git: ‘pull’ is not a git-command fix – CentOS 5

This had been bugging me for a while:

# git pull origin mastergit: 'pull' is not a git command. See 'git --help'.Did you mean this?    shell

I’d done my googly thang several times, and tried the few solutions suggested, to no avail.

One I’d probably seen mentioned before is setting the *nix environment variable.
Now, I’m not a full on sys-admin, and some bits I’ve just not really picked up, but this time I decided to do a little research into setting environment variables and give it a whack:

UNIX: Set Environment Variable [new window]

Yeah, ok, that’s actually piss-easy.

So, first find out your git exec path. This is the location of your git-core directory.

Directory find is a bit tedious, so I just did:

# locate git-core

Which gave a massive list of results, but in there I found my path – in my case /usr/local/libexec/git-core

So following the instructions for bash:

# export GIT_EXEC_PATH=/usr/local/libexec/git-core

I than ran set to check the change had taken, and tried to pull again.


At last.

Okay kiddies, that’s the end of another adorable bedtime story, off to sleep now. 

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