How To Install Git 2.0.2 On Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Git is an open-source revision control system. The latest version available is Git 2.0.2, which has been recently released, coming with a few changes.

Among others, the git submodule sync can be used also with the –recursive option, the .gitignore patters having trailing SPs quoted with backslashes have been fixed, git clone -b brefs/tags/bar does not behave as a single tag has been used. For more information, see the changelog for yourself.

In this article I will show you how to install Git 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Git 2.0.2 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Peppermint Five, Deepin, Linux Lite and Elementary OS systems 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 2.0.2, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove git

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