Git for Windows : Installation

As new standard introduced by management we start using private git using self hosted gitlab .  Digitalocean give free $10 credit that allow us to use the server and feel the ‘taste’ of collaboration using git.

Due to varied operating system we use I decide to write installation steps for Windows user.

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Installation steps

Double click installer file. Click Nextgit2 Git for Windows : Installation

Click Next after read license

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Let it as if but if you want to use other folder feel free to click Browse button.

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Select components

I choose windows explorer integration. I use two of them (git bash dan git gui).

Click Next

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Start Menu Folder. let it as is.

Click Next

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Git Setup

I choose second option. “use git from the windows command prompt”

Click Next.

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Configuring the line ending conversions

I use “checkout windows-style, commit unix-style line endings”. Click Next.

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Installer will process all chosen option and will display this view.

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Git for windows successfully installed. Open the program to create / generate ssh key.

Generate SSH key

Help -> Show SSH Key -> Generate Key

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Then Click “Copy to Clipboard”

Done. The steps is straightforward but as others still ask for the option I decide to share mine.