Git Bash has a silly name. It’s comprised of two parts:
- git: a version control tool we have a training mission about, and
- bash: a shell that runs commands once you type the name of a command and press <enter> on your keyboard.
To install it, go to the
msysgit featured downloads list
and find the most recent “Full installer.” At the time of writing, it is called “Git-1.7.8-preview20111206.exe”. Click on that link, and click again to download the file.
Find the file on your computer, and run it. You’ll see a series of questions; we recommend accepting the defaults.
If you want to see what the screens will look like,
see these screenshots.
Hooray! Next, learn how to use this prompt! »