[fix] zsh: command not found: git

zsh command not found git
% git init
zsh: command not found: git

You will get git command not found error on the zsh shell if you do not have git installed on your computer, in order to install git you can make use of the package manager like apt-get for Ubuntu or brew on macOS.

Installing git on Ubuntu using apt-get
  • Open Terminal,
  • Type command sudo apt-get install git
    ➜  / apt-get install git
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Suggested packages:
      gettext-base git-daemon-run | git-daemon-sysvinit git-doc git-el git-email git-gui gitk gitweb git-cvs git-mediawiki git-svn
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 20 not upgraded.
    Need to get 4357 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 35.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports focal-updates/main arm64 git arm64 1:2.25.1-1ubuntu3.5 [4357 kB]
    Fetched 4357 kB in 4s (1164 kB/s)
    debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed
    Selecting previously unselected package git.
    (Reading database ... 11853 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack .../git_1%3a2.25.1-1ubuntu3.5_arm64.deb ...
    Unpacking git (1:2.25.1-1ubuntu3.5) ...
    Setting up git (1:2.25.1-1ubuntu3.5) ...
Installing git on macOS using brew
% brew install git
Now to check if git is installed, you can check the command git --version
% git --version
git version 2.25.1
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