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  1. Install Git

  2. Confirm that you installed Git correctly by going to your terminal in RStudio and typing git --version (you should have version 2.3 or later)

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Juan Clavijo

Juan Clavijo

October 18, 2021

Had to restart R studio for git version to come up in the terminal

Yes, me too.

Hannah Koenker

Hannah Koenker

October 20, 2021

I was stuck. I installed Git but got 'object not found' when I restart RStudio and checked it. Turns out I was typing in the Console but needed to be in the Terminal. Just in case others make this mistake :)

Eric Foerster

Eric Foerster

October 21, 2021

No problems with downloading Git. Using a Mac. Updated R and RStudio with no issues. However, the git --version I'm getting is 2.24.3 (Apple Git-128). Have tried downloading it again several times and cannot get version 2.33. Any ideas???

David Keyes

David Keyes

October 21, 2021

That version is new enough that it should be fine.

Mychal Davis

Mychal Davis

April 15, 2022

Hello, I have Git Bash installed on my machine, do I need to install GIT too?

Charlie Hadley

Charlie Hadley

April 15, 2022

Hi Mychal,

Git bash installs both git and tools that allow you to make use of git in the Command Prompt. In principle, you'll never use the command prompt and will instead use the Git tab in RStudio.

Cheers,

Charlie

Norm Anderson

Norm Anderson

April 16, 2022

I don't think the installation went well. I do not see the version. I have restarted RStudio.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19043.1645] (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\norma\OneDrive\Desktop\Week 3 - R in 3 Months>git -- version unknown option: -- usage: git [--version] [--help] [-C ] [-c =] [--exec-path[=]] [--html-path] [--man-path] [--info-path] [-p | --paginate | -P | --no-pager] [--no-replace-objects] [--bare] [--git-dir=] [--work-tree=] [--namespace=] [--super-prefix=] [--config-env==] []

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19043.1645] (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\norma\OneDrive\Desktop\Week 3 - R in 3 Months>git--version 'git--version' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Shira Solomon

Shira Solomon

April 18, 2022

I installed Git and get this error message when looking for it in the R Studio terminal: " 'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file. " Git GUI, Bash, and CMD all appear in my file tree. Can you help? Thanks!

Shira Solomon

Shira Solomon

April 18, 2022

Problem solved (mine at least)! Turns out R Studio didn't like my character spacing. It responded just fine when I followed David's example: [no space] git [space] --[no space]version

Norm Anderson

Norm Anderson

April 18, 2022

Shira, that was my problem also . . . spacing.

Niger Sultana

Niger Sultana

April 22, 2022

bash: git version: command not found is shown after installing git. is it okay? I did not found any instruction to restart R studio. Am I following right way to install Git?

Charlie Hadley

Charlie Hadley

April 22, 2022

Hello Niger,

Could you try writing this

git --version

To explain, git is a command and version is a flag. Bash is telling you it can't find a command called version which is true because version isn't a command.

Thanks,

Charlie

Niger Sultana

Niger Sultana

April 22, 2022

Thanks Charlie, it worked. Message came up git version 2.35.3.windows.1. Is anything can be copied from terminal pane?

Charlie Hadley

Charlie Hadley

April 22, 2022

Hi Niger. Once you've confirmed that git is installed you shouldn't need to use the terminal for any git operations. Instead you can use the functions use_git() and use_github() from the {usethis} package. Thanks, Charlie

Julieth Silao

Julieth Silao

October 6, 2022

i follw all the steps but i get

object git not found

David Keyes

David Keyes

October 6, 2022

Are you sure you're working in the terminal, not the console?

Followed the steps and it is showing an older version 2.15.0. On a M1 Mac.

David Keyes

David Keyes

October 26, 2022

Did you download git from here? https://git-scm.com/downloads

Third time installing worked. Weird.

David Keyes

David Keyes

October 26, 2022

I'm often confused by things like this, but glad when they finally work!

Elsa Bailey

Elsa Bailey

October 30, 2022

It appears that for Mac we must not click on "installer" but on the 2.33 link. Had to do that to get the updated version. (Clicking on installer gave me a 2.15.0 version)

David Keyes

David Keyes

October 31, 2022

Good to know!

Kiana Robinson

Kiana Robinson

April 21, 2023

Kianas-MacBook-Pro:Week 3 kianaramisi$ git --version xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun Kianas-MacBook-Pro:Week 3 kianaramisi$ git--version bash: git--version: command not found Kianas-MacBook-Pro:Week 3 kianaramisi$ git --version xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun Kianas-MacBook-Pro:Week 3 kianaramisi$

Why this? Why me?

David Keyes

David Keyes

April 21, 2023

Can you please try install the Xcode command line tools using instructions here? Let me know if that fixes the problem!

Kholida Karimova Hashkes

Kholida Karimova Hashkes

April 22, 2023

Do I need to install Git if I'm planning to use GitHub only?

David Keyes

David Keyes

April 23, 2023

Yes, Git is what you use locally on your system. GitHub is what you use to share code with others.