Template:Building Blender/Linux/get the source
1. Get the source
The first step is to get the latest Blender source code from blender.org's GIT repository.
Copy and paste the following instructions into a terminal window. The following commands create a blender-git folder in your home directory by downloading the latest source code commonly referred to as 'master'. An Internet connection is needed.
mkdir ~/blender-git cd ~/blender-git git clone https://git.blender.org/blender.git cd blender git submodule update --init --recursive git submodule foreach git checkout master git submodule foreach git pull --rebase origin master
Once you have followed the steps above and checked out Blender's source code, you will probably want update it to the latest development version periodically.
This can be done with the following command (in ~/blender-git/blender/):
For additional information on using Git with Blender's sources, see: Tools/Git