I'm following instructions from http://coolestguidesontheplanet.com/install-update-latest-version-git-mac-osx-10-9-mavericks/

But when I type in "git --version", I'm seeing:

git version 1.8.4

Prior to this, I'd installed GitHub Mac and allowed it to install git. Is it possible that I have 2 git versions installed? If so, how do I make sure that I'm actually using GIT 2.0.1?

1 Answer 1


You probably now have two versions of git installed. If you type

which git

in the Terminal, it should tell you which one is in your PATH. For me, the above command returns


The instructions you mention apparently install another copy of git here: /usr/local/git/bin/git

You need to add this new location to your PATH variable. To do so, navigate to your home directory and edit your .bash_profile by typing

edit .bash_profile

and add the following line to it:

export PATH="/usr/local/git/bin:$PATH"

Save the file, open a new Terminal window and try typing git --version again. Hopefully, it should now run the newest version.


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