Git is the most popular version control system. It is designed to handle small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system.

An older version of the Git client is also available under the default Apt repositories. The latest versions come with multiple enhancements and security updates. So, we always recommend using the latest Git client for the security of valuable and hard work.

This article will guide you to install the latest Git client on Ubuntu 22.04 Linux system via PPA.

Installing Latest Git Client on Ubuntu

  1. First of all, add the Git PPA to your system. Which is regularly updated by the Ubuntu Git maintainers team and provides the latest Git versions for Ubuntu systems. Open a terminal and type:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa 
    

    How to Install latest Git on Ubuntu 22.04
    Configuring the Git PPA

  2. Now, you can install the latest version of the Git client on your Ubuntu system.
    sudo apt install git 
    

    How to Install latest Git on Ubuntu 22.04
    Installing Git on Ubuntu

  3. After installation finished, verify the installed Git version by running the following command.
    As a result, you should see the latest Git client version is installed on your Ubuntu system.

    git --version 
    

    How to Install latest Git on Ubuntu 22.04
    Check git version

Configuring the Git Client

The git client required developer information like Name and Email address. These details are used by the Git client to attach proper use information with git commits. Every git user must set these values once.

Run the following commands from your account to save them globally to share between applications.

git config --global user.name "Your Name" 
git config --global user.email "[email protected]" 

The above information is stored under ~/.gitconfig file. To view this information any time run the following command.

git config --list 
Output:
user.name=Your Name [email protected]

Conclusion

This tutorial helped you to install the latest Git client on a Ubuntu Linux system.