How to download or install Git

How to download or install Git

Download Git for Windows

Step 1: Goto the official Git website:

Step 2: Click the download link for Windows and allow the download to complete.

Step 3: After downloading the file successfully, goto its location and extract the File & now you will see the Git file (Installer). Double click on it and start the installation & complete as per your need.

Step 4: Now your Git is installed successfully. Press your Windows Key button and search Git Bash and check the git is installed or not on your machine.

Step 5: Check your Git Version: 

$   git --version

Step 6: Now you configure your git credentials to get started with your github or gitlab or bitbucket etc..

Short Cuts: (Git Cheat Sheet) -

1. Get all the branches : 

$   git fetch -all

2. Check in which branch you are and how many branches are there :

$   git branch

$   git branch -alll

3. Check to Current Branch : $ git branch --show-current

$   git branch -show-current

4. Check your current repository name :

$   git remote -v

5. Check your current repository full detailed status (Username & password will be asked):

$   git remote show origin

6. How to add Git or Re-initialise Git :

$   git init

7. If you want to change the repository from one to another :

$   git remote add origin your_repo_path


8. Create a branch :

$   git checkout -b <name-of-branch>

9. Switching from ONE Branch to ANOTHER branch

$   git checkout <name-of-branch>

eg: $ git checkout master

10. Push Changes of files to your Git Repository:

$   git add .

$   git commit -m "First Commit"

$   git push origin <master> or <your_branch_name>

11. Create a branch in your repository and pushing to Git:

$   git checkout -b <name-of-branch>

$   git add .

$   git commit -m "First Commit"

$   git push origin <master> or <your_branch_name>


12. How to Clone a Git Repository -


$   git clone

Via SSH: 

$   git clone

13. How to Clone a Git Branch

$   git clone -b <branch_name> <remote_repo>

14. How to Remove or Delete Branch from your repository

$   git push origin -delete <master>  or <your_branch_name>