 
  2. Add the PPA to your system using the following command.
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa 
  3. Next, install git debian package on your system
    sudo apt install git -y

That’s it, Git has been installed on your Ubuntu system.

Setup Git

Setup the Git user details on your machine, which is used as your identity by the Github or other repository providers.

To setup username and email address system wide, execute the following command. Make sure to change your name and email address with yours.

git config --gloabl "Rahul Kumar"
git config --gloabl ""

To configure identity for specific repository, remove --global from above command and run from your repository directory.


This tutorial explained how to install latest Git on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Linux system via command line.

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