I am trying to use GIT to manage my computing projects. But all commands using GIT do not respond on my terminal. For example if I try git --version followed by entry keyboard typing, a blank line appear and wait until ever. If I type again the entry key on my keyboard the command line is again available but nothing appear. It's the same for all git function that I type.

Do you have any solution or explanation for this ?

  • does it happen only with git commands? how did you get git?
    – CharlesB
    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:31
  • I tried this. I resintall with the git-1.7.12-intel-universal-snow-leopard.dmg but it's the same !
    – user1187727
    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:31
  • I think GIT was presintalled on my mac. I have troubles only with GIT.
    – user1187727
    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:32

1 Answer 1


You can update the Developer Tools, if you have Xcode installed.

Solution using Xcode
Open up Xcode go to Preferences > Downloads, and update Command line tools.

Solution without Xcode
Go to https://developer.apple.com/ and find and download the Command Line Tools Lion

  • The question has Lion in the title???
    – trojanfoe
    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:34
  • My bad, but same principle applies. I will edit my answer, thanks for the heads up :)
    – Kao
    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:34
  • I have Xcode up to date even if I don't use it. It's to complex for me to handle Python projects. I am trying ...
    – user1187727
    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:41
  • You don't need to use xcode for developing, just download the Command line tools, which should fix Git throughout OS X.
    – Kao
    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:42

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