To use Git on the command line, you will need to download, install, and configure Git on your computer. You can also install GitHub CLI to use GitHub from the command line. For more information, see "About GitHub CLI."
If you want to work with Git locally, but do not want to use the command line, you can instead download and install the GitHub Desktop client. For more information, see "Installing and configuring GitHub Desktop."
If you do not need to work with files locally, GitHub Enterprise Server lets you complete many Git-related actions directly in the browser, including:
Note: If you are using a Chrome OS device, additional set up is required:
- Install a terminal emulator such as Termux from the Google Play Store on your Chrome OS device.
- From the terminal emulator that you installed, install Git. For example, in Termux, enter
apt install gitand then type
When you connect to a GitHub repository from Git, you will need to authenticate with GitHub Enterprise Server using either HTTPS or SSH.
Note: You can authenticate to GitHub Enterprise Server using GitHub CLI, for either HTTP or SSH. For more information, see
gh auth login.
If you clone with SSH, you must generate SSH keys on each computer you use to push or pull from GitHub Enterprise Server. For more information, see "Cloning with SSH urls" and "Generating a new SSH key."
You now have Git and GitHub all set up. You may now choose to create a repository where you can put your projects. Saving your code in a repository allows you to back up your code and share it around the world.