Install git in window 10
I have installed git in my pc(windows 10) and set environment variable path also. But when I try to download WPCS using git
git clone -b master https://github.com/WordPress-Coding-Standards/WordPress-Coding-Standards.git wpcs getting an error
'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Git directory path is
C:\Program Files\Git and I have set the environment variable as
C:\Program Files\Git\cmd. Can anyone suggest me what might be the problem here? I have tried this commands also
If you already installed the git-scm.com version, you can use my second favourite on top of it, Git for Windows (https://gitforwindows.org)
It will support your Git installation out of the box without messing around with environment variables and it uses Git Bash, which emulates a common Linux command line, so most git commands you will find around on the web will work for you
If you do this, you shouldn't try to run git directly from the Windows command line, but from the Git Bash command line, which will be accessible everywhere in Windows from the right click menu
Please select the option
Use Git from the Windows Command Promptwhen installing
The option basically adds the path
C:\Program Files\Git\cmdto the
PathSystem Variable of Windows, make sure you have it there:
Also try to close the cmd window and open it gain, or even try to restart your PC.
It's surely a problem of environment variable refresh (accepting that you selected the good option to update the PATH in the installer).
Environment variables (and, so the PATH) of a process (here
cmd.exe) are inherited from the ones of the parent process at the creation of the process.
When the env var is rightly set, restarting the computer is a solution that always works.
You could also, as a workaround, open the task manager and kill and restart all the
explorer.exeprocess to force the refresh of env variables.
And then all the new processes created from him will have the good refreshed values. That should work (depending on how you open you command prompt ;) )