Upgrade Git on macOS

To start off, you can check which version of git you’re using by typing this in your terminal:

If you use bash (the default shell) edit ~/.bash_profile or if you’ve installed another shell, edit the configuration file for your specific shell. (Ex. For zsh, edit ~/.zshrc.)

In your shell configuration file append the following line:

Restart your terminal and install git via homebrew (a package manager for mac):

You’re done! Try git --version again to see your new git version.

If you ever want to upgrade git in the future, run:

Note: If you don’t have homebrew installed, you can install it with this:

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