Git: Initialize a repository

Once Git is installed on your system, you are able to access it using the command line by typing git.

Initializing a repository

Suppose you have a clean folder. You can initialize a Git repository by typing

git init

Running git init

What does this command do? It creates a .git folder in the folder where you ran it. If you don’t see it, it’s because it’s a hidden folder, so it might not be shown everywhere, unless you set your tools to show hidden folders.

The content inside .git

Lessons in this unit:

0: Introduction
1: Installing Git
2: ▶︎ Initialize a repository
3: Commit changes
4: Branches
5: Push and pull
6: Working with a remote
7: Solving conflicts
8: .gitignore
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