Terminal Command To Find What Version Of Git I Have Installed


What is the terminal command to find the version of Git currently installed on my system?

Best Answer

Yeah, simple - git --version (holds true for most applications)

If you get -bash: git: command not found when you run git --version it means git is not installed or it is not on PATH.

  1. Make sure git is installed.

    • Git is usually installed at /usr/local/git/
    • Make sure there is a binary file where you installed git. If not, install git.
  2. If git is installed, then it is mostly likely not on PATH

    • Find the path where you installed it and do something like this to add it to the path and set in your profile:

      echo 'export PATH=/usr/local/git/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.profile

    • Then make sure you restart terminal before trying to run any git commands

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