Create a Git and GitHub Repository—Study Guide
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To put your project up on GitHub, you'll need to create a repository for it to live in. You'll do that in a later unit.
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Start a New Project (Repository) in Git
First, create a repository in your Git installation on your computer:
- Double-click the Git icon somewhere on your computer. (It's probably named Git Bash.)
- In Git on your computer, enter this command cd ~/Desktop. Let me know what it is on a Mac.
- To create a new repo, enter what will be its directory name mkdir david_repo1 (use any name you like).
- Change into that new directory, for example: cd david_repo1
- To create a new project in a rep, enter git init. You should see something like this:
Initialized empty Git repository in C:/Users/hcexr/Dropbox/My PC (LAPTOP-V64CTP3M)/Desktop/david_repo1/.git/
Notice that it creates a new folder on your desktop.
- In Git, enter touch readme.txt
- Enter the ls command to see that the file is there:
- git add readme.txt to "stage" the file so that it can be "committed."
- To see what has been done, enter git status. You'll see some like this:
Complete This Unit
To reassure your instructor that you have gotten through this unit successfully:
- Take a screen shot of your account on the Git installation on your computer.
- E-mail this or these to your instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org (click this link).
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