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how to check in which directory i have installed git in linux

for example, I have installed git in the directory. But I'm not able to find in which directory I installed

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In terminal, `which git` or `whereis git` will give your the git's executable file location. 

For example in my machine :

$which git



Hi Allen, thanks for the answer. One more question. 

For example In an directory have initialized gitint and some files are getting track after few days again I came back and forgot the directory name

 Then I how I'll find this

Go to home directory and type the find . -name ".git" comment, it will list all the git repo in your computer. Check those list and find your repo.


$find . -name ".git"

find: ‘.-name’: No such file or directory


I'm getting this 

You need to give some space between "." "-name".

there are four part in this command and each part will be separated with space.

part1 = find (actual command)
part2 = . (dot means current directory)

part3= -name (command's args) 

part4= ".git" (file or directory name).


So the outcome is

$find . -name ".git"

$find(space).(space)-name(space)".git" #replace "(space)" with " "

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