October 21, 2015

Git is GPL version control system used primarily for distributed development of projects, even ones with large amounts of data. The important part here is Version Control System — it means that it’s a software that track changes in files and compare different versions, and do many other nice things, like going back to previous versions of a certain file. Every working directory in Git is a full-fledged repository which has a complete history. Therefore in git one can work without a network connection and sync his/her changes when the network is there.


Following items are required for this tutorial:

  • A server or VPS running Debian 8
  • A root or sudo user account

Installing Git

Before you install Git, make sure that your system is updated by executing the following command:

Now install Git with following apt-get command:

This is the only command that is needed to install Git. The next step is to configure Git.

Configuring Git

Git implements version control using mainly two settings:

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