Having just set up a fresh Ubuntu installation, I needed to install git to sync up with my github account. Luckily, this is really easy to do.

First, open up terminal and run the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install git-core

Once it installs, you can configure your username and email by running the following two commands:

$ git config --global user.name "codybonney"
$ git config --global user.email "me@codybonney.com"

To check your configuration, you can run the following command:

$ git config --list