update git via cmd?

Issue

I recently updated my Git Extension to 3.0.2.5232 and now my git is no longer supported. When I run:

git --version 

I get

 git version 2.9.0.windows.1

However, I can’t just download the latest version of git online because I can’t run an .exe installer due to admin rights and what not, so is there a command I can run to upgrade directly from admin cmd?

Solution

If you can’t run an exe due to the right restrictions, you should use the portable version ( https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/releases ).

Uncompress it in a folder and add the path of this folder in your PATH environment variable before the one of the old git. Or set it directly in GitExtensions.

Answered By – Philippe

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