Howto install Drupal 7 using Git


So you decided to give it a try and are tired of downloading an archive, unpacking, blah-blah?

Just

  1. navigate to your web server document root folder
  2. create yourself a working directory, like mkdir vanilla_drupal
  3. and use the clone command git clone --branch 7.x git://git.drupal.org/project/drupal.git ./

You can now move directly to the “Create configuration file…” section of the quick installer page.