Install and setup git on Ubuntu 14.04


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Here we install and do the most basic setup for git . First, install git from the Ubuntu repository:

$ sudo apt-get install git

Next, tell git about yourself (make sure to use your real name and email):

$ git config --global color.ui true
$ git config --global "Your Name"
$ git config --global ""

That's it, you're ready to go. Also, checkout this nice git reference [doesn't seem to exist anymore...].