Git Client For Mac Os X Lion

Install Git on Mac OS X The Git OS X Installer is a typical OS X setup program, so simply walk through the steps that the installer provides. Note that since the files are being installed in /usr/local you will need root access – that is, you’ll need to enter the administrator’s password during the setup procedure. Download the latest version of Git from the Git Project Home If there is no specific version for Lion, the version for Snow Leopard works just fine. The *easiest GIT client and most optimized for Mac OS X in my opinion is probably Tower. Its not the most powerful but the interface is the easiest to use. Another one i like is git-gui.

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On Mac. I have installed 'brew' using terminal, now I tried to install 'git' with the command: 'brew install git'. But terminal says 'Now install Xcode:'

So I go to this page, but I found that I have to pay (at least) 99$/year to get 'xcode'.

Is there a free version of xcode to download from Apple site?If not, is there a way to install 'git' without 'xcode'?

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Xcode 3.2.6 is free. It works on OS X Snow Leopard(10.6) or later. You have to be a registered Apple Developer to download it. It is also free to register.

Xcode 4.1 is also free. But it works only OS X Lion(10.7). You can download Xcode 4.1 from Mac App Store.

If you are using OS X Lion, you can use Xcode 4.1 or Xcode 3.2.6 for free.

Kazuki SakamotoKazuki Sakamoto

To answer the question as posed: get the OSX Installer for Git. I've used it several times. Works just fine, and doesn't require Xcode.

Paul A. HoadleyPaul A. Hoadley

Here's a way to install git on Mac OS X without XCode.

Git's official web site provides an installer :

After installing git, you also have to add its directory to your path :echo 'PATH=/usr/local/git/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bash_profilesource ~/.bash_profile

Adding the directory to the path will prevent Mac OS X from aksing you to install XCode each time you type git in the terminal.

Credits goes to Bobby Allen and to GoZoner's answer on SO.


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Sign up to be an Apple Developer, XCode is free from them through the Apple Developer Connection.

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Brew wants to download source and compile it locally. That requires build tools, and where you get them is with the Apple developer software. So it wants Xcode.

You can download a pre-compiled and ready-to-install version of git here instead.

Dan RayDan Ray

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