Setting-up your environment
Installing git on your computer
Linux: install git using your distribution's official package manager.
apt-get install git
dnf install git
Windows: download git from here and follow the installation instructions.
When the installation is completed, open the
Git Bashapplication from the Windows start menu. This application acts as a small Linux shell, with git and a few other basic GNU-Linux tools installed (e.g. the
MacOS: Download git from here and follow the installation instructions.
After the installation completes, git should be available in your shell command line.
Add your user name and email address to git:
git config --global user.name "FirstName LastName"
git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
Optionally you can also change the default editor used by git, e.g. if you are more comfortable
git config --global core.editor nano
git config --global core.editor vim
Create a GitHub account
GitHub is a commercial online hosting platform for git repositories, currently owned by Microsoft.
We will use GitHub it in the last exercise, and you will need to have a (free) account to access it. If you do not already have a GitHub account, go to www.github.com and sign-up for a free account.
Then add your GitHub user name to this google doc document,
so we can add you to the project for the last exercise.
Download exercise files
Download the exercise material
exercise_data.zip from the course home page and unzip it.
That's it, you're all setup and ready to go!