How To Install Git 1.9.2 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Git is the client for the popular GitHub. The latest version available is Git 1.9.0, which has been recently released, coming with a few new commands.

how to install Git 1.9.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install Git 1.9.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Git 1.9.2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the git package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install git

Optional, to remove git and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the git PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:git-core/ppa

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