Published: Fri 19 Dec 2014

Upgrade git to 2.2.1 using Homebrew on Mac

A announcement has just been made about a severe critical vulnerability in git.

After trying to update my git from 2.1.0 to 2.2.1 with Homebrew, I realised I was getting nowhere. brew upgrade git was reporting 2.1.0 as the correct version. The error? I needed to update homebrew as well. Here are the two commands you will need:

brew update
brew upgrade git

You can then check which version of git you have by inputting git --version

markconroy$ git --version
git version 2.2.1

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