Git is what is known as a version control system. It allows for multiple people to work together on a single project, syncronizing changes, and merging changes to a central copy of the code.
To get started with git:
- Install git on your computer
Launch the file and follow the graphical installation steps. There are a lot of options, but the defaults should be fine for you.
git --version in your terminal. If you don't already have it installed, a prompt will appear to install it. SImply follow the on-screen instructions.
git package using your package manager.
Debian (and derrivatives):
sudo apt install git
Arch Linux (and derrivatives):
sudo pacman -S git
Fedora (and derrivatives):
sudo dnf install git-all
LFS & Gentoo: You're on your own
- Clone the git repository for the team code. This changes every year. If you are unsure as to the repo url, ask the code team head.
git clone <url> (location). Note that
<url> is required, while
(location) is optional
- The code is now on your computer. You can now open the code in Intellij Idea