Git is a popular version control system used by developers to manage and track changes in their code. In this blog, we will guide you through the process of installing and using Git on Kali Linux.
Step 1: Update the system Before we begin, make sure that your Kali Linux system is up-to-date. To update, run the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Install Git To install Git, run the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt install git
Step 3: Configure Git To configure Git, you need to set your name and email. This information will be associated with your Git commits. Run the following commands in the terminal:
git config --global user.name "Your Name" git config --global user.email "[email protected]"
Replace “Your Name” and “[email protected]” with your actual name and email.
Step 4: Create a Git repository To create a Git repository, navigate to the directory you want to track with Git and run the following command in the terminal:
Step 5: Add files to the repository To add files to the repository, run the following command in the terminal:
git add .
The “.” means that all files in the current directory and its subdirectories will be added.
Step 6: Commit changes To commit changes, run the following command in the terminal:
git commit -m "Initial commit"
Replace “Initial commit” with a meaningful message describing the changes you’ve made.
Step 7: Push to a remote repository To push your changes to a remote repository (e.g. GitHub), you need to add a remote and then push. Run the following commands in the terminal:
git remote add origin https://github.com/username/repo.git git push -u origin master
Replace “https://github.com/username/repo.git” with the URL of your remote repository and “username” with your actual username.
In conclusion, Git is a powerful version control system that can be easily installed and used on Kali Linux. By following the steps outlined in this blog, you should be able to start using Git to manage your code.