Whilst using Heroku to publish a new website, I got a warning that my Git version was out of date. Since I am using Homebrew to manage my versions, all i needed to do was updating within Homebrew:
homebrew update git
which duly updated it. However, running
git --version still produced the old version, git 2.0.1.
which git produces usr/local/bin/git, which is Apples git, and we need to supercede with the Homebrew managed version. To fix this we need to:
- edit the .bash_profile (create one if necessary)
- add the line
- restart your terminal app
git --version now produces 2.5.0, the latest version. It should also persist after system reboots.