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  • What's the first step in using GitHub?

  • Initializing a repository;

  • We'll show you how.

  • [GitHub & Git Foundations]

  • Hi, I'm Tim Berglund.

  • Welcome to another episode of GitHub Foundations.

  • In today's episode, we're going to talk about

  • how to initialize a repository.

  • That's a thing you can do locally, on your computer,

  • or in the cloud at

  • We'll show you both ways.

  • [Local Repository]

  • Suppose you've already got a project going

  • on your computer.

  • You've done some work, and then you realize

  • you should really have this going under version control.

  • It's simple. When you're in your project directory,

  • at the command line, just type git init.

  • It turns the directory into a git repository,

  • and it's completely non-destructive.

  • If you're feeling a bit more disciplined,

  • maybe you'll want to get the project

  • under source control before you get started.

  • This is easy too.

  • Before you begin a new project, just type git init,

  • and then the name of the directory you'd like git to create.

  • That's the name of the project.

  • That'll create a directory already initialized

  • as a git repository.

  • Git is useful locally, but the real magic happens

  • when you start to collaborate with other people on

  • Let's look at how to create a new repository there.

  • [Repository on]

  • Just sign in to

  • and look for the new repository button.

  • Click on that, and then type in a name for your project.

  • Mind you, this name doesn't have to be globally unique.

  • It just has to be unique within the repositories you have.

  • Your username serves as

  • a name space for all your project names,

  • which makes picking one a lot easier.

  • Now decide whether you want the repo to be public or private,

  • and whether you want GitHub to create a "Read Me"

  • or a .gitignore file.

  • The "Read Me" just tells people what your project is about.

  • .gitignore tells git what files you don't want

  • under version control.

  • We'll cover this more in a future episode.

  • If you already have a project on your computer that you want

  • to push up to GitHub, skip those steps.

  • If you haven't made a project locally on your computer yet,

  • it can be really convenient to have GitHub create that

  • "Read Me" and .gitignore file for you.

  • After you've got a local repo on your computer,

  • and one up on, you're going to need

  • to get the two of them connected.

  • GitHub gives you some help in that direction,

  • but before we get there, there's some other material

  • we'd like to cover first.

  • [Thanks for watching]

  • Thanks for watching this episode of GitHub Foundations on Init.

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  • down here. If you have a question or a comment, as always,

  • we'd love for you to leave that down below, and if you want

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