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How to use the latest Git version

How to use the latest Git version

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenientstaging areas, and multiple workflows.


If you can, it’s generally useful to install Git from source, because you’ll get the most recent version and be able to use the latest features.

Here is a small how to install the latest GIT version on Debian

apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext libz-dev libssl-dev tar -zxf git-1.8.3.tar.gz cd git-1.8.3 make prefix=/usr/bin all sudo make prefix=/usr/bin install

Check that everything went fine by issuing

# git --version git version 1.8.3

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.