For Beginners

At the heart of GitHub is an open source version control system (VCS) called Git. Git is responsible for everything GitHub-related that happens locally on your computer.

Setting up Git

Download and install the latest version of Git over here https://git-scm.com/downloads .

Setup your username in Git

Git uses a username to associate commits with an identity. The Git username is not the same as your GitHub username.

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Set a Git username:
$ git config --global user.name "Lionel Messi" 

3. Confirm that you have set the Git username correctly:

$ git config --global user.name
> Lionel Messi

Setting your commit email address in Git

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Set an email address in Git.
$ git config --global user.email "email@example.com"

3. Confirm that you have…


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