Solved

Installing SourceTree for Lion

Posted on 2012-04-04
8
758 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-09
I see I can download SourceTree from the AppleStore. Will this allow me to use Git without dealing with the command line? (I use Lion)

I want to use Git, but expect it wold take me a long time to learn it. How about installing SourceTree? I am trying to verify that I have Git installed, but I am pretty sure installing the latest Xcode with SDK's put Git on my machine as well.

Once I verify it's on there, can I simply install SourceTree?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:newbieweb
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:Eoin OSullivan
Eoin OSullivan earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
You can use SourceTree or SmartGit (http://www.syntevo.com/smartgit/index.html) as a client on OSX to manage GIT repositories.

Any of these Apps will allow you to browse and manage your files, checkout new repositories etc. without resorting to the command line.

OSX XCode includes GIT support as well.

To verify that GIT is installed on your OSX ... simply open a terminal window and type
git --version

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:newbieweb
Comment Utility
-bash: git: command not found
0
 

Author Comment

by:newbieweb
Comment Utility
I guess Git was not installed as I'd hoped, when I installed Xcode.

Am I right to conclude it's not installed?  Is there a place I can look to see if the files exist?

I used the most recent update of Xcode just 2 weeks ago...
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
Eoin OSullivan earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
If you installed the full Xcode you should have git installed but it may not be in your Path settings
Git does not come with osx lion base system but you can use it via a application like smart git or Xcode.

Look in  /usr/local/git

See instructions here on how to add that folder into your path tools so you can run git from the command line ...
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6810059/git-on-mac-os-x-lion
0
Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

 

Author Comment

by:newbieweb
Comment Utility
I can not find "/user/"

Where should I be looking for that?

Silly me, I entered "grep git" and now terminal's hanging. I have not worked with UNIX for years, and worry it may be searching through billions and billions of files...
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:newbieweb
Comment Utility
Thanks.
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Eoin OSullivan
Comment Utility
the folder is /USR/ not /user/

The best terminal command to find is
sudo find / -name "git" -print

There is a great Free App called EasyFind - http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/freeware.html
It is a nice GUI interface on the Unix find command .. better than Spotlight and great for locating system and hidden files.
0
 

Author Comment

by:newbieweb
Comment Utility
thanks.
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Do you come here a lot? Are you lazy like me and don't want to go through the "trouble" of having to click your Dock's Safari icon and then having to click your Experts Exchange Favorites bookmark to get here? Well then this article is for you.
In this article we discuss how to recover the missing Outlook 2011 for Mac data like Emails and Contacts manually.
We often encounter PDF files that are pure images, that is, they do not have text characters, but instead contain only raster graphics. The most common causes of this are document scanning software and faxing software/services that create image-only…
This video Micro Tutorial is the first in a two-part series that shows how to create and use custom scanning profiles in Nuance's PaperPort 14.5 (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/17490/). But the ability to create custom scanning profiles al…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

6 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now