Installing Git

Git is a free & open source, distributed version control system. That is a fancy way of saying a piece of software that allows you (or anyone in the world) to "checkout" a copy of the software used for US social forum projects to your computer, make improvements, and then re-publish those changes so they can be incorporated into our live projects.

Following are directions for installing git on your computer. Once you have installed git, you may be interested in learning git.


If you are running a version of linux based on Debian (such as Ubuntu), install the git-core package either via your Install Packages program (like synaptic) or via the command line with:

sudo aptitude install git-core


We suggest using the msysgit package. We've found a helpful tutorial on getting it all setup.

Mac OS X

Install git for OS X

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