When I ssh into my raspberry pi 3 and try to use the command:git clone https://github.com/sunfounder/Sunfounder_Smart_Video_Car_Kit_for_RaspberryPi.git

it gives me the error message:-bash: $: command not found

Does any know how to fix this

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it appears to be a simple misspelling. Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 8:53
  • @DmitryGrigoryev it belongs to a software for Raspberry Pi
    – Ingo
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 11:00
  • 1
    @scitronboy You could make it an answer
    – Ingo
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 11:01
  • @Ingo Questions about problems that cannot be reproduced don't belong anywhere. I'm quite sure a git clone command cannot result in bash complaining about $. Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 11:11
  • 2
    @DmitryGrigoryev I can reproduce it. Luke has copied the suggested command $ git clone <url> together with $. So if you execute it (with $ at the beginning) you get just the error message from bash as shown.
    – Ingo
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 14:57

2 Answers 2


according to your error message: bash: $: command not found, you must have put a dollar sign($) in front of your command. for example, it looks like you typed

$ git clone https://github.com/sunfounder/Sunfounder_Smart_Video_Car_Kit_for_RaspberryPi.git

to clone the repsotory. I don't know which tutorial you used to learn how to use the command line, but when you read an example of a command, you never put a $ in front. the $ just stands for the command prompt, you don't actually type it(for example, look at the end of your prompt: it probably looks something like pi@hostname:~ $, the $ is already there.) so retry your command, and this time, just type

git clone https://github.com/sunfounder/Sunfounder_Smart_Video_Car_Kit_for_RaspberryPi.git

without the $.


it would appear git is not installed.....

sudo apt-get install git

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.