Anytime I get a new machine I’m reminded that setting up git is both critical and not something I do that often. This is just a reminder post to myself on what it takes to get git working just local on a Mac:
- Homebrew – Package manager that is a critical install for any mac found here: https://brew.sh/
- Run in the console:
brew install git
- Lastly run the following commands
git config -- global user.email "email@example.com"
git config -- global user.name "First Last"
That’s it…now VS Code will allow you to initialize a repo for your project and manage your changes.
Normally I would recommend using Github and the desktop client but the use case here was specific to a client I was working with that supplied a laptop that could not be connected to external source control but I really needed something to manage and track changes.