How to install git on MobaXterm?

MobaXterm provides a wonderful bash terminal that can be used to execute git version control commands in the Windows machine.

How to install and configure Git in MobaXterm?

To install Git, use the following command from MobaXterm local bash terminal:

apt-get install git

Mobaxterm package manager would fetch all required dependencies, install and configure Git for you.

Demo of git installation on MobaXterm

apt-get install git
Trying to download file setup.xz
Trying to download file setup.ini
Trying to download file setup.xz
Downloading /home/mobaxterm/.aptcyg/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.kernel.org
..%2fsourceware%2fcygwin/setup.xz using Windows internet settings
Updated setup.ini
Found package git

Installing git
Downloading git-2.16.2-1.tar.xz...
Downloading /home/mobaxterm/.aptcyg/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.kernel.org
..%2fsourceware%2fcygwin/release/git/git-2.16.2-1.tar.xz
.. using Windows internet settings
Unpacking git-2.16.2-1.tar.xz...
Extracting dependencies for usr/bin/git-receive-pack.exe...
Extracting dependencies for usr/bin/git-shell.exe...
Extracting dependencies for usr/bin/git-upload-archive.exe...
Extracting dependencies for usr/bin/git-upload-pack.exe...
Extracting dependencies for usr/bin/git.exe...
...
...
...
...
Package zlib0 is already included, skipping
Package git installed.

Rebasing new libraries

Found package rebase

Installing rebase
Downloading rebase-4.4.4-1.tar.xz...
Downloading /home/mobaxterm/.aptcyg/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.kernel.org%2fsourceware
..%2fcygwin/release/rebase/rebase-4.4.4-1.tar.xz using Windows internet settings
Unpacking rebase-4.4.4-1.tar.xz...
Extracting dependencies for usr/bin/rebase.exe...
Extracting dependencies for usr/bin/peflags.exe...
Package rebase requires the following packages, installing coreutils grep gzip sed
Found package coreutils
Package coreutils is already included, skipping
Package grep is already installed, skipping
Found package gzip
Package gzip is already included, skipping
Found package sed
Package sed is already included, skipping
Package rebase installed.

Now, let us test our fresh git installation!

git init
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/mobaxterm/repo/.git/

You did it!

Notes: Git is not the same as gitbash. Gitbash is another client tool, like MobaXterm which provides git and a bash terminal.

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