Run a Git Command in PowerShell

Rohan Timalsina Apr 14, 2022
  1. Download and Install Git on the Computer
  2. Add Git Binaries to Your System Path Variable
  3. Run a Git Command in PowerShell
Run a Git Command in PowerShell

Git is a version control system used for tracking changes in the source code. Multiple developers work together on a single project using Git to track what changes are made.

You can use Git by running Git-specific commands or using the graphical user interface (GUI) such as GitHub Desktop, Sourcetree, GitKraken, etc. We can run Git commands from the command prompt or PowerShell.

This tutorial will teach you to run a Git command with PowerShell.

Download and Install Git on the Computer

First, you have to install Git to run its commands on your computer. So, go to this link and download the latest version of Git.

After the setup file is downloaded, open the file to begin the installation of Git on the computer. You can leave the default options when installing Git.

Add Git Binaries to Your System Path Variable

After installing Git, you must add the Git\bin path to your system path variable.

Go to Advanced system settings and click Environment Variables.

environment variables

Select Path and click Edit to edit environment variables.

system path variables

Then click New and add the complete path of the Git\bin folder. If you have used the default settings for installation, it should be C:\Program Files\Git\bin.

edit environment variables

After configuring all the settings above, click OK in all dialog boxes to save the changes.

Run a Git Command in PowerShell

Now, open the PowerShell and type git --version to check whether the Git installation is successful.

git --version


git version

As you can see, git 2.35.1 is installed on our computer.

Let’s run a Git command to create a new empty repository. The following command initializes the .git repository on the current working directory.

git init


Initialized empty Git repository in C:/Users/rhntm/.git/

We hope this article helped you with running Git commands in PowerShell.

Rohan Timalsina avatar Rohan Timalsina avatar

Rohan is a learner, problem solver, and web developer. He loves to write and share his understanding.

LinkedIn Website

Related Article - PowerShell Git