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  • Status: Active
  • Category: Source Code Management
  • Platform: Unix, Windows, MacOS, Multiple
  • Current Version: 1.7.4
  • Maturity: High
  • Licensing: GNU General Public License 2

Git is a good code management platform. For most users, consider Getting Started with Git

Git Bash is especially useful for Windows users that need unix functionality. A very useful reference manual -

Git Server Installation

cd /usr/local/
wget -c
tar -jxf ../src/git-
cd git-
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/ --without-python
make -j4
make install

Git Performance

The internals of Git object storage is file-based. See Git Objects So the base performance of the repository is proportional to the speed of file access.

  • Performance begins to suffer > 10GB repository.
  • Add Ramdisk
  • Split codebase.

Git Comparisons

Mercurial is really the only direct competitor.



Git is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

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