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Development Tools Git Basics Getting Started With Git Working With Git Repositories

Steven Van Loy
Steven Van Loy
7,069 Points

Dialog box when checking the version of GIT (OSX)

When I use the git --version command I get this message :

xcode-select: note: no developer tools were found at '/Applications/Xcode.app', requesting install. Choose an option in the dialog to download the command line developer tools.

I have the option to install these tools, cancel out or download Xcode from the Mac Appstore. What should I do?

2 Answers

Hi Steven!

I would recommend downloading Xcode from the Mac App Store. Xcode is the IDE used to create OS X and iOS applications and the mac developer tools come bundled with it. Git is a part of those tools so once you have it all downloaded you should be able to use Git absolutely fine!

I hope that I managed to help you out. Don't hesitate to reply if you have any more questions.


Steven Van Loy
Steven Van Loy
7,069 Points

Hi Luke,

Thanks for your answer and quick reply. I've installed Xcode. Now I can check the version of GIT and continue the Git Basics course :-)

Thanks a million!

Greetz from Belgium. Steven

No problem at all Steven, I'm really pleased I managed to help you get going. Enjoy learning about Git, it's an incredibly useful tool :)