Install "git-core" for GitHub Packages on CentOS

Provides a tutorial example on how to install 'git-core' on CentOS 8 systems for managing GitHub packages.

If you are download packages from GitHub repository frequently, you should install "git" tools on your Linux computer. There are a number "git" tools available. But "git-core" with minimal functionality and dependencies is good enough for beginners.

1. Run "dnf info git-core" to see package information:

herong$ sudo dnf info git-core

Name         : git-core
Version      : 2.18.4
Release      : 2.el8_2
Architecture : x86_64
Size         : 4.0 M
Source       : git-2.18.4-2.el8_2.src.rpm
Repository   : AppStream
Summary      : Core package of git with minimal functionality
URL          :
License      : GPLv2
Description  : Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system with an
             : unusually rich command set that provides both high-level operations
             : and full access to internals.
             : The git-core rpm installs really the core tools with minimal
             : dependencies. Install git package for common set of tools.
             : To install all git packages, including tools for integrating with
             : other SCMs, install the git-all meta-package.

2. Install "git-core":

herong$ sudo dnf install git-core


herong$ git version
git version 2.18.4

3. Try it to clone the "git" package itself:

herong$ git clone
Cloning into 'git'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 291689, done.
Receiving objects:   9% (26899/291689), ...

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 About This Book

 Introduction to Linux Systems

 Cockpit - Web Portal for Administrator

 Process Management

 Files and Directories

 Users and Groups

 File Systems

 Installing CentOS

 SELinux - Security-Enhanced Linux

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Software Package Manager on CentOS - DNF and YUM

 What Is DNF

 Manage DNF Package Repositories

 What Is YUM

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 Install and Manage Java Packages on CentOS

 Install and Manage Perl Packages on CentOS

Install "git-core" for GitHub Packages on CentOS

 Running Apache Web Server (httpd) on Linux Systems

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 Running MySQL Database Server on Linux Systems

 Running Python Scripts on Linux Systems

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