Here is how to install Git version 2.9 on the latest release of Ubuntu (16.04)
Ubuntu 16.04 comes with Git 2.7.x, which is a little old now. As versions 2.8 & 2.9 are not part of the Ubuntu repositories, you need to add the git-core personal package archive.
Open up a terminal and run the following commands, supplying your password when prompted.
To check the new version of Git is working, use the following command:
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