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Installing Git and Configuring it for Local Repositories

Although installing the `git` source control package on any distribution is trivial, there is more to using it for source control on your local system than that. In this activity, the student will install Git, but will also set a few key parameters that will allow any changes to be identified with the user making them. At the end of this exercise, the student will understand the key global and local values that can be set in your Git configuration.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Mar 29, 2018

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  1. Challenge

    Global Configuration File for Git Created

    All of the settings that have been asked for were asked to be 'global' in scope. That requires the existence of a file called /home/cloud_user/.gitconfig where they will be stored.

  2. Challenge

    Global Settings Have Been Applied

    The student will need to create the git configuration settings for '', '' and 'core.editor' within the global configuration file of /home/cloud_user/.gitconfig. You will need to do that following the example below:

        name = cloud_user    
        email = [email protected]    
        editor = /usr/bin/vi  

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