Git

How to Find What Version of Git You are Running

Git is the tracking tool most commonly utilized by teams for large development projects. To perform the tracking process smoothly, they need to keep your Git installation up-to-date, as it permits you to utilize the newly introduced features, error fixes, improvements, and many more. More specifically, to check the current version of Git that the user is running, the “$ git –version” can be utilized.

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How to Find Git Version Which You are Running?

For the purpose of finding the current Git version, move to the Git root directory, and use the “cd” command:

$ cd "C:\Users\nazma\Git"

Execute the “git –version” command to check the current version of the Git:

$ git --version

As you can see, currently, we are using the “2.38.1.window.1” version:

You can also execute the same command without the “”:

$ git version

How to Update Git?

Over time, like other development tools, Git also provides the latest version, including advanced features to perform and enhance development projects. To update the Git tool with the new version, the below-given command can be used:

$ git update-git-for-windows

It can be observed that our Git version is up to date:

We have provided a way to find the current version of Git and how to update it.

Conclusion

To perform the tracking process smoothly, developers are required to keep the Git installation up-to-date, as it will give them all the newly introduced features. To view the current version of Git, the “$ git –version” can be utilized. Moreover, if you want to update the current version or check for any new updates, the $ git update-for-window” command is helpful. This blog offered methods to find and update the current version of Git.

About the author

Maria Naz

I hold a master's degree in computer science. I am passionate about my work, exploring new technologies, learning programming languages, and I love to share my knowledge with the world.