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At the command line, first verify that you have Git installed: On all operating systems: git --version On UNIX-like operating systems: which git If nothing is returned, or the command is not recognized, you may have to install Git on your system by downloading and running the installer. See...
The git clone command is used to copy an existing Git repository from a server to the local machine. For example, to clone a GitHub project: cd <path where you'd like the clone to create a directory> git clone https://github.com/username/projectname.git To clone a BitBucket project: cd ...
If you have cloned a fork (e.g. an open source project on Github) you may not have push access to the upstream repository, so you need both your fork but be able to fetch the upstream repository. First check the remote names: $ git remote -v origin https://github.com/myusername/repo.git (fetch...
To share your code you create a repository on a remote server to which you will copy your local repository. To minimize the use of space on the remote server you create a bare repository: one which has only the .git objects and doesn't create a working copy in the filesystem. As a bonus you set thi...
You need to set who you are *before* creating any commit. That will allow commits to have the right author name and email associated to them. It has nothing to do with authentication when pushing to a remote repository (e.g. when pushing to a remote repository using your GitHub, BitBucket, or Gi...
To get more information about any git command – i.e. details about what the command does, available options and other documentation – use the --help option or the help command. For example, to get all available information about the git diff command, use: git diff --help git help diff Similarl...
If you are using Windows open Git Bash. If you are using Mac or Linux open your Terminal. Before you generate an SSH key, you can check to see if you have any existing SSH keys. List the contents of your ~/.ssh directory: $ ls -al ~/.ssh # Lists all the files in your ~/.ssh directory Check...
Let’s get into using some Git. First things first—you have to install it. You can get it a number of ways; the two major ones are to install it from source or to install an existing package for your platform. Installing from Source If you can, it’s generally useful to install Git from source, beca...

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