What is a git client

Windows Install and set up Git on Windows


Git is a version control system that was created by Linux inventor Linus Torvalds. To work with Git, you need the program of the same name - which is also available for Windows. You can then use a Git client to upload and manage your software code on platforms such as GitHub or GitLab. In this tipps + tricks article, we explain how the installation and setup of Git works on Windows.

How to install Git on Windows

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

How to set up your GitHub account with Git

Open a terminal with Git Bash and enter the following commands to use your GitHub account:

If you want to clone a repository (e.g. download it locally to your PC) enter the following command:
All other commands can be found in the detailed documentation at https://git-scm.com/docs.

Quick start guide: Install Git

  1. Open the download page from the official Git website at https://git-scm.com/download/win.
  2. Download the appropriate version. Either 32 bit or 64 bit.
  3. Navigate to the storage location and double-click the file.
  4. Confirm any questions from the user account control with "Yes" or. "To run".
  5. Read the GNU General Public License and click on "Next".
  6. Over "Browse"you can optionally change the installation path. Click again on"Next".
  7. Create a suitable start menu folder and select "Next".
  8. Now select a desired text editor - we recommend Notepad ++.
  9. We recommend leaving the default settings in all of the following steps. Click with "Next"through the installation.
  10. Arrived at the step of the experimental features, you can install it if necessary.
  11. Over "Install"the installation will now start.
  12. After completing the installation, activate the desired ones and close them by clicking on "finish"from.