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How to install GIT by NPM Packages?

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  • Last Updated : 24 May, 2022
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Git is a library for git written in Node.js which allows for the manipulation of git repositories by the Node.js application. Git (npm), not to be confused with GIT, the version control software is a Node.js port of the now-defunct Git project. It is fairly synchronous as – is, and it allows the developer to directly access git repositories via JavaScript code. However, some features are still implemented using the git command line.

What is NPM?

Node Package Manager (npm) is a package manager for the JavaScript runtime Node.js. It is the world’s largest registry of software. It comprises an online database of public and private packages, called the npm registry, and a command-line client called npm that interacts with the remote registry. It allows users to consume and distribute JavaScript modules that are available in the registry. It is owned and maintained by npm, Inc. which is a subsidiary of GitHub (Microsoft).

Note: npm does not verify or vet packages uploaded to its repository, therefore, one must carefully select only well-maintained, updated and popular packages, to prevent inadvertent security risks.


A Windows PC with a valid installation of npm

Procedure to Install git by npm

Step 1: Open Powershell as an Administrator.

Step 2: Verify if npm is installed. To do this, type the following command in the Powershell Terminal.




If the output displayed on the console is of the following type:



Then npm is not installed in your system. Follow this tutorial to install npm.

Step 3: Type the following command in the Powershell Terminal.

npm install git



Step 4: To verify if git is installed, check the packages installed under npm by typing the following command in the Powershell Terminal.

npm list



If git is present in the list, then the installation was successful.

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