Coda Chang Coda Chang - 3 months ago 16
Git Question

gitk: command not found

Environment: Mac OSX 10.10. When I was trying to use

gitk
, it shows:

Coda-2:~ Coda$ gitk
-bash: gitk: command not found


I think the reason is the old version of
git
. Here is some information, and I have already typed
brew update
.

Coda-2:~ Coda$ git --version
git version 1.9.3 (Apple Git-50)
Coda-2:~ Coda$ brew install git
Warning: git-2.4.0 already installed, it's just not linked


What is this message:
it's just not linked
?

Furthermore, I check the path of
git
:

Coda-2:~ Coda$ which git
/usr/bin/git


It should be in
/usr/bin/local/git
? How to fix it?

UPDATE



I figure it out, thank @TimCastelijns.

brew doctor
said:

Warning: You have unlinked kegs in your Cellar
Leaving kegs unlinked can lead to build-trouble and cause brews that depend on
those kegs to fail to run properly once built. Run `brew link` on these:

git


So, I typed:

Coda-2:~ Coda$ brew link git
Linking /usr/local/Cellar/git/2.4.0... 220 symlinks created


Then I typed
gitk
, and it worked and the path changed to
/usr/local/bin/git
. However, when I want to check the version of
git
. It still showed the old version, why?

Coda-2:~ Coda$ git --version
git version 1.9.3 (Apple Git-50)

Answer

I figure it out, thanks everyone.

First, check git version.

Type git --version, and it may show old version.

Next, update your Homebrew

Type brew update.

Then, download the latest version. brew install git

Note that, if it show Warning: git-2.4.0 already installed, it's just not linked

We can check brew doctor, in my case, it told me use brew link git

Finally, type sudo brew install git again and restart terminal.

I can use gitk and upgrade git version to the latest version.