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Using github for the first time. In terminal I receive this error

git: command not found

If I type in terminal

which git

it returns nothing. If I type

which github

it returns /usr/local/bin/github

Github's command line utility seems to be installing a github but not a git. echo $PATH returns /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin. Currently do not have a .bash_profile or .profile. Not sure if that is significant. Am a command line and $PATH rookie but am determined to learn. Mac OS version 10.6.8 and Github version 1.2.8. All advice is appreciated.

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Official git build can be downloaded from here:

http://git-scm.com/

Another source for git might be MacPorts:

http://www.macports.org/

Xcode 4.x installs git too; if Xcode 4.x is on your to-install list, you will get it that way. (I don't think you actually get any choice in the matter.)

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I suggest you use macports –  codd Jun 17 '12 at 20:35
    
Thanks Tom (and codd) for the advice and the quick response. Just installed Xcode 3.2. Still no git command but I'll install macports next. –  B6431 Jun 18 '12 at 1:48
    
Agh, apologies, didn't mention that it is only Xcode 4.x that installs git. Sorry. I forgot about Xcode 3.x (I work with iOS, and they stopped letting iOS developers use it a few months ago). Answer edited... –  Tom Seddon Jun 18 '12 at 17:25
    
@Tom Its OK. Your first answer, going to http://git-scm.com is what I should have done first. That solves the git: command not found. Thanks again. –  B6431 Jun 19 '12 at 17:01
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