06-Install and Setup git

Git

Git is the command line program for interacting with a git repository

sudo apt install -y git kdiff3
git config --global user.email "yourname@yourdomain.com"
git config --global user.name "Your Name"
git config --global pull.rebase false
git config --global advice.addIgnoredFile false

Git Extensions

Git Extensions is a useful gui that has been ported over to ubuntu using mono. It barely still works but provides continuity with windows, so I still use it

This assumes you have already installed git and kdiff3

from https://github.com/gitextensions/gitextensions/wiki/How-To%3A-run-Git-Extensions-on-Linux:

sudo apt install -y mono-complete
cd ~/Downloads
wget https://github.com/gitextensions/gitextensions/releases/download/v2.51.05/GitExtensions-2.51.05-Mono.zip
unzip GitExtensions-2.51.05-Mono.zip
rm GitExtensions/Plugins/Bitbucket.dll
chmod +x GitExtensions/GitExtensions.exe
mkdir ~/apps
mv GitExtensions ~/apps
echo "export PATH=\$PATH:$(realpath ~)/GitExtensions" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc

download this file:

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cd Downloads
wget https://danaukes.com/images/git-extensions.png
sudo mv git-extensions.png /usr/share/pixmaps
cat <<EOT >> git-extensions.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=GitExtensions
Comment=GitExtensions
Icon=git-extensions
Exec=/home/danaukes/apps/GitExtensions/GitExtensions.exe
Terminal=false
Categories=Git;
EOT

mv git-extensions.desktop ~/.local/share/applications

Then run GitExtensions.exe and set up