On Tue, 2 Feb 2016 21:45:10 -0800 (PST)
John C <jseltenri...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Just downloaded Git 2.6.4 to a Mac running El Capitan 10.11.3 The
> installer worked fine and said job completed by I can find no
> indication of where it was installed.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
I have close to zero experience with Mac OS X platform but I have a
hunch: Git is a command-line application which you supposed to run in a
command line shell. The shell (I think Mac OS X comes with "bash") is
typically run with the help of a so-called "terminal emulator" software
which presents the user with a graphical window in which they can run a
program expecting to work on a text-only terminal. So when you launch
Terminal (or whatever it's named) you get a window with the shell
running in it and prompting you with some text and a cursor.
You can type there
and hit the Enter / Return key. If you get a short name and version of
your Git program, all is OK and you're ready to apply whatever you read
up on Git in your book / guide of choice ( would do just OK).
If you get something like
bash: git: command not found
you have a problem with your Git installation.
On a side note, Git is usually distributed with two stock GUI tools:
`git gui` and `gitk`. You can run any of them right from the command
prompt--while being in a directory with an initialized Git repository.
I doubt if they are accessible from some sort of the system
"application menu"--simply because this has little sense: they expect
to be "run from" an existing repository so they have no command like
"Open repository..." or something like this; they expect a different
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