Github Quick Start

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014
Tags: GitHub Git

When I first started to use git I was using Bitbucket as my remote repository. As a tool for committing code and keeping local and remote repositories in sync I used SourceTree. While there is nothing wrong with this set up I have noticed that Github appeared to be the remote repository of choice on web articles I was reading. So I decided to give it a try. Here is my quick start guide.

  1. Create Github account

https://github.com/

  1. Install GitHub for Windows on computer

https://windows.github.com/

  1. Create a repository, quick-start, on Github

  2. Copy the https link. Make a note of it.

  3. Open GitHub for Windows.

  4. Create a new repository.

7.  Add file to project folder, e.g. pommy.txt

  1. From Git for Windows open a command shell

  2. Check the status of the repository

  3. Add the file to the local repository.

  4. Check the status of the repository again.

  5. Commit the change to the local repository.

  6. Check the status of the repository again.

  7. Create a remote reference to the Github repository

  8. Check to see that remote has been added

  9. Sync the remote repository with the local repository.

  10. Push changes in the local repository to the remote repository.

  11. View the github repository

So there you have it a Github for Windows quick start.  There is so much that can be accomplished with git. This just scratches the surface and I hope it is a useful stepping stone.

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