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Perhaps it was due to some conflict but now when typing git I get a blank line, it doesn't say command not found, just goes to the next line

If I press return, it exits, and does nothing

How do I reinstall / remove everything and start from scratch?

I'm a new mac user, so please don't assume I know anything obvious

  • @christianmbrodbeck I get /usr/bin/git which is the git installed probably by railsinstaller. the git version I want (dmg downloaded from git-scm.com) is located at /usr/local/git/bin. how do I switch the which? :) – Eran Medan Sep 9 '12 at 4:18
  • Which version of OS X? – Jason Salaz Sep 9 '12 at 5:22
  • Latest, Mountain Lion I think, I resolved the issue by the way, I'll post the answer, thank you! – Eran Medan Sep 9 '12 at 5:54
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I didn't find a way to uninstall the git version that railsinstaller (allegedly) installed (I could have just removed any file that starts with git in /usr/bin but it doesn't seem right)

What I did was just change the system path, which I thought should be trivial

well, apparently there are quite a few places, here are a few from that answer (not in order)

/etc/profile
~/.bash_profile
~/.bash_login
~/.profile   
~/.MacOSX/environment.plist
/etc/paths
/etc/paths.d/

Eventually, what helped was to change /etc/paths (had to learn a bit vim to do so)

I moved /usr/local/git/bin to be the first entry, above /usr/bin and that was about it

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