Setting up git workspace on Linux or Mac

2018, Jul 09    

First of all downloading necessary files

  • Save this file in your home directory with the name git-completion.bash.
  • Save this file in your home directory with the name
  • Download bash_profile_course here.
  • If you already have a file in your home directory named .bash_profile, copy the content from bash_profile_course and paste it at the bottom of .bash_profile. Otherwise, move bash_profile_course to your home directory and rename it to .bash_profile. If you use Linux, you may need to name this file .bashrc instead of .bash_profile. (If you’re curious to learn more about how bash prompts work, see this page.)

Make sure you can start your editor from the terminal

If you use Sublime, you can do this by add the following line to your .bash_profile (you may need to change the path if Sublime is installed in a different location for you):

alias subl="/Applications/Sublime\"

Making Git configurations

Run the following Git configuration commands. The first one will need to be modified if you are using a text editor other than Sublime, or if Sublime is installed in another location for you. See this page for the correct command for a couple of other popular text editors. For any other editor, you’ll need to enter the command you use to launch that editor from the terminal.

$ git config --global core.editor "'/Applications/Sublime Text' -n -w"
$ git config --global push.default upstream
$ git config --global merge.conflictstyle diff3

Restart the terminal

You’ll need to close and re-open the terminal before all your changes take effect.
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